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Reply #60 posted 03/20/17 7:20am

endiadj

Well, this will all be over soon. In a few months the hoopla over her and this book will die down. She'll have earned a few million to take care of herself and daughter. She'll be over her 15 minutes, again, and she won't be able to capitalize off of Prince's name anymore. I look forward to this time.
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Reply #61 posted 03/20/17 7:20am

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PurpleMusic07 said:

laurarichardson said:
1) The Tabs would not have been able to do the damage they did if she had just kept a few tidbits out. 2) She could have told her story without going into the graphic details about baby and if she never saw Prince use drugs why bring it up at all 3) She seems to think that test would have stopped the birth defect which it would not have 4) The whole innocent I was controlled by him is just not belive able to me. Was Prince old school in that the man makes the decisions sure he was but this women worked for him for 4 years before she married him and he was dating several women when he was seeing her. No way did she not know what he was about and still say she is not telling on herself. She needs to take some responsibility for her own actions. [Edited 3/20/17 1:48am]
re: point #3 about the test she didnt receive i saw tht mentioned in the other thread too and i just want to point out that ya'll are misunderstanding that portion if you think her regret stems from thinking the test wouldve fixed the baby. i think the regret has to do with them leaving it totally to chance the way they did. had she had the test they wouldve known the exact problem much sooner and then they couldve assessed the situation better than they did. a realistic abortion convo couldve been had or at the very least they wouldnt have been shocked by what came out and what ended up happening at the end. i dont blame her at all for feeling the way she does about not having that test. [Edited 3/20/17 5:56am]

Exactly my point. Hence Prince's face turning from pure love to horror. In those split seconds, he went from TOTALLY believing God had his back so to speak to... omg. This has just happened.

And that's what angers me concerning him becoming a JW. Nobody should enter a new faith in that state of mind. Nobody should "influence" a person that vulnearable.

I wonder if in later years Prince moved away from that influence in any way and if that's why he began again singing about sex and having a more natural and new wage approach, i.e. clothes, necklaces, sunglasses, mandalas, the stripped down P&M shows?

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Reply #62 posted 03/20/17 7:41am

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MMJas said:

PurpleMusic07 said:

laurarichardson said: re: point #3 about the test she didnt receive i saw tht mentioned in the other thread too and i just want to point out that ya'll are misunderstanding that portion if you think her regret stems from thinking the test wouldve fixed the baby. i think the regret has to do with them leaving it totally to chance the way they did. had she had the test they wouldve known the exact problem much sooner and then they couldve assessed the situation better than they did. a realistic abortion convo couldve been had or at the very least they wouldnt have been shocked by what came out and what ended up happening at the end. i dont blame her at all for feeling the way she does about not having that test. [Edited 3/20/17 5:56am]

Exactly my point. Hence Prince's face turning from pure love to horror. In those split seconds, he went from TOTALLY believing God had his back so to speak to... omg. This has just happened.

And that's what angers me concerning him becoming a JW. Nobody should enter a new faith in that state of mind. Nobody should "influence" a person that vulnearable.

I wonder if in later years Prince moved away from that influence in any way and if that's why he began again singing about sex and having a more natural and new wage approach, i.e. clothes, necklaces, sunglasses, mandalas, the stripped down P&M shows?

[Edited 3/20/17 7:22am]

He was not a JW at the time the baby was born but he was raised as a Christian. That test could cause a miscarriage and he was okay if the child was a dwarf. I am certain he would not have allowed an abortion. It almost sounds like she wanted to get rid of the child which I doubt was going to happen. At any rate she needs to let this go and I hope after all this dies down in a few months she will take her money and heal.

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Reply #63 posted 03/20/17 7:42am

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endiadj said:

Well, this will all be over soon. In a few months the hoopla over her and this book will die down. She'll have earned a few million to take care of herself and daughter. She'll be over her 15 minutes, again, and she won't be able to capitalize off of Prince's name anymore. I look forward to this time.

Exactly, it will be over soon.

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Reply #64 posted 03/20/17 7:46am

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Lovejunky said:

MMJas said:

Also, Laura, I'd like to address something you said on that first thread which stuck with me. Something along the lines of "look at Mayte's last 20 years and look at Prince's".

