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Thread started 05/17/16 3:59am

2olskool4u

Cashing in while they can!

Is it possible to show concern about greedy family members cashing in and making deals before it is even clear if they are officially entitled to any of the wealth, WITHOUT the thread being erased because of it being 'disrespectful'? Personally I think theres a lot more disrespect closer to home, and these CASH 'deals' are happening!
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Reply #1 posted 05/17/16 4:42am

boschino

Who's greedy?

What cash deals are happening right now?

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Reply #2 posted 05/17/16 5:16am

james

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Who do you think is going to be releasing the vault recordings or even remastered old albums... his heirs.

Is that cash grabbing deals? If so, I like the sound of it!

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Reply #3 posted 05/17/16 5:18am

tollyc

james said:

Who do you think is going to be releasing the vault recordings or even remastered old albums... his heirs.


Is that cash grabbing deals? If so, I like the sound of it!



Exactly. Fans will benefit the most since the family members can't play instruments. The only thing they can do is sell his music and/or pimp out paisley park.

Both options sound good to me.
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Reply #4 posted 05/17/16 5:23am

Strive

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Who's greedy?

What cash deals are happening right now?

I guess he's talking about this TMZ post

Our sources say 3 and possibly 4 of the siblings and their lawyers have put together a TV package, with major music producers and famous artists who will perform Prince songs for a 2 hour TV special set to air in August.

The plan is to make the 6 siblings co-producers, which will give them enough money to tide them over as the bank running the estate figures out how to dole out the cash.


Here's the conflict. We're told Tyka and at least one other sibling is not on board ... she wants to produce her own special and control it.


The other siblings are enraged Tyka gets to live rent free in a house Prince owned ... a house on which the bank is still paying the mortgage and home-related expenses. The siblings feel they too should get comparable support, but they're getting nothing ... thus their idea for the TV special.


One source connected with the negotiations tells us, the lawyers met last week and "it's gotten really nasty. No one can agree on anything."

Free the music, fire Michael Howe

"When you deny people the option to not pick a side, you may not like the side they'll pick."
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Reply #5 posted 05/17/16 5:30am

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Tyka has already said that they aren't fighting and I believe her over TMZ. If they are who cares? At this point I hate the fact that the media is so thirsty for a story.

This better antonb and PurpleSpirit319
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Reply #6 posted 05/17/16 8:06am

TrivialPursuit

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lPoeticl said:

Tyka has already said that they aren't fighting and I believe her over TMZ. If they are who cares? At this point I hate the fact that the media is so thirsty for a story.

What would the media do if there weren't a story to tell? Whether you like it or not, the media is there to cover a story. And Prince dying from a prescription drug addiction (probably - let's be honest here), then that is a MFing story! It almost feels bigger than when Michael Jackson died. (However, I was in a weird place in life, and a bit distracted back then, so my perception might be off for his stuff.)

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It's like - if the media ignores the story, people have gotten mad on here because they're not covering it enough. Yet it's still being covered, and folks on here are still mad because "they're getting everything wrong". Listen - they might know more than we do. They can investigate things, and find out inside tracks on items. They can also re-articulate the obvious and make it into something a bit bent.

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That's why I'm just waiting on that autopsy and toxicology report. The why will be filled in. The thing with the doctor(s), and all that will come later (as it did with Conrad Murray; although Murray was MJ's bitch, and ultimately killed him. It sounds like these other guys were trying to get Prince back in shape, at Prince's own request.)

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #7 posted 05/17/16 8:18am

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Tyka seems to already be changing. From handing out flowers by the studio with an expectant smile to donning sunglasses, and a more upscale suit and facing downward as if SHE'S the beleaguered 'Center of Attention' to telling the fans, about people trying to throw tribute events, that she AND HIS ASHES won't be at these ceremonies... all in just a matter of days...

[Edited 5/17/16 8:20am]

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Reply #8 posted 05/17/16 8:48am

RiotPaisley

I think it's messed up half siblings get anything in the first place when there is a full blood sibling.

