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Prince Talks About Michael Jackson’s Death

Prince & Michael Jackson.  Photo: MSN.Com
Prince & Michael Jackson.  Photo: MSN.Com

Prince & Michael Jackson. Photo: MSN.Com

In a french interview, Prince talked about Michael Jackson and was asked about his death and how he felt about it.

The  english translation was posted on Prince.org, a Prince fan web site and here is a few quotes;

"When I played in London in 2007, the O ² Arena, I asked the producers what had been the record number of shows played consecutively in their venue. They said six. I said that I wanted to do twenty-one. During two weeks they refused me, nobody had ever played for so long. All concerts were nevertheless sold out. Since then, Michael Jackson showed me that I should go farther."

When asked about performing the Jacksons "Shake Your Body Down To The Ground", Prince added;

"My singer Elisa has the same timbre as Michael when he was young. And a good song is a good song."

Lastly, the question that many people were wanting to know; How did Prince feel about the death of Michael Jackson?

(Prince, obviously reluctant, does not want to dwell on the subject.) "It is always sad to lose someone you loved."

Well, there you have it. What do you think of Prince's comment(s) regarding Michael Jackson?-Dr.FB

84 comments
Luciana
Luciana

I am so tired to see people comparing one with other and especially because they are so different... And yes, maybe Prince comment was cold but if he didn't feel it like a big lost... Do you prefer a big liar telling you: I cried like baby, I am devastated- like so many others told us? Its hard to read a comment like that but I prefer the truth always! We had read and listen so many called "Michael friends" that I am tired about lies! About Michael, you cant tell he couldn't play any instrument... He was big! He could sing, dance, compose music and play instruments. He used to be behind all the things of his art. About Prince, I prefer shout up! I don't know so many things about him...

jamme
jamme

Michael could play several instruments including the piano. Like most of his siblings, he had to take lessons. Their father, Joe, insisted that his children be musically inclined on various levels. Although I can't provide proof, we will all find out in time that Michael & Prince had a close friendship & romantic relationship for years. Their music may have differed but they both were reclusive, shy, anti-social, musically gifted men. Strange to say the least.

Wayne
Wayne

Wow....this is the most ignorant comment section I've read in a long time. Michael Jackson fans are as biased and stupid as any out there. Prince fans continue to justify the fact that he's an ass. I'm not really sure what difference it makes as to whether or not Prince says anything about Michael Jackson dying. Sure, the two were compared frequently...though I have no idea why.... but as some of the more objective commentators have indicated, they were of completely different styles. Prince, though he is an ass, is the most prolific musician/artist in the history of music. It's really ridiculous how talented this guy is, and how he's able to produce other memorable talents. Michael, while strange and somewhat one dimensional, was the most electrifying entertainer the world had seen. He'd been a great song and dance guy since childhood. He was Pop Music's poster child. Prince's music can't be defined as one thing. Thing is...they have different audiences....so their approaches catered to those types of audiences. Why not leave it at that and stop arguing about who's better?

Lisa
Lisa

A lot of these comments are rubbish. Prince and Michael never ever hated each other. They were actually good friends. I hate it when everyone tries to compare one or the other, they were both wonderful artists. The only comparison I will make is that Prince couldn't dance and Michael couldn't play an instrument. In general, they were both talented and both admired and respected each other for their music and passion.

Kim
Kim

I doubt Michael and Prince hated each other because Michael never actually hated anyone. There were people that betrayed him in life but he didn't hate them. It was more like disappointment. I'm sure Prince and Michael were a bit friendly to each other when they saw each other but I don't really think they were that close to be honest so maybe he was indifferent. Fun fact: Prince is actually the same age as Michael. There is only a mere 2 month difference between the two of them. Prince was born on June 7th, 1958 and Michael was born on August 29th, 1958.

