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Reply #30 posted 02/06/18 10:59am

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If you want to be entertained with "class" then go to the opera. Some of you must have forgot some of the things Prince pulled off that you might deem as "classless"...songs about incest, oral sex, the assless chaps, the whole thing about "controversy" and I could go on and on..but I think I already have, so I'll end it here.

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Reply #31 posted 02/06/18 1:10pm

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I'm trying to figure out what class y'all talking about. I found about Prince listening to Darling Nikki and Get Off when I was a little girl so...

Stop acting all high and mighty like y'all don't know all the lyrics to Cream

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I Just Came To Dance and Shade for Yall
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Reply #32 posted 02/06/18 2:49pm

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Loved it! Good job JLO!!

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Reply #33 posted 02/06/18 5:12pm

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I wish some of these artists will quit with all the tributes. Prince didn't care for a lot of them while he was living, so then, why all the sudden phoniness? Some of these artist's tributes are very tepid and seemingly so ingenious.

Because it was in Minneapolos

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 matter with your world
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Reply #34 posted 02/06/18 8:21pm

SoulAlive

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I wish some of these artists will quit with all the tributes. Prince didn't care for a lot of them while he was living, so then, why all the sudden phoniness? Some of these artist's tributes are very tepid and seemingly so ingenious.


I agree.J-Lo’s “tribute” was particularly annoying and lousy.
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Reply #35 posted 02/07/18 1:06am

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benjaminira said:

If you want to be entertained with "class" then go to the opera. Some of you must have forgot some of the things Prince pulled off that you might deem as "classless"...songs about incest, oral sex, the assless chaps, the whole thing about "controversy" and I could go on and on..but I think I already have, so I'll end it here.

It's a matter of personal taste, my dear. I thought it was crass and cringeworthy. So shoot me for having an opinion.
You are talking about Prince from the 70s, 80s and 90s. He moved on from all those in your face innuendos, that made a lot of sense when he was in his 20s and 30s but stopped making sense for him later on. You would all cringe if you saw 50 year old Prince in those assless pants or performing oral sex on a guitar. He did it then, when it made sense and made a point. He was brilliant at it. He did it all. And we all loved it and him for it.
So yes, I used the word class because that's what Prince was all about in later years. The man oozed class and charm.

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Reply #36 posted 02/07/18 11:45am

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MMJas said:



benjaminira said:


If you want to be entertained with "class" then go to the opera. Some of you must have forgot some of the things Prince pulled off that you might deem as "classless"...songs about incest, oral sex, the assless chaps, the whole thing about "controversy" and I could go on and on..but I think I already have, so I'll end it here.




It's a matter of personal taste, my dear. I thought it was crass and cringeworthy. So shoot me for having an opinion.
You are talking about Prince from the 70s, 80s and 90s. He moved on from all those in your face innuendos, that made a lot of sense when he was in his 20s and 30s but stopped making sense for him later on. You would all cringe if you saw 50 year old Prince in those assless pants or performing oral sex on a guitar. He did it then, when it made sense and made a point. He was brilliant at it. He did it all. And we all loved it and him for it.
So yes, I used the word class because that's what Prince was all about in later years. The man oozed class and charm.




Well said and I agree. And we forsure loved him for all of it
So in light of that her montage/tribute should have been full circle
Too and got her up off her knees and on her feet and her butt more
Covered! That would have been a full circle tribute. Artist who get tributes
Get the whole career honored not a couple of albums. We don’t just go
On about ziggy stardust do we.
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Reply #37 posted 02/07/18 12:25pm

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benjaminira said:

If you want to be entertained with "class" then go to the opera. Some of you must have forgot some of the things Prince pulled off that you might deem as "classless"...songs about incest, oral sex, the assless chaps, the whole thing about "controversy" and I could go on and on..but I think I already have, so I'll end it here.


