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Article: Prince Turned Down A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame… Twice

Check out the article published by The Urban Daily (TUD) entitled "Prince Turned Down A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame… Twice":

https://theurbandaily.cas...ame-twice/
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Reply #1 posted 11/27/17 5:18am

Lovejunky

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Latin said:

Check out the article published by The Urban Daily (TUD) entitled "Prince Turned Down A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame… Twice": https://theurbandaily.cas...ame-twice/

and I hope no one ever puts one there for him..

I dont want anyone to walk on his name...

If they make one for him..let it be free standing...

not on the pavement amongst the others....

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Reply #2 posted 11/27/17 5:52am

poppys

The article says Prince said the timing was not right. He did not flat out say he didn't want one. We don't know why. I don't feel strongly yay or nay, but "not on the pavement amongst the others...", is pretty dramatic. Many of those 'others' are/were fans. Prince is a shared beloved.


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Reply #3 posted 11/27/17 6:30am

CherryMoon57

Prince was a very wise man.

"But many that are first shall be last; and the last first." Mark 10:31

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Reply #4 posted 11/27/17 10:03am

TrivialPursuit

Lovejunky said:

Latin said:

Check out the article published by The Urban Daily (TUD) entitled "Prince Turned Down A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame… Twice": https://theurbandaily.cas...ame-twice/

and I hope no one ever puts one there for him..

I dont want anyone to walk on his name...

If they make one for him..let it be free standing...

not on the pavement amongst the others....


People donate money for relatives and folks they actually know to have a brick with a name on a new sidewalk, etc. People walk on that, no one thinks twice about that. The "walking on his name" is sorta silly. It's called a walk of fame for a reason. It's like complaining because another CD is in front of his on the rack at FYE.

All that aside, he really does deserve a star by this point, even if it's post-mortem. The bigger question is - what should it be in front of? I think it was Tom Jones or someone who's star was placed in front of Frederick's of Hollywood (because his female fans always threw panties on stage). I think somewhere near Hollywood & Orange (near Mann's Chinese Theater) would be great. High profile area, we've seen many photos of the Purple Rain premiere at that place, too. Seems like a nice full circle moment.

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Reply #5 posted 11/27/17 10:08am

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CherryMoon57 said:

Prince was a very wise man.

"But many that are first shall be last; and the last first." Mark 10:31


Yeah I saw into that too!!!
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Reply #6 posted 11/28/17 2:39am

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TrivialPursuit said:

All that aside, he really does deserve a star by this point

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There is nothing "deserving". These things have to be bought, and mean nothing. I really don't get why famz continue to be obsessed with this bullshit, or with online polls about "the best artist ever".

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Reply #7 posted 11/28/17 4:26am

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Wait. You have to submit your own name for a Hollywood Star?
How very egotistical!
No wonder Prince didn't have one.
He may have said "No one do it like Prince do" and spent a lot of time on image or fashion and makeup, but I could never see him submitting himself for recognition.

I'd like to know when he was offered a star.
I'd also like to l ow more about the BLM star. Where is it?

And finally, Prince might have not been shy about his many attributes, but I think the older Prince especially would want to consider himself one among many in equalness.
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Reply #8 posted 11/28/17 4:45am

poppys

The info is in the article.

[Edited 11/28/17 4:46am]

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Reply #9 posted 11/28/17 8:12am

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Once I heard that these have to be paid for by the artist (or often the movie studio, record label, or fanclub) it kind of lost some appeal to me.

I'm much more impressed by stuff like the stars on the side of First Avenue than I am with sidewalk squares.

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Reply #10 posted 11/28/17 11:25am

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From what I heard, the person has to pay for the star (many occasions the fans raise the money) and pay to maintain it.

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Reply #11 posted 11/28/17 11:36am

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Literally anybody with the right money or right connections can have a star on the Walk of Fame. I could have a star on the Walk of Fame with $60,000 (or however much it costs) in my bank account.

This setup really cheapens the value of such a thing but at the same time, Prince may as well have one at this point. It isn't as though he's not worthy of one and it's still an honor even if it is a paid one.

