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Thread started 11/06/04 6:38pm

altavista

Photos of his parents: Roger and Matti Nelson

Has anyone seen pictures of Prince's parents? I think I saw something when I was a teenager in the '80s and buying every fan mag I could get my hands on. He often talks about his mixed heritage. However, amongst us black folk, we've heard that one before. Instead of him mother being "a mixture of a bunch of things," I think it's safe to say that she was just light-skinned. A lot of people talk about mixed heritage, in the sense that all black people are mixed.

But then again, what do I know. I'm not hatin' on him, I just am curious to see what his folks look like. Does anybody have an photos to post? Couldn't find anything on google.
Come here, babe.. yeah...
Reply #1 posted 11/06/04 6:43pm

lovemachine

Prince's Dad:

John L. Nelson

Prince's father - John L. Nelson (1986)

Reply #2 posted 11/06/04 6:45pm

lovemachine

Princes Mom:

Mattie Baker

Prince's mother - Mattie Baker

Reply #3 posted 11/06/04 6:45pm

MoneyMade

RIP Big Pimp
Reply #4 posted 11/06/04 6:50pm

altavista

Wow, LoveMachine. What a response. Awesome! What do you think about his heritage?
Come here, babe.. yeah...
Reply #5 posted 11/06/04 6:55pm

lovemachine

altavista said:

Wow, LoveMachine. What a response. Awesome! What do you think about his heritage?


Those pictures are from the picture gallary on this site and if you click on them they blow up a little bit. I'm not sure of his heritage.
Reply #6 posted 11/06/04 7:04pm

MinneapolisFunk

I met him at the local gas station when he was getting his purple BMW worked on.....Very nice man when he was alive.(To me anyways).....Brian
Reply #7 posted 11/06/04 7:06pm

luv4u

Moderator

moderator

I heard years ago that his mom is of mediteranian heritage and his father black. Forget where..... that was in the 80's.
Edmonton, AB - canada

"hush nubbits" !
REAL MUSIC by REAL MUSICIANS - Prince
"I kind of wish there was a reason for Prince to make the site crash more" ~~ Ben
Reply #8 posted 11/06/04 9:04pm

thekidsgirl

Itailan right?
It'ssss showtime!
Reply #9 posted 11/06/04 9:07pm

Byron

lovemachine said:

Princes Mom:

Mattie Baker

Prince's mother - Mattie Baker


She looks like Della Reese in this photo... nod
Reply #10 posted 11/07/04 3:37am

Rhondab

Not again.....

shake
Reply #11 posted 11/07/04 5:21am

TheRealFiness

Rhondab said:

Not again.....

shake



lol people cant leave this alone can they again who gives a gerbils ass what he or his parents were,it really needs to stop its tiresome,boring and just plain fuckin psycho.find something else to latch onto instead of someone's heritage.
Reply #12 posted 11/07/04 11:49am

IstenSzek

Rhondab said:

Not again.....

shake


I just yelled that at my monitor

then I read your response and all

I could think was

nod nod nod
and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
Reply #13 posted 11/07/04 11:56am

luv4u

Moderator

moderator

TheRealFiness said:

Rhondab said:

Not again.....

shake



lol people cant leave this alone can they again who gives a gerbils ass what he or his parents were,it really needs to stop its tiresome,boring and just plain fuckin psycho.find something else to latch onto instead of someone's heritage.


In all reality, really who gives a rats ass what heritage any artist is. Are we gonna analyze this to death?
Edmonton, AB - canada

"hush nubbits" !
REAL MUSIC by REAL MUSICIANS - Prince
"I kind of wish there was a reason for Prince to make the site crash more" ~~ Ben

URL: http://prince.org/msg/7/121447

Date printed: Tue 15th Apr 2014 9:25pm PDT