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Reply #480 posted 05/24/17 9:34pm

Misslink88

PennyPurple said:

Chapter 17 ~ Battle ll Pages 184-191

Chick Huntsberry came into the picture. Prince didn't like it at first and talked to Dez about it, Dez told him that he was a nice guy and to give him a chance. P grew into liking having a bodyguard and to liking (Big) Chick.

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The Time started doing really well, and upstaged Prince & his band. It became a rivalry between the bands. It turned into a huge food fight. Jesse Johnson was grabbed by Big Chick and took to Princes dressing room where he was handcuffed, and Prince flung food at him and taunting him. Jerome Benton was basically tarred and feathered with honey & garbage. In the end, there was a lot of hotel damage and Prince made Morris Day pay for most of it.

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Denise Matthews entered the picture at the AMA Awards in 1982, as Rick James' date. When Prince spotted her it was like they were looking at themselves in a mirror. Prince made immediate advances that were rebuffed by Matthews. Prince invited her to MN to be apart of a side project of his called the Hookers. With nothing to loose she took him up on his offer.

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Please note, the date of 1982 when Prince first saw Matthews, has been hotly contested on the Org. Some saying that it may have been as early as 1980.

A couple of interesting links for this. The first is for The Minnesota Black Music Awards. Loads of key players who won during this period. http://twincitiesmusichig...lackmusic/

The second one is to Denise's obituary. It states the AMA date as 1980. Rick James was an R&B nominee for both 1980 and 1982. I don't know if this is a misprint or the correct date. https://www.pinterest.com...069187318/

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Reply #481 posted 05/25/17 4:53am

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Misslink88 said:

A couple of interesting links for this. The first is for The Minnesota Black Music Awards. Loads of key players who won during this period. http://twincitiesmusichig...lackmusic/

The second one is to Denise's obituary. It states the AMA date as 1980. Rick James was an R&B nominee for both 1980 and 1982. I don't know if this is a misprint or the correct date. https://www.pinterest.com...069187318/

Thank you, we'll add that to the list of questions we have for Alex and Laura.

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Reply #482 posted 05/25/17 6:03am

luvgirl

Denise also says she met Prince in 1980 in this article, as well as the obituary.

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Reply #483 posted 05/25/17 6:59am

LBrent

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Denise also says she met Prince in 1980 in this article, as well as the obituary. photo image_zpshim8ayxr.jpeg [Edited 5/25/17 6:05am]

This sounds like the same meet-cute that she told Joan Rivers when she was a guest on her show.

The only things that sound different is the part about Morris, and I don't remember the year she said it happened. But she did say they met at an awards show and she was asked to take him to the bathroom.

So now that it's been said by her own lips, maybe this whole date thing can stop being...a thing.

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Reply #484 posted 05/25/17 8:53am

Misslink88

Jesse Johnson recently talked about the food fight and said he had managed to grab some eggs, out-ran Chick and finally got P outside the venue, where he pelted him with the eggs. I understand the frustration on both sides: The Time was incredibly talented and had its own audience, while none of it would have come to pass without P and the backing of WB.

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Reply #485 posted 05/25/17 9:25am

kmama07

I laughs out loud when he proposed she join his new project. "The Hookers". Really? What a hilarious and ridiculous name!
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Reply #486 posted 05/25/17 10:20am

bsprout

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I laughs out loud when he proposed she join his new project. "The Hookers". Really? What a hilarious and ridiculous name!

And he wanted to name her 'Vagina'! WTH? nuts

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Reply #487 posted 05/25/17 10:22am

kmama07

bsprout said:



kmama07 said:


I laughed out loud when he proposed she join his new project. "The Hookers". Really? What a hilarious and ridiculous name!


And he wanted to name her 'Vagina'! WTH? nuts



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Reply #488 posted 05/25/17 10:42am

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bsprout said:

kmama07 said:

I laughs out loud when he proposed she join his new project. "The Hookers". Really? What a hilarious and ridiculous name!

And he wanted to name her 'Vagina'! WTH? nuts

Only Prince could have gotten away with that. lol

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Reply #489 posted 05/25/17 6:27pm

luvgirl

Denise Matthews entered the picture at the AMA Awards in 1982, as Rick James' date.


The way Vanity tells the meeting of Prince in her book in regards to Rick James, it would seem that she didn't attend the AMA with Rick James, but that both Rick and Prince were trying to hit on her at the same time. I think that is where the misunderstanding occurred that she attended the AMA with Rick James. Anyway, you decide. Here is an excerpt after Prince told reporters and the cameras that Denise was his wife.