Except Prince got over it (for the most part) as he matured. As he said to Tavis Smiley back in 2005:

“Well you know everything is relative. First of all racy back when I was “racy” as you say I mean it’s pretty light now. I mean if you take the words to Darling Nikki, which I got into a little bit of hot water about back in ‘84, if you take those lyrics and read them now it’s a little different than say, the president of the RIAA reading the lyrics to one of these current hip hop songs at a congressional hearing. It’s a lot different now. Anytime you have to rely on just raciness alone you know you can only...put it this way...you’re going to get the audience you deserve. You know when your 21 years old you know your gonna try stuff. When you’re 40 it’s, you know, you don’t wanna be pulling out body parts cuz it’s just old skin. It’s different then. You don’t want to be showing all that.”

“One can’t be different by being racy today. It’s not interesting anymore. Sexiness was in the mind. It was in your imagination. When you lose that then like I said it’s just old skin.”

Paisley Park is in your heart
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Reply #38 posted 02/07/18 12:30pm

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MMJas said:



benjaminira said:


If you want to be entertained with "class" then go to the opera. Some of you must have forgot some of the things Prince pulled off that you might deem as "classless"...songs about incest, oral sex, the assless chaps, the whole thing about "controversy" and I could go on and on..but I think I already have, so I'll end it here.




It's a matter of personal taste, my dear. I thought it was crass and cringeworthy. So shoot me for having an opinion.
You are talking about Prince from the 70s, 80s and 90s. He moved on from all those in your face innuendos, that made a lot of sense when he was in his 20s and 30s but stopped making sense for him later on. You would all cringe if you saw 50 year old Prince in those assless pants or performing oral sex on a guitar. He did it then, when it made sense and made a point. He was brilliant at it. He did it all. And we all loved it and him for it.
So yes, I used the word class because that's what Prince was all about in later years. The man oozed class and charm.


Exactly. Not rocket science.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
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Reply #39 posted 02/07/18 4:51pm

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I actually enjoyed JLo's tribute to Prince! Much better than what JT did.

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
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Reply #40 posted 02/07/18 4:53pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

interesting

she made Darling Nikki a lesbionic affair

She didn't try to replicate Prince so it wasn't bad

It looks like her and a bunch of friends dancing and acting out Prince music

Not one Black chick not even a mixed chick J-Lo? Jesus

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Yea, I didn't get the lesbian thing, but oh well......she did a good job.

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
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Reply #41 posted 02/07/18 4:56pm

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rogifan said:

benjaminira said:

If you want to be entertained with "class" then go to the opera. Some of you must have forgot some of the things Prince pulled off that you might deem as "classless"...songs about incest, oral sex, the assless chaps, the whole thing about "controversy" and I could go on and on..but I think I already have, so I'll end it here.

Except Prince got over it (for the most part) as he matured. As he said to Tavis Smiley back in 2005: “Well you know everything is relative. First of all racy back when I was “racy” as you say I mean it’s pretty light now. I mean if you take the words to Darling Nikki, which I got into a little bit of hot water about back in ‘84, if you take those lyrics and read them now it’s a little different than say, the president of the RIAA reading the lyrics to one of these current hip hop songs at a congressional hearing. It’s a lot different now. Anytime you have to rely on just raciness alone you know you can only...put it this way...you’re going to get the audience you deserve. You know when your 21 years old you know your gonna try stuff. When you’re 40 it’s, you know, you don’t wanna be pulling out body parts cuz it’s just old skin. It’s different then. You don’t want to be showing all that.” “One can’t be different by being racy today. It’s not interesting anymore. Sexiness was in the mind. It was in your imagination. When you lose that then like I said it’s just old skin.”

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Prince, you too funny!! lol lol

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After 40, it's all downhill. lol

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
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Reply #42 posted 02/08/18 7:43am

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IstenSzek said:

interesting though, that a tribute should kick off with 3 songs prince did not want to perform anymore.


But he did write and perform these songs in some part of his life. He changed his mind everyday. She is playing songs made by the artist Prince.
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Reply #43 posted 02/08/18 4:00pm

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nextedition said:

IstenSzek said:

interesting though, that a tribute should kick off with 3 songs prince did not want to perform anymore.

But he did write and perform these songs in some part of his life. He changed his mind everyday. She is playing songs made by the artist Prince.

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I liked how she picked the sexy/erotic/controversial songs. I appreciate her doing that, because people need to know that he was a very diverse artist, and he did a lot more than Lets go crazy and Purple Rain.

