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PRINCE: Ex-Personal Assistant describes life at Paisley Park (Karen Krattinger)

Is that Prince's house towards the end?

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Reply #1 posted 02/20/18 7:08pm

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rap said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G1KDi0Ud6E



Is that Prince's house towards the end?



There are photos of the Galpin house throughout the video but at the very end, that looks like Paisley ( see items on fence behind her).
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Reply #2 posted 02/21/18 6:43pm

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Okay. Cheers.

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Reply #3 posted 02/21/18 10:05pm

pricetag

Credit to Ms. Krattinger. When I see and hear all the mediocre characters and frauds talk about the man, here's a real person who really does have something to say. She was there, behind the scenes, getting shit done. Kudos to you.

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Reply #4 posted 02/22/18 10:30am

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Photo: Karen Krattinger (right) with Prince’s father John Nelson and colleague Stachia Fiedler at Paisley Park, New Year’s Eve, 1987... "Karen, I want a windmill!"... An interview with Karen Krattinger (Production co-ordinator/Paisley Park General Manager 1984-89) from the latest issue of Uncut Magazine...

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In order to match his eclectic nature, Prince surrounded himself with eclectic people. Karen Krattinger wore many hats during her five-year tenure with the elusive rock star, first working as production coordinator on the Purple Rain Tour, then moving to Minneapolis to become general manager of PRN Productions, road manager for the Revolution, and perhaps most importantly, Prince’s on-the-call executive assistant. She also handled the interior design of Paisley Park Studios and Prince's personal residence. Seemingly overnight, their relationship evolved from brief morning courtesies to emergency phone calls and impromptu party arrangements, with Krattinger in charge of gathering and assimilating information for a man who remained unremittingly creative.

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Reply #5 posted 02/22/18 11:01am

pinkcashmere23

Nice to see an interview with her since I've read so much about her time with Prince. Thanks for sharing!

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Reply #6 posted 02/22/18 11:01am

rapper

^Great pictures, thank you for sharing.

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Reply #7 posted 02/22/18 12:43pm

42Kristen

I would like to either read an article on this; watch the video on this.

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Reply #8 posted 02/23/18 6:00am

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pricetag said:

Credit to Ms. Krattinger. When I see and hear all the mediocre characters and frauds talk about the man, here's a real person who really does have something to say. She was there, behind the scenes, getting shit done. Kudos to you.

Then decided to steal old check registers to sell. biggrin

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Reply #9 posted 02/23/18 7:23am

pricetag

laurarichardson said:



pricetag said:


Credit to Ms. Krattinger. When I see and hear all the mediocre characters and frauds talk about the man, here's a real person who really does have something to say. She was there, behind the scenes, getting shit done. Kudos to you.



Then decided to steal old check registers to sell. biggrin


Piffle. Be gone.
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Reply #10 posted 02/23/18 11:53am

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pricetag said:

laurarichardson said:



pricetag said:


Credit to Ms. Krattinger. When I see and hear all the mediocre characters and frauds talk about the man, here's a real person who really does have something to say. She was there, behind the scenes, getting shit done. Kudos to you.



Then decided to steal old check registers to sell. biggrin


Piffle. Be gone.

Get a life and stop slobbing over some blonde.
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Reply #11 posted 02/23/18 12:41pm

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pricetag said:
Piffle. Be gone.
Get a life and stop slobbing over some blonde.


eek lol lol

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Reply #12 posted 02/23/18 2:36pm

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Ok this thread is descending into accusation and foolishness lol lets reign it in.

No need to smear every associate just because.

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What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #13 posted 02/23/18 3:01pm

pricetag

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pricetag said:
Piffle. Be gone.
Get a life and stop slobbing over some blonde.

All the shit that woman knows and you bleat on about a couple of check stubs. I've told you before...stop spreading your disease.

[Edited 2/23/18 15:05pm]

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Reply #14 posted 02/23/18 3:04pm

pricetag

Mumio said:

laurarichardson said:

pricetag said: Get a life and stop slobbing over some blonde.


eek lol lol

There's always one...

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Reply #15 posted 02/23/18 3:05pm

CherryMoon57

So was she one of the blonde dancers in the Batdance video?

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Reply #16 posted 02/23/18 3:12pm

pricetag

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So was she one of the blonde dancers in the Batdance video?

It's possible. Sounds like she did just about everything else for the guy.

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Reply #17 posted 02/23/18 3:12pm

CherryMoon57

OldFriends4Sale said:

Ok this thread is descending into accusation and foolishness lol lets reign it in.

