Prince’s Childhood Best Friend Reveals Things We Never Knew About Prince
For those who are die-hard prince fans, you may remember Prince’s childhood best friend and former band member, Andre Cymone. Andre and Prince started out together in music and Prince even lived with Andre and his family for years as a teenager. That was way back before the fame and they remained friends ’til Prince’s last day. In fact, Andre talked to Prince soon after Prince made that emergency medical landing 5 days before his untimely death. Andre has been away from the spotlight for a while, but he recently spoke with Billboard to give Prince’s fans a very touching and detailed glimpse into the interesting things they never knew about the Purple One. Check out Andre Cymone’s Billboard interview excerpts below…
ANDRE & PRINCE REMAINED FRIENDS, ANDRE REVEALS LAST TIME THEY PLAYED MUSIC TOGETHER
The last time we played together was at this place called The Sayers Club. He had reached out and said, "Listen, I’m playing at The Sayers Club, love for you to come down." So I went there and he asked if I wanted to come up and do "The Dance Electric." I was like, "I haven’t played that song in a long time; I don’t know the words." He’s like, "Don’t worry, I have a teleprompter." Ok, fair enough, so I did that. Then it might have been a few months after that. He was doing a show in Anaheim, Calif. He asked me if I wanted to come; that he was doing a gig with 3rdEyeGirl and wanted me to check them out. He called me the night of the gig. I was in a meeting with my manager and my wife, who is also my manager, and we were having a meeting about finishing my album at the time. I said, "Guys, you want to go to a Prince show?" My manager I think said he’d never been to a Prince show. I said you might want to check it out as he’s pretty phenomenal.
Source: Billboard Magazine
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