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Thread started 10/30/18 2:33am

SoftSkarlettLo
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Did Prince have a good relationship with his parents?

I read an article that claimed Prince was thrown out of his father's house at age 12 for sneaking girls into his bedroom.

It seems when Prince was an adult, he had a more protective relationship with his father (who attended the Purple Rain premiere, co-wrote some of P's songs).

I don't know about Prince's relationship with his mother - whether he was on good terms with her or not.

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Reply #1 posted 10/30/18 1:03pm

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SoftSkarlettLovisa said:

I read an article that claimed Prince was thrown out of his father's house at age 12 for sneaking girls into his bedroom.

It seems when Prince was an adult, he had a more protective relationship with his father (who attended the Purple Rain premiere, co-wrote some of P's songs).

I don't know about Prince's relationship with his mother - whether he was on good terms with her or not.

While he seemed to respect his father, they apeared to have a pattern of " on-again, off-again".

I heard he was close to his mother after he became famous and enjoyed her insight; kind of used her as a sounding-board.

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Reply #2 posted 10/30/18 1:26pm

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Oh come on. You know the story already.

Father appared to be emotionally abusive as hell and momma was seemed preoccupied. In a nutshell, he was product of insecure attachment which explains his relationships, work or otherwise, and power/control issues.

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Reply #3 posted 10/30/18 4:21pm

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rdhull said:

Oh come on. You know the story already.

Father appared to be emotionally abusive as hell and momma was seemed preoccupied. In a nutshell, he was product of insecure attachment which explains his relationships, work or otherwise, and power/control issues.

well-said

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Reply #4 posted 10/30/18 4:28pm

TrivialPursuit

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Oh come on. You know the story already.


This is the only truth in the thread.

It's like asking, "What do you think Prince's favorite color was?"


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Reply #5 posted 10/30/18 5:35pm

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According to Tyka it was Orange. biggrin

TrivialPursuit said:

rdhull said:

Oh come on. You know the story already.


This is the only truth in the thread.

It's like asking, "What do you think Prince's favorite color was?"


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Reply #6 posted 10/31/18 1:03pm

TrivialPursuit

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According to Tyka it was Orange. biggrin


lol lol lol lol

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Reply #7 posted 11/01/18 2:18am

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SoftSkarlettLovisa said:

Did Prince have a good relationship with his parents?

Do you?

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Reply #8 posted 11/01/18 2:20am

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SoftSkarlettLovisa said:

I read an article that claimed Prince was thrown out of his father's house at age 12 for sneaking girls into his bedroom.

It seems when Prince was an adult, he had a more protective relationship with his father (who attended the Purple Rain premiere, co-wrote some of P's songs).

I don't know about Prince's relationship with his mother - whether he was on good terms with her or not.

PennyPurple said:

According to Tyka it was Orange. biggrin

^ I think that makes for a good Q&A nod

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Reply #9 posted 11/01/18 2:21am

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Let's agree that from now on, every time someone asks a question we disapprove of on the Org, we reply "According to Tyka it was Orange."

I'm gonna try and practice now.

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Reply #10 posted 11/01/18 4:34am

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databank said:

Let's agree that from now on, every time someone asks a question we disapprove of on the Org, we reply "According to Tyka it was Orange."

I'm gonna try and practice now.

lol I wondered what you were doing on the other threads. lol

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Reply #11 posted 11/01/18 7:21am

PURPLEIZED3121

now now people. Go easy!

Hey OP, watch Purple Rain as a starter. Internet is full of stories about your question....once you understand the relationship with his parents a lot about P will make huge sense.

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Reply #12 posted 11/01/18 2:45pm

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We are on the outside of the crystal ball looking in on that one. Relationships with parents are complicated. According to Tyka it was orange..... How am I doin?

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Reply #13 posted 11/01/18 4:12pm

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PURPLEIZED3121 said:

now now people. Go easy!

Hey OP, watch Purple Rain as a starter. Internet is full of stories about your question....once you understand the relationship with his parents a lot about P will make huge sense.

Yes, I've watched Purple Rain. Not the most accurate protrayal of the Kid's/ Prince's parents. Just wondering if it was any different in real life.

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Reply #14 posted 11/05/18 12:51pm

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Reply #15 posted 11/05/18 2:42pm

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PURPLEIZED3121 said:

now now people. Go easy!

Hey OP, watch Purple Rain as a starter. Internet is full of stories about your question....once you understand the relationship with his parents a lot about P will make huge sense.


Yup - a work of fiction will tell you everything you need to know about Prince's relationship with his parents. rolleyes

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Reply #16 posted 11/05/18 5:07pm

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databank said:

Let's agree that from now on, every time someone asks a question we disapprove of on the Org, we reply "According to Tyka it was Orange."


I'm gonna try and practice now.