Complaining they aren't getting a fair share? If Prince wanted to set them up for life, he would have while he was alive.

And Tyka changing? She's going to. Her demeanor immediately after the events was that of someone just thrown into the public eye after being relatively obscure. She wasn't sitting in the wings priming herself for the day when Prince dies "without a will" and she would reign as Queen of Paisley Park. She was most likely sitting at home going about her normal business when the phone rang and sent her life into a spiral. I don't think anything strange of her to be pulling her appearance together knowing TMZ and whoever is hanging out in the bushes waiting for her to open a bag of chips.

In my opinion, no one really deserves any of his money or royalties from future stuff except Paisley Park and his fans/ friends. Every last dime that is made in his name going forward should go directly to the Park to keep it open and operating with the goal of continuing to serve the community of Chanhassen and future generations of music. Make it a museum, a music school, a place to shoot films etc. As far as someone to run the whole thing- there's got to be a smart business minded person Prince trusted who can make decisions he'd want made.

People who think they are entitled to anything just cuz they share blood - not even 100% are bogus. Get a job... I got a job, why don't y'all got a job? I'll be really pissed if anything happens Prince would cringe over just so a few people can retire to the Bahamas, tomorrow. If this story is true they need to ice that greed cuz Prince is watching and he'll gettchu! Karma is a bitch.
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Reply #9 posted 05/17/16 9:02am

bashraka

Imagine if you were the sibling of a legendary and cultural figure whose impact around the world is immeasurable and you were left with the impact of sorting through the deceased's business affairs and still mourn your brother's passing privately and publicly. How many people on this thread gossiping about Tyka and her siblings if put in the same situation, wouldn't be accused of beig greedy? Even if the family was being greedy, why can't they benefit from the fruits of Prince's labor? Some fans are just as greedy by collecting bootlegs and even his official albums that can be bought legally. This is still a family grieving for their full brother or half brother in the public.

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Reply #10 posted 05/17/16 9:18am

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This is unfortunately what happens when there is reportedly no will. If you have more than $1 in assets, make a will! And you should not wait until times of trouble to do it. Make it while you are clear thinking and not rushed or stressed.

Hopefully Prince did. If not, shame on him.
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Reply #11 posted 05/17/16 9:32am

wishuhvn

RiotPaisley said:

I think it's messed up half siblings get anything in the first place when there is a full blood sibling. Complaining they aren't getting a fair share? If Prince wanted to set them up for life, he would have while he was alive. And Tyka changing? She's going to. Her demeanor immediately after the events was that of someone just thrown into the public eye after being relatively obscure. She wasn't sitting in the wings priming herself for the day when Prince dies "without a will" and she would reign as Queen of Paisley Park. She was most likely sitting at home going about her normal business when the phone rang and sent her life into a spiral. I don't think anything strange of her to be pulling her appearance together knowing TMZ and whoever is hanging out in the bushes waiting for her to open a bag of chips. In my opinion, no one really deserves any of his money or royalties from future stuff except Paisley Park and his fans/ friends. Every last dime that is made in his name going forward should go directly to the Park to keep it open and operating with the goal of continuing to serve the community of Chanhassen and future generations of music. Make it a museum, a music school, a place to shoot films etc. As far as someone to run the whole thing- there's got to be a smart business minded person Prince trusted who can make decisions he'd want made. People who think they are entitled to anything just cuz they share blood - not even 100% are bogus. Get a job... I got a job, why don't y'all got a job? I'll be really pissed if anything happens Prince would cringe over just so a few people can retire to the Bahamas, tomorrow. If this story is true they need to ice that greed cuz Prince is watching and he'll gettchu! Karma is a bitch.

