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Wally Safford has a book out now

New updated Link. November 25, 2019

Former Bodyguard for Prince and Other Stars Gets Real in New Memoir


https://www.ebony.com/new...vwdB04VKcY


Wally Safford
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Today is the official release date of my book, this is a labor of love, i hope you guys enjoy, a lot you was constantly asking about my stories, and now you got them. FYI due to contractual agreement the cover picture will not be uploaded until November 22nd, so in the interim, this is the book cover,and it is available on Amazon & Barnes & Nobles https://amzn.to/2roYnDk, https://bit.ly/2WZdNKr




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Reply #1 posted 11/12/19 10:43am

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Very interesting! Thanks, Luv
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Reply #2 posted 11/13/19 12:00pm

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He is working that song title LOL it isn't about Wally though

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He has a t-shirt coming out with the song title line too

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Reply #3 posted 11/16/19 9:12am

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Fucking hell!

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Reply #4 posted 11/16/19 7:20pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:



He is working that song title LOL it isn't about Wally though


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He has a t-shirt coming out with the song title line too


Damn I haven't even seen it n I need that shirt asap. Probably cost a grip 2 pout
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Reply #5 posted 11/16/19 10:19pm

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This book cost more than Ps memoirs.

What?

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Reply #6 posted 11/17/19 6:28pm

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He is working that song title LOL it isn't about Wally though


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He has a t-shirt coming out with the song title line too


Right??!!! Meanwhile, during his interview with Prince Podcast awhile ago, he stated he wasn’t even aware of the song razz confused
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Reply #7 posted 11/18/19 5:38am

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violetcrush said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

He is working that song title LOL it isn't about Wally though

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He has a t-shirt coming out with the song title line too

Right??!!! Meanwhile, during his interview with Prince Podcast awhile ago, he stated he wasn’t even aware of the song razz confused

I mean I have no issue with him overall, but the song isn't about him, Wally and the sunglasses are a deflection from what and who he is missing ie the Revolution / Susannah

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We also have BILLY('s Sunglasses)

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Reply #9 posted 11/18/19 6:17pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:



violetcrush said:


OldFriends4Sale said:



He is working that song title LOL it isn't about Wally though


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He has a t-shirt coming out with the song title line too



Right??!!! Meanwhile, during his interview with Prince Podcast awhile ago, he stated he wasn’t even aware of the song razz confused


I mean I have no issue with him overall, but the song isn't about him, Wally and the sunglasses are a deflection from what and who he is missing ie the Revolution / Susannah


Yes, the song is specifically about his breakup with Susannah and his sadness about her being gone - “what am I gonna do? She was the only one in the whole world I could talk to.”
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He’s using the hype of that song to sell his book. He may have some good stories about running around with Prince though. Depends on how much Prince trusted him.
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Reply #10 posted 11/18/19 10:40pm

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Hasn't anyone enlightened him about the song?

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Reply #11 posted 11/19/19 5:42pm

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Hasn't anyone enlightened him about the song?



Apparently not confused Or, he just decided to use it anyway razz
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Reply #12 posted 11/23/19 4:51pm

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Wow, thanx Luv for info. Curious if anyone has read it yet?
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Reply #13 posted 11/24/19 9:32am

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Theres some pretty funny shit in this book, like the time Prince was mugged of $1000....by Eddie Murphy

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Reply #14 posted 11/24/19 2:01pm

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Revolution81 said:

Theres some pretty funny shit in this book, like the time Prince was mugged of $1000....by Eddie Murphy



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biggrin razz Did he mention the really cheesy “Hard Life” short film they did in ‘87?? Or, any juicy details about antics while touring?
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violetcrush said:

Revolution81 said:

Theres some pretty funny shit in this book, like the time Prince was mugged of $1000....by Eddie Murphy

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biggrin razz Did he mention the really cheesy “Hard Life” short film they did in ‘87?? Or, any juicy details about antics while touring?

I havn't read it all yet, but have not seen hard life mentioned. I don't want to spoil it for anyone, you should read it yourself, there are lots of really cool and funny anecdotes

The full story of Eddie mugging him is funny as hell

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We also have BILLY('s Sunglasses)

He acknowledges that in the book. Billy Sparks is his brother in-law

My fathers got a shotgun...I hope he doesn't use it
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Reply #17 posted 11/24/19 6:59pm

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Thanx Revolution81 for your posts. I think I will buy this one. I personally am intereated in what P's friends and associates have to say on their experiences with Prince.
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Reply #18 posted 11/25/19 3:57pm

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I´ve always liked Wally Safford and what he brought to Prince´s camp.