No need to smear every associate just because.

The OP clip contains accusation already btw, about her 'sharing Prince's personal information with the world 15 years ago...'

'All generalizations are false, including this one.' Mark Twain
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Reply #18 posted 02/23/18 3:17pm

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pricetag said:

CherryMoon57 said:

So was she one of the blonde dancers in the Batdance video?

It's possible. Sounds like she did just about everything else for the guy.

The video the OP posted contains a very short Batdance scene with the blonde dancer (around 0:14), right after she says 'I liked to describe at the time that I was one of his women' as if to illustrate one of the work she did for him.

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http://www.apurpledayinde...rview.html

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

"Paisley Park is in Your Heart" - Interview with Karen Krattinger

"[Prince's father] was a lovely human being. ... I think you have to have a love of God to have a heart like that."

Thanks to Prince's former press agent Robyn Riggs, I was able to get in touch with Karen Krattinger, who worked as Prince's production coordinator, road manager and general manager of PRN Productions from 1984 to 1989. She also helped build Paisley Park Studios.

Krattinger shared her experience returning to the Minnesota complex after Prince's death. I'm not sure if much of this will make it into my book, so I'll include it here:

"I absolutely lost my breath and burst into an emotional crying and heaving that shocked me," Krattinger said of walking into Paisley Park. She and other former employees took the public tour, which was a treat for the guides.

"They loved hearing our stories because everything they're going on is a script that someone gave them," Krattinger said. She also expressed that she was happy to be there even though she wasn't able to see her old office or the board room she decorated.

The parts of the interview I'll definitely use include Krattinger's details about Prince's relationship with his family. I always like asking people about Prince's dad, whose own spiritual beliefs may or may not have influenced Prince.

Krattinger said she considered Prince to be a spiritual person. Major Prince fans will know Krattinger was tangentially connected to "Blue Tuesday," an important day in Prince spiritual history (more on that in the book), so it was nice to chat a bit about that.

Because of Krattinger, I was able to get interviews with more of Prince's former employees (check back for those). I'm truly grateful for the opportunity to speak with someone so significant in Prince's career in the 1980s. And Krattinger told me her parents met in Columbus, Ohio, where I currently live! Honestly, I have experienced so many coincidences on this journey that I'm not surprised by them anymore.

Thanks for reading!

I will be presenting my research at Purple Reign: An interdis... of Prince at the University of Salford in Manchester, England, in late May. Click here to donate to my GoFundMe campaign.

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #20 posted 02/23/18 4:39pm

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Mumio said:


eek lol lol

There's always one...


"One" what?

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Reply #21 posted 02/24/18 3:00am

Adorecream

I like her, she was real and it seems she had to deal with Prince's day to day shit - the garbage behind all the glitz, sweeping up the stardust. She looked dedicated too and still hanging around the park - she obviously developed a huge admiration bordering on love for Prince, and she was blonde and leggy - Prince's type, although I doubt anything improper went on.

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The house in the photo, looks a lot like the one, he built near Paisley in 1985/86 to replace the Kiowa trial one he gave to his father. This was the house where Susannah was and as in the song Crystal Ball "My baby paints pictures of sex, all over the walls in graphic details", referring to Susannahs new hobby, while Prince was making his greatest ever music in the studio.

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Reply #22 posted 02/24/18 10:52am

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Mumio said:

pricetag said:

There's always one...


"One" what?


Twat?

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Reply #23 posted 02/24/18 11:52am

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CherryMoon57 said:



OldFriends4Sale said:



Ok this thread is descending into accusation and foolishness lol lets reign it in.


No need to smear every associate just because.



The OP clip contains accusation already btw, about her 'sharing Prince's personal information with the world 15 years ago...'


Well she was trash talking him a long time ago and I bet those teras were not all sad .
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Reply #24 posted 02/24/18 2:53pm

Adorecream

laurarichardson said:

CherryMoon57 said:

The OP clip contains accusation already btw, about her 'sharing Prince's personal information with the world 15 years ago...'

Well she was trash talking him a long time ago and I bet those teras were not all sad .

Well you have been trash talking him since you joined and I doubt you have ever shed a tear. Go back to your job at TMZ/Radar/Hot lips lie and careerwrecka agency.

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laurarichardson said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

http://www.apurpledayinde...rview.html

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

"Paisley Park is in Your Heart" - Interview with Karen Krattinger

"[Prince's father] was a lovely human being. ... I think you have to have a love of God to have a heart like that."