See I have to disagree about the half-sibling. What if the half sibling was part of the family before he was born? In my case, My step-mom was my mom 4 years before my younger sister was born, so in essence she was my mom before my half-sister was born. We also didn't differentiate between being a half or whole sibling. There's too many variables to discount half siblings. The key is to have a will but that isn't always the case. A person could also be closer to a half sibling than they are to a full sibling. My concern about the family being greedy is that I don't want to see/hear Prince's music in every other commercial. There was a reason why Prince was so stringent with allowing his music for commercial purposes. I want that to be respected.

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Reply #12 posted 05/17/16 10:14am

TrivialPursuit

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BeelZBubba said:

Tyka seems to already be changing. From handing out flowers by the studio with an expectant smile to donning sunglasses, and a more upscale suit and facing downward as if SHE'S the beleaguered 'Center of Attention' to telling the fans, about people trying to throw tribute events, that she AND HIS ASHES won't be at these ceremonies... all in just a matter of days...

Respectfully, that's conjecture. She's grieving, and has a lot on her plate to sort through. Your grief process doesn't have to be hers, and vice versa. She's handling shit the best she can, and that's for no one to judge.

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #13 posted 05/17/16 10:32am

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TrivialPursuit said:

BeelZBubba said:

Tyka seems to already be changing. From handing out flowers by the studio with an expectant smile to donning sunglasses, and a more upscale suit and facing downward as if SHE'S the beleaguered 'Center of Attention' to telling the fans, about people trying to throw tribute events, that she AND HIS ASHES won't be at these ceremonies... all in just a matter of days...

Respectfully, that's conjecture. She's grieving, and has a lot on her plate to sort through. Your grief process doesn't have to be hers, and vice versa. She's handling shit the best she can, and that's for no one to judge.

I think part of the reason the cremation happened so quickly (aside from any religious reasons) is to avoid photographs and potential theft/desecration of Prince's body.

I'm being serious. I think the media (read: TMZ) would stop at nothing to get a "death shot", and I fear that rabid fans might desecrate a burial site or even break into a morgue. Now, all of that is rendered impossible.

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Reply #14 posted 05/17/16 10:37am

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There's a fine line between "tribute" and "cashing in".

Of course, all of the magazines ran Prince covers. That's to be expected. People magazine put out a Prince-only commemorative issue . . . $16. Now that's cashing in.

VH1 running videos and movies = tribute

Record stores putting up displays of CDs and movies = cashing in
eBay prices going through the roof = cashing in

D' Angelo, Aretha, Springsteen, McCartney doing tributes in their concerts = tribute

If a new Prince single hits iTunes on the day of his public memorial -- bigtime cashing in.

I have to give kudos to Amazon. They kept the price of HitNRun Phase Two exactly what it was before Prince died.

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Reply #15 posted 05/17/16 12:01pm

babynoz

bashraka said:

Imagine if you were the sibling of a legendary and cultural figure whose impact around the world is immeasurable and you were left with the impact of sorting through the deceased's business affairs and still mourn your brother's passing privately and publicly. How many people on this thread gossiping about Tyka and her siblings if put in the same situation, wouldn't be accused of beig greedy? Even if the family was being greedy, why can't they benefit from the fruits of Prince's labor? Some fans are just as greedy by collecting bootlegs and even his official albums that can be bought legally. This is still a family grieving for their full brother or half brother in the public.



Thank you.

The way people stay pressed and all up in this family's business you would think they expect to be named in the will or something.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #16 posted 05/17/16 12:02pm

babynoz

Se7en said:

TrivialPursuit said:

Respectfully, that's conjecture. She's grieving, and has a lot on her plate to sort through. Your grief process doesn't have to be hers, and vice versa. She's handling shit the best she can, and that's for no one to judge.

I think part of the reason the cremation happened so quickly (aside from any religious reasons) is to avoid photographs and potential theft/desecration of Prince's body.

I'm being serious. I think the media (read: TMZ) would stop at nothing to get a "death shot", and I fear that rabid fans might desecrate a burial site or even break into a morgue. Now, all of that is rendered impossible.