This Ebony article piqued my interest in that book. Link to article:

https://www.ebony.com/new...ew-memoir/" target="_blank">https://www.ebony.com/new...ew-memoir/

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excerpt from the Ebony article:

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He was at the peak of his career when I was with him. He dealt with incredibly trying times. He encountered a lot of stuff that people will never understand. He kept so much to himself right up to his death,” says Safford about the music legend, who died in 2016.

Safford also sheds light on Prince’s deep connection to Detroit; many of his former bodyguards and trusted workers hailed from the Motor City. A few, the author included, had ties with the Nation of Islam. Some were even relatives of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad. “Prince had a deep admiration for Muhammad Ali, who was friends with my family,” reveals Safford. “Prince was always learning and open to knowledge. He was fascinated with my stories about my upbringing in the Nation of Islam and my sisters having personally known Ali and Malcolm X, who I knew as ‘Uncle Big Red.’ Prince also worked for a long time with my brother-in-law, tour promoter Billy Sparks, who is a Muslim and appeared in the movie Purple Rain.

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I never knew that Wally had been in the music and security business for such a long time before he became a part of Prince´s camp. Or that him and Billy were related and had ties to Malcolm X.

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Revolution81 said:

violetcrush said:

Revolution81 said: biggrin razz Did he mention the really cheesy “Hard Life” short film they did in ‘87?? Or, any juicy details about antics while touring?

I havn't read it all yet, but have not seen hard life mentioned. I don't want to spoil it for anyone, you should read it yourself, there are lots of really cool and funny anecdotes

The full story of Eddie mugging him is funny as hell

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I was initially a bit skeptical regarding the quality of this book (after reading or seeing other books by former associates) but I have always liked Wally´s presence in the Prince camp and his background story is interesting.

How is the book´s style? And how many pages does it have?

Has its cover changed now or is it still the same ? I read that they wanted to change it for the release. I ´ve always liked that Purple Rain era picture of Prince and Wally at an airport. Wally doesn´t look very big in that picture, especially walking next to Prince. He always looked much taller to me in the SOTT movie.

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MAN but $40?? that's more than the top quality of the Prince Memoir, and Wally's book has only piece of a portion about Prince
That is $40 that is going to go toward the $90 My Name Is Prince 25 Inspired Years / 1991 to 2016 by Randee St. book

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OldFriends4Sale said:

MAN but $40?? that's more than the top quality of the Prince Memoir, and Wally's book has only piece of a portion about Prince
That is $40 that is going to go toward the $90 My Name Is Prince 25 Inspired Years / 1991 to 2016 by Randee St. book

eek eek eek

40 dollars ?

Wow.

I gladly paid what I paid for the Prince memoir but 40 bucks for a book that is only partially about Prince? I guess I´ll need to read a couple more pages of this before I decide to order it.

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OldFriends4Sale said:

MAN but $40?? that's more than the top quality of the Prince Memoir, and Wally's book has only piece of a portion about Prince
That is $40 that is going to go toward the $90 My Name Is Prince 25 Inspired Years / 1991 to 2016 by Randee St. book




I've seen his book at Walmart and on Amazon for less ~$31. Randee's book is also available for MUCH less, it's currently on Amazon for $61.99. Her book started out at $63.99 so it has dropped and will most likely continue to do so, as will Wally's book.

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Mumio said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

MAN but $40?? that's more than the top quality of the Prince Memoir, and Wally's book has only piece of a portion about Prince
That is $40 that is going to go toward the $90 My Name Is Prince 25 Inspired Years / 1991 to 2016 by Randee St. book




I've seen his book at Walmart and on Amazon for less ~$31. Randee's book is also available for MUCH less, it's currently on Amazon for $61.99. Her book started out at $63.99 so it has dropped and will most likely continue to do so, as will Wally's book.

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did u buy it?