Thanks to Prince's former press agent Robyn Riggs, I was able to get in touch with Karen Krattinger, who worked as Prince's production coordinator, road manager and general manager of PRN Productions from 1984 to 1989. She also helped build Paisley Park Studios.

Krattinger shared her experience returning to the Minnesota complex after Prince's death. I'm not sure if much of this will make it into my book, so I'll include it here:

"I absolutely lost my breath and burst into an emotional crying and heaving that shocked me," Krattinger said of walking into Paisley Park. She and other former employees took the public tour, which was a treat for the guides.

"They loved hearing our stories because everything they're going on is a script that someone gave them," Krattinger said. She also expressed that she was happy to be there even though she wasn't able to see her old office or the board room she decorated.

The parts of the interview I'll definitely use include Krattinger's details about Prince's relationship with his family. I always like asking people about Prince's dad, whose own spiritual beliefs may or may not have influenced Prince.

Krattinger said she considered Prince to be a spiritual person. Major Prince fans will know Krattinger was tangentially connected to "Blue Tuesday," an important day in Prince spiritual history (more on that in the book), so it was nice to chat a bit about that.

Because of Krattinger, I was able to get interviews with more of Prince's former employees (check back for those). I'm truly grateful for the opportunity to speak with someone so significant in Prince's career in the 1980s. And Krattinger told me her parents met in Columbus, Ohio, where I currently live! Honestly, I have experienced so many coincidences on this journey that I'm not surprised by them anymore.

Thanks for reading!

I will be presenting my research at Purple Reign: An interdis... of Prince at the University of Salford in Manchester, England, in late May. Click here to donate to my GoFundMe campaign.

Then right after she went out to sell that voodoo doll and check register.

Why do you have to smear every thread with anyone associated to Prince? I mean really
I don't care about the voodoo doll and check. I wanted to buy the voodoo doll. Prince played around with that stuff all the time. Didn't he send some stuff to mess with Michael Jackson that was voodoo-ish? I mean so what

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Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
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Reply #26 posted 02/25/18 3:07am

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This voodoo shit shows up a lot in gossipers and tabloid shit about Prince and even Michael Jackson. The story he gave Michael Jackson a box with a feather and a tape in it that hexed him and he had a dude from Haiti remove the curse. What else, because Prince's folks were from Louisiana, they just had to be voodoo practitioners, depsite the fact both were not Cajun or had French sounding names (Shaw and Nelson are very Anglo/Black names).

.

Prince was always a hardcore Christian, he would probably not even associate or regard voodoo, let alone practice it. The shit was also applied to MJ in a shitty gossip book I read about him, where it said MJ sacrified monkeys to a voodoo god to stay famous and that Michael and Prince frequently hexed each other and that Prince gave Bubbles ESP or a voodoo curse. The weirdest voodoo rumour was that in 2003, MJ paid a voodoo doctor in Mali called Baba, to sacrifice 42 cattle and say "Tommy Mottola and Steven Spielberg be gone". The doctor was paid $150k to do it, you know its lies when Vodou as its known is from Benin, Togo and parts of Nigeria, not Mali which is strictly Islamic and Islam takes a very dim view of folk religions.

.

Given Krattinger was white, it seems very unlikely Prince would entrust her with any voodoo or any other weird shit. Voodoo almost must be the most misunderstood religion in history, all this shit about Zombies (Actually a trance known as Nzambi that can be affected by plants) and skulls, devil worship, hexes and hoodoo are Hollywood inventions based on racism. Proper voodoo is an African indigenous nature worship based around spirits and offerings, along with a pantheon of Gods and Loas (Spirits), it was merely one of the ways enslaved Africans could keep their cultures and traditions alive in the New world after the enslavement of them against their will. Voodoo along with other African folk beliefs was often mixed with Christianity and takes many forms - Haitian voodoo, Cuban Santeria, Brazilian macumba and so on.

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Reply #27 posted 02/25/18 4:05am

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snip baiting post - OF4$

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The issue is the voodoo doll was a toy, and nothing to be taken seriously

The story about the little box to spook MJ came from Quincy Jones

.

And in 1980something Prince was not a hardcore Christian.

And Krattinger's race has absolutely nothing to do with it

The use of the doll(in Voodoo) is also used in other forms of 'earth magics' 'wiccan' etc And Voodoo is a combination of African(Yuroba) and European(Catholic)

so race has nothing to do with if Prince's personal assistant was entrusted with it. Because it was hers.

