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Thread started 09/17/22 11:22am

paisleyparkgir
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Did Prince live alone between 2006-2016 ?

After his divorce in 2006, he never remarried and I don't believe he was serious about his little girlfriends that came and went after Mani.

He bulldozed the Galpin house and lived in LA for a while, when did he move into Paisley Park ?

It makes me sad to think he was pretty much alone for 10 years.

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Reply #1 posted 09/17/22 11:30am

LoveGalore

You can try to just ignore Bria but her face will haunt u until u see the dawn
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Reply #2 posted 09/17/22 11:46am

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LoveGalore said:

You can try to just ignore Bria but her face will haunt u until u see the dawn

did he live with her ? as a JW it would be considered a sin no ?

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Reply #3 posted 09/17/22 11:53am

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He dated Andy. They may not have been living together, but that doesn’t mean he was alone.
[Edited 9/17/22 11:54am]
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Reply #4 posted 09/17/22 12:46pm

LoveGalore

paisleyparkgirl said:



LoveGalore said:


You can try to just ignore Bria but her face will haunt u until u see the dawn


did he live with her ? as a JW it would be considered a sin no ?



Ever been to Paisley Park?

It's a big compound. They could live there together and never see each other if they chose.
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Reply #5 posted 09/17/22 12:58pm

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LoveGalore said:

paisleyparkgirl said:

did he live with her ? as a JW it would be considered a sin no ?

Ever been to Paisley Park? It's a big compound. They could live there together and never see each other if they chose.

I was under the impression that he started living in Paisley a few years before he passed. Before that he would crash there but it wasn't his home per say.

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Reply #6 posted 09/17/22 3:52pm

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Didn't he live in Europe for a while?
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Reply #7 posted 09/17/22 9:38pm

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paisleyparkgirl said:

It makes me sad to think he was pretty much alone for 10 years.


That's because you're not basing that in reality or logic.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #8 posted 09/18/22 8:20am

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could prince really live with anyone though?

i thought this was part of the issue (not read the mayte book though) with his marriages and his ability to maintain long term relationships, that he wasnt exactly the best or most comfortable at living with other people?

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Reply #9 posted 09/18/22 3:50pm

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funkbabyandthebabysitters said:

could prince really live with anyone though?

i thought this was part of the issue (not read the mayte book though) with his marriages and his ability to maintain long term relationships, that he wasnt exactly the best or most comfortable at living with other people?

I've read Mayte's book and things were great until they lost the second pregnancy. That's when he started acting up.

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Reply #10 posted 09/18/22 5:09pm

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paisleyparkgirl said:

funkbabyandthebabysitters said:

could prince really live with anyone though?

i thought this was part of the issue (not read the mayte book though) with his marriages and his ability to maintain long term relationships, that he wasnt exactly the best or most comfortable at living with other people?

I've read Mayte's book and things were great until they lost the second pregnancy. That's when he started acting up.


.....and Larry Graham slipped in between them.
It was a good deal for Larry. Preach at P and in exchange, get to live free on P's dime and also be employed.

But to answer the question: anyone who's read the investigative files has read Judith's explanation of which side of the bed she slept in.

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Reply #11 posted 09/18/22 5:31pm

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laytonian said:

paisleyparkgirl said:

I've read Mayte's book and things were great until they lost the second pregnancy. That's when he started acting up.


.....and Larry Graham slipped in between them.
It was a good deal for Larry. Preach at P and in exchange, get to live free on P's dime and also be employed.

But to answer the question: anyone who's read the investigative files has read Judith's explanation of which side of the bed she slept in.

It doesn't mean she lived with him.

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Reply #12 posted 09/18/22 5:45pm

TrivialPursuit

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paisleyparkgirl said:

It doesn't mean she lived with him.


Doesn't mean she didn't either. Stop with your pseudo narrative of Prince being some isolated, lonely middle-aged man. It's tired.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #13 posted 09/18/22 6:08pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

paisleyparkgirl said:

It doesn't mean she lived with him.


Doesn't mean she didn't either. Stop with your pseudo narrative of Prince being some isolated, lonely middle-aged man. It's tired.

I am not stating facts, I'm asking questions. Just like any fan, I hope he had someone close to him but that doesn't mean I believe it was Judith.

[Edited 9/18/22 18:09pm]

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Reply #14 posted 09/19/22 8:44am

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onlyforaminute said:

Didn't he live in Europe for a while?


I came across this article. I'm sure it's buried around here somewhere. He was moving around a lot.

http://www.brooklyn.cuny....fulton.php
Prince’s Last Decade
By Patrick Rivers, University of New Haven, and Will Fulton, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
Although he worked with various major labels and companies over the next few years, Prince continually sought alternative ways to get the attention of listeners. For his next album, Planet Earth (2007), he once again contracted Columbia for distribution support, but the relationship soured when he came to a separate agreement with Britain’s The Mail on Sunday to distribute the album inside newspapers. In 2009, the triple-disc release LOtUSFLOW3R was only sold in Target stores in the U.S. and certain online outlets in Europe. Then, in July of 2010, Prince released 20Ten solely in periodicals in England, Belgium, and Germany. He did consider issuing an expanded version of the album later that year, but his frustration with the music business and dealings with American corporate entertainment conglomerates precluded a traditional CD or digital release. He had become wary of how his music was positioned and consumed in traditional and digital music outlets.
Time keeps on slipping into the future...