Exactly.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #17 posted 05/17/16 12:04pm

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I think photos will leak someday... Photos of Michael and Whitney leaked, too. confused

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Reply #18 posted 05/17/16 12:13pm

RiotPaisley

wishuhvn said:



RiotPaisley said:


I think it's messed up half siblings get anything in the first place when there is a full blood sibling. Complaining they aren't getting a fair share? If Prince wanted to set them up for life, he would have while he was alive. And Tyka changing? She's going to. Her demeanor immediately after the events was that of someone just thrown into the public eye after being relatively obscure. She wasn't sitting in the wings priming herself for the day when Prince dies "without a will" and she would reign as Queen of Paisley Park. She was most likely sitting at home going about her normal business when the phone rang and sent her life into a spiral. I don't think anything strange of her to be pulling her appearance together knowing TMZ and whoever is hanging out in the bushes waiting for her to open a bag of chips. In my opinion, no one really deserves any of his money or royalties from future stuff except Paisley Park and his fans/ friends. Every last dime that is made in his name going forward should go directly to the Park to keep it open and operating with the goal of continuing to serve the community of Chanhassen and future generations of music. Make it a museum, a music school, a place to shoot films etc. As far as someone to run the whole thing- there's got to be a smart business minded person Prince trusted who can make decisions he'd want made. People who think they are entitled to anything just cuz they share blood - not even 100% are bogus. Get a job... I got a job, why don't y'all got a job? I'll be really pissed if anything happens Prince would cringe over just so a few people can retire to the Bahamas, tomorrow. If this story is true they need to ice that greed cuz Prince is watching and he'll gettchu! Karma is a bitch.

See I have to disagree about the half-sibling. What if the half sibling was part of the family before he was born? In my case, My step-mom was my mom 4 years before my younger sister was born, so in essence she was my mom before my half-sister was born. We also didn't differentiate between being a half or whole sibling. There's too many variables to discount half siblings. The key is to have a will but that isn't always the case. A person could also be closer to a half sibling than they are to a full sibling. My concern about the family being greedy is that I don't want to see/hear Prince's music in every other commercial. There was a reason why Prince was so stringent with allowing his music for commercial purposes. I want that to be respected.



You're right and make good points about half/step siblings. It would just seem to me that a full would just get it all. And mostly because it sounds like his dad may have had many other kids all over the place. I think it just complicates things cuz now you got 7 people trying to decide what to do with one mans legacy.
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Reply #19 posted 05/17/16 12:18pm

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lPoeticl said:

Tyka has already said that they aren't fighting and I believe her over TMZ. If they are who cares? At this point I hate the fact that the media is so thirsty for a story.

I agree with everything mentioned in this post. the highlighted part rings especially true.

[Edited 5/17/16 12:18pm]

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Reply #20 posted 05/17/16 12:26pm

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RiotPaisley said:

I think it's messed up half siblings get anything in the first place when there is a full blood sibling. Complaining they aren't getting a fair share? If Prince wanted to set them up for life, he would have while he was alive. And Tyka changing? She's going to. Her demeanor immediately after the events was that of someone just thrown into the public eye after being relatively obscure. She wasn't sitting in the wings priming herself for the day when Prince dies "without a will" and she would reign as Queen of Paisley Park. She was most likely sitting at home going about her normal business when the phone rang and sent her life into a spiral. I don't think anything strange of her to be pulling her appearance together knowing TMZ and whoever is hanging out in the bushes waiting for her to open a bag of chips. In my opinion, no one really deserves any of his money or royalties from future stuff except Paisley Park and his fans/ friends. Every last dime that is made in his name going forward should go directly to the Park to keep it open and operating with the goal of continuing to serve the community of Chanhassen and future generations of music. Make it a museum, a music school, a place to shoot films etc. As far as someone to run the whole thing- there's got to be a smart business minded person Prince trusted who can make decisions he'd want made. People who think they are entitled to anything just cuz they share blood - not even 100% are bogus. Get a job... I got a job, why don't y'all got a job? I'll be really pissed if anything happens Prince would cringe over just so a few people can retire to the Bahamas, tomorrow. If this story is true they need to ice that greed cuz Prince is watching and he'll gettchu! Karma is a bitch.