Jade
Jade

This is why I hate Prince. He's never compassionate. He doesn't actually say WHAT he feels about Michael's death, just "It's sad to lose someone you love." Okay we all get that drift but when he's asked how he feels he just won't dwell on it. He speaks with a straight face almsot showing no emotion. I think he's just jealous that Michael got all the attention and he has m ore than 10 famous songs whilst Prince only has 3 and they're Purple Rain, Let's Go Crazy and Blue. Michael had Thriller, Billie Jean, Beat It, Rock With You, Earth Song etc These comments about Michael and Prince competing are right because they did try and outdo each other, Michael will always always be better. If Prince died, Michael would show some sympathy and he had wanted to do a duo with him for sometime. I'd say no thanks because he deserves better. Prince may not have got his life screwed up like Michael did, but considering he has no self pity for anyone else I will not show any passion for him.

Eman
Eman

I feel the need to comment on Kedrin's ignorance and stupidity. First of all, please stop making Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann type statements. You don't know the facts and your a poor judge of musical talent. No musician or critic in their right mind would agree with you that Prince is not talented. In fact, he is probably the most talented artist of his generation or any generation for that matter. His impact on music period speaks for itself. Since you do not know the facts, let me help your ignorance. Prince produced, arranged and composed his first album in 1978 at the age of 18. This was unheard of at the time. Secondly, he has been on the scene since 1978 through 2011 and is still going strong. That in itself deserves credit. How many other artists can say that? That's 33 years and counting. No drugs, arrests, bankruptcies or felonies. He has released 32 albums, three movies, four concerts dvd's and numerous dvd videos. He has played during the Superbowl halftime show witnessed before 140 million people worldwide, which has been credited as being the best halftime show. He has also performed numerous times on television and throughout the world. He has sold over 100 million albums, received numerous awards (The Grammys, American Music Awards, Achievement Awards, etc.). May I add the Rock N Roll HALL OF FAME. You don't elect someone to the HALL OF FAME in any field that has no talent or has not made some sort of an impact on music or their respected field. Prince has also helped launch the careers of other well-talented acts. The Time, Jesse Johnson, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. He has also wrote numerous hits for other established artists. Prince has helped redefine the approach artists take towards music. Owning and producing your own music. This was not the case when artists started out years ago. Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five broke away from Motown for this very same reason. Prince was advocating ownership and producing your own music at the age of 18 years old when he first started. Artists today have taken this step that Prince help to start 30 years ago. As far as his singing and playing instruments, Kedrin you need your hearing and eyes checked for sure. Only if you do not like Prince personally can you make a statement like that. All of this is to not take away from Michael's great contribution his music had on my or any other generation. As far as I'm concerned, Prince and Michael are clearly the best this generation had to offer. They are truly the most GOD given talent that I have ever witnessed and I'm so glad to have witnessed them throughout their careers. The record speaks for itself. I also left out a lot more that Prince has accomplished throughout his career, but I felt the need to address your ignorance regarding Prince's overall impact on music. Check the records, speak with anyone in the music field, artists or critics alike and they will tell you the same thing. I understand that you like Michael Jackson. No one loved Michael Jackson more than me and his passing was a tremendous loss. Prince and Michael will always be linked together for the impact they both had on music period. My four year old Son is a fan of both Prince and Michael. So the next time you criticize someone, first go and do your homework so you know what the hell you are talking about. Please don't continue to expose your ignorance on subjects you know nothing about.

Prince/MJ Fan
Prince/MJ Fan

Whoo Kid and Kedrin just wanted to say that as everyone else seems to do you're comparing apples to oranges. Michael and Prince are/were both talented individuals. Their style of music were both different. Not sure of your ages but I grew up listening to Michael and his brothers. I was always a fan. I also grew up with Prince music. While most of the world may only know him because of Purple Rain, real Prince fans know that his first hit was soft and wet. Now as a young girl I had no idea what he was singing about but is was a catchy tune and a great dance song. Prince played all the instruments himself for his album. He didn't get a band til he needed to go on tour. I have seen both Michael and Prince in concert and they were both awesome. Michael may have been forced to perform in earlier years as Whoo Kid mention, but he loved it. He loved his fans as do Prince. Michael was always in the public eye whereas Prince has always demanded his privacy. Maybe that's what kept Prince from going down the same road as Michael. Being a fan of both I always hoped that my two favorite artist would do a song together. I'm sure it would have been a hit. But that will never happen.