Adorecream said:

This voodoo shit shows up a lot in gossipers and tabloid shit about Prince and even Michael Jackson. The story he gave Michael Jackson a box with a feather and a tape in it that hexed him and he had a dude from Haiti remove the curse. What else, because Prince's folks were from Louisiana, they just had to be voodoo practitioners, depsite the fact both were not Cajun or had French sounding names (Shaw and Nelson are very Anglo/Black names).

.

Prince was always a hardcore Christian, he would probably not even associate or regard voodoo, let alone practice it. The shit was also applied to MJ in a shitty gossip book I read about him, where it said MJ sacrified monkeys to a voodoo god to stay famous and that Michael and Prince frequently hexed each other and that Prince gave Bubbles ESP or a voodoo curse. The weirdest voodoo rumour was that in 2003, MJ paid a voodoo doctor in Mali called Baba, to sacrifice 42 cattle and say "Tommy Mottola and Steven Spielberg be gone". The doctor was paid $150k to do it, you know its lies when Vodou as its known is from Benin, Togo and parts of Nigeria, not Mali which is strictly Islamic and Islam takes a very dim view of folk religions.

.

Given Krattinger was white, it seems very unlikely Prince would entrust her with any voodoo or any other weird shit. Voodoo almost must be the most misunderstood religion in history, all this shit about Zombies (Actually a trance known as Nzambi that can be affected by plants) and skulls, devil worship, hexes and hoodoo are Hollywood inventions based on racism. Proper voodoo is an African indigenous nature worship based around spirits and offerings, along with a pantheon of Gods and Loas (Spirits), it was merely one of the ways enslaved Africans could keep their cultures and traditions alive in the New world after the enslavement of them against their will. Voodoo along with other African folk beliefs was often mixed with Christianity and takes many forms - Haitian voodoo, Cuban Santeria, Brazilian macumba and so on.

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #29 posted 02/25/18 8:46am

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The Voodoo doll was made as a joke by people in his clothes department and given to Karen as a gift. It does have racial overtones and the whole point of a voodoo doll is to do harm. Nothing positive about it at all.

OldFriends4Sale said:

The issue is the voodoo doll was a toy, and nothing to be taken seriously


The story about the little box to spook MJ came from Quincy Jones


.


And in 1980something Prince was not a hardcore Christian.


And Krattinger's race has absolutely nothing to do with it


The use of the doll(in Voodoo) is also used in other forms of 'earth magics' 'wiccan' etc And Voodoo is a combination of African(Yuroba) and European(Catholic)


so race has nothing to do with if Prince's personal assistant was entrusted with it. Because it was hers.





Adorecream said:


This voodoo shit shows up a lot in gossipers and tabloid shit about Prince and even Michael Jackson. The story he gave Michael Jackson a box with a feather and a tape in it that hexed him and he had a dude from Haiti remove the curse. What else, because Prince's folks were from Louisiana, they just had to be voodoo practitioners, depsite the fact both were not Cajun or had French sounding names (Shaw and Nelson are very Anglo/Black names).


.


Prince was always a hardcore Christian, he would probably not even associate or regard voodoo, let alone practice it. The shit was also applied to MJ in a shitty gossip book I read about him, where it said MJ sacrified monkeys to a voodoo god to stay famous and that Michael and Prince frequently hexed each other and that Prince gave Bubbles ESP or a voodoo curse. The weirdest voodoo rumour was that in 2003, MJ paid a voodoo doctor in Mali called Baba, to sacrifice 42 cattle and say "Tommy Mottola and Steven Spielberg be gone". The doctor was paid $150k to do it, you know its lies when Vodou as its known is from Benin, Togo and parts of Nigeria, not Mali which is strictly Islamic and Islam takes a very dim view of folk religions.


.


Given Krattinger was white, it seems very unlikely Prince would entrust her with any voodoo or any other weird shit. Voodoo almost must be the most misunderstood religion in history, all this shit about Zombies (Actually a trance known as Nzambi that can be affected by plants) and skulls, devil worship, hexes and hoodoo are Hollywood inventions based on racism. Proper voodoo is an African indigenous nature worship based around spirits and offerings, along with a pantheon of Gods and Loas (Spirits), it was merely one of the ways enslaved Africans could keep their cultures and traditions alive in the New world after the enslavement of them against their will. Voodoo along with other African folk beliefs was often mixed with Christianity and takes many forms - Haitian voodoo, Cuban Santeria, Brazilian macumba and so on.



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