Going by what I can see, Mayte adopted a child and is working doing what she loves: teaching bellydancing. In addition to that, she has a dog rescue project. I see her channeling her loss and grief in a tremendously productive manner, by being an intelligent woman looking out for her daughter's future and her own, after her whole world was ripped apart.
Prince is dead. Died all by himself. Alone, keeping up his ever so stubborn appearance that everything was fine. He is no more, he will create no more. Neverthless, that purple pie of his will continue to "feed" many. That is just heartbreaking and sad to the core.

I agree....

I dont think that Mayte is being vengeful,

I think shes doing the Best, She knows how....

At the end of the day, I dont think Prince ever met his Match on this earthly realm...

He loved them all and they loved him

THe money means nothing to him..

dont be sad...

Its all about playing his music and tuning IN

He sent everybody away so he wanted to be alone. He was doing what he loved to do in the last months of his life. Why can't people accept that. You cannot make someone be what you want to be. Some people do not need or want zillions of people around then all the time. I think you guys forget that he once said he felt like he raised himself since he was 12. I think he got use to being alone at the end of his life or he was really sick ( which everyone keeps discounting) and did not want to be seen in that manner.

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Reply #65 posted 03/20/17 7:47am

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BillieBalloon said:

I read in the previous thread that Apollonia has been harassed by Dave, Maytes friend and she is telling the authorities.



Wow.

Is this the same person that claimed Prince was a bigger drug user than Tommy Lee? lol
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Reply #66 posted 03/20/17 7:47am

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SpookyNopetopus said:

CherryMoon57 said:

I think we should be grateful that Mayte has taken the time to share her story in a book. I am definitely interested in reading another angle of Prince's life which may even help us understand him better. If the unglamorous details worry you, you still have a choice not to read the book. Most fans have been relentlessly asking for more details about Prince's passing and now they get some details about his life they are scandalized.

As for Mayte, I respect her and her choices. She comes accross as a very spontaneous, energetic, creative and inspiring lady, she's a fighter and whoever criticises her for not working speaks without knowing. She is a professional dance teacher (yes it counts!) used to work really hard whilst touring with Prince and has another job at heart which is to save dog's lives.

Her story could be an interesting one and I am definitely looking forward to reading it. Gossip publications have a tendency to publish the sensational first in order to sell more copies of their own magazine so the decision to publish this information first could have been led or at least influenced by the respective papers' editorial teams.

I wonder if she would receive the same criticism had she been a man writing a book about his celebrity ex-wife...



[Edited 3/20/17 5:02am]

Yes, this right here. She's working, she's doing things that are close to her own heart. Is she wandering around all, "Prince! OH PRINCE!" Yeah, she's a little dramatic about it all right now lol. Right along with a lot of the fans here, and anyone else that knew him and worked with him and had relationships of whatever type with him, not even a thing. Is she the perfect person? I seriously doubt it, I just have no time to go digging around in her life for every little detail, like I had no time -- and STILL have no time -- to go digging around for every detail of Prince's life.

Will I read this book? Probably I will, because curious due to all the weeping, railing, and tearing of clothing going on here. We'll see. It's not going to change my opinion of Prince at all -- that he was an awesome musician who gave me something to aspire to when I was a kid. I never would have picked up an instrument at all in high school had I not heard Prince could play 17 instrments (I was like wow I want to do that!). What do I think of him as a person? He was a seriously nutty motherfucker who needed to get out in the real world with real people more, and stop climbing the trees of crazy. I could also see he could be a pretty sweet, gentle, down to earth person who liked to help folks, too. Mostly I liked him, occasionally I wanted to punch him in the face, every once in awhile I wanted someone to put that brat in a corner until he learned to behave himself like a normal person. Guess who made me think all of that about him? Prince himself. lol

But he was around people. Not one person who knew him in the last twenty years has had anything bad to say and this was long after she was gone. I really do not think she had any idea about his life in the last years.

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Reply #67 posted 03/20/17 7:48am

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NouveauDance said:



rogifan said:


Why is it so important to people that this book come out? Mayte had plenty of opportunities to tell her story when Prince was alive. If it's so important for her story to be told why did she wait until Prince was on the other side to release it?

Regardless of any opinions on her motivations for publishing the book now, it's very likely she was under a gag order or he would've set the lawyers on her if she tried to do so before.


Set lawyers on her for what? How could he stop her from releasing a book?
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Reply #68 posted 03/20/17 7:48am

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MMJas said:



Purplestar88 said:




NouveauDance said:



Regardless of any opinions on her motivations for publishing the book now, it's very likely she was under a gag order or he would've set the lawyers on her if she tried to do so before.