Kedrin
Kedrin

Whoo kid you're really brain damaged. Michael composed & was able to write words to songs before prince was even known. Prince is NOT UNIQUE. He's a piece of shit who's arrogant and only mostly sings about sex. He can't play drums like rock stars, he cant sing like soul stars, he can't write provocative meaningful hits like the greats...mccartney, Jackson, dylan, Wonder, John etc. So he is just a Hendrix knockoff. Over rated, gay, and self absorbed with only a handful of real hits. Suck MJ's Glove, hater!!

Shawn
Shawn

Prince is gay and fucking jealous. There's no justifying his shittiness and silence. To Fuckin hell with that bastard...

Arlene Stevenson
Arlene Stevenson

@Alexnmind. I understand. I know who you are too! Alexander nevermind! aka Prince! thx for commenting because we all know that you two were always compared and that the media would run with whatever you say.

Whoo kidd
Whoo kidd

PRINCE IS BETTER THAN MJ & MORE TALENTED THAN HIM ALSO. OF COURSE THESE TWO ARE BIGGER THAN ANY RAPPER BUT THEIR SITUATION IS LIKE NAS & JAY Z. JAY Z IS MORE FAMOUS & RICHER THAN NAS BUT NAS IS AN BETTER ARTIST/RAPPER THAN JAY Z. NAS IS A POET WHILE JAY IS A PUPPET. PRINCE CAN PLAY MANY INSTRUMENTS & CAN DO MORE MUSICALLY THAN MJ CAUSE HE ACTUALLY LIVES AND BREATHE MUSIC WHILE MJ WAS FORCED TO.

BARBERELLA
BARBERELLA

@ lakesh lyde YOU ARE TALKING RUBBISH! WERE YOU NEVER TAUGHT TO KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT IF YOU HAVE NOTHING NICE TO SAY??? GO AWAY!! @ Reggie Reg HAHAHAHAHAHAHA RE: HIS 'WORK' WITH CHILDREN .... IS THAT WHAT THEYRE CALLING IT THESE DAYS??? PERLEEEEASE! @ Ray Ray WTF DO YOU KNOW??? OBVIOUSLY JACK SHIT HOW HAVE YOU GOT THE FRONT TO SAY PRINCE IS 'NOT NORMAL' IF THATS THE CASE THEN WTF WOULD THAT MAKE MJ??? I'LL LEAVE YOU TO DECIDE! I DEFY YOU TO COME UP WITH A SINGLE REASON TO SUPPORT YOUR NONSENSE NAME ONE REASON ANYONE COULD SAY PRINCE IS 'NOT NORMAL' ? PAH! NOTHING! MJ? WHERE DO I START??? HMMMM, MONKEYS,KIDS,OXYGEN TENTS, PHARMACUTICAL JUNKIE ... SHALL I GO ON??? NO, DIDNT THINK SO... TO ALL THERE IS NO WAY TO COMPARE THE TWO ARTISTS MJ WAS A SINGER PRINCE (THE EMPEROR OF MUSICIANS) IS A MUSICIAN ITS LIKE TRYING TO COMPARE AN ARCHITECT WITH BRICK LAYING SKILLS AND A BRICK LAYER ONE BUILDS A HOUSE WITH THE HELP OF OTHER CRAFTS MEN AND THE OTHER DESIGNS, PLANS AND BUILDS THE HOUSE HIMSELF!!! PRINCE IS A VERY PRIVATE PERSON WHOS PRIVATE LIFE AND EMOTIONS ARE HIS TO FEEL AND LIVE NOT OURS WE ARE LUCKY IN THAT HE SHARES HIS GIFT WITH THE WORLD WHERE DOES IT SAY THAT HE AND HIS PERSONAL LIFE ARE PUBLIC PROPERTY?? HE HAS BEEN VERY DIGNIFIED AND RESPECTFUL RE: MJ PASSING WHY SHOULD HE SPILL HIS FEELINGS OUT TO ALL AND SUNDRY HE GIVES US MORE THAN ENOUGH OF HIMSELF IN HIS MUSIC!!! LAST BUT NOT LEAST @ UndisputedPurpleBoy WELL SAID IM BEHIND YOU WITH THAT ... WHAT A BUNCH OF TWATS MJ COULDNT EVEN SEE THE BAR PRINCE HAS SET LET ALONE TOUCH IT!!!!! @