Blame It On Vanity

"We parted awkwardly that being quite the controversial conversation for the evening, and before I could catch my breath, going forward and looking back with eyes wide opening, a singer toting the name of Rick James, stopped by the cameras, caught hold of me as I sauntered by, and muttered the very same words. They soared past my head whizzing like a boomerang. "Meet My wife everyone." Some might say this could only happen in the movies..." "No one ever find themselves in the exact position a second time, do they?"
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Reply #490 posted 05/25/17 7:09pm

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Denise Matthews entered the picture at the AMA Awards in 1982, as Rick James' date.
The way Vanity tells the meeting of Prince in her book in regards to Rick James, it would seem that she didn't attend the AMA with Rick James, but that both Rick and Prince were trying to hit on her at the same time. I think that is where the misunderstanding occurred that she attended the AMA with Rick James. Anyway, you decide. Here is an excerpt after Prince told reporters and the cameras that Denise was his wife. Blame It On Vanity "We parted awkwardly that being quite the controversial conversation for the evening, and before I could catch my breath, going forward and looking back with eyes wide opening, a singer toting the name of Rick James, stopped by the cameras, caught hold of me as I sauntered by, and muttered the very same words. They soared past my head whizzing like a boomerang. "Meet My wife everyone." Some might say this could only happen in the movies..." "No one ever find themselves in the exact position a second time, do they?" [b][Edited 5/25/17 18:54pm]

So Prince & Rick James said the same thing to her? eek

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In her book did she say what year this was?

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Reply #491 posted 05/25/17 7:12pm

luvgirl

PennyPurple said:



luvgirl said:


Denise Matthews entered the picture at the AMA Awards in 1982, as Rick James' date.

The way Vanity tells the meeting of Prince in her book in regards to Rick James, it would seem that she didn't attend the AMA with Rick James, but that both Rick and Prince were trying to hit on her at the same time. I think that is where the misunderstanding occurred that she attended the AMA with Rick James. Anyway, you decide. Here is an excerpt after Prince told reporters and the cameras that Denise was his wife. Blame It On Vanity "We parted awkwardly that being quite the controversial conversation for the evening, and before I could catch my breath, going forward and looking back with eyes wide opening, a singer toting the name of Rick James, stopped by the cameras, caught hold of me as I sauntered by, and muttered the very same words. They soared past my head whizzing like a boomerang. "Meet My wife everyone." Some might say this could only happen in the movies..." "No one ever find themselves in the exact position a second time, do they?" [b][Edited 5/25/17 18:54pm]

So Prince & Rick James said the same thing to her? eek


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In her book did she say what year this was?



No, She didn't bog down any particular date in her book.
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Reply #492 posted 05/25/17 8:53pm

LBrent

luvgirl said:

PennyPurple said:

So Prince & Rick James said the same thing to her? eek

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In her book did she say what year this was?

No, She didn't bog down any particular date in her book.

Lawd

Poor gurl...Sexyness on one side...Freakydeakyness on the other side...and she's smack dab in the middle like eek

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Reply #493 posted 05/25/17 9:08pm

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LBrent said:

luvgirl said:

PennyPurple said: No, She didn't bog down any particular date in her book.

Lawd

Poor gurl...Sexyness on one side...Freakydeakyness on the other side...and she's smack dab in the middle like eek

Glad she chose the super sexy one and not the Super Freak. biggrin

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Reply #494 posted 05/26/17 4:58am

luvgirl

LBrent said:

luvgirl said:

PennyPurple said: No, She didn't bog down any particular date in her book.

Lawd

Poor gurl...Sexyness on one side...Freakydeakyness on the other side...and she's smack dab in the middle like eek

lol That line in Graffiti Bridge. Sexiness on the left of ya... Sexiness freakiness on the right... (Pimp sandwich razz)

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Reply #495 posted 05/26/17 5:08am

luvgirl

PennyPurple said:

LBrent said:

Lawd

Poor gurl...Sexyness on one side...Freakydeakyness on the other side...and she's smack dab in the middle like eek

Glad she chose the super sexy one and not the Super Freak. biggrin

Smart girl... I think that's why the rumor got started that Prince stoled her away from Rick James. She chose Prince over Rick that night, but you know how things go once the story starts getting around. It takes on a life of it's own.... lol

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Reply #496 posted 05/26/17 5:28am