Her friend claims Prince never stop her from releasing the book. So what is the real story on that?




Her friend claimed on that podcast that she was asked to do tell all books and refused because she did not want to diss/harm him. And that after Prince's death she could finally do the book in her own terms, meaning no dissing, because everyone would want to publish her book now.
That makes sense to me.


Lame ass excuse.
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Reply #69 posted 03/20/17 7:48am

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rogifan said:

BillieBalloon said:
I read in the previous thread that Apollonia has been harassed by Dave, Maytes friend and she is telling the authorities. Wow.
Is this the same person that claimed Prince was a bigger drug user than Tommy Lee? lol

Yes, that is the fool. No evidence to back up that claim at all.

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Reply #70 posted 03/20/17 7:50am

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rogifan said:

NouveauDance said:

Regardless of any opinions on her motivations for publishing the book now, it's very likely she was under a gag order or he would've set the lawyers on her if she tried to do so before.

Set lawyers on her for what? How could he stop her from releasing a book?

When he was alive he could have sued her for defamation/lible. Stopped her from using his image.

The book company would not have wanted to go there with him.

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Reply #71 posted 03/20/17 7:53am

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laurarichardson said:



rogifan said:


BillieBalloon said:
I read in the previous thread that Apollonia has been harassed by Dave, Maytes friend and she is telling the authorities. Wow.

Is this the same person that claimed Prince was a bigger drug user than Tommy Lee? lol

Yes, that is the fool. No evidence to back up that claim at all.


That's so ridiculous all you can do is laugh. The fact that any member of Mötley Crüe is still alive is amazing. lol
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Reply #72 posted 03/20/17 8:02am

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rogifan said:

laurarichardson said:

Yes, that is the fool. No evidence to back up that claim at all.

That's so ridiculous all you can do is laugh. The fact that any member of Mötley Crüe is still alive is amazing. lol

They are alive but they look like the walking dead. Drugs fuck up your looks. Prince was skinny at is last days but he did not look like an extra from the Walking Dead. 30 years of MC drug use would have be on his face.

Just shows you how stupid Dave is. This comment along with harrassing Apples and people on Facebook make me look at Mayte with a side eye. You are judged by the company you keep.

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Reply #73 posted 03/20/17 8:04am

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rogifan said:

Why is it so important to people that this book come out? Mayte had plenty of opportunities to tell her story when Prince was alive. If it's so important for her story to be told why did she wait until Prince was on the other side to release it?

She did an interview in 2013 and in the interview she stated that she was under a NDA....I'm presuming that's why. If need be, I can try to relocate the article I read last night.

Here is the excerpt:

"Mayte opens with some frightening reasons why we shouldn't talk about her very famous ex-husband-most of which involve the word lawsuit. Also sprinkled in there was something about a confidentiality agreement and how he protects his private life(http://genlux.com/mayte-garcia/)

[Edited 3/20/17 8:35am]

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Reply #74 posted 03/20/17 8:08am

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ladygirl99 said:

Wait a second on the last thread the word is Mayte might pulled the book? Is that possible with the book printed? Sounds like Black Album part 2.



Disregard what that poster posted. They have nothing to back this up.

It is NOT true.

There is nothing on the internet to back this up.

I think that since the original message stating that the book would be pulled came from "herecomesthepurpleyoda", it held some weight to us...JS

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Reply #75 posted 03/20/17 8:13am

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ladygirl99 said:

laurarichardson said:

ladygirl99 said: 1) The Tabs would not have been able to do the damage they did if she had just kept a few tidbits out. 2) She could have told her story without going into the graphic details about baby and if she never saw Prince use drugs why bring it up at all 3) She seems to think that test would have stopped the birth defect which it would not have 4) The whole innocent I was controlled by him is just not belive able to me. Was Prince old school in that the man makes the decisions sure he was but this women worked for him for 4 years before she married him and he was dating several women when he was seeing her. No way did she not know what he was about and still say she is not telling on herself. She needs to take some responsibility for her own actions. [Edited 3/20/17 1:48am]

Most media companies usually have advance copies of books before it release for your INFO. Even if she didn't say anything, People mag is still going to use the excerpts they want to publish. So write to them of your complaint.

