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Thread started 09/16/19 8:00am

SoftSkarlettLo
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Am I the only one who thinks Mayte has good intentions talking about P post-death?

I'm not asking for a heated discussion, as Prince fans seem divided on what they think of Mayte. This may sound biased but I like Mayte and her role in Prince's life. I follow her on social media and she seems a genuinely nice person who loves animals and children.

So when she released the book "The Most Beautiful", the public reaction was mixed. Some say she was just cashing in on her ex-husband's death by writing a book and doing interviews.

I think this is not the case. Mayte was always interactive with Prince fans, and she probably believed by writing a tell-all story about her life with P, fans can get some closure and some idea that Prince was actually not that bizarre in his private life.

I really don't think she was gloating about being in a relationship with Prince, although I can see how some people would get jealous.

Anyway, I say Mayte has good intentions to continue what P loved the most - music.
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Reply #1 posted 09/16/19 8:05am

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popcorn popcorn also, wrong forum

I just read your last sentence, how is she continuing the music?
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Reply #2 posted 09/16/19 8:19am

coldasice

Yes
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Reply #3 posted 09/16/19 8:22am

darkroman

I see it as her life, her marriage and her involvement with Prince.

She has every right to talk about her life and the events that have taken place.

Mayte is the real deal!


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Reply #4 posted 09/16/19 8:57am

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She was a very important key in Prince's life at that moment.

Don't forget she is the only woman Prince married first, lived with, (briefly) had a child with, and had his first divorce with.

That's quite something !

right ?

All that must've left a hug impact on him as well - for all that happened after that.

(I still have to read her book, and looking forward to read it.)

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Did she had a big influence on Prince's music ?

Nah, don't think so. wink

But,

Yes I think she is genuin.

And I respect her in every way.

(Yes I also follow her on instagram, and I like what she does, etc)

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Reply #5 posted 09/16/19 9:46am

SoftSkarlettLo
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ThatWhiteDude said:

popcorn popcorn also, wrong forum

I just read your last sentence, how is she continuing the music?
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She still belly dances and associates with the NPG, all important to Prince since the 1990s. She also has a large collection of home decor and instruments she shared with P during their relationship. A few years ago, she had a garage sale (!) and sold a lot of personal stuff. One of my online friends personally attended the garage sale and a photo with Mayte.
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Reply #6 posted 09/16/19 9:53am

darkroman

Vannormal said:

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She was a very important key in Prince's life at that moment.

Don't forget she is the only woman Prince married first, lived with, (briefly) had a child with, and had his first divorce with.

That's quite something !

right ?

All that must've left a hug impact on him as well - for all that happened after that.

(I still have to read her book, and looking forward to read it.)

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Did she had a big influence on Prince's music ?

Nah, don't think so. wink

But,

Yes I think she is genuin.

And I respect her in every way.

(Yes I also follow her on instagram, and I like what she does, etc)

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Hello, I suppose it depends on what you scale as big?

Mayte was featured on many songs, Prince was inspired to write songs about their relationship and Prince recorded an album and outtakes with her.

So I would say this is a big influence over a small number of years, but that is no different to anyone else that has been in Prince's circle.

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Reply #7 posted 09/16/19 5:30pm

funksterr

yes

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Reply #8 posted 09/17/19 7:27am

PeggyO

She was very young and led an extreme life with him which had to affect anyone. She seems to have been sincere in her love for him but I wonder if there is some PTSD (from the birth of a child with significant anomalies, a miscarriage and a divorce from a man who did not like to process things emotionally), as she seems to be in a loop and not able to really move on significantly, though some of that could be profiteering.

I supported her book though there may be some discrepancies.

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Reply #9 posted 09/18/19 7:46am

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I think she was right in writing a book.

What if a well respected biographer were to choose to write a book about him; would that be O.K? That person would absolutely talk to both of his wives and all his past "proteges" and girlfriend. That person would then print some of what was said and leave some out. Of what Mayte said to this biography, he may choose to print some and do some serious editing to other things which may alter the point that Mayte was trying to make with the biographer.

She has just as much of a right to write her story ans Keith Richards had to write his. He was so much more famous then she was or most likely ever will be. It was an experience she will not forget. Worse, I think many of the people that have an issue with her writing it were the same people that would have asked her in 2000 throught 2015 " What was it like being married to Prince? " . I am sure many many people asked her that question before and after her divorce so instead of repeating herself she wrote a book. I have not read the book.

There came a time when the risk of remaining tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin.
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Reply #10 posted 09/18/19 5:08pm

CharismaDove

Honestly I expected waaaaaaay worse. She came across as more respectful and in-awe than I thought. I also respected her because she speculated less than I thought and wasn't afraid to say she didn't know about many aspects of his life

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Reply #11 posted 09/18/19 7:06pm

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coldasice said:

Yes



yeahthat

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Reply #12 posted 09/19/19 11:11pm

upinclouds

I think she does have good intentions,just the timing of the book release was off.
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Reply #13 posted 09/20/19 7:57am

vandeluca

I think anyone has the right to write a book that had interactions with him-if they choose. Perhaps that is their therapy.

