Boy George Claims He Slept with Prince

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80’s singer Boy George dropped a bombshell during a taping of NBC’s The Voice when he revealed that he had ‘relations’ with the Royal Rocker in the past.

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The DailyMail reports that the Voice’s newcomer made the shocking claim during the show’s live audition stage in front of a studio audience

A source told The Sun that it ‘sent the audience absolutely wild and forced producers to stop filming.’

Sitting on the judging panel alongside Will.i.am, Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson and singer Paloma Faith, the foursome boasted about who they’d collaborated with.

London-born singer/songwriter Boy George enthused: ‘I have duetted with some of the greatest soul singers in history including Luther Vandross and Smokey Robinson.’

Paloma hit back: ‘Well OK, if we’re throwing big soul names out there I’ve performed with Prince.’

To which George reportedly replied: ‘Forget that, darling, I’ve slept with Prince.’

A production source told the newspaper that the crew couldn’t believe what they had heard and the crowd went ‘absolutely wild.’

They added that the other judges, especially Will.i.am, thought it was brilliant and kept on high-fiving him.

The source said: ‘Production staff had to come up on stage and speak to them.

‘After that, Boy George started backtracking saying he hadn’t really slept with Prince and that in reality, he just had his poster on his wall.

The eccentric hit-maker was confirmed as the replacement coach for Tom Jones – who’d been on the show since its first series in 2012 – in August.

Speaking about his new role when the 2016 line-up was announced, Boy George said: ‘I’m thrilled and excited to be a coach on The Voice UK.

‘I’m a huge fan of the show and have watched and engaged with it from series one.’

But it wasn’t all plain-sailing as Tom, 72, hit out at BBC bosses at the time for the way in which he was ditched ‘without consultation’.

The fifth series of The Voice starts in Jan 2016 BBC One.

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Prince Does Benefit Concert for Autism in Dubai

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The Purple Majesty himself , Prince, recently performed in beautiful Dubai, in support for research in curing autism.

 Timeoutdubai.com reports that The Purple One descended on Dubai in typically mysterious fashion. Reminiscent of 2014’s guerrilla gigs around London, where he turned up at small venues at short notice and wowed crowds with two-hour sets filled with hits from the last 35 years, his gig at Pacha was a bit of a conundrum.

This was a fundraiser gig, tickets were sent out once a donation had been made to Autism Rocks. The organisation must have been delighted with the turn out because excitement in the run-up to the show was at fever pitch, and the intimate venue was packed with people eager to get a glimpse of the artist now known as Prince again at close quarters.

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Joined by his latest band, the all-female 3RDEYEGIRL, he started with Let’s Go Crazy, the opener from classic album Purple Rain. And crazy we went, and stayed that way for the next two hours. Most of the songs were transformed by the tight band into a slow, groovy funk – with some sublime organ and guitar solos from Prince himself, and lead guitarist Donna Grantis.

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With a back catalogue spanning more than three decades, there will always be some songs that don’t make the set list (no Where Doves Cry!) but hearing Prince perform Nothing Compares 2 U (which he wrote for a side project before Sinéad O’Connor made it famous) at touching distance will be more than enough for most fans.

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With a strict no-cameras policy, the heavies at either side of the stage created their own light show by shining torches at people who tried to flout the rules – which caused a slight annoyance from time to time. But to moan about that would be churlish.

We witnessed one of music’s real legends, close-up. A songwriting genius, a virtuoso musician and a born showman, Prince didn’t let the elevator bring us down. His second (and final) encore comprised of a 15-minute Purple Rain, which brought the house down.

Gigs don’t get much better than this.

 

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