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Reply #30 posted 03/29/17 6:47am

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I think the laughter was his way of saying certain things are ridiculous in his mind. The interviewer asked about Prince's drug use and he laughed as if he meant "what drug use?" Either that or it's nervous laughter. I wonder if he's a part of the investigation.

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Reply #31 posted 03/29/17 6:53am

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A lot of what we saw was nerves. You can tell he was very nervous. You know damn well that they are going to STILL ask about things that may have been discussed prior to the interview and determined as off limit. I think it was a very good thing that the interview was done.


Yeah and it's not like Kirk does interviews on a regular basis. In fact I think this is the first time I ever heard him speak. I expected his voice to be deeper for some reason.
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Reply #32 posted 03/29/17 6:59am

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A lot of what we saw was nerves. You can tell he was very nervous. You know damn well that they are going to STILL ask about things that may have been discussed prior to the interview and determined as off limit. I think it was a very good thing that the interview was done.


He was very nervous. Kirk has never been the media guy, he doesn't have a lot of experience with the level of scrutiny he's found himself under. One thing we need to remember is that he was with prince a long time. He was best man in his first wedding. He was obviously an important person in prince's life and I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt for now.
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Reply #33 posted 03/29/17 6:59am

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MMJas said:

I think the laughter was his way of saying certain things are ridiculous in his mind. The interviewer asked about Prince's drug use and he laughed as if he meant "what drug use?" Either that or it's nervous laughter. I wonder if he's a part of the investigation.

[Edited 3/29/17 6:53am]

The interviewer said he was a part of the investigation.

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Reply #34 posted 03/29/17 7:02am

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Kirk should have remained silent. I know that he was probably nervous, but this interview is devastating. He needs a media coach.

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Reply #35 posted 03/29/17 7:13am

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I kind of thought the laughter was at the reporter, not so much nervous laughter or anything. I've a feeling Kirk told them what questions were not to be asked, and the reporter asked them anyway. Knowing how Prince felt about interviewers, there may have been some inside joke about reporters that Kirk was privvy to with Prince, and he was seeing it happen first hand.

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Reply #36 posted 03/29/17 7:13am

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MMJas said:

I think the laughter was his way of saying certain things are ridiculous in his mind. The interviewer asked about Prince's drug use and he laughed as if he meant "what drug use?" Either that or it's nervous laughter. I wonder if he's a part of the investigation.

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I also wonder if there wasn't a discussion about what he wouldn't talk about...and when she continued to ask questions he clearly wasn't going to answer, it was like a joke to him. Kind of like "Is this woman serious??"

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Reply #37 posted 03/29/17 7:18am

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He's probably not allowed to discuss any of it because it's an ongoing investigation. The interviewer should have known better.

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Reply #38 posted 03/29/17 7:19am

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i have to comment more about this "LAUGHTER" .....

really ? with the opoid disaster in this country ... hitting the rich , the poor all over ???

and this guy laughs ... almost a year later .... ????? drives me nutty !

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Reply #39 posted 03/29/17 7:23am

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MMJas said:

I think the laughter was his way of saying certain things are ridiculous in his mind. The interviewer asked about Prince's drug use and he laughed as if he meant "what drug use?" Either that or it's nervous laughter. I wonder if he's a part of the investigation.

[Edited 3/29/17 6:53am]

Agreed

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Reply #40 posted 03/29/17 7:27am

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Kirk's vault is never going to be unlocked. No book then.
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Reply #41 posted 03/29/17 7:29am

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I kind of thought the laughter was at the reporter, not so much nervous laughter or anything. I've a feeling Kirk told them what questions were not to be asked, and the reporter asked them anyway. Knowing how Prince felt about interviewers, there may have been some inside joke about reporters that Kirk was privvy to with Prince, and he was seeing it happen first hand.


I didn't like the questions, it's the CBS morning show not 60 Minutes. It should have been a 2 minute puff piece about Prince and PP (since she was given access) not about his death and drugs.