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Reply #12 posted 11/28/17 2:26pm

TrivialPursuit

MotownSubdivision said:

Literally anybody with the right money or right connections can have a star on the Walk of Fame. I could have a star on the Walk of Fame with $60,000 (or however much it costs) in my bank account.

This setup really cheapens the value of such a thing but at the same time, Prince may as well have one at this point. It isn't as though he's not worthy of one and it's still an honor even if it is a paid one.


It's true - pay for it, and you can have it.

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Reply #13 posted 11/28/17 3:10pm

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He already has a gold star at a place that matters far more to the Prince legacy than Hollywood:


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Reply #14 posted 11/28/17 3:15pm

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Latin said:

Check out the article published by The Urban Daily (TUD) entitled "Prince Turned Down A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame… Twice": https://theurbandaily.cas...ame-twice/


No shit, don't they want like 25k for the 'honor'?

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Reply #15 posted 11/28/17 3:17pm

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My feeling is Prince should have one of these stars.
And wouldn't it be beautiful if his fans bought it?
~Paisley Park is in your heart~
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Reply #16 posted 11/28/17 3:18pm

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RodeoSchro said:

He already has a gold star at a place that matters far more to the Prince legacy than Hollywood:




VERY true. And matters much more to him.
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Reply #17 posted 11/28/17 3:25pm

laytonian

It's a cheap and tacky thing. Look at who DOES have one. Minor people.
P KNEW it was meaningless!
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Reply #18 posted 11/28/17 3:39pm

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laytonian said:

It's a cheap and tacky thing. Look at who DOES have one. Minor people. I KNEW it was meaningless!

Cheap and tacky, OK but the bolded is just flat out wrong.

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Reply #19 posted 11/28/17 3:47pm

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RodeoSchro said:

He already has a gold star at a place that matters far more to the Prince legacy than Hollywood:



clapping Exactly!

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Reply #20 posted 11/28/17 4:09pm

laytonian

Oops
[Edited 11/28/17 16:18pm]
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Reply #21 posted 11/28/17 4:17pm

laytonian

MotownSubdivision said:



laytonian said:


It's a cheap and tacky thing. Look at who DOES have one. Minor people. I KNEW it was meaningless!

Cheap and tacky, OK but the bolded is just flat out wrong.



MANY are. Have you looked at the recent lists?
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Reply #22 posted 11/28/17 4:22pm

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laytonian said:

MotownSubdivision said:

Cheap and tacky, OK but the bolded is just flat out wrong.

MANY are. Have you looked at the recent lists?

OK you meant "many", not "all". That's all I needed to know.

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Reply #23 posted 11/28/17 4:51pm

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RodeoSchro said:

He already has a gold star at a place that matters far more to the Prince legacy than Hollywood:


thumbs up!

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Reply #24 posted 11/29/17 3:04am

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anangellooksdown said:

My feeling is Prince should have one of these stars.
And wouldn't it be beautiful if his fans bought it?

—Not if he did not want one.
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Reply #25 posted 11/29/17 4:05am

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laurarichardson said:

anangellooksdown said:
My feeling is Prince should have one of these stars. And wouldn't it be beautiful if his fans bought it?
—Not if he did not want one.

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Reply #26 posted 11/29/17 4:27am

AnnaSantana

Doesn't Donald Trump have a star on the walk of fame? Pretty much tells me everything I need to know about that.
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Reply #27 posted 11/29/17 5:05am

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laurarichardson said:

anangellooksdown said:

My feeling is Prince should have one of these stars.
And wouldn't it be beautiful if his fans bought it?

—Not if he did not want one.


Oh, good! Given his implying that there would be a "right time", would you be interested in helping me unite fans and raise the funds for this from within our family?

Such a gesture by a musician's fans (family in Prince's case) would probably be a "first", and a sign of how much we love him for all he gave us.
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Reply #28 posted 11/29/17 5:28am

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anangellooksdown said:

Such a gesture by a musician's fans (family in Prince's case) would probably be a "first"

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No it most likely wouldn't.

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, and a sign of how much we love him for all he gave us.

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Yes, disrespecting his wishes is exactly the way to do that.

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Reply #29 posted 11/29/17 7:12am

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maybe.. he has one up in the sky

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