THIS. All of THIS! worship Well done. Endorsing now .

"So here I sit in my lonely room
Lookin' for my sunshine
But all I've got is two cigarettes
And this broken heart of mine
So let the rain come down
Let the rain come down
Let the rain come down, down"
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Reply #21 posted 05/17/16 1:31pm

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Se7en said:

TrivialPursuit said:

Respectfully, that's conjecture. She's grieving, and has a lot on her plate to sort through. Your grief process doesn't have to be hers, and vice versa. She's handling shit the best she can, and that's for no one to judge.

I think part of the reason the cremation happened so quickly (aside from any religious reasons) is to avoid photographs and potential theft/desecration of Prince's body.

I'm being serious. I think the media (read: TMZ) would stop at nothing to get a "death shot", and I fear that rabid fans might desecrate a burial site or even break into a morgue. Now, all of that is rendered impossible.

I get that, and agree. I don't know if there is a time frame on burial for a body (like with Judiasm, etc) with the JW group. That's still not to say someone at a funeral home or the morgue didn't snap a picture.

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They tried to destroy the footage of Steve Irwin being killed by that stingray, and it surfaced. So - who knows. The one thing I don't want to see if Prince in a casket.

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #22 posted 05/17/16 1:47pm

Melted

I have not watched or listened to a single news event or sagazine. Cause these people don't know shit about a man a have loved for many many years. I don't need nor want their lame ass reports about shit they don't know. I don't give a flying fuck either about sibling rivalries Prince probanly postponed the will til all the vultures (family and corporate) have come out to show they ass to the entire world. I bet He sittin back laughing at all they dumb ass's cause you know how much of a jokester he was. I choose to remember Him in my own way and fuck the dumb shit media.
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Reply #23 posted 05/17/16 2:21pm

2olskool4u

Melted said:

I have not watched or listened to a single news event or sagazine. Cause these people don't know shit about a man a have loved for many many years. I don't need nor want their lame ass reports about shit they don't know. I don't give a flying fuck either about sibling rivalries Prince probanly postponed the will til all the vultures (family and corporate) have come out to show they ass to the entire world. I bet He sittin back laughing at all they dumb ass's cause you know how much of a jokester he was. I choose to remember Him in my own way and fuck the dumb shit media.

I wouldn't be surprised if a will shows up after death certificate, etc, and his 'family' get jack shit. That's the whole point, i think they may well be worried that they aren't going to see any of it, so are making these tv deals, followed by books and all kinds later
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Reply #24 posted 05/18/16 2:16am

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bashraka said:

Imagine if you were the sibling of a legendary and cultural figure whose impact around the world is immeasurable and you were left with the impact of sorting through the deceased's business affairs and still mourn your brother's passing privately and publicly. How many people on this thread gossiping about Tyka and her siblings if put in the same situation, wouldn't be accused of beig greedy? Even if the family was being greedy, why can't they benefit from the fruits of Prince's labor? Some fans are just as greedy by collecting bootlegs and even his official albums that can be bought legally. This is still a family grieving for their full brother or half brother in the public.

Well written. Nice to see a bit of compassion towards the family.

The assumption by some fans that Tyka et all are just money-grabbers is really disheartening. We know very little about them & their individual, personal relationship with their (half) brother, and the grieving process they are currently going through.

Unless I am proven otherwise, I'm holding on to the belief that they will do their upmost to carry on the legacy. Its the people whispering in their ears that we should be concerned about.

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Reply #25 posted 05/18/16 2:59am

Aerogram

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More hysterical posts from some Prince fan speculating on steroids.

Bring back the "disrespectful" naysayers, the Org needs more mature and balanced members if it is to stay an interesting place relatively devoid of nonsense.

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