And also for the thousandth time, Prince shouldn't get pass with his womanizing or his actions. That is why women in this planet will never be fully equal thanks to other women (male-identifed ones) always overlook a man cheating ways or made excuses but always fault women for the littlest shit. I never said Mayte perfect or innocent as I heard some quesetionable things about her. But she has the right to tell her story of her life with Prince and thats a human rights issue and that is why I have been defending her. And until you start equally held Prince accountable for his actions too, I am going to continue not take your 'concerns' seriously but as a joke. lol

I also do believe he was controlling her even though she was willing to go with it. But come on you know Prince the control story.

And according to that radio interview yesterday with her friend, she isn't thinking about any of her haters. I am sitting laughing at people are blowing hot air and ranting over this book yet Mayte is placing yall on IGNORE and is making whole lot of difference in this world as being an environmentalist (like I am). She doesn't have to take responsible for NOTHING just to prove to some fans bizarre demands.

Thank you!

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Reply #76 posted 03/20/17 8:16am

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laurarichardson said:

SpookyNopetopus said:

Yes, this right here. She's working, she's doing things that are close to her own heart. Is she wandering around all, "Prince! OH PRINCE!" Yeah, she's a little dramatic about it all right now lol. Right along with a lot of the fans here, and anyone else that knew him and worked with him and had relationships of whatever type with him, not even a thing. Is she the perfect person? I seriously doubt it, I just have no time to go digging around in her life for every little detail, like I had no time -- and STILL have no time -- to go digging around for every detail of Prince's life.

Will I read this book? Probably I will, because curious due to all the weeping, railing, and tearing of clothing going on here. We'll see. It's not going to change my opinion of Prince at all -- that he was an awesome musician who gave me something to aspire to when I was a kid. I never would have picked up an instrument at all in high school had I not heard Prince could play 17 instrments (I was like wow I want to do that!). What do I think of him as a person? He was a seriously nutty motherfucker who needed to get out in the real world with real people more, and stop climbing the trees of crazy. I could also see he could be a pretty sweet, gentle, down to earth person who liked to help folks, too. Mostly I liked him, occasionally I wanted to punch him in the face, every once in awhile I wanted someone to put that brat in a corner until he learned to behave himself like a normal person. Guess who made me think all of that about him? Prince himself. lol

But he was around people. Not one person who knew him in the last twenty years has had anything bad to say and this was long after she was gone. I really do not think she had any idea about his life in the last years.

Remember, though, that many of the people around him were people he employed or mentored. Not people who would generally put the nope up when he got out of hand. And sometimes, Prince got out of hand. This isn't to say he was the most terrible person ever, just that sometimes he didn't know how to stop being a fool. And no, Mayte probably didn't know about the last years of his life. She's writing about her time with him, not the last years of his life.

To go balls-out hateration on her for that, to me, is silly and unlikely to get people not to read her book or whatever. When I first heard that she was writing a book? I was like, "Whatever, I don't even care." Now, because I've seen you and a few other people throwing such heinous fits about it? I'm curious as to what's so terrible in there that people have to break out the flamethrowers?

Sheila E. wrote a book, and I haven't gone near it, because I don't care.

I haven't read every interview from every person who had contact with him because I don't care.

But this? Because there's such a stink, NOW I want to know. Just sayin'.

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Reply #77 posted 03/20/17 8:17am

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Purplestar88 said:

MMJas said:

Her friend claimed on that podcast that she was asked to do tell all books and refused because she did not want to diss/harm him. And that after Prince's death she could finally do the book in her own terms, meaning no dissing, because everyone would want to publish her book now.
That makes sense to me.

And also dead or alive publishers went juicey and controversial things in the book. It looks like she feed into some of that, so she might as well release it when he was alive since he did not stop her and she is dissing he on the low low in some parts of the book it seems.

Have you read the book yet?

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Reply #78 posted 03/20/17 8:21am

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MMJas said:



Purplestar88 said:




NouveauDance said:



Regardless of any opinions on her motivations for publishing the book now, it's very likely she was under a gag order or he would've set the lawyers on her if she tried to do so before.



Her friend claims Prince never stop her from releasing the book. So what is the real story on that?