This moment is all there is...
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Reply #15 posted 09/19/22 9:10am

LoveGalore

onlyforaminute said:

onlyforaminute said:

Didn't he live in Europe for a while?


I came across this article. I'm sure it's buried around here somewhere. He was moving around a lot.

http://www.brooklyn.cuny....fulton.php
Prince’s Last Decade
By Patrick Rivers, University of New Haven, and Will Fulton, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
Although he worked with various major labels and companies over the next few years, Prince continually sought alternative ways to get the attention of listeners. For his next album, Planet Earth (2007), he once again contracted Columbia for distribution support, but the relationship soured when he came to a separate agreement with Britain’s The Mail on Sunday to distribute the album inside newspapers. In 2009, the triple-disc release LOtUSFLOW3R was only sold in Target stores in the U.S. and certain online outlets in Europe. Then, in July of 2010, Prince released 20Ten solely in periodicals in England, Belgium, and Germany. He did consider issuing an expanded version of the album later that year, but his frustration with the music business and dealings with American corporate entertainment conglomerates precluded a traditional CD or digital release. He had become wary of how his music was positioned and consumed in traditional and digital music outlets.


What a frustrating read that is. Those albums do have brilliant material on them that could have been played on the radio and should have garnered more sales.

I'm not sure what he expected, though. Maybe that his legacy should've informed sales forever in a major way.

As for the living, he lived at Paisley Park off and on forever. It was built with living quarters for a reason. His habit of buying a nearish-by house for his main squeeze to live in while he spent most of his time at the studio is something he did since before he wrote a song about that very practice - Big Tall Wall, referencing the gilded birdcage he kept Susannah in.

Just my projection, but I think Prince probably felt very isolated from other folks and it wasn't a great feeling to have to be around them all the time. They dell in love with his entire mystique and that includes his makeup and the work of curating his image. Very very few folks got beyond that barrier.

It's people's tendency to assign negative feelings onto the way other people live their lives, which is ultimately rooted in their own insecurity, that could ever make this seem sad. Prince wasn't a sad guy. There's a big difference between calm, cool, and collected and being sad. Prince was a contemplative guy.

He was never homeless and I'd reckon you would love living at Paisley because it's a beautiful building and, for him, was full of everything you could ever need.
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Reply #16 posted 09/19/22 4:05pm

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I got the impression that Prince was very introverted.

Before people jump down my throat, let me point out that introverted does NOT mean shy. Introverted people can be extremely personable, outgoing and "the life of the party". They don't mind interacting with others and being the center of attention . . . but they can only do that for finite periods of time. They absolutely need alone time to recharge.

When an introverted person goes off to be by themselves and recharge (be it working solo in the studio, or sleeping alone in a bed at night while their partner is at the their own place) there is nothing sad or lonely about. To the contrary, being alone, at least for short sints, brings them great happniess and peace.


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lurker316 said:


I got the impression that Prince was very introverted.

Before people jump down my throat, let me point out that introverted does NOT mean shy.

He was also very shy. People who grew up with him have said it several times. Mavis Staples said that he was so shy when they first met, she had to write him letters to make him comfortable and you can see it in the little documentary where he gives her directions in the studio, he's clearly struggling.

He's obviously worked on his shyness over the years but I don't think you can completely get rid of that.

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Reply #18 posted 09/19/22 4:15pm

LoveGalore

paisleyparkgirl said:



lurker316 said:



I got the impression that Prince was very introverted.

Before people jump down my throat, let me point out that introverted does NOT mean shy.




He was also very shy. People who grew up with him have said it several times. Mavis Staples said that he was so shy when they first met, she had to write him letters to make him comfortable and you can see it in the little documentary where he gives her directions in the studio, he's clearly struggling.


He's obviously worked on his shyness over the years but I don't think you can completely get rid of that.



Was he really that shy? Mavis was a legend that Prince grew up listening to. I'd struggle if I were him too. He was always extremely reverential of his mentors and heroes.

Did he seem shy around beautiful women or his homeboys? Not so much.

People expected Prince to be strutting around on the street as if it were the stage.
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Reply #19 posted 09/19/22 4:19pm

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LoveGalore said:

paisleyparkgirl said:

He was also very shy. People who grew up with him have said it several times. Mavis Staples said that he was so shy when they first met, she had to write him letters to make him comfortable and you can see it in the little documentary where he gives her directions in the studio, he's clearly struggling.

He's obviously worked on his shyness over the years but I don't think you can completely get rid of that.