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luvgirl said:



PennyPurple said:




LBrent said:




Lawd



Poor gurl...Sexyness on one side...Freakydeakyness on the other side...and she's smack dab in the middle like eek



Glad she chose the super sexy one and not the Super Freak. biggrin





Smart girl... I think that's why the rumor got started that Prince stoled her away from Rick James. She chose Prince over Rick that night, but you know how things go once the story starts getting around. It takes on a life of it's own.... lol


I rember Dez Dickerson said she was with Rick (maybe he saw Rick talking to her and assumed) and the next thing he knew she was sitting in the bus during the Controversy tour.
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Reply #497 posted 05/26/17 5:50am

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laurarichardson said:

I rember Dez Dickerson said she was with Rick (maybe he saw Rick talking to her and assumed) and the next thing he knew she was sitting in the bus during the Controversy tour.

I bet Dez was like eek

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Reply #498 posted 05/26/17 5:53am

bsprout

PennyPurple said:



LBrent said:




luvgirl said:


PennyPurple said: No, She didn't bog down any particular date in her book.


Lawd



Poor gurl...Sexyness on one side...Freakydeakyness on the other side...and she's smack dab in the middle like eek



Glad she chose the super sexy one and not the Super Freak. biggrin



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Reply #499 posted 05/26/17 6:22am

LBrent

luvgirl said:

LBrent said:

Lawd

Poor gurl...Sexyness on one side...Freakydeakyness on the other side...and she's smack dab in the middle like eek

lol That line in Graffiti Bridge. Sexiness on the left of ya... Sexiness freakiness on the right... (Pimp sandwich razz)

That was running through my mind when I wrote it!

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Reply #500 posted 05/26/17 6:56am

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C'mon who hasn't danced to Super Freak at the disco back in the day? lol

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She's a super freak, super freak,
She's super freaky, super freak, super freak

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Reply #501 posted 05/26/17 7:08am

Reciprocity

PennyPurple said:

laurarichardson said:

I rember Dez Dickerson said she was with Rick (maybe he saw Rick talking to her and assumed) and the next thing he knew she was sitting in the bus during the Controversy tour.

I bet Dez was like eek

She was the sexy, beautiful, and she not only dated Rick James but Billy Idol,

Nikki Sixx and Adam Ant.

I do not think Prince knew what he had when he hired her. She took on a life of her own.

She was so beautiful.

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Reply #502 posted 05/26/17 7:09am

Reciprocity

bsprout said:

kmama07 said:

I laughs out loud when he proposed she join his new project. "The Hookers". Really? What a hilarious and ridiculous name!

And he wanted to name her 'Vagina'! WTH? nuts

Did you see what she said about that in the Playboy interview?

She said sure as long you call yourself dick. lol

"Dick and Vagina table for 2"-Vanity

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Reply #503 posted 05/26/17 8:31am

Misslink88

laurarichardson said:

luvgirl said:

Smart girl... I think that's why the rumor got started that Prince stoled her away from Rick James. She chose Prince over Rick that night, but you know how things go once the story starts getting around. It takes on a life of it's own.... lol

I rember Dez Dickerson said she was with Rick (maybe he saw Rick talking to her and assumed) and the next thing he knew she was sitting in the bus during the Controversy tour.

This is the conclusion I've come to. Somehow or another she met Rick and was with him (there is even some scant evidence that Super Freak was written about her) and then went over to the P camp. As Reciprocity said, she dated Adam Ant and was in Japan (modelling) when he played there so this was nothing new. Personally - and this is only speculation - I believe the AMA story was contrived as a back story for Vanity 6.

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Reply #504 posted 05/26/17 9:02am

bsprout

Reciprocity said:

bsprout said:

And he wanted to name her 'Vagina'! WTH? nuts

Did you see what she said about that in the Playboy interview?

She said sure as long you call yourself dick. lol

"Dick and Vagina table for 2"-Vanity

lmao! Omg, no, I never heard that story, but what a great comeback from Vanity...that is so outrageous!

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Reply #505 posted 05/26/17 9:03am

bsprout

PennyPurple said:

C'mon who hasn't danced to Super Freak at the disco back in the day? lol

,

She's a super freak, super freak,
She's super freaky, super freak, super freak

lol you forgot the "ow"

as in: she's super freak-ay...OW lol

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Reply #506 posted 05/26/17 12:34pm

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bsprout said:

PennyPurple said:

C'mon who hasn't danced to Super Freak at the disco back in the day? lol

,

She's a super freak, super freak,
She's super freaky, super freak, super freak

lol you forgot the "ow"

as in: she's super freak-ay...OW lol

biggrin I've got that song stuck in my head today. LOL.

