For our friends overseas who were enjoying Sheila E. playing with Prince, I hope you enjoyed it as it appears she will not be joining him for further dates.
Sheila posted this on her Facebook and Twitter accounts earlier;
"Hello to all my fans who came out to the shows Bergen, Copenhagen & Herning. I am so blessed. (bad news 4 those who won't see me in Italy) Prince changed his mind to have me on those dates. My apologies for any inconvenience I have caused you. God bless and I will see you soon."
No word yet if Sheila will be one of the guests on those "Welcome 2 America" dates which still have not officially been announced when or where they will take place.-Dr.FB
fuck all of u who don't like shelia e. i like prince too, but shelia e. i freakin' love her. to me she never looked so good like now. shelia looks much better when she made her 1st & 2nd album back then. shelia is still super talented love how she beats the livin' hell out of those drum & dances her ass off . i still remembers how shelia used to show-off by throwing up a drum stick behind her back and catching it. i just sat back w/joy n laughter. I LOVE U 4-EVER MS. SHELIA E. U GO GURL
Shiela I have always been a big fan I was very disappointed that my tito Carlos did not marry you. I don't know what happen him chooseing or marrying that woman. You are the better choice. I will be with my Unlce Jorge and malo in santa clara Jan 21,2011. Happy new year. Much love Tony Santana
THIS IS AN OLD TOPIC, I REPEAT, THIS IS AN OLD TOPIC.....TIME TO MOVE ON! There is a new article on Prince, would you rather focus on that one, or continue focusing on this one???? Take your pick. LUV YA! See ya! PEACE OUTTTTT! lol
Why do fanatics, homers, losers, and geeks feel the need to know everything? Who cares? Prince changed his mind. So what? He is not obligated to explain why he changed his mind and no one needs to know.
Stop bitching. Sheila will be back anyways. Prince did it for a reason. We ALL do things for a reason.
@Tellemhowyoureallyfeel that's the thing....we do not know what really happened...there are people on here talking about "oh he really was not there" but how can they prove that?? That's all I'm saying. And yes I do not see anything wrong with her doing updates for her fans. To be honest, I did not care whether he was really there or not...what I did admire was the fact that she was doing the updates, she was enjoying Copenhagen, etc etc. I'm not reading to much into it even though there are other people who are. And yes, I do agree she can do her own shows. I see some done in CA, but there are peeps who would love to see her and her band in NY and in other places as well.
Look at her Twitter page. It has Prince all over it, looks like a fan page. Surprising since no other "associated artist" posts pics with Prince. I think she wants nothing more than to play with him and now that he cut her off, she is trying to use her fans to speak up so he changes his mind. She's a nice addition to the show but in the end except for a handful of hardcore Sheila fans people go to see Prince. When you look at the videos of her on stage on the tour, she comes across a little overbearing, it's still his stage and his tour. I wonder why she goes through the fans instead of getting pics and video from the source. She asked several times for them, after not getting much feedback, I assume, and in order to make people send her stuff, she did that video acting like Prince was next to her and the request was from the both of them. Which we all know it was not, neither was he there (assuming the fans are dumb enough to believe that and get all excited). While his team is busy taking video down from youtube his band member is asking for more in his name? Amusing for sure, and somebody seems to have a lot of time on their hands.
@ Erica - You didn't see any harm in Sheila doing it but maybe Prince did. Sheila tried to make it seem like Prince was there in the last video. She even shushed him. For you to say something like that gives me the impression that you didn't watch the last video I watched. Sheila was sitting at a table with a coffee cup in her hand, she said Prince's name several times, and she shushed him. It all appeared phony. I didn't believe Prince was there. You are right that Sheila worked hard and became a well-known musician in her own right, but nevertheless Prince has changed his mind and doesn't need her there. Sheila can go on HER tour and make video updates for HER fans while Prince continues HIS tour without Sheila doing video updates about Prince's band members.
same old story. How is it people simply can't see Princes patterns. From what I saw she really lit the place up- I'm sure Prince isn't too thrilled to share the spotlight. Too bad cause his no personality backing band (and that is the problem- it's a BACKING band) ain't helping the cause. Personally I thought it was making Prince work harder to be on stage with a great personality with him. Now he can go back to coasting (and sure- coasting for Prince is better than some 100%...but I don't PAY to see coasting - I'd rather see less talent working hard!)
