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Thread started 09/11/08 12:44pm

G0d

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Why was Prince called 'His Royal Badness?'

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Reply #1 posted 09/11/08 1:03pm

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Probably created by the media. I happen to love that nickname. It fits him to the tee!
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Reply #2 posted 09/11/08 1:04pm

novabrkr

That was the 80s.
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Reply #3 posted 09/11/08 1:06pm

Dayclear

Because he is! nod
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Reply #4 posted 09/11/08 2:50pm

DigMeNow

W.
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Reply #5 posted 09/11/08 2:52pm

3121

The real question... and i did ask this once and nobody was able to answer it... is - Who was the first person to refer to prince as 'his royal badness'.
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Reply #6 posted 09/11/08 2:52pm

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Because his name was Prince (royalty) and he was bad. It's not hard to figure out.
Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #7 posted 09/11/08 2:54pm

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3121 said:

The real question... and i did ask this once and nobody was able to answer it... is - Who was the first person to refer to prince as 'his royal badness'.


The hell if I know. I remember the DJs on R&B radio calling him that around either the "Dirty Mind" or "Controversy" era. I bet either "Right On", "Black Beat", or "Rock and Soul" magazines was the first. They were the main magazines that featured him back then.
Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #8 posted 09/11/08 3:07pm

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Prince = Royalty

Badness = Badass, or this brother is bad...etc

Ummm whats so hard to figure out about that one?
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Reply #9 posted 09/11/08 3:10pm

Erika2k8

Prince/purple = royalty
he's a badass both in music and his charisma/attitude
Im guessin
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Reply #10 posted 09/11/08 6:16pm

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vainandy said:



The hell if I know. I remember the DJs on R&B radio calling him that around either the "Dirty Mind" or "Controversy" era. I bet either "Right On", "Black Beat", or "Rock and Soul" magazines was the first. They were the main magazines that featured him back then.

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Reply #11 posted 09/11/08 8:14pm

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Donnie Simpson who hosted Video Soul on BET in the 1980s was the first person I heard dub Prince as "His Royal Badness." BET has ALWAYS shown Prince love!
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Reply #12 posted 09/12/08 1:46am

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before he was mainstream black radio knew what the deal was, it also had a lot to do as an already growing legend as a live performer.
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Reply #13 posted 09/12/08 1:49am

3121

blackguitaristz said:

vainandy said:



The hell if I know. I remember the DJs on R&B radio calling him that around either the "Dirty Mind" or "Controversy" era. I bet either "Right On", "Black Beat", or "Rock and Soul" magazines was the first. They were the main magazines that featured him back then.

Yep.



I wouldnt doubt what you say here is true. However, it still does not pin point us to the individual who coined the phrase. I wonder if it was self proclaimed and released into the social concience via WB to said publications? I was unaware that the term was being thrown around as early as DM. I always assumed it was a 1999/PR thing. The search goes on!
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Reply #14 posted 09/12/08 2:13am

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DigMeNow said:

Why is your heart broken? hmmm


Because I don't like the name.

Prince always has been a man of God.

I don't think the name fits him.

Ok, he screwed a few ( smile ) women, but that doesn't make him a bad man.
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Reply #15 posted 09/12/08 2:18am

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G0d said:

DigMeNow said:

Why is your heart broken? hmmm


Because I don't like the name.

Prince always has been a man of God.

I don't think the name fits him.

Ok, he screwed a few ( smile ) women, but that doesn't make him a bad man.


U were funny as 'Gosh'! lol
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Reply #16 posted 09/12/08 5:44am

Dayclear

G0d said:

DigMeNow said:

Why is your heart broken? hmmm


Because I don't like the name.

Prince always has been a man of God.

I don't think the name fits him.

Ok, he screwed a few ( smile ) women, but that doesn't make him a bad man.

You win the 'Dumb answer' award. confused
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Reply #17 posted 09/12/08 5:48am

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Dayclear said:

G0d said:



Because I don't like the name.

Prince always has been a man of God.

I don't think the name fits him.

Ok, he screwed a few ( smile ) women, but that doesn't make him a bad man.

You win the 'Dumb answer' award. confused


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Reply #18 posted 09/12/08 6:27am

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G0d said:

DigMeNow said:

Why is your heart broken? hmmm


Because I don't like the name.

Prince always has been a man of God.

I don't think the name fits him.

Ok, he screwed a few ( smile ) women, but that doesn't make him a bad man.



Ok - I'm not sure whether you're joking or not confused If you're not, the term 'bad' is meant in a good way
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Reply #19 posted 09/12/08 6:13pm

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Reply #20 posted 09/12/08 10:04pm

union119

Dayclear said:

G0d said:



Because I don't like the name.

Prince always has been a man of God.


I don't think the name fits him. falloff

Ok, he screwed a few ( smile ) women, but that doesn't make him a bad man.

You win the 'Dumb answer' award. confused


G0d isnt dumb, he's looking for an excuse wink
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Reply #21 posted 09/13/08 1:43am

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hmmm
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Reply #22 posted 09/13/08 2:11am

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What happened to your heart GOd?..
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Reply #23 posted 09/13/08 2:12am

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Oh I see - just read your reply to Digmenow
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Reply #24 posted 09/13/08 2:40am

G0d

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union119 said:

Dayclear said:


You win the 'Dumb answer' award. confused


G0d isnt dumb, he's looking for an excuse wink



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Reply #25 posted 09/13/08 6:43pm

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G0d said:

union119 said:



G0d isnt dumb, he's looking for an excuse wink



stfu I'm dumber than dumb. mad


excuses excuses star
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Reply #26 posted 09/14/08 4:01am

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Hey relax G0d... In afew years time it'll b 'His Royal Baldness'



Even men of G0d lose their hair...sometimes. comfort

PS Thats a huge big toe he's sportin... omfg

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Reply #27 posted 09/14/08 5:09am

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MrBiGsTuFf said:

Hey relax G0d... In afew years time it'll b 'His Royal Baldness'



Even men of G0d lose their hair...sometimes. comfort

PS Thats a huge big toe he's sportin... omfg

lol



Aw... man, that was cold!!! lol
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Reply #28 posted 09/14/08 5:22am

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I always thought his royal badness in the uk referred to his lewd behaviour on stage etc he was bad in the true sense of the word. i didnt think people used bad as in good pre 1980's. I also thought that term was adopted in the UK press in the early 80s, it was certainly used in the article I posted from The Face magazine in 1984.
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Reply #29 posted 09/14/08 5:50am

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MrsGoodnight said:

MrBiGsTuFf said:

Hey relax G0d... In afew years time it'll b 'His Royal Baldness'



Even men of G0d lose their hair...sometimes. comfort

PS Thats a huge big toe he's sportin... omfg

lol



Aw... man, that was cold!!! lol


The Royal Baldness or the Right Royal Toe? giggle
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