West Coast rapper Game recently reflected on his relationship with late music icon Prince and revealed what caused a collaboration to fall apart.
According to Game, his need to include a curse word on an untitled Prince collabo caused an artistic rift.
“I wanted him to get on a song and he was down to do the song, right, so we met at Doug Morris’ office at Universal a few years back and he heard the song and it was one curse word in it and he was like, ‘Yo, I can’t get on that. It’s got a curse word in it.’ … That’s the evolution of people in their lives. You get older, you get wiser. Prince became a Jehovah’s Witness and he stopped – he cut out all that. We didn’t do the song ’cause I needed that curse word. I definitely needed it. I don’t even remember [the lyric] but Prince wasn’t feeling it and we laughed about it again when I saw him, I forget, at one of these BET Awards or something. We laughed about that moment. It was real dope.” (TMZ)
Hollywood actor Will Smith spoke out on the music mogul’s shocking death on Facebook a few days ago.
Game paid homage to Prince with his new “Rest In Purple” tribute song this week.
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R&B singer Alicia Keys remembered the iconic crooner on her IG page last week.
Prince was a gift, a genius and a reminder that we have no limits. Perhaps the most tremendous thing Prince showed us is how music can be the closest expression of freedom. His songs defied all the rules and taught us to let go of boundaries placed on us by the world and by each other. The only person who can keep chains around us and box us up is ourselves. He never gave in. I'm grateful for his example. I'm that much more free because of Prince. I hope he's found his place where he can create endless magic, mystery and music forever. The power in his songs moved me always. His music left me changed forever. I've said this before and I'll say it again, there is only one Prince. AliciaKeys.com/prince (link in bio)