wilmer
wilmer

A lotta MJ fans have a hard time coming to grips with the fact that there are artists that are way way more talented than MJ, MUSICALLY, THAT IS. Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Phil Collins and the list goes on and on. Iam myself a Mke fan and even if Mike were the least talented artist, in the eyes of everybody else, which is not the case, I wouldn´t give a crap, I like the guy regardless of what the critics might say. Music is to be enjoyed. Everything else we could say about one artrist or another falls in the realm of opinions. Opinions never certify something as true. Im not a music critic, however my opinion is that many artists might be more talented than MJ musically, but perfomance-wise , no one touches him. For ya´ll who are ignorant of the fact that Michael knew how to play certain instruments, check the sleevenotes of his later CDs. He may not have concetrated on instruments like Price did, but he knew his way around in the studio. What Michael focussed on was becoming the greatest performer ever, and in my opinion he got there or came pretty close to that. For all the talent Prince has, I could only listen to a few songs, which doesn´t mean he´s not talented, by the accounts of most people who are knowledgeable about music he is, but that escapes. Just remember that ther is no accounting for taste. Just one more thing , Michael has touched the world in a way that no other artist including Prince has or will, just don´t forget that , that´s the mystery

Chris Morgan
Chris Morgan

Ok, let me clear a few things up....first and foremost, Prince was offered to do a duet with Michael for the song Bad, as said by Quincy Jones on the Bad Special Edition CD, Prince turned the offer down, saying something like "You have a hit there without me" maybe not word for word but pretty close. Also Prince was offered a spot on the USA for Africa track We Are The World, his part was right with Michael's, and yet Prince turned it down, to only put on a single track seperately, on the album. That being said there were many chances for the two to work together with Michael and his producers or whoever trying to get Prince, but Prince kept turning them down for one reason or the other. I know it sucks as it would have been awesome as hell, but that is the truth. Now I will say this plainly, i have been a huge MJ fan since the age of 3, and will always be a big fan of him, I was heartbroken to hear he died. But at the same time I think Prince is one of the most musically gifted artists out there and I respect and like hit music. As for the comment he made it was honestly vague, to say the least but I think it is the most you will every get out of him in response to Michael's death. The question was raised did they both "like" or respect each other, I think there is and was no doubt that the both respected each other, whether they were friends or not I am not too sure, but I know that each had high respect for the other's work. With all that said, I have been trying to buy more Prince albums to get a better overall feel for his music and style, and I must say that to compare these two is very wrong, they are both great. Anyways I am done ranting and raving just wanted to comment on this.

AQUARIUS
AQUARIUS

I THINK THAT PRINCE IS SORRY TO KNOW THAT MICHAEL JACKSON HAS PASSED AWAY. I THINK THAT AS MUCH AS THE WORLD TRIES TO FIND A REASON TO SAY HE DIDN'T LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON, REALLY I BELIVED THAT THEY HAD A LOVE FOR EACH OTHER AS HUMANBEINGS AND AS ENTERTAINERS. HE ADMIRED MICHAEL JACKSON FOR THE PERFORMER HE IS. AND MICHAEL JACKSON ADIMIRED PRINCE'S GENIUS AS AN ARTIST AS WELL. UNFORTUNATELY THEY NEVER GOT A CHANCE TO COMBINE THEIR TALENTS. PRINCE I KNOW THAT YOU ARE SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE PASSING OF YOUR BROTHER ENTERTAINER. GOD BLESS YOU AND PEACE.

redrockballa
redrockballa

its funny how everybody is now on mj nuts since he died but when he was living everybody called him weird or a child molester and as far as prince is concern he isn't worried about what people say about him. p.s. they were good friends