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
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Reply #44 posted 02/08/18 4:32pm

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Performance was nice, just not live. I'm impressed by the song choice. In other news, when will women artists stop wearing reject Beyoncé costumes?

time flies.
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Reply #45 posted 02/08/18 5:28pm

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just1lousydime said:

Performance was nice, just not live. I'm impressed by the song choice. In other news, when will women artists stop wearing reject Beyoncé costumes?

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Hmmm.......color is similar, but JLo had a bodysuit......

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Reply #46 posted 02/09/18 11:27am

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Thanks for the info. .i really dug that. Can't tell if it was pure recorded audio or what, and she's not the most animated performer but that was a great medley. I enjoyed it.

I wonder if people just don't know Prince 's post WB years or of it just wouldn't be appealing enough.

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Reply #47 posted 02/10/18 11:59am

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Jlo's performance/tribute wasn't...terrible, but...I still think that Shelia E.'s BET performance/tribute was better. That being said, because Prince was such a diversified (highly talented) artist with work that appealed to so many people for so many different reasons, then we can expect that all kinds of folks will continue to pay tribute to him, which means that most will focus on and emulate things about Prince in a particular way that others may find annoying or just lame. Yet, as long as it comes from a spirit of love and creativity, then I'm cool with just about anything that folks do to show their love for Prince. Well...okay...not everything...I still don't know what the hell Madonna was doing, but, again, some folks liked it.

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Reply #48 posted 02/10/18 12:26pm

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Justine’s tribute was much classier and respectful. However, I guess Prince fans don’t appreciate that he showed his respect for Prince at the Super Bowl. Damn, I wonder what these same whiners would have done if Justine had completely ignored Prince and not gave him any props, while in Prince’s HOME TOWN!!!
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Reply #49 posted 02/10/18 2:13pm

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1725topp said:

Jlo's performance/tribute wasn't...terrible, but...I still think that Shelia E.'s BET performance/tribute was better. That being said, because Prince was such a diversified (highly talented) artist with work that appealed to so many people for so many different reasons, then we can expect that all kinds of folks will continue to pay tribute to him, which means that most will focus on and emulate things about Prince in a particular way that others may find annoying or just lame. Yet, as long as it comes from a spirit of love and creativity, then I'm cool with just about anything that folks do to show their love for Prince. Well...okay...not everything...I still don't know what the hell Madonna was doing, but, again, some folks liked it.

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Sheila & The Revolution's tributes are the best, without a doubt........but, JLo did a good job. It seemed genuine and not over-the-top.

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
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Reply #50 posted 02/10/18 2:14pm

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Free2BMe said:

Justine’s tribute was much classier and respectful. However, I guess Prince fans don’t appreciate that he showed his respect for Prince at the Super Bowl. Damn, I wonder what these same whiners would have done if Justine had completely ignored Prince and not gave him any props, while in Prince’s HOME TOWN!!!

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I think it would be in Justin's best interest to refrain from ever doing any tributes of anyone, ever again.

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
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Reply #51 posted 02/10/18 2:36pm

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Free2BMe said:


Justine’s tribute was much classier and respectful. However, I guess Prince fans don’t appreciate that he showed his respect for Prince at the Super Bowl. Damn, I wonder what these same whiners would have done if Justine had completely ignored Prince and not gave him any props, while in Prince’s HOME TOWN!!!

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I think it would be in Justin's best interest to refrain from ever doing any tributes of anyone, ever again.




I agree that Justin should never have done a tribute to Prince. Prince fans did not appreciate the tribute and Justin should have just ignored the fact that he was in Prince’s hometown and acted as if Prince meant nothing to him. *Sarcasm intended.
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Reply #52 posted 02/10/18 3:12pm

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Free2BMe said:

cloveringold85 said:

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I think it would be in Justin's best interest to refrain from ever doing any tributes of anyone, ever again.

I agree that Justin should never have done a tribute to Prince. Prince fans did not appreciate the tribute and Justin should have just ignored the fact that he was in Prince’s hometown and acted as if Prince meant nothing to him. *Sarcasm intended.

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It was a one-minute, half-ass tribute.......why did he even bother?

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You are right -- Prince fans did not appreciate the tribute, specifically the one's who know that's not what Prince wanted.

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