This is the headline of the piece: Drummer who discovered Prince dead in elevator talks legend's legacy

It's entirely possible they talked about more stuff but the CBS crew edited it down to what we got. Again I go back to Andre participating in that HLN show and then regretting it after he saw what the show was really about. I doubt the interviewee sees the finished product before it's aired.
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Reply #42 posted 03/29/17 7:36am

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rogifan said:

benni said:

I kind of thought the laughter was at the reporter, not so much nervous laughter or anything. I've a feeling Kirk told them what questions were not to be asked, and the reporter asked them anyway. Knowing how Prince felt about interviewers, there may have been some inside joke about reporters that Kirk was privvy to with Prince, and he was seeing it happen first hand.

I didn't like the questions, it's the CBS morning show not 60 Minutes. It should have been a 2 minute puff piece about Prince and PP (since she was given access) not about his death and drugs.

The media does not care about music. They want to hear about wild drug parties and how Prince was shooting holes in his T.V.

They are not getting these stories despite their digging so now they do not even pretend to be interested in his music.

We are going to see a lot of this in the coming weeks. It is going to be about drugs and not the events at Paisley Park. neutral

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Reply #43 posted 03/29/17 7:41am

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rogifan said:


benni said:

I kind of thought the laughter was at the reporter, not so much nervous laughter or anything. I've a feeling Kirk told them what questions were not to be asked, and the reporter asked them anyway. Knowing how Prince felt about interviewers, there may have been some inside joke about reporters that Kirk was privvy to with Prince, and he was seeing it happen first hand.



I didn't like the questions, it's the CBS morning show not 60 Minutes. It should have been a 2 minute puff piece about Prince and PP (since she was given access) not about his death and drugs.

The media does not care about music. They want to hear about wild drug parties and how Prince was shooting holes in his T.V.



They are not getting these stories despite their digging so now they do not even pretend to be interested in his music.



We are going to see a lot of this in the coming weeks. It is going to be about drugs and not the events at Paisley Park. neutral


It's so damn frustrating. If they're going to give you accces to PP then make sure the person doing the interview knows a thing or two about music and talk about that. Or talk to the curators of the different rooms at PP, what the experience is like to tour it, things they might be thinking about for the future, etc. Light stuff, not heavy stuff.
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Reply #44 posted 03/29/17 7:52am

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Reply #45 posted 03/29/17 8:00am

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rogifan said:

benni said:

I kind of thought the laughter was at the reporter, not so much nervous laughter or anything. I've a feeling Kirk told them what questions were not to be asked, and the reporter asked them anyway. Knowing how Prince felt about interviewers, there may have been some inside joke about reporters that Kirk was privvy to with Prince, and he was seeing it happen first hand.

I didn't like the questions, it's the CBS morning show not 60 Minutes. It should have been a 2 minute puff piece about Prince and PP (since she was given access) not about his death and drugs. This is the headline of the piece: Drummer who discovered Prince dead in elevator talks legend's legacy It's entirely possible they talked about more stuff but the CBS crew edited it down to what we got. Again I go back to Andre participating in that HLN show and then regretting it after he saw what the show was really about. I doubt the interviewee sees the finished product before it's aired. [Edited 3/29/17 7:37am]


I didn't like the questions either. It is possible the a lot got edited, but I really think that Kirk informed them of what was to not be asked about, what he could not comment on. He is still under investigation and as such, his lawyer would strongly advise him to not say anything to certain questions in case it was pulled and used in the investigation later.

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Reply #46 posted 03/29/17 8:04am

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Interviewer: "People have so many questions about Prince's last days...and you know..."

Kirk (pointing to his head): "Kirk has a vault...right here...it's never going to be unlocked."

That bothered me far more than the laughter because that sounded to me like "Kirk" KNOWS exactly what the fuck happened, how and why but "Kirk" doesn't intend to reveal it.