Her friend claimed on that podcast that she was asked to do tell all books and refused because she did not want to diss/harm him. And that after Prince's death she could finally do the book in her own terms, meaning no dissing, because everyone would want to publish her book now.
That makes sense to me.




do you all not think a good friend of mayte is going to have bias towards her point of view and back up the motive and content of the book? It would have been a much more interesting and fair discussion if they had also included a good friend of prince...
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Reply #79 posted 03/20/17 8:21am

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endiadj said:

Well, this will all be over soon. In a few months the hoopla over her and this book will die down. She'll have earned a few million to take care of herself and daughter. She'll be over her 15 minutes, again, and she won't be able to capitalize off of Prince's name anymore. I look forward to this time.

Yep, until Robin or Cat or someone else releases another book.

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Reply #80 posted 03/20/17 8:32am

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PurpleMusic07 said:

laurarichardson said:
1) The Tabs would not have been able to do the damage they did if she had just kept a few tidbits out. 2) She could have told her story without going into the graphic details about baby and if she never saw Prince use drugs why bring it up at all 3) She seems to think that test would have stopped the birth defect which it would not have 4) The whole innocent I was controlled by him is just not belive able to me. Was Prince old school in that the man makes the decisions sure he was but this women worked for him for 4 years before she married him and he was dating several women when he was seeing her. No way did she not know what he was about and still say she is not telling on herself. She needs to take some responsibility for her own actions. [Edited 3/20/17 1:48am]
re: point #3 about the test she didnt receive i saw tht mentioned in the other thread too and i just want to point out that ya'll are misunderstanding that portion if you think her regret stems from thinking the test wouldve fixed the baby. i think the regret has to do with them leaving it totally to chance the way they did. had she had the test they wouldve known the exact problem much sooner and then they couldve assessed the situation better than they did. a realistic abortion convo couldve been had or at the very least they wouldnt have been shocked by what came out and what ended up happening at the end. i dont blame her at all for feeling the way she does about not having that test. [Edited 3/20/17 5:56am]

No matter what the outcome of THAY TEST there is no way that prince would have agreed to an elective Abortion..And If you think he would have then you dont understand his faith.

No he didnt allow that test because to him, It didnt matter..he was ready to accept Gods Will...

Must have been hard for Mayte if her faith was not parrallel to his..

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Reply #81 posted 03/20/17 8:35am

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Lovejunky said:

PurpleMusic07 said:

laurarichardson said: re: point #3 about the test she didnt receive i saw tht mentioned in the other thread too and i just want to point out that ya'll are misunderstanding that portion if you think her regret stems from thinking the test wouldve fixed the baby. i think the regret has to do with them leaving it totally to chance the way they did. had she had the test they wouldve known the exact problem much sooner and then they couldve assessed the situation better than they did. a realistic abortion convo couldve been had or at the very least they wouldnt have been shocked by what came out and what ended up happening at the end. i dont blame her at all for feeling the way she does about not having that test. [Edited 3/20/17 5:56am]

No matter what the outcome of THAT TEST there is no way that Prince would have agreed to an elective Abortion..And If you think he would have then you dont understand his faith.

No he didnt allow that test because to him, It didnt matter..he was ready to accept Gods Will...

Must have been hard for Mayte if her faith was not parrallel to his..

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Reply #82 posted 03/20/17 8:46am

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SpookyNopetopus said:

CherryMoon57 said:

I think we should be grateful that Mayte has taken the time to share her story in a book. I am definitely interested in reading another angle of Prince's life which may even help us understand him better. If the unglamorous details worry you, you still have a choice not to read the book. Most fans have been relentlessly asking for more details about Prince's passing and now they get some details about his life they are scandalized.

As for Mayte, I respect her and her choices. She comes accross as a very spontaneous, energetic, creative and inspiring lady, she's a fighter and whoever criticises her for not working speaks without knowing. She is a professional dance teacher (yes it counts!) used to work really hard whilst touring with Prince and has another job at heart which is to save dog's lives.

Her story could be an interesting one and I am definitely looking forward to reading it. Gossip publications have a tendency to publish the sensational first in order to sell more copies of their own magazine so the decision to publish this information first could have been led or at least influenced by the respective papers' editorial teams.

I wonder if she would receive the same criticism had she been a man writing a book about his celebrity ex-wife...



[Edited 3/20/17 5:02am]

Yes, this right here. She's working, she's doing things that are close to her own heart. Is she wandering around all, "Prince! OH PRINCE!" Yeah, she's a little dramatic about it all right now lol. Right along with a lot of the fans here, and anyone else that knew him and worked with him and had relationships of whatever type with him, not even a thing. Is she the perfect person? I seriously doubt it, I just have no time to go digging around in her life for every little detail, like I had no time -- and STILL have no time -- to go digging around for every detail of Prince's life.

