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Raphael Saadiq Reveals The Hilariously Petty Way He was Fired by Prince

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Reply #1 posted 10/08/21 7:00am

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Thanks for sharing...!

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Reply #2 posted 10/08/21 10:47am

steakfinger

That's what happens when you don't know how to connect to other humans on even a basic level. Classic asshole Prince (providing it was his idea, anyway). Maybe Sheila was the ass? It sounds like a Prince move, though.

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Reply #3 posted 10/08/21 11:04am

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I knew a great singer here who was trying to land a steady gig.

He did background for many well-knowns from Anastacia to Michael Jackson.

There was always a replacement or someone slightly better.

It's such a cut-throat business.

Very hard to make it, indeed.

And, yes, he had to work at a fast food joint to make ends meet.

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we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #4 posted 10/08/21 1:17pm

laytonian

steakfinger said:

That's what happens when you don't know how to connect to other humans on even a basic level. Classic asshole Prince (providing it was his idea, anyway). Maybe Sheila was the ass? It sounds like a Prince move, though.


It clearly says that Sheila gave him the "pink slip".

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Reply #5 posted 10/09/21 6:35am

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"That mountain top situation is not really what it's all cracked up 2 B when eye was doing the Purple Rain tour eye had a lot of people who eye knew eye'll never c again @ the concerts.just screamin n places they thought they was suppose 2 scream."prince
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Reply #6 posted 10/09/21 10:02am

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

Prince(r.i.p.) or Sheila E. did the right thing.Sadiq is a TOTAL JERK! I refuse to even listen to the broadcast and will NEVER attend,buy or look at ANYTHING he's involved in EVER again.

He has written some great songs though, especially with Tony, Toni, Toné but also with D´Angelo and countless other acts.

Have you had a negative experience with him ? Ever worked with him?

What makes you say that he´s a jerk?

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"
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Reply #7 posted 10/09/21 3:10pm

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There's You Tube videos/interviews of Dawn Robinson (EnVogue/Lucy Pearl) explaining some of her past expereinces dealing with him. Very eyebrow raising, but not surprising. I've read he's difficult to work with...but I do respect his talent and I like some of his work.

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Reply #8 posted 10/10/21 6:06pm

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^^^

It’s a birds of a feather case, both are shady individuals and Ali Shaheed Mohammed was the one who got caught in the middle. Raphael didn’t exactly do good for his previous group Tony Toni Tone either, just ask Dwayne, so he has a history of fucking people over for money.

Dawn left En Vogue after stringing them along and decided to give her replacement (forgot her name) hell even though she stayed with the group longer than Dawn. Maybe the universe was conspiring to bring two assholes together for the sake of teaching them a lesson in a “you met your match” kinda way? Idk. Talented for sure, though.
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Reply #9 posted 10/10/21 6:19pm

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I’ll say this though, I felt spoiled in the year 2000. Lucy Pearl and D’Angelo’s “Voodoo” what a time to be alive smile I still hold these albums dearly.
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Reply #10 posted 10/10/21 9:44pm

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KoolEaze said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

Prince(r.i.p.) or Sheila E. did the right thing.Sadiq is a TOTAL JERK! I refuse to even listen to the broadcast and will NEVER attend,buy or look at ANYTHING he's involved in EVER again.

He has written some great songs though, especially with Tony, Toni, Toné but also with D´Angelo and countless other acts.

Have you had a negative experience with him ? Ever worked with him?

What makes you say that he´s a jerk?

"That mountain top situation is not really what it's all cracked up 2 B when eye was doing the Purple Rain tour eye had a lot of people who eye knew eye'll never c again @ the concerts.just screamin n places they thought they was suppose 2 scream."prince
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Reply #11 posted 10/11/21 5:07am

gandorb

KoolEaze said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

Prince(r.i.p.) or Sheila E. did the right thing.Sadiq is a TOTAL JERK! I refuse to even listen to the broadcast and will NEVER attend,buy or look at ANYTHING he's involved in EVER again.

He has written some great songs though, especially with Tony, Toni, Toné but also with D´Angelo and countless other acts.

Have you had a negative experience with him ? Ever worked with him?

What makes you say that he´s a jerk?

His last album, Jimmy Lee (2019), was the best RnB album of the last few years IMO. It is all about the difficulites of trying to recover from substance abuse, I wonder if this was one of the issues that made him supposedly difficult to work with.

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Reply #12 posted 10/11/21 7:00am

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gandorb said:

KoolEaze said:

He has written some great songs though, especially with Tony, Toni, Toné but also with D´Angelo and countless other acts.

Have you had a negative experience with him ? Ever worked with him?

What makes you say that he´s a jerk?

His last album, Jimmy Lee (2019), was the best RnB album of the last few years IMO. It is all about the difficulites of trying to recover from substance abuse, I wonder if this was one of the issues that made him supposedly difficult to work with.

Raphael lost a LOT of people out of his life. Specifically he had a painful past marked by the tragic deaths of his four siblings that he was extremely close with that suffered from substance abuse, domestic violence, fatal car accident, & SUICIDE. That he didn't deal with the issues from it.That's what his 2019 album "Jimmy Lee"(named after his favorite brother) is about. It kind of made me understand why he is the nasty,rude,bitter, inconsiderate, person behind the scenes(whom is why I cut him loose). But acts like he's so sweet and nice in public.

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"That mountain top situation is not really what it's all cracked up 2 B when eye was doing the Purple Rain tour eye had a lot of people who eye knew eye'll never c again @ the concerts.just screamin n places they thought they was suppose 2 scream."prince
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Reply #13 posted 10/11/21 7:20am

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

gandorb said:

His last album, Jimmy Lee (2019), was the best RnB album of the last few years IMO. It is all about the difficulites of trying to recover from substance abuse, I wonder if this was one of the issues that made him supposedly difficult to work with.

Raphael( lost a LOT of people out of his life. Specifically family members he was extremely close with that suffered from substance abuse & domestic abuse. That he didn't deal with the issues from it. Which I kind of identify with. That's what the album "Jimmy Lee" is about. It kind of made me understand why he is the nasty,rude,bitter, inconsiderate, person behind the scenes(whom is why I cut him loose). But acts like he's so sweet and nice in public.

I see.

Thanks for replying.

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Reply #14 posted 10/11/21 11:15am

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Apparently Saadiq still had a working relationship with Prince, as he participated in his 2011 NPG Music & Art Festival in Copenhagen.

https://www.princevault.com/index.php?title=06_August_2011

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Reply #15 posted 10/11/21 12:24pm

steakfinger

laytonian said:

steakfinger said:

That's what happens when you don't know how to connect to other humans on even a basic level. Classic asshole Prince (providing it was his idea, anyway). Maybe Sheila was the ass? It sounds like a Prince move, though.


It clearly says that Sheila gave him the "pink slip".

No, it clearly and quite literally says Sheila's ROAD MANAGER gave them the pink slips, but that doesn't mean it wasn't Prince's idea. I also said that maybe Sheila was the ass, which 100% implies that I don't know for sure and never said I did. It still sounds like something Prince might have done (meaning his idea, not execution). Just so we're being crystal clear.

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Reply #16 posted 10/11/21 1:16pm

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Check this “What’s In My Bag” episode, he talks about him at one point:

https://youtu.be/HitF494cJ3I
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