I will miss her tremendously! But Prince is just shaking it up and keeping it fresh, I guess. He does change his mind a lot, as we know - not always for the better - but hey, we love him and we just go with the flow, right? I'm sure Sheila does too, she knows him too well to do anything else. But the little vids she did were cool, the one where she pretended Prince was next to her was FUNNY! C'mon, surely he could see that?! I really don't think that's the reason (nor her asking people to send her copies of their short clips of the show). In Herning I had the distinct impression he was kind of ok with the cameras for once. He sang straight into some of them - he clearly saw them and if it gets over the top, he does have ways of making security enforce the ban. After all, Dr FB also asks for and posts pix & vids and he's not on the black list, right? ;-)
>> Totally Agreed Dr.!!!! --- "Total Over Reaction" --- ---- But you have to love the passion of Prince fans. ----
Quoted: "AC Says: October 25th, 2010 at 5:11 pm it was her last video on facebook that did it. She made it look like prince was with her when in fact he wasn’t. she of all people should know better. She it getting a bit to big for her britches anyway. She is self absorbed." ***************************** @AC - how do u know that for sure? from what I've seen, she did not do the videos to make it look like Prince was with her...she was simply keeping in touch with her fans...that's all she was doing, just keeping people up to date...I didn't see any harm in her doing that and it was her decision to do that for the people who actually admire her. So for u to say something like that in such a negative tone gives me the impression that u have something against her. She works hard and became a well-known musician in her OWN RIGHT over 30 years ago, so its very unfair for u to say something like that. And besides, its HER twitter and twitvid...if she feels like sharing where she is on her journey, she has that right.
eYe wOnDeR wHaT hAPPeNeD? i wAnT 2 kNoW tHe DIrT. aNd dOn't aCt lIKE aNy oF U dOn't wAnT tO kNOw eItHeR....LOL
gentleman who commented on prince taking drugs,for the record prince never took drugs,just throwing it out there.:-)
IT IS A DAMN SHAME!! she is amazin' and some fans might expected 2 C her on the next shows... hope he changes his mind about having her back on tour with him..cuz she is an amazin lady and we love her!
noo!! i saw her tweet! i really wanna she her! i can only think of one more drummer on the same level as her..PHIL COLLINS!! crosses fingers to see sh her in welcome to america
it was her last video on facebook that did it. She made it look like prince was with her when in fact he wasn't. she of all people should know better. She it getting a bit to big for her britches anyway. She is self absorbed.
I to feel it is unfair to both Prince and Sheila E that some are making assumptions. As the Doc. has said in the past...we need to stick with the "subject/topic" and leave it there. Peace and love.
All I have to say is this.....yes I enjoyed seeing Sheila E in Copenhagen and Herning, she looked fabolous and really did a cool job at her performances. However, its up to Prince who he has on his stage. (I was happy to see Ida, but missed seeing Larry Graham) And really, he only needs 1 drummer, and John Blackwell rocks it! So, Prince probably just decided he needed one drummer and JB was the one. Shelia will be missed, but the show will go on because Prince is an amazing performer and I would be just as happy to see him with no band! LOL Regardless of the band behind him, the Italy and December shows will be awesome, can't wait for the NY and NJ shows myself!
Dr.FB said: "No word yet if Sheila will be one of the guests on those “Welcome 2 America” dates" actually if you recall, there was word from prince himself at the press conference that sheila would participate. perhaps that has now changed???
Chill people. She simply said he changed his mind, she didn't say they had a fallout. She apparently knew she was listed as being part of the European tour, and obviously, now she won't be for the remainder of it. Maybe Prince is changing up the show for Italy. At least Sheila informed fans ahead of time, before they go to the remainder shows expecting her to be a part of it. Let's just wait and see what happens instead of jumping to conclusions and making up all kinds of assumptions. I do wish some "official" info would be announced about the American shows, since there seems to be info on it coming from everywhere else but the "source or source's camp".
A lot of people need to stop using this update to disrespect Prince's personal life (bringing up his failed marriages was low), but there are many reasons why Prince booted Sheila E. from his European tour. Maybe it's financial, maybe Prince can't afford to pay Sheila for these gigs and figured that a percussionist was the easiest expenditure to get rid to keep the tour solvent. Maybe Sheila has some personal things to take care of first. She only had 140 characters to type her message, so she might be leaving some things out. Last thing, people should do is blast Prince without knowing the entire story.
Don't invite in trouble folks. He changed his mind. That's all that's known outside of Sheila E. & Prince.
Thats fucked up, big-time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And Prince wonders why he cant keep his wives!!!!!!!LOLOLOLOL He cant even keep his drummers!!!!!LOLOLOLOLOL
See that hurts........ I'll Miss Sheila.... The last time I was hurt with news like this.... Prince removed ERIC LEEDS from the line up! Musgrave - Chicago
WONDER WHAT HAPPENED? IS PRINCE BACK ON DRUGS AGAIN? PROBABLY... HE'S A WEIRD LITTLE ANDROGYNOUS ONE ISNT S/HE??
"changed his mind" that's F'd up. :( LOOOVED seeing Sheila's pics and vids. that's a bummer. sorry Sheila!
not sure why that happened :/ ... but I'm sure she'll probably do something in NYC with her own band one of these days :)