We as readers just have to know that nothing is written is gospel..it is only the pereception of the author--their side only. All we have is his 50 page book coming from his own words/perception.

I would ike to see one book..as close to a biography as possible- with all assosciates or friends contributing. Other authors specialize in this with other musicians. . With proper research, documents, etc. in one book. Not a gossp type of book.

A book for future generations to know Prince the Musician and Prince the person (based on others' interpretations). Once all these primary sources start to die off, there is nothing left. We have not had an artist so great in ages (IMO) so I would like that to pulled off instead of a book here, and there, etc.

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Reply #14 posted 09/26/19 5:25pm

funksterr

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I think anyone has the right to write a book that had interactions with him-if they choose. Perhaps that is their therapy.

We as readers just have to know that nothing is written is gospel..it is only the pereception of the author--their side only. All we have is his 50 page book coming from his own words/perception.

I would ike to see one book..as close to a biography as possible- with all assosciates or friends contributing. Other authors specialize in this with other musicians. . With proper research, documents, etc. in one book. Not a gossp type of book.

A book for future generations to know Prince the Musician and Prince the person (based on others' interpretations). Once all these primary sources start to die off, there is nothing left. We have not had an artist so great in ages (IMO) so I would like that to pulled off instead of a book here, and there, etc.

I feel the same way. We should be greatful when people share. Even if we don't agree with everything they say, the perspective adds to our understanding and I think we get a clearer picture than what's possible if these folks leave this Earth and take their truths with them.

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Reply #15 posted 09/30/19 11:29am

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yeahthat

funksterr said:

vandeluca said:

I think anyone has the right to write a book that had interactions with him-if they choose. Perhaps that is their therapy.

We as readers just have to know that nothing is written is gospel..it is only the pereception of the author--their side only. All we have is his 50 page book coming from his own words/perception.

I would ike to see one book..as close to a biography as possible- with all assosciates or friends contributing. Other authors specialize in this with other musicians. . With proper research, documents, etc. in one book. Not a gossp type of book.

A book for future generations to know Prince the Musician and Prince the person (based on others' interpretations). Once all these primary sources start to die off, there is nothing left. We have not had an artist so great in ages (IMO) so I would like that to pulled off instead of a book here, and there, etc.

I feel the same way. We should be greatful when people share. Even if we don't agree with everything they say, the perspective adds to our understanding and I think we get a clearer picture than what's possible if these folks leave this Earth and take their truths with them.

yeahthat

I don't think it is any different then when Judy Garland died or Elvis Presley died they talked to many many sources to find out more about these stars. The perspectives of both friends and lovers gave a broader view of the person. Add to that business associates and those who knew them before they became famous and you have a very interesting story. Mayte is part of that and she never claimed to be the most important woman to him. She only claims that he is most likely the most important man in her life.

There came a time when the risk of remaining tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin.
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Reply #16 posted 10/07/19 8:50am

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SoftSkarlettLovisa said:

I'm not asking for a heated discussion, as Prince fans seem divided on what they think of Mayte. This may sound biased but I like Mayte and her role in Prince's life. I follow her on social media and she seems a genuinely nice person who loves animals and children. So when she released the book "The Most Beautiful", the public reaction was mixed. Some say she was just cashing in on her ex-husband's death by writing a book and doing interviews. I think this is not the case. Mayte was always interactive with Prince fans, and she probably believed by writing a tell-all story about her life with P, fans can get some closure and some idea that Prince was actually not that bizarre in his private life. I really don't think she was gloating about being in a relationship with Prince, although I can see how some people would get jealous. Anyway, I say Mayte has good intentions to continue what P loved the most - music.

I would agree with you. I think the book was well-written and lends insight into their relationship. Whatever people's opinion of Mayte, it can't have been easy for either one of them to endure the trauma of losing two children. I admire her animal advocacy.

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Reply #17 posted 10/07/19 9:33am

Empress

I think Mayte had good intentions and I also believed she loved Prince very much and has every right to write this book considering she was married to the man and gave birth to his only child.

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Reply #18 posted 10/07/19 11:09am

onlyforaminute

I feel like I'm missing something and I want to know what it is or is this the same ole same ole. The book is almost 3 years old. The egg is fried what's to argue about?
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Reply #19 posted 10/10/19 5:06am

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onlyforaminute said:

I feel like I'm missing something and I want to know what it is or is this the same ole same ole. The book is almost 3 years old. The egg is fried what's to argue about?

This was an interesting reply.

You are absolutely right. So why do we even think about it? I guess that any form of dispute keeps the man a bit alive and a bit in the present. Ten years ago Prince.org was a big part of my life. We listened to Crimson and Clover, Prince's version, over and over. When he released 20ten limited we spoke of it the way that others spoke of releases the topped the charts.

But now we rub two sticks together if we have to to cause some friction to keep the ligtht of interest burning.