Will I read this book? Probably I will, because curious due to all the weeping, railing, and tearing of clothing going on here. We'll see. It's not going to change my opinion of Prince at all -- that he was an awesome musician who gave me something to aspire to when I was a kid. I never would have picked up an instrument at all in high school had I not heard Prince could play 17 instrments (I was like wow I want to do that!). What do I think of him as a person? He was a seriously nutty motherfucker who needed to get out in the real world with real people more, and stop climbing the trees of crazy. I could also see he could be a pretty sweet, gentle, down to earth person who liked to help folks, too. Mostly I liked him, occasionally I wanted to punch him in the face, every once in awhile I wanted someone to put that brat in a corner until he learned to behave himself like a normal person. Guess who made me think all of that about him? Prince himself. lol

Thank you, CherrryMoon and Spooky for the bolded, and for so many other great points.

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PennyPurple said:

endiadj said:

Well, this will all be over soon. In a few months the hoopla over her and this book will die down. She'll have earned a few million to take care of herself and daughter. She'll be over her 15 minutes, again, and she won't be able to capitalize off of Prince's name anymore. I look forward to this time.

Yep, until Robin or Cat or someone else releases another book.

No one is going to be interested as I think they will have to self publish. I think music books about Prince are coming and those are going to be interesting.

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Reply #84 posted 03/20/17 8:49am

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NotACleverName said:

Purplestar88 said:

Her friend claims Prince never stop her from releasing the book. So what is the real story on that?

My guess is the real story is as Dave told it.....Mayte was approached by an (unnamed) publisher to write a salacious tell all. She refused based on the fact that she would "never disrespect Prince and their relationship" (paraphrasing). Upon Prince's passing, she was approached again (different publisher) but she advised this new publisher the project would proceed only if she could tell her story in the way she deemed appropriate. He, Dave, also mentioned that she left out details of their time together. Maybe some info she felt would be too controversial or sensitive. Can't say for sure as I am not privy to her thoughts. Dave also mentioned that there was NEVER an NDA between Prince and Mayte. Very telling, imo, in that I feel Prince knew her heart and therefore, was not concerned that she would ever reveal derogatory facts (if any occurred) about their time together.

I have been saying for the longest that Mayte's book is likely going to be as non-controversial (well at least to me) and tame.

I think my old Nancy Drew case book is going to be more graphic than Mayte's. smile

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Reply #85 posted 03/20/17 8:52am

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Yes! is the answer... Mayte is such a sweetheart. I love her deeply,

Mayte.. she was an amazing dancer and inspiration in there.. amazing in the NPG, she will never be forgotten, by most fans I believe... "its more hard 2 love than it is 2 hate", where have I heard this phrase before... and why do I write this in here, hmmmm.... really nice gif below, with her stage diving, wow... love love love..... cloud9 those were the days o' wild. nod

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Can we not all agree Mayte rocks! headbang


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Reply #86 posted 03/20/17 8:56am

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PurpleMusic07 said:

laurarichardson said: re: point #3 about the test she didnt receive i saw tht mentioned in the other thread too and i just want to point out that ya'll are misunderstanding that portion if you think her regret stems from thinking the test wouldve fixed the baby. i think the regret has to do with them leaving it totally to chance the way they did. had she had the test they wouldve known the exact problem much sooner and then they couldve assessed the situation better than they did. a realistic abortion convo couldve been had or at the very least they wouldnt have been shocked by what came out and what ended up happening at the end. i dont blame her at all for feeling the way she does about not having that test. [Edited 3/20/17 5:56am]

Exactly my point. Hence Prince's face turning from pure love to horror. In those split seconds, he went from TOTALLY believing God had his back so to speak to... omg. This has just happened.

And that's what angers me concerning him becoming a JW. Nobody should enter a new faith in that state of mind. Nobody should "influence" a person that vulnearable.

I wonder if in later years Prince moved away from that influence in any way and if that's why he began again singing about sex and having a more natural and new wage approach, i.e. clothes, necklaces, sunglasses, mandalas, the stripped down P&M shows?