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Reply #507 posted 05/26/17 1:14pm

love4real

Hi all,

I just want to add some interesting tidbits about how Prince first met Vanity for your consideration.

I read Rick James's autobiography "Memoirs of a SuperFreak" and it is extremely raw, funny, direct and quite graphic. He pulls no punches and told many intimate details about the record industry, the party scene and his drug usage, his friends, enemies, colleagues and his own dating and sexual exploits with various women (Linda Blair, Teena Marie, Catherine Bach, Janice Dickenson, Ola Ray etc). He will call a "spade a spade". If he did not like you, your name was mentioned in this book. His autobiography is the epitome of a "tell all" book.

In this book, he briefly mentions Vanity only once in his book. He does states in passing that he met Vanity at an awards show. Unfortunately, he did not state any specifics about the event (the type of awards show and the year). Also, he does not state whether he was seeing her or worked with her etc. He does mention that he felt that Prince's team stole his “girl group” concept and created Vanity 6 that was based on a discussion Rick had with Prince's manager. His opinion about Vanity 6 is also mentioned in "Glow, The Autobiography of Rick James" by David Ritz. Vanity/Denise is not mentioned in the Glow book.

As many of you are aware, Rick is very outspoken. In my opinion, if he knew her or had some type of relationship with her (personal or professional) prior to her meeting with Prince at the AMA’s he would have mentioned it in detail in his book.

Just my humble opinion... biggrin

BTW, if you are interested in reading about the life of a true and original SuperFreak (Rick James that is), I recommend that you read his autobiography and David Ritz's book "Glow". It is a trip and a treat to read:-D eek lol

"Temptations sing...."OH OH OH OH OH OH OH". lol

[Edited 5/26/17 13:15pm]

[Edited 5/26/17 13:18pm]

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Reply #508 posted 05/26/17 5:03pm

Vashtix

love4real said:

Hi all,

I just want to add some interesting tidbits about how Prince first met Vanity for your consideration.

I read Rick James's autobiography "Memoirs of a SuperFreak" and it is extremely raw, funny, direct and quite graphic. He pulls no punches and told many intimate details about the record industry, the party scene and his drug usage, his friends, enemies, colleagues and his own dating and sexual exploits with various women (Linda Blair, Teena Marie, Catherine Bach, Janice Dickenson, Ola Ray etc). He will call a "spade a spade". If he did not like you, your name was mentioned in this book. His autobiography is the epitome of a "tell all" book.

In this book, he briefly mentions Vanity only once in his book. He does states in passing that he met Vanity at an awards show. Unfortunately, he did not state any specifics about the event (the type of awards show and the year). Also, he does not state whether he was seeing her or worked with her etc. He does mention that he felt that Prince's team stole his “girl group” concept and created Vanity 6 that was based on a discussion Rick had with Prince's manager. His opinion about Vanity 6 is also mentioned in "Glow, The Autobiography of Rick James" by David Ritz. Vanity/Denise is not mentioned in the Glow book.

As many of you are aware, Rick is very outspoken. In my opinion, if he knew her or had some type of relationship with her (personal or professional) prior to her meeting with Prince at the AMA’s he would have mentioned it in detail in his book.

Just my humble opinion... biggrin

BTW, if you are interested in reading about the life of a true and original SuperFreak (Rick James that is), I recommend that you read his autobiography and David Ritz's book "Glow". It is a trip and a treat to read:-D eek lol

"Temptations sing...."OH OH OH OH OH OH OH". lol

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[Edited 5/26/17 13:18pm]

He would not be able to write about her if she would not allow.

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Reply #509 posted 05/26/17 5:06pm

Vashtix

Misslink88 said:

laurarichardson said:

luvgirl said: I rember Dez Dickerson said she was with Rick (maybe he saw Rick talking to her and assumed) and the next thing he knew she was sitting in the bus during the Controversy tour.

This is the conclusion I've come to. Somehow or another she met Rick and was with him (there is even some scant evidence that Super Freak was written about her) and then went over to the P camp. As Reciprocity said, she dated Adam Ant and was in Japan (modelling) when he played there so this was nothing new. Personally - and this is only speculation - I believe the AMA story was contrived as a back story for Vanity 6.

You think Vanity lied about the meeting?

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