That's okay, "Kirk". Because I trust and believe that sooner or later, SOMEBODY is going to have no other choice but to reveal it, come what may!

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #47 posted 03/29/17 8:12am

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Interviewer: "People have so many questions about Prince's last days...and you know..."



Kirk (pointing to his head): "Kirk has a vault...right here...it's never going to be unlocked."



That bothered me far more than the laughter because that sounded to me like "Kirk" KNOWS exactly what the fuck happened, how and why but "Kirk" doesn't intend to reveal it.

That's okay, "Kirk". Because I trust and believe that sooner or later, SOMEBODY is going to have no other choice but to reveal it, come what may!


And who has the right to know anything besides the family and those investigating his death? I have no problem if Kirk stays quite forever. Prince was always very guarded about his private life. I respect those close to him who don't blab other than the odd cute/heartwarming/funny story.
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Reply #48 posted 03/29/17 8:12am

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I personally loved the interview. It's hard to say if he knew what they would be asking or not. I'm pretty sure the interview was to promote Paisley Park as a museum, but that kind of got lost with the questions. I'm so glad he's not divulging details of what transpired. Prince would definitely not have wanted that. It's about the music and his legacy. Prince stood next to Kirk and praised the man at the last party at Paisley Park on April 16th, not that I doubted it at the time that he really felt that way, but this interview just reinforces it. My take on the laughter is more like he's thinking, that's not why I'm doing this interview and you need to stop.

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Reply #49 posted 03/29/17 8:14am

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I am confused as to why he agreed to do this interview. He said nothing and then he made himself appear to be very shady and suspect as he evaded questions about the drugs with laughter and saying "next". What a bizarre reaction. Even Gayle King was struck by that saying it was "odd". But he is still part of the investigation, although they won't say how he is part of it.

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Reply #50 posted 03/29/17 8:18am

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I saw that a few minutes ago.

He didn't really say anything.

IDK but always thought of Kirk as one of Prince's Best Friends. But even now, nearly a year later, after seeing this, I just don't know.

The last nite Prince played at Paisley Park, 4-16-16, Prince told the crowd that Kirk had made the party possible and we gave him a great big hand of applause. We were all so worried about Prince, the plane incident, that it was a comfort and relief to feel as if Kirk had Prince's back.

The morning I heard Prince had passed, the first thing I said was 'where was Kirk?' I had left the party that nite feeling relief in thinking Kirk was right there for his friend. I had asked someone that I thought worked for P if thee was anyway that I could assist Prince after realizing his weak condition. There was no reply, so I figure they had it covered. Prince obviously, in friends and in my mind, needed 24hr care at that time.

When I asked where Kirk was, the responder said something to the effect of: 'not at that time of nite' which i took to mean if Prince wanted to be alone he would have sent him home. I tried to talk to Kirk but each time I had seen him for a second, but every chance was quickly gone. heart

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Reply #51 posted 03/29/17 8:22am

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Agree, she was more than likely told which questions were off limits and she went there anyway. I think the laughter was a product of his frustration at being asked what she knew he was unwilling (and since he's part of the investigation as SHE reported) and unable to answer.

She could have done a great package on the upcoming Celebration, PP tours increasing hours, questions about Prince's music (imagine that? sarcasm intended) etc. but instead she went straight to the salacious "drug" questions.

However, laura is right...as we approach the 21st it will only get worse and that is very sad. Prince was so much more than a man in pain who took medications to ease it.

rogifan said:

laurarichardson said:

The media does not care about music. They want to hear about wild drug parties and how Prince was shooting holes in his T.V.

They are not getting these stories despite their digging so now they do not even pretend to be interested in his music.

We are going to see a lot of this in the coming weeks. It is going to be about drugs and not the events at Paisley Park. neutral

It's so damn frustrating. If they're going to give you accces to PP then make sure the person doing the interview knows a thing or two about music and talk about that. Or talk to the curators of the different rooms at PP, what the experience is like to tour it, things they might be thinking about for the future, etc. Light stuff, not heavy stuff.