Gata
Gata

Comparing Michael Jackson and Prince is like comparing apples and oranges. It's not even the same thing. Each artist has his own quality. While Prince may have been more proficient w/musical instruments, Michael may have been a natural at dancing...we could go on forever like that. Each had his own style, and his own way of reaching their audiences. Each of them is a brilliant talent the likes of which will probably never will be seen again. And both were about giving us the best fxcking show they possibly could. I think the answer Prince gave WAS a tiny bit vague... but, as others have previously stated, he is not one to talk about personal things--he plays those feelings pretty close to the vest. His statement sez something succinct but sincere. And his relative silence on the matter actually speaks volumes of the reverence he had for Michael, IMHO. I have always been a huge fan of both, and never preferred one over the other. They both influenced me lyrically, and showed me what makes a brilliant showman. I felt like a piece of me died along with Michael. I probably will feel same when Prince is gone. I'm sure others echo the same sentiment. What matters in the end is how an artist touches your life...that's all an artist really wants when you strip it all down...to get their audiences to react in their own ways to their art. They may like it or hate it but when there's indifference, then you've failed to touch anyone. No-one can say Michael didn't touch them somehow, even if it was just that you believed the accusations about him. He affected you in some fashion anyway. Those of you who are waiting for Prince to have a bigger reaction will be waiting a long time. It just isn't his style, and I'm satisfied w/what he said.

dale
dale

You can see that video own youtube. Also I wonder how many of the MJ defenders had his back when he needed it the most ! Or how many made jokes about him when he was facing all that crap ! You did not love him then the way you love him now I'm sure !!!!!! Half of you could'nt even understand the brillance of Prince song let alone have MJ's back when they were trying to bring him down. I'm with Prince no matter what you say or do they will use it against you . It's never good enough.

dale
dale

Amazing how stupid people can be. They were friends !!!!!!! They were both at a James Brown concert together in the 80's ; Michael came on stage did his best JB impersonation and his own stuff then told JB that Prince was there also. Then he went on stage and did his thing ! All you negative bloggers get a clue ! The man said someone you love . What else does he have to say.

Jackie
Jackie

awww that means he loved him :D that's good to know!!!

dnprus
dnprus

Wow...There are some harsh, harsh comments on this board. I agree with everyone who writes that there is no need to speak negatively of either entertainer. They are both extreme musical talents. I love them both. Please stop judging world. Some say it's good to live life without regrets, but I have a few. One is that I never did see Michael in concert...I regret that. I've seen Prince in concert 3 times and words can't describe either of my experiences....He's one of the greatest performers. I'm hanging framed, poster-sized portraits of Michael and Prince in my home office. There's room for both of these musical geniuses in my heart.

yosra
yosra

Prince was REALLY VERY VERY LOYAL to MJ during his life,,he just didn't like to talk too much..

Fallstorm
Fallstorm

1. For those comparing Michael Jackson to Prince. Prince plays at least 27 instruments proficiently and is considered a virtuoso of the guitar. He writes, arranges, and produces his own music. Michael Jackson was had a great voice and was a great performer and I like them both but from a pure musician and musical level Prince stands above Michael. 2. I fail to comprehend what all the controversy is on this board about Prince stating that it is sad anytime you lose somebody you love. I mean, for God's sake what was he supposed to do break down in tears, do a split, and hop in his magic purple sled so he could fly across the sky shoot fireworks over Neverland? Get real people. Peace.

Arlene Stevenson
Arlene Stevenson

If you know Prince's history, he is NOT the one to get personal in public. for him to say what he has said. I appreciate. I understand Prince. Don't know him, but been a supporter since Soft and Wet and seen him 6 times in concert.

Coin Magic Tricks
Coin Magic Tricks

I just subscribed to the RSS feed, not sure if I did it properly but? Nice article by the way.

Kelly
Kelly

It's stupid that people speculate about everything....Maybe that's the reason why Prince does some of the stuff he does because he knows how much people sit up and speculate over stuff when there's no need. Another thing I don't get is why must people get on here and say negative stuff about either one of them? Plain and simple none of us know how either one felt about each other...so it's really not that important.

ziggy
ziggy

people should stop judging so damn much with negative words

Ray Ray
Ray Ray

Prince is a joke. How about NORMAL comments for a change? Oops! I forgot, he's not a NORMAL person. He's an IDIOT!

