Prince Slams Madonna, Maroon 5 Too; He's back!

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Prince didn't waste any time in reigniting old feuds. Just days after releasing new material; the single 'Screwdriver', with an all-female trio, the legendary pop icon is speaking about Madonna, again. 

When talking about his old relationship with Warner Brothers, Prince took the opportunity to bring Madge into it. "It was also about Madonna," he says to Billboard. "She was getting paid, but at the time we were selling more records and selling out concerts on multiple nights. It wasn't about her. This was about business." Following their frankly strange relationship, way back in 1985, and their collaboration on 1988's 'Love Song', the pair have had often aired their dirty laundry in public. "[He] was a little troll," Madge said of Prince said during a 1994 interview, "He was just sipping tea, very daintily. I have this theory about people who don't eat. They annoy me."

And on Maroon 5, who perhaps don't have the same star status as either him or Madonna, Prince has plenty to say.  They included a cover of his song 'Kiss' on their latest album. "I do pay performance royalties on others' songs I perform live, but I'm not recording these songs and putting them up for sale," he says. "Why do we need to hear another cover of a song that someone else did? Art is about building a new foundation, not just laying something on top of what's already there."

 

 


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brownstonecool

As much as i respect P, he's pretty hypocritical when it comes to covers. he's covered many tracks in recent years. Laying something on top of what's already there, as well.

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brownstonecool

As much as i respect P, he's pretty hypocritical when it comes to covers. he's covered many tracks in recent years. Laying something on top of what's already there, as well.

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