You might leave yourself out of a lot of good discussions.
Just saying. lol
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Reply #17 posted 11/05/18 5:11pm

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OP, Prince became a very good example of spiritual maturity.
What I do know is during his last tour he said, “Forgive your parents”.
Now, we all have our different situations but I believe that is the goal. It can sometimes be a long road depending on what has happened, but we get there if we try.
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Reply #18 posted 11/05/18 7:19pm

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anangellooksdown said:

OP, Prince became a very good example of spiritual maturity. What I do know is during his last tour he said, “Forgive your parents”. Now, we all have our different situations but I believe that is the goal. It can sometimes be a long road depending on what has happened, but we get there if we try.

You can forgive but you can't forget.

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Reply #19 posted 11/05/18 8:27pm

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PennyPurple said:



anangellooksdown said:


OP, Prince became a very good example of spiritual maturity. What I do know is during his last tour he said, “Forgive your parents”. Now, we all have our different situations but I believe that is the goal. It can sometimes be a long road depending on what has happened, but we get there if we try.

You can forgive but you can't forget.



So true indeed! confused
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Reply #20 posted 11/08/18 9:31pm

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As for John L Nelson’s co writing credits, that’s likely just Prince helping out his Dad financially.
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Reply #21 posted 11/09/18 11:09am

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Genesia said:

PURPLEIZED3121 said:

now now people. Go easy!

Hey OP, watch Purple Rain as a starter. Internet is full of stories about your question....once you understand the relationship with his parents a lot about P will make huge sense.


Yup - a work of fiction will tell you everything you need to know about Prince's relationship with his parents. rolleyes

Exactly Genesia - anyone, by this point, who does not know that the family drama depicted in Purple Rain was mainly fictional needs to go back and re-read/re-listen to Prince's interviews.

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Folks need to go back and read Prince's 1985 interview with Rolling Stone - one of the best and most honest discussions of his career, in my opinion. Here's an excerpt of him talking about the PR story and his Dad:

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“That stuff about my dad was part of [director-cowriter] Al Magnoli’s story,” Prince explains. “We used parts of my past and present to make the story pop more, but it was a story. My dad wouldn’t have nothing to do with guns. He never swore, still doesn’t, and never drinks.” Prince looks in his rearview mirror at the car tailing him. “He don’t look sixty-nine, do he? He’s so cool. He’s got girlfriends, lots of ’em.” Prince drives alongside two black kids walking their bikes. “Hey, Prince,” says one casually. “Hey,” says the driver with a nod, “how you doing?”

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Reply #22 posted 11/09/18 11:34am

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SoftSkarlettLovisa said:

PURPLEIZED3121 said:

now now people. Go easy!

Hey OP, watch Purple Rain as a starter. Internet is full of stories about your question....once you understand the relationship with his parents a lot about P will make huge sense.

Yes, I've watched Purple Rain. Not the most accurate protrayal of the Kid's/ Prince's parents. Just wondering if it was any different in real life.

I think the part about the father not wanting the mother in his 'life' like that(the musical part) is real.
I think Prince duplicated that to some degree

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Reply #23 posted 11/09/18 12:19pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:



SoftSkarlettLovisa said:




PURPLEIZED3121 said:


now now people. Go easy!



Hey OP, watch Purple Rain as a starter. Internet is full of stories about your question....once you understand the relationship with his parents a lot about P will make huge sense.




Yes, I've watched Purple Rain. Not the most accurate protrayal of the Kid's/ Prince's parents. Just wondering if it was any different in real life.




I think the part about the father not wanting the mother in his 'life' like that(the musical part) is real.
I think Prince duplicated that to some degree


Yes, the emotional tension depicted is most likely real, but not the violence and drinking
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Reply #24 posted 11/09/18 1:04pm

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I have to admit I am nosey about their family.

"You want to know your biggest fault? You don’t keep true accounts: you put a high value on what you’ve given, a low value on what you’ve received."

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Reply #25 posted 11/09/18 6:38pm

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So, "Papa", pure fiction or not?

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Reply #26 posted 11/09/18 9:00pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

PennyPurple said:

According to Tyka it was Orange. biggrin


lol lol lol lol
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Reply #27 posted 11/10/18 8:25am

violetcrush

Don't forget the entire SOTT period/tour.....Peach/Orange and Black, and his guitar was Peach. Although, Susan Rogers has stated that these were Suannah Melvoins favorite colors at that time, and Prince chose them for the look and tour. The Peach dress was hers before Cat G joined the band. So Prince either already liked the color, or became fond of it while with her...

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Reply #28 posted 11/10/18 9:17am

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Reply #29 posted 11/10/18 9:49am

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Peach and Black is one of the most stunning color combinations I've ever seen. It is such a great visual. SOTT is probably my FAVORITE Prince era of his career.
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