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A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
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Is poverty bringing U down?
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OldFriends4Sale said:

Mumio said:




I've seen his book at Walmart and on Amazon for less ~$31. Randee's book is also available for MUCH less, it's currently on Amazon for $61.99. Her book started out at $63.99 so it has dropped and will most likely continue to do so, as will Wally's book.

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did u buy it?

Never mind. I have not bought either one. I am not sure if I will get Wally's book, I'm hearing things that don't make it sound too great. If it was half that price I might consider it lol.

Not sure about Randee's book either. I think the cost is too high. And there's certain pictures in there that I might need to cut right out so I'm gonna hold on it. I picked up her 21 Nights book for less than $8.00 so one can hope lol lol

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Mumio said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

did u buy it?

Never mind. I have not bought either one. I am not sure if I will get Wally's book, I'm hearing things that don't make it sound too great. If it was half that price I might consider it lol.

Not sure about Randee's book either. I think the cost is too high. And there's certain pictures in there that I might need to cut right out so I'm gonna hold on it. I picked up her 21 Nights book for less than $8.00 so one can hope lol lol

[Edited 11/26/19 10:17am]

I heard an interview with him about the book and the host kept trying to not encourage it, but Wally kept pushing 'pimp' and the ladies and a certain way he perceived Prince. I don't actually care to hear that stuff, and I don't think Prince was a pimp. Nor is pimp a positive way to perceive him in my opinion.

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It is a HUGE book, and quality photos for sure. Really good stuff. But not exciting like photos from the 70s or 80s for me for the price. The 21 Nights book was down to $10 within a month I think. I picked it up a Borders Books for $4 I think.

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
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
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Reply #26 posted 11/26/19 12:50pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:



Mumio said:




OldFriends4Sale said:




did u buy it?





Never mind. I have not bought either one. I am not sure if I will get Wally's book, I'm hearing things that don't make it sound too great. If it was half that price I might consider it lol.

Not sure about Randee's book either. I think the cost is too high. And there's certain pictures in there that I might need to cut right out so I'm gonna hold on it. I picked up her 21 Nights book for less than $8.00 so one can hope lol lol






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I heard an interview with him about the book and the host kept trying to not encourage it, but Wally kept pushing 'pimp' and the ladies and a certain way he perceived Prince. I don't actually care to hear that stuff, and I don't think Prince was a pimp. Nor is pimp a positive way to perceive him in my opinion.


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It is a HUGE book, and quality photos for sure. Really good stuff. But not exciting like photos from the 70s or 80s for me for the price. The 21 Nights book was down to $10 within a month I think. I picked it up a Borders Books for $4 I think.


I think the guys of Wally and Prince’s generation use the term “pimp” as a way to say that a guy was a “player” who had lots of women at any given time, which would be accurate for Prince. I think I remember Chuck D using that term for him as well in one of the Prince documentaries when he was discussing how at first he didn’t understand what Prince was doing with his make-up and clothes (he’s insinuating he thought he was gay), but then he found out later that Prince was a “pimp”.
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Reply #27 posted 11/26/19 7:06pm

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Sorry, if this is off-topic, but as a woman I have sometimes wondered if most/many men look up to or respect men who date/have sex with multiple women?

I don't think it is a 'thing' for women to date multiple men?

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PeggyO said:

Sorry, if this is off-topic, but as a woman I have sometimes wondered if most/many men look up to or respect men who date/have sex with multiple women?

I don't think it is a 'thing' for women to date multiple men?

Actually, this is the way dating went back in the 70's into the 80's, for women and men. No one was looking for a life-time hookup on a first date like people do now. Everybody knew what was what so there was no confusion. Since Prince was a teen in the 70's, I'm pretty sure he did the same as we all did, and that seemed to stay with him throughout his life....or at least it appeared that way.

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Reply #29 posted 11/26/19 7:48pm

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PeggyO said:

Sorry, if this is off-topic, but as a woman I have sometimes wondered if most/many men look up to or respect men who date/have sex with multiple women?


I don't think it is a 'thing' for women to date multiple men?


Yes, its a badge of masculine virility to many even if they'd never admit it. Prince talked about all the girls his dad (who he greatly admired) had around him in interviews. It's an unspoken thing that goes way back. It's a thing for women having a bunch of men chasing after them while the woman constantly rejecting them, that's feminine desirability. You just woke up to the game? Never noticed these "special" magazine covers?
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