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Thread started 06/10/13 5:11pm

mkaye8

Why was Prince arrested in Jackson in 1980?

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151757375523714&set=a.325858998713.190826.627618713&type=1&theater

not sure if anyone can see this pic...not sure how else to post it. I can email it to someone but it's a mugshot of him from circa 1980. Saw it at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston and took a snapshot.

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Reply #1 posted 06/10/13 5:14pm

SoulAlive

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Reply #2 posted 06/10/13 5:15pm

SoulAlive

Prince was not arrested lol This is just part of some photo shoot? Does anyone know the story?

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Reply #3 posted 06/10/13 6:06pm

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It's a photo shopped promo pic from IWBYL single?, iirc.
Prince did an interview with a woman at Record World. They talked about whatever, then he asked her: "Does your pubic hair go up to your navel?" At that moment, we thought maybe we shouldn't encourage him to do interviews.
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Reply #4 posted 06/10/13 6:09pm

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He was according to Dez in his book " My time with Prince" . They did a prank in a airport that got them escorted off the plane and were in custody by the airport marshall

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Reply #5 posted 06/10/13 6:12pm

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This is the story posted by an orger a while back... Yes he and Fink were detained for trying to nab a megaphone from an airplane back in the day. They were leaving Mississippi to the next gig and P convinced Fink to put it in his bag since he didn't have a carry on. It was a harmless prank, but the lady sitting behind Prince didn't like their sense of humor. So she ratted on him to the flight attendant. After they landed, two large Sky Marshals conducted a search. They found it on Fink and in a stand up move, Prince voluntarily went with him. Seems they were arrested and sent to a local joint, but it turned into a big meet and greet! Prince ended up posing for pictures and signing autographs in jail!

This was a story from the Dez Dickerson book "My Time With Prince". It doesn't say which city they were arrested in.
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Prince did an interview with a woman at Record World. They talked about whatever, then he asked her: "Does your pubic hair go up to your navel?" At that moment, we thought maybe we shouldn't encourage him to do interviews.
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Reply #6 posted 06/10/13 6:48pm

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The picture is from an early Right On! magazine and the mug shot plaque was added by a fan as an April Fool's joke a few years ago. I can't believe the life it has taken on online.

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Reply #7 posted 06/10/13 6:59pm

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Those fingers. No way.
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Reply #8 posted 06/10/13 7:06pm

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I hate to get into this because it is a traumatic memory for me, but here goes. When I was six years old, my family went on a vacation to Jackson. We were eating at a restaurant and Prince was sitting at the table next to us with a young woman. He left to go to the bathroom, and she ordered a bunch of stuff from the menu while he was out of the room. When Prince came back, he was really angry and he took a bowl of mashed potatoes and threw them all over his date. Some of them got on me as well. He was arrested and I had to testify as a witness for the prosecution, but ultimately he was let off on a technicality.

So, now you know the truth.

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Reply #9 posted 06/10/13 8:05pm

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He was not arrested.This pic pops up usually on April Fools day and some folks fall for this.
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Reply #10 posted 06/11/13 2:04am

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Thanx for posting everybody! I was wondering about this too. I once saw this picture on a t-shirt in a shop in Leiden, Holland, together with other shirts with photos of rock stars who really were arrested, such as Mick Jagger and Jim Morrison. The guy in the shop assured me that it was real, but I had never seen or heared this. (btw, at €50 I found the t-shirts a little too expensive so I didn't buy one.)
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Reply #11 posted 06/11/13 5:02am

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eek Who else is a little disappointed that this story isn't about Michael.
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Reply #12 posted 06/11/13 9:38am

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Camel theft!

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Reply #13 posted 06/11/13 9:42am

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BobPaisleyPark said:

eek Who else is a little disappointed that this story isn't about Michael.


michael bland was arresred?

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Reply #14 posted 06/11/13 9:54am

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I really suspect a bathroom stall and vainandy might have something to do with this.

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Reply #15 posted 06/11/13 10:05am

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luv4u said:

He was not arrested.This pic pops up usually on April Fools day and some folks fall for this.