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I'm not bashing JW's, BUT...this is EXACTLY how they operate! I have a friend of mine who is a JW (she converted about 15 years ago). IMMIDIATELY after I lost my sister (I'm talking within 2 days), her and her hubby showed up on my front porch step at 8 a.m. dressed to the 9's trying to convert me.( Mind you, I was still crying my eyes out and in my bathrobe)

I respectfully told them that "this was NOT the time", but they INSISTED on entering my house. When I reiterated this scenario to her brother in law (whom I work with), he was furious, and told me "do NOT go to one of those meetings! They are playing on your sympathy and trying to "recruit you". smdh....Looking back, I'm astonished at the gall...she KNEW what kind of pain I was in! I'm guessing this is what Prince fell into sad

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Reply #87 posted 03/20/17 9:00am

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Also, Laura, I'd like to address something you said on that first thread which stuck with me. Something along the lines of "look at Mayte's last 20 years and look at Prince's".

Going by what I can see, Mayte adopted a child and is working doing what she loves: teaching bellydancing. In addition to that, she has a dog rescue project. I see her channeling her loss and grief in a tremendously productive manner, by being an intelligent woman looking out for her daughter's future and her own, after her whole world was ripped apart.
Prince is dead. Died all by himself. Alone, keeping up his ever so stubborn appearance that everything was fine. He is no more, he will create no more. Neverthless, that purple pie of his will continue to "feed" many. That is just heartbreaking and sad to the core.

Thank you--that stuck with me, too. One thing I loved about Prince was how, as much as he enjoyed joking about people's shoes : ) , he did not come off as a snob. Maybe he had his moments, but he didn't seem an elitist at heart.

Also, wouldn't many religious people, Prince included, believe that it's up to God (not us) to judge the worthiness of someone's "last 20 years"?

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Reply #88 posted 03/20/17 9:03am

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laurarichardson said:

But he was around people. Not one person who knew him in the last twenty years has had anything bad to say and this was long after she was gone. I really do not think she had any idea about his life in the last years.

Remember, though, that many of the people around him were people he employed or mentored. Not people who would generally put the nope up when he got out of hand. And sometimes, Prince got out of hand. This isn't to say he was the most terrible person ever, just that sometimes he didn't know how to stop being a fool. And no, Mayte probably didn't know about the last years of his life. She's writing about her time with him, not the last years of his life.

To go balls-out hateration on her for that, to me, is silly and unlikely to get people not to read her book or whatever. When I first heard that she was writing a book? I was like, "Whatever, I don't even care." Now, because I've seen you and a few other people throwing such heinous fits about it? I'm curious as to what's so terrible in there that people have to break out the flamethrowers?

Sheila E. wrote a book, and I haven't gone near it, because I don't care.

I haven't read every interview from every person who had contact with him because I don't care.

But this? Because there's such a stink, NOW I want to know. Just sayin'.

If you want to read the book that is on you. Take responsibility for your actions. As far as his employees plenty of people have spoken about his who did not work for him. Not ever person he encountered worked for him and many who did no longer were working for him in the last years. No reason for these people to say anything good if nothing good every happend.

As far as Mayte is concerned she is acting as if she has the last word which is not possible. She is documenting what was probably the worst time in his life not thinking that people change and evolve. Not really giving him any credit at all.

No one is hating on her. She is in the public space and she is going to be judged just like anyone else. She is throwing shade at people in this book so she should expect some criticism and guess what all of the complaining on this board is not going to change anything. I looked at the Daily Mail today and the comments were really negative I bet there are no orgers making those comments. No right thinking person would not see the profit motive in what she is doing.

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Reply #89 posted 03/20/17 9:23am

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rogifan said:

Why is it so important to people that this book come out? Mayte had plenty of opportunities to tell her story when Prince was alive. If it's so important for her story to be told why did she wait until Prince was on the other side to release it?


With all the rumor and innuendo at this point most people want to hear from someone who was at least there. I mean you still have publications calling the baby Boy Gregory even though for almost a year now his name has been known. I mean if one can't get the name right what else are they misinformed about but you can't stop them from putting out into the world anything they want. Most of the rumors aren't even flattering to Prince but so many aren't taking issue with all that. That's what I don't get, why read about anything and everything from any where else but get hurt when you know beyond a reasonable doubt this is coming from someone who was there? At this point I'd rather have a quarter of the truth than a mountain more of other people's stories. If Mayte is lying about doing it out of love we'll see it. If she's not, it'll nip a lot of BS that's going around.
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