Another purple nug from the Prince vault has been unearthed. Prince apparently had aspirations of becoming the face of the Black Lives Matter movement. But Price wanted a second so he thought and he thought about who he’d like to have join him in his crusade against racial injustice. I guess Chaka Khan wasn’t unavailable so he went the next person on his list, Donatella Versace.
“He decided to be the face of the Black Lives Matter movement — that’s what he wanted — and he said, ‘You need to be with me. I was ready to do it.”
Just picture it, Donatella Versace: The face that launched a thousand “what exactly am I looking at here”s as the face of Black Lives Matter. Even though GQ says “she has a statement nose”, that statement doesn’t scream “black lives matter” to me. If Prince was going to pick one member of Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem to join him in a fight for black lives, wouldn’t he pick Floyd Pepper? He is purple after all. Janice would be my last choice!
According to Page Six:
Tragically, Prince died soon after making his request to the fashion designer while they were at the Boom Boom Room in New York. In the wake of her friend’s passing, Versace has kept up with political movements, especially #MeToo.
And here I thought all requests made at The Boom Boom Room were legally binding. Donatella was lucky to get out of it before she had to go do a crash course in the systemic oppression of minorities in America. I’m sure in Donatella’s experience, police brutality is when her repeated calls to 911 reporting that one of her man servants has served her San Pellegrino in a plain golden goblet instead of in her “crystal Medusa-emblazoned tumbler of water with a straw” (via GQ) go unheeded.
I miss Prince everyday. I really hope we continue to get bonkers tales from the Prince vault for many decades to come.