Incorrect. The incident is genuine, as Kae510 suggests, it was due to an incident on a plane, a photo was taken after arrest by the police but I believe the charges were dropped. It is mentioned in many of the Prince biographies out there.

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Reply #16 posted 06/11/13 11:10am

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electricberet said:

I hate to get into this because it is a traumatic memory for me, but here goes. When I was six years old, my family went on a vacation to Jackson. We were eating at a restaurant and Prince was sitting at the table next to us with a young woman. He left to go to the bathroom, and she ordered a bunch of stuff from the menu while he was out of the room. When Prince came back, he was really angry and he took a bowl of mashed potatoes and threw them all over his date. Some of them got on me as well. He was arrested and I had to testify as a witness for the prosecution, but ultimately he was let off on a technicality.

So, now you know the truth.

Interesting. And did Prince then buy the restaurant?

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Reply #17 posted 06/11/13 11:26am

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Miles said:

electricberet said:

I hate to get into this because it is a traumatic memory for me, but here goes. When I was six years old, my family went on a vacation to Jackson. We were eating at a restaurant and Prince was sitting at the table next to us with a young woman. He left to go to the bathroom, and she ordered a bunch of stuff from the menu while he was out of the room. When Prince came back, he was really angry and he took a bowl of mashed potatoes and threw them all over his date. Some of them got on me as well. He was arrested and I had to testify as a witness for the prosecution, but ultimately he was let off on a technicality.

So, now you know the truth.

Interesting. And did Prince then buy the restaurant?



If you go to the Ajax Diner in Oxford, MS, you will see picures (hand-drawn, not photos) of the famous people that have eaten there.

Prince's picture is the first one you'll see!

So I guess Prince played a show at Ole Miss at some point?

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Reply #18 posted 06/11/13 2:20pm

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Miles said:

electricberet said:

I hate to get into this because it is a traumatic memory for me, but here goes. When I was six years old, my family went on a vacation to Jackson. We were eating at a restaurant and Prince was sitting at the table next to us with a young woman. He left to go to the bathroom, and she ordered a bunch of stuff from the menu while he was out of the room. When Prince came back, he was really angry and he took a bowl of mashed potatoes and threw them all over his date. Some of them got on me as well. He was arrested and I had to testify as a witness for the prosecution, but ultimately he was let off on a technicality.

So, now you know the truth.

Interesting. And did Prince then buy the restaurant?

Yes, and strangely enough, the mashed potato girl still works there. lol

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Reply #19 posted 06/11/13 2:40pm

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I once saw this picture on a t-shirt in a shop in Leiden, Holland, together with other shirts with photos of rock stars who really were arrested, such as Mick Jagger and Jim Morrison. The guy in the shop assured me that it was real, but I had never seen or heared this. (btw, at €50 I found the t-shirts a little too expensive so I didn't buy one.)

lol

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Reply #20 posted 06/11/13 2:57pm

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The incident in question allegedly happened after a show on 32880 (in my home town, New Orleans) on the Rick James Fire it up tour. Headed to the next show in Jackson, Ms.
Prince did an interview with a woman at Record World. They talked about whatever, then he asked her: "Does your pubic hair go up to your navel?" At that moment, we thought maybe we shouldn't encourage him to do interviews.
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Reply #21 posted 06/11/13 8:19pm

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Whether it's true or not, the story IS in Dez's book. The story spans about 3 pages. Since I'm away from home and can't scan the pages, I took a picture of the last page of the story so folks can see that it is, in fact, in the book. (See the link below.) And I just now noticed Dez's use of "taken" instead of "taking". I guess no one hires an editor anymore. Sigh!

http://www.james-tech.com...okpage.jpg

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Reply #22 posted 06/12/13 3:21am

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TheFreakerFantastic said:



luv4u said:


He was not arrested.This pic pops up usually on April Fools day and some folks fall for this.


Incorrect. The incident is genuine, as Kae510 suggests, it was due to an incident on a plane, a photo was taken after arrest by the police but I believe the charges were dropped. It is mentioned in many of the Prince biographies out there.



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You are correct Matt fink told about this incident on his fb page it was based on a dare him and dez put p up to on the plane to take ..then he was supposed to have him put it in his bag ...he got caught but charges were never filed
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