Was he really that shy? Mavis was a legend that Prince grew up listening to. I'd struggle if I were him too. He was always extremely reverential of his mentors and heroes. Did he seem shy around beautiful women or his homeboys? Not so much. People expected Prince to be strutting around on the street as if it were the stage.

Andre Cymone said that Prince was so shy, he had to do the talking when they went to clubs and remember that interview in Australia (I believe during the Musicology era) where he apologized for being a bad interview and confessed when the crew had left the room that he was just shy.

Here's the discussion :

https://prince.org/msg/7/432868

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Reply #20 posted 09/19/22 4:22pm

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He didn't get all that pussy by being coy or shy.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #21 posted 09/19/22 4:30pm

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10 years before what

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Reply #22 posted 09/20/22 3:05pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

He didn't get all that pussy by being coy or shy.

Troy Beyer, Kim Berry have said he was not promiscuous as the media portrayed him to be.

He always give me the impression that he tried getting to know the women first to make sure he was comfortable with them before they could be intimate. I haven't heard one story about a random woman who hopped in bed with Prince after 5 minutes.

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Reply #23 posted 09/20/22 3:06pm

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paisleyparkgirl said:

TrivialPursuit said:

He didn't get all that pussy by being coy or shy.

Troy Beyer, Kim Berry have said he was not promiscuous as the media portrayed him to be.

He always give me the impression that he tried getting to know the women first to make sure he was comfortable with them before they could be intimate. I haven't heard one story about a random woman who hopped in bed with Prince after 5 minutes. Yes he had a harem that he gravitated towards.

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Reply #24 posted 09/20/22 4:55pm

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paisleyparkgirl said:

paisleyparkgirl said:

Troy Beyer, Kim Berry have said he was not promiscuous as the media portrayed him to be.

He always give me the impression that he tried getting to know the women first to make sure he was comfortable with them before they could be intimate. I haven't heard one story about a random woman who hopped in bed with Prince after 5 minutes. Yes he had a harem that he gravitated towards.


Quit repeating your rando theories. Replying to yourelf?
Dull.
We've ALL read reports of women jumping into his tour bus, then getting out at the next stop and being replaced by others. OR the massive amounts of condoms purchased for himi by his assistants to have on hand in various locations.

Je was not the sad shrinking violet of your dreams. Just stop it.

Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #25 posted 09/20/22 4:57pm

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paisleyparkgirl said:

laytonian said:


.....and Larry Graham slipped in between them.
It was a good deal for Larry. Preach at P and in exchange, get to live free on P's dime and also be employed.

But to answer the question: anyone who's read the investigative files has read Judith's explanation of which side of the bed she slept in.

It doesn't mean she lived with him.

FFS. If you read the investigative files (I know, they are long and detailed) you'll learn that she stayed there two weeks of most months.

Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #26 posted 09/20/22 4:59pm

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laytonian said:

paisleyparkgirl said:


Quit repeating your rando theories. Replying to yourelf?
Dull.
We've ALL read reports of women jumping into his tour bus, then getting out at the next stop and being replaced by others. OR the massive amounts of condoms purchased for himi by his assistants to have on hand in various locations.

Je was not the sad shrinking violet of your dreams. Just stop it.

I haven't heard those reports. It's all hearsay.

Morris and Miko have spoken about how they were getting way more groupies than Prince.

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Reply #27 posted 09/20/22 5:06pm

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paisleyparkgirl said:



TrivialPursuit said:


He didn't get all that pussy by being coy or shy.





Troy Beyer, Kim Berry have said he was not promiscuous as the media portrayed him to be.



He always give me the impression that he tried getting to know the women first to make sure he was comfortable with them before they could be intimate. I haven't heard one story about a random woman who hopped in bed with Prince after 5 minutes.



Like every person, some dates are shorter than others. He did just fine.

I also wouldn't take Kim Berry's word on much considering she didn't know him like that and he was married during her tenure (which she has exaggerated to be longer than it was). Troy is also delusional because we know his bed was on fire when she was around (1986-1993).
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Reply #28 posted 09/21/22 7:09am

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lurker316 said:

He dated Andy. They may not have been living together, but that doesn’t mean he was alone. [Edited 9/17/22 11:54am]

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Maybe I am mistaken, but I think Judith Hill had a solid relationship with him.

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Reply #29 posted 09/21/22 8:07am

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LoveGalore said:

paisleyparkgirl said:

Troy Beyer, Kim Berry have said he was not promiscuous as the media portrayed him to be.

He always give me the impression that he tried getting to know the women first to make sure he was comfortable with them before they could be intimate. I haven't heard one story about a random woman who hopped in bed with Prince after 5 minutes.

Like every person, some dates are shorter than others. He did just fine. I also wouldn't take Kim Berry's word on much considering she didn't know him like that and he was married during her tenure (which she has exaggerated to be longer than it was). Troy is also delusional because we know his bed was on fire when she was around (1986-1993).

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