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Thread started 12/28/17 1:32pm

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Ruth Arzate One Of Prince's employees.

Ruth Arzate Funny story about them hanging out. She is in the 3121 picture book.

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I've been sick for two weeks now, dying of diphtheria, and was starting to pen my memoirs when I open an email to find this picture.

This is a still from the "Chelsea Rodgers" video from the PLANET EARTH album. Somewhere "Chelsea" rehanajean17 got cropped out. (Sorry Chelz!) Prince and I looked like pooped warmed over and dragged in by a flamenco dancing crack head because he kept us out til the wee hours at some middle eastern club where all the men w beards (pre hipster) danced in a circle clapping and stomping like they was killing roaches and about to make fiyah. (how's that for a run on sentence?) I was supposed to get my hair and makeup done by kimbonset and hilakarmand but just couldn't make it on time..... because: sleep.

After 2 hours of lying prostate I stumble around and throw on a Matthew Williamson purple frock with lots of fabric I kept tripping over. Not an ideal choice for still being somewhat inebriated by lack of zzz's. I call Prince's room to make sure he's up. He's not. "Hello?" A sleepy, deep voiced P answers. "Prince! We gotta go!" I half yell. My ears are still ringing from the night before, or shall I say hours before. "Why are you yelling?" More soft unintelligible words. "Huh? Prince! I can't hear you. You gotta get in the car NOW!" He hangs up. No goodbye. Just click. Hate it when he does that.

Prince must've slapped on some kabuki because he arrived looking like Willie Wonka at a wake. As we go into a makeshift dressing area at the fashion show/video performance, Death Warmed Over turned to me and asked, "Which necklace? The gold or the silver?" My tales from the crypt face contorted with pure "fuck if I know I'm barely breathing here" and I finally responded, "Silver!" I think he chose the opposite of what I suggested. This here is proof that I was there even if I barely remember.... like two functioning alcoholics (of which we both were not) taking a break from a bender. Scary bug shades and all.
Miss you, P.

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Reply #1 posted 12/29/17 6:25pm

PennyPurple

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Who was the other chick, do you know?

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Reply #2 posted 12/29/17 6:41pm

ISaidLifeIsJus
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PennyPurple said:

Who was the other chick, do you know?

At first I thought it was Andy but this is from before her time I think.

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Reply #3 posted 12/29/17 6:58pm

pinkcashmere23

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

PennyPurple said:

Who was the other chick, do you know?

At first I thought it was Andy but this is from before her time I think.

I think Ruth was gone by then.I saw that Sam Jennings commented and seemed to know who she was referring to.

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Reply #4 posted 12/29/17 8:04pm

bsprout

Very entertaining read. “He must‘ve slapped on some kabuki cause he arrived looking like Willy Wonka at a wake” - lmao!
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Reply #5 posted 12/29/17 8:49pm

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I think Eclipse might be Bria Valente. Big head eclipsing PRince...'working" for him. Fits the timeline. ]

BTW, there is much more to the story than shown on this thread. . after the conversation between Eclipse and P becomes kiss-assy. Eclipse gives him kiss-ass complements. She then fishes for compliments and says "I am just a nerd". To which he says that he does not hang with nerds. Ruth then busts out laughing, causing both of them to stare. she then says' Prince, are you kidding, you are the biggest nerd I know." This pisses off Eclipse (glare ensues) but amuses Prince. He then starts teasing her about what he thought about her when he first hired her'...they laugh, both a bit tipsy from the pina colada. As the night starts to end, Ruth realizes that it is JUne 7th and P's birthday. She yells out Happy Birthday as he is leaving.. Suprisingly, he smiles.

[Edited 12/29/17 21:22pm]

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Reply #6 posted 12/30/17 7:14am

pinkcashmere23

purplerabbithole said:

I think Eclipse might be Bria Valente. Big head eclipsing PRince...'working" for him. Fits the timeline. ]

BTW, there is much more to the story than shown on this thread. . after the conversation between Eclipse and P becomes kiss-assy. Eclipse gives him kiss-ass complements. She then fishes for compliments and says "I am just a nerd". To which he says that he does not hang with nerds. Ruth then busts out laughing, causing both of them to stare. she then says' Prince, are you kidding, you are the biggest nerd I know." This pisses off Eclipse (glare ensues) but amuses Prince. He then starts teasing her about what he thought about her when he first hired her'...they laugh, both a bit tipsy from the pina colada. As the night starts to end, Ruth realizes that it is JUne 7th and P's birthday. She yells out Happy Birthday as he is leaving.. Suprisingly, he smiles.

[Edited 12/29/17 21:22pm]

I think so too. Great story! I felt like I was at the table with them.

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Reply #7 posted 12/31/17 2:31pm

cloveringold85

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Funny story! lol

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
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Reply #8 posted 12/31/17 2:57pm

purplefam99

great story, him and his sweet drinks.

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Reply #9 posted 12/31/17 4:33pm

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I’m pretty sure the eclipse she is talking about is Rashida. DJ Rashida. lol
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Reply #10 posted 01/01/18 6:39am

purplerabbitho
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She had a big head too. Now Ruth has got us speculating. Unfortunatuely, we might throw a few undeserving people under the bus..

GoldenParachute said:

I’m pretty sure the eclipse she is talking about is Rashida. DJ Rashida. lol

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Reply #11 posted 01/05/18 6:48pm

lezama

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If she wrote a book of Prince party stories that shit would be a best seller.

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Change it one more time..
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