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I stayed at his house for a little while—I thought I was going to go to a hotel. There was a lot of makeup in the guest room, and someone said, "We're gonna get all that stuff out for you—that's Kim Basinger's." I think she had maybe just left.Jill Jones: We shared clothes a lot—he'd see something I was wearing, the next day he would be wearing it.
Chris Heath spoke with band members, fellow artists, and Paisley Park veterans about the life and times of Prince Rogers Nelson—the real Prince, the man so few people got to know before he was gone.
I mean, the way he would re-tweet people, he wouldn't do it how everybody else re-tweets. That was how his staff approached me, addressed me in an e-mail. [They] said, "Prince would like to work with you." I'm very guarded. I've seen him make pancakes—he made me pancakes, he made me eggs. He put curry and a little bit of Cheddar cheese in them. He has his routine with all these young girls who come in: movies, bike ride, possibly a jam session. Tollefson: He'd always have the most beautiful women hanging around with him. And he was really shy, too, so there was this childlike thing that went with it.
I could tell he was just copy-and-pasting stuff—when he first started to do it, he'd be copying the seconds or the minutes, however long since the person tweeted it. I would always make fun of how pale he was—I thought he was super pale. He wouldn't follow people—he followed me for a brief second so he could directly message me, and then he would delete the messages. I don't care who you are—if you have intentions that are sexual, I'm not interested at all. Van Jones: He'd always be on the Internet, going through You Tube, trying to find young artists. But he's not the type of person that eats a lot. [One time] I was 17, I'm here dancing, and this girl was really attractive, and I'm just kind of dancing next to her. Jill Jones: I'd never met anyone like him before. He totally threw me off, because he didn't do what every other guy did—like, come to your house at the right time and pick you up, meet your mom and dad.
The ﬁrst day I got [to Paisley Park], I found these pants in his closet, these black-and-blue kind of leopard-print things. And the late-night things—I don't think I was the only one to say that Prince threw rocks or came and picked them up in the middle of the night.
I went to this rehearsal, and this beautiful black girl walked up to me and said, "Hi, I'm Kim. " And I said yes, and she was like, "Those are my pants." I was so mortiﬁed. And I was too young to really communicate with him, so I just kind of pulled away. You'd go to a record store, you'd watch some movies, you'd make some popcorn. André Cymone _(teenage friend and early musical collaborator): _ He ran away, asked if he could stay with me. I don't remember verbatim what the conversation was, other than "I can't deal with that shit anymore." He just turned up. I played basketball with him once when we were both in high school, down at Martin Luther King Park, where a lot of pickup games happened.