5 Interesting Facts About Prince You Might Not Know!
Prince, Iconic Singer Passes Away Suddenly!
Prince Roger Nelson, the iconic singer has passed away suddenly at the age of 57. His sudden death was confirmed this morning April 21st, 2016. He was found collapsed inside the elevator of his home in Minnesota. The cause of this death is under investigation at the moment.
Prince, as most of us know him was a complete musician, singer, songwriter and producer. He was known for keeping his personal life private, but here are some interesting facts about Prince that you probably didn’t know:
He was a self-taught musician. He played guitar and piano. In an interview with Tavis Smiley, Prince mentioned that he was not allowed to play the piano in front of his father because he was not as good as his father. But when his father left he was determined to become as good as him and that’s what he did.
He was a Jehova’s Witness. He became a Jehova Witness in 2001. When filmmaker Kevin Smith was asked about his experience working with Prince in 2013, he said that Prince didn’t like when people used swear words and that he once preached to him over the phone to convince him of adding the words “Jesus Christ is the son of god” on the screen.
He was bullied as a kid. During an interview with Tavis Smiley, he mentioned that as a child he was teased a lot. Therefore, in the beginning of his career he tried to compensate for that by being as flashy and noisy as he could.
He had a female alter-ego called Camille. He actually recorded an album as Camille but it was never released. Although, one of the songs in this album titled “If I Was Your Girlfriend,” was later covered and released by the female group TLC.