There came a time when the risk of remaining tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin.
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Reply #20 posted 10/10/19 8:07am

onlyforaminute

Deadflow3r said:



onlyforaminute said:


I feel like I'm missing something and I want to know what it is or is this the same ole same ole. The book is almost 3 years old. The egg is fried what's to argue about?



This was an interesting reply.


You are absolutely right. So why do we even think about it? I guess that any form of dispute keeps the man a bit alive and a bit in the present. Ten years ago Prince.org was a big part of my life. We listened to Crimson and Clover, Prince's version, over and over. When he released 20ten limited we spoke of it the way that others spoke of releases the topped the charts.


But now we rub two sticks together if we have to to cause some friction to keep the ligtht of interest burning.



I don't see anyone here on the org bad mouthing her, I'm confused what's being defended here? Arguments that happened a couple of years ago? Why is all that trying to be resurrected now? I'm just trying to get the point.
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Reply #21 posted 10/10/19 8:21am

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onlyforaminute said:

Deadflow3r said:

This was an interesting reply.

You are absolutely right. So why do we even think about it? I guess that any form of dispute keeps the man a bit alive and a bit in the present. Ten years ago Prince.org was a big part of my life. We listened to Crimson and Clover, Prince's version, over and over. When he released 20ten limited we spoke of it the way that others spoke of releases the topped the charts.

But now we rub two sticks together if we have to to cause some friction to keep the ligtht of interest burning.

I don't see anyone here on the org bad mouthing her, I'm confused what's being defended here? Arguments that happened a couple of years ago? Why is all that trying to be resurrected now? I'm just trying to get the point.



I get Deadflow3r's point as well as your own. The person named in this topic is a (negative) powderkeg in almost every place it comes up on social media (except maybe her own personal pages or those dedicated rolleyes to her). If it comes up a few times too many, there's gonna be fireworks, even now. Trust. nod

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Reply #22 posted 10/10/19 10:47am

onlyforaminute

Mumio said:



onlyforaminute said:


Deadflow3r said:




This was an interesting reply.


You are absolutely right. So why do we even think about it? I guess that any form of dispute keeps the man a bit alive and a bit in the present. Ten years ago Prince.org was a big part of my life. We listened to Crimson and Clover, Prince's version, over and over. When he released 20ten limited we spoke of it the way that others spoke of releases the topped the charts.


But now we rub two sticks together if we have to to cause some friction to keep the ligtht of interest burning.




I don't see anyone here on the org bad mouthing her, I'm confused what's being defended here? Arguments that happened a couple of years ago? Why is all that trying to be resurrected now? I'm just trying to get the point.





I get Deadflow3r's point as well as your own. The person named in this topic is a (negative) powderkeg in almost every place it comes up on social media (except maybe her own personal pages or those dedicated rolleyes to her). If it comes up a few times too many, there's gonna be fireworks, even now. Trust. nod


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I doubt there's much momentum in this.
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Reply #23 posted 10/10/19 5:32pm

Mumio

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onlyforaminute said:

Mumio said:



I get Deadflow3r's point as well as your own. The person named in this topic is a (negative) powderkeg in almost every place it comes up on social media (except maybe her own personal pages or those dedicated rolleyes to her). If it comes up a few times too many, there's gonna be fireworks, even now. Trust. nod

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I doubt there's much momentum in this.

We'll see once her Vegas shenanigans gains steam...or not. No excuse this time about it being her story lol lol

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Reply #24 posted 10/10/19 6:06pm

onlyforaminute

Mumio said:



onlyforaminute said:


Mumio said:






I get Deadflow3r's point as well as your own. The person named in this topic is a (negative) powderkeg in almost every place it comes up on social media (except maybe her own personal pages or those dedicated rolleyes to her). If it comes up a few times too many, there's gonna be fireworks, even now. Trust. nod


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I doubt there's much momentum in this.



We'll see once her Vegas shenanigans gains steam...or not. No excuse this time about it being her story lol lol


What Vegas shenanigans?
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Reply #25 posted 10/11/19 7:07am

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Mumio said:



onlyforaminute said:


Mumio said:






I get Deadflow3r's point as well as your own. The person named in this topic is a (negative) powderkeg in almost every place it comes up on social media (except maybe her own personal pages or those dedicated rolleyes to her). If it comes up a few times too many, there's gonna be fireworks, even now. Trust. nod


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I doubt there's much momentum in this.



We'll see once her Vegas shenanigans gains steam...or not. No excuse this time about it being her story lol lol



It’s still her story. Her Vegas show is based on her book and the music Prince wrote which was inspired by her and told their story.
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Reply #26 posted 10/11/19 11:37am

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Mumio said:

We'll see once her Vegas shenanigans gains steam...or not. No excuse this time about it being her story lol lol

It’s still her story. Her Vegas show is based on her book and the music Prince wrote which was inspired by her and told their story.

lol lol yeah, sure. As predicted lol

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Reply #27 posted 10/11/19 12:19pm

onlyforaminute

Ah, ok. I see I was missing something.
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