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Reply #52 posted 03/29/17 8:22am

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Reply #53 posted 03/29/17 8:29am

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Very strange interview indeed.

It had to be family sanctioned.

The interviewer HAD to know what questions would be off limits.

This is always discussed before an interview.

I also think Kirk's attorney was probably standing right next to

the camerman. eek

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Reply #54 posted 03/29/17 8:36am

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ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

Very strange interview indeed.

It had to be family sanctioned.

The interviewer HAD to know what questions would be off limits.

This is always discussed before an interview.

I also think Kirk's attorney was probably standing right next to

the camerman. eek



nod He knows it all and he'll never say what he knows. Might be the most loyal friend of them all. That's what I got from it.

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Reply #55 posted 03/29/17 9:00am

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I am confused as to why he agreed to do this interview. He said nothing and then he made himself appear to be very shady and suspect as he evaded questions about the drugs with laughter and saying "next". What a bizarre reaction. Even Gayle King was struck by that saying it was "odd". But he is still part of the investigation, although they won't say how he is part of it.

I agree. What was he thinking that made him consent to this interview? Sheesh...

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Reply #56 posted 03/29/17 9:11am

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Mumio said:

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

Very strange interview indeed.

It had to be family sanctioned.

The interviewer HAD to know what questions would be off limits.

This is always discussed before an interview.

I also think Kirk's attorney was probably standing right next to

the camerman. eek



nod He knows it all and he'll never say what he knows. Might be the most loyal friend of them all. That's what I got from it.

I agree with you. Kirk would be the last person to ever talk, and I believe he will not do it. What he knows about Prince, the whole 30 years, I believe he will take to his grave out of respect for Prince and his privacy.

The only talking he will do is what is required for the investigation. That in itself is a completely understandable reason.

After reading some posts and comments, I am inclined now to believe the laughter was out of frustration from the questions asked.

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Reply #57 posted 03/29/17 9:11am

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rogifan said:

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

Interviewer: "People have so many questions about Prince's last days...and you know..."

Kirk (pointing to his head): "Kirk has a vault...right here...it's never going to be unlocked."

That bothered me far more than the laughter because that sounded to me like "Kirk" KNOWS exactly what the fuck happened, how and why but "Kirk" doesn't intend to reveal it.

That's okay, "Kirk". Because I trust and believe that sooner or later, SOMEBODY is going to have no other choice but to reveal it, come what may!

And who has the right to know anything besides the family and those investigating his death? I have no problem if Kirk stays quite forever. Prince was always very guarded about his private life. I respect those close to him who don't blab other than the odd cute/heartwarming/funny story.


Anybody that it fucking bothers that Prince died...alone...in an elevator...from overdosing on Fentanyl pills that were clearly (mis)labeled as Hydrocodone!

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #58 posted 03/29/17 9:19am

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motherfunka said:

My take on the laughter is more like he's thinking, that's not why I'm doing this interview and you need to stop.

nod The title says, Drummer Talks Legend's Legacy. That's what Kirk meant to do, that's what he was trying to do for Prince and Paisley Park. Simple as that for me.
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Reply #59 posted 03/29/17 9:23am

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nelcp777 said:

Mumio said:



nod He knows it all and he'll never say what he knows. Might be the most loyal friend of them all. That's what I got from it.

I agree with you. Kirk would be the last person to ever talk, and I believe he will not do it. What he knows about Prince, the whole 30 years, I believe he will take to his grave out of respect for Prince and his privacy.

The only talking he will do is what is required for the investigation. That in itself is a completely understandable reason.

After reading some posts and comments, I am inclined now to believe the laughter was out of frustration from the questions asked.

And no doubt just being uncomfortable with all the cameras on him. Sure, he performed with Prince in public venues but this particular instance was all about Kirk. P wasn't there physically in the spotlight getting the attention. Probably nervous as hell with all those eyes just on him. smile

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