Len
Len

The bottom line is that it's a shame that these two greats never got a chance to work together. I think they both amired each other a great deal, and Prince's former driummer Bobby Z even said that Mike and Prince were cool with each other and often played Ball together at Paisley Park.

undisputedpurpleboy
undisputedpurpleboy

THIS IS 4 LAKESH LAUDE AND ALL HATERS OF PRINCE...KILL YOURSELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!NOW U CAN ALL TAKE A BITE OF MY PURPLEROCK. MJ got what he had coming 2 him plain and simple cause GOD don't like ugly so fuck u bootysnatchers!

David
David

I think it's kind of pitiful when you're 51 years of age and you still haven't grown out of your shyness, or outer shell, especially with the talent Prince has and the achievements he's made.

JumpUp1
JumpUp1

Ladies and Gents, no matter the words that have been quoted (which are properly respectful, IMO), Prince speaks with his music. As a lover of both songs, I found the mixing of Mountains' wide-open, winsome fairytale sound with Shake Your Body's celebratory chorus was exquisite; a very fine tribute. Prince's rhythm passing seemlessly through handclaps into Michael's (and Randy's I think?). Only thing better would have been Prince to sing it instead, but that's arguable..

Andrea
Andrea

Remembering its the fans that make the talents of MJ and Prince what they are - it cant be easy being that talented and right up there on top of the world to be judged and pulled apart on every comment - i dont blame Prince for being quite... he cares about whats important to him his love for making Music and that shows through his execptional talent... both these artists were naturally gifted and put to use in their maximum capacity - there are many talented who do not perserve and are never found out - wasted!!! We are fortunate for them and they are where they are through the support of fans, so there is no need to even question whos better than who... they are unique and therefore as good as one another...the comment he made is lovely - what has bothered alot of us fans is the reason he waited 4 months before he even mentioned it. the world is watching - do you even care!!! maybe when you get that great you think u can get away with your actions - but everything has repercussions and we witness this in both their lives....

anna
anna

i really don't understand why people keep comparing Prince and Michael, saying who's better than the other. What's the point of that? We should all be greatful for these 2 amazing geniuses. I've loved Michael my whole life and he will forever have a special place in my heart but that does not mean I can't like Prince as well. There's more than enough room in the world of arts for both of them, especially in these times where true passion and talent is a rarity. I envy all of you that have had the chance to experience the magic of these 2 beautiful artists. We should appreciate what we have because the true arts are dying and it truly saddens me...

DJReggieRegg(TM)
DJReggieRegg(TM)

I LOVED MICHEAL AND HIS MUSIC AND CONTRIBUTION TO THE WORLD AS IN HIS FOUNDATIONS, AND HIS WORK WITH CHILDREN...... BUT U MUST BE A PRINCE BE4 UR A KING(NO DISRESPECT TO MICHEAL) MICHEAL WAS BAD AND STILL IS. THINK ABOUT IT, MICHEAL STARTED AT THE VERY EARLY AGE OF 5 (I BELIEVE )BUT PRINCE CAME ALONG AT 17 AND PLAYED EVERYTHING ON HIS FIRST TWO ALBUMS... JUST LIKE A STATEMENT WAS MADE, U CAN NOT COMPAIRE THE TWO. MICHEAL IS THE KING, (NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT!) BUT PRINCE IS JUST A GENIUS AND I'M GLAD TO HAVE HAD 1 ICON HERE AND NOW GONE TO BE WITH GOD!

Lisa
Lisa

I like both but they have different styles and that's what everyone seems to misunderstand. Comparing Prince and MJ is like comparing apples to oranges. The two were different and great entertainers in their own arena. Or let's say compare MJ to Elvis......can't do that either. Understand where I'm going with this?

johnn smith
johnn smith

i like prince but i am a mj fan MJ IS WAY BETTER THAN PRINCE prince should be more compassionate

Lisa
Lisa

I definitely agree. I wish that they did work together on a duo. It definitely would have been a HIT!

