In Prince’s final, unpublished interview with Rolling Stone circa 2014, the late music icon did not coo excitedly about Justin Bieber – on the contrary. The late legend also had some interesting predictions about the 2016 presidential election (hint: a woman wins).
Prince was speaking to the magazine from home in Chanhassen, Minnesota, for a feature intended to land on the cover. (It was scrapped).
Among many juicy tidbits, Prince bemoaned the state of music, and named Bieber as a sign of the times: “You’re trying to find the personality first, make sure you’ve got that locked in. And it’s better if they got scandal on ’em or a reality show or sex tape. And they have it down to an art. They’re getting street cred for Justin Bieber now!”
Prince also touched, in a chilling, now-ominous passage, on the deaths of other celebrities: “Michael Jackson is just one of many who have gone through that door – Amy Winehouse and folks. We’re all connected, right, we’re all brothers and sisters, and the minute we lock that in, we wouldn’t let anybody in our family fall. That’s why I called Chris Brown. All of us need to be able to reach out and just fix stuff. There’s nothing that’s unforgivable.”
Meanwhile, reports have surfaced claiming that Prince entered an outpatient treatment program just before his death. According to Minneapolis’ KSTP 5 Eyewitness News, he attended the rehab center to “move away from using medication prescribed to treat his severe pain.” Sources also told the ABC affiliate that Prince entering the program did not mean that he was addicted to controlled substance.
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