Joycelyn Jackson
Joycelyn Jackson

I just wish they would have gotten a chance to work with one another. They are both such musical geneses in their own way. R.I.P MJ

Lisa
Lisa

I was a teen in the 80s when both Prince and Michael Jackson were at the top of their game. While many of my friends were making a big contest of who was better, Prince or Michael, I loved them both because they were both great entertainers. I believe that both have excelled in the industry with their own style of music. In my opinion, the two were never comparable because they were different. This is what I think most people are missing.....they did not have the same style of music, therefore the two could not be compared. As for Prince not making a statement about Michael or saying so little about Michael, that's not unusual for Prince. Prince has always and always will be a very private person as Michael was. Prince has never put his feelings out there for all to see and I don't think any less of him for keeping his feelings under wraps now. For the journalist who keep trying to make something out of nothing, I have NO RESPECT for that type of journalist. I was deeply hurt by Michael's passing because he was a great entertainer and the world has lost a wonderful talent. But, I don't dwell on it. That doesn't mean that I don't care, as well as others. The same for Prince. Leave him be!

Eman
Eman

Prince and Michael were the two best artists of our generation. Both took from the greats and added their own styles to it. We should be glad that we had them both. We need to stop always looking for negative issues. I'm sure that Prince, just like everyone else was very hurt by the news of Michael's death. Yes they were aware of what the other was doing musically, but the both respected each other's talent. Don't mention Madonna, Bruce Springsteen or Elvis. Not in the same league at all with those two. The media made them out not to like each other. I'm just glad to have witnessed them both perform. They are the two best, period.

don
don

for a moment it almost sounded as if the interviewer wanted Prince to make some absurd comment surrounding MJ's death. in this day and age of tabloid journalism i certainly wouldn't doubt it. i think Prince answered the question the way it should always be answered. MJ was loved by millions and millions of people. In his death that should be honored and respected. Kudos to Prince.

18thletter
18thletter

I have never been a prince fan and i don't really like his music but i gotta give him respect for the way he has paid tribute to MJ. That's some grown man shhhh.......and because of the way he has conducted himself, i will go out and look for that 80s flick purple rain which i boycotted back then

Jessica
Jessica

i think that prince is a little jealous of Michael Jackson, but im not judge him, i just say that why he dont wanna say something about MJ's dead hehehe bye

Harry
Harry

Prince's comment speaks volumes. It should put to rest the rumors of Prince and MJ being in some kind of rivalry. Like all of us, Prince loved Michael. All of the speculation on the sincerity of Prince's comment should stop. Only God and Prince know if the comment was truly heart felt or not. Also none of us really know if Prince and MJ had friendship. In the end, who are we to judge or question? I only wish that Prince & MJ would have colaborated on a song or album together. Now that would have been something that would have lived forever!!!

Mrs. S@nders
Mrs. S@nders

I think Prince's comment on how he felt about Michael's death was respectful but at the same time, I dont think it was sincere. It just seems so made up to me. Nobody really knows his true feelings though Because Prince has always been so private about those certain issues in his life.It was very sweet of Prince to say what he did about Michael. It kind of shocked me because I always thought that in a way Prince envied Michael because he was his biggest competition and to hear him say "someone you love" that was a shocker. Maybe he do care about Michael, maybe.....

Darren
Darren

It's not if speaking about Michael will bring him back. Everyone deals with death very differently. If you don't know the nature of their relationship - you can't speak about how Prince re-acted to Michael's death. He is not responsible for or obliged to speak publicly about anyone but himself.

alex moon
alex moon

Overall, it sounds like a long-standing bad case of jealousy on prince's part. Too bad prince had to be such an a--hole and snooty about Michael's request. Prince should have been honored to have even been asked by MJ if they could work together. As far as Michael Jackson is concerned, how many people do you (as in us)) know who were put on this earth knowing from the very beginning exactly what they were supposed to do with their life? And then did it so fantastically,l and with such passion? A lot of people spend their whole lives trying to figure out why they are here, and can never find the answer. Good job, Michael, good job. And I thank you for all you gave us, your talent and and your love before God called you back.

ANDORA
ANDORA

PRINCE THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE MUISC YOU MAKE YOU DO WHAT YOU DO WISE. I DON'T KNOW WHY PEOPLE ACT LIKE THEY HAVE LOST THERE MIND. I JUST SAY KEEP PRAYING FOR GOD TO PUT THEM ON THE RIGHT PATH YOU ARE ONLY DOING WHAT YOU GOD HAS SEND YOU HERE TO DO AND IT IS WHAT YOU LOVE TO DO GOD BLESS YOU LOVE ANDORA

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