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Sinead O'Connor: 'I had violent clash with Prince'


Sinead O'Connor "detests" pop star Prince, the man who wrote her biggest hit, and became embroiled in a "violent" clash with him when they first met.

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The Irish singer shot to worldwide fame in 1990 with her cover of Prince's song "Nothing Compares 2 U," but has confessed she loathes the "Purple Rain" star. She alleges they had a huge bust-up when they met, but she is keeping details of the dispute a secret until she writes her memoirs.

"I loved his music, but I had absolutely no idea or expectation that that single would be such a big hit, not at all," O'Connor told Britain's Uncut magazine. "Did I ever meet Prince? I did and ... we didn't like each other. At all. Ha ha! I'm not going to go into it, but we detest each other ... It got violent too, which is why I can't go into it, but it is a very funny story. I'll tell it when I'm an old lady and I write my book."

Jan 31, 2013 9:58AM
Sinead really is ignorant, first states, her meeting with Prince "got  violent", then she goes on to states. "it is a very funny story"..  How just plain dumb.  Give me one instance in life where violence is a "very funny story", there is not one.  I would lover ot urinate in her face!
Jan 31, 2013 9:57AM
Prince is a lot of things ... musical genius for one.
Jan 31, 2013 9:46AM
I love Sinead's voice she is so beautiful, I know she has battled with depression and suicide (which I lost my father to.) I have prayed for this woman on many occasions as I think she just wants to be loved for being herself. I would love to read her life story written from her point of view but I wish she would not put it off to late as we never know if we will be here tomorrow. Best wishes to her and her family and I am sure Prince has moved on lol.
Jan 31, 2013 9:46AM
Hey there Sinead...your 15 minutes of fame were up...oh I'd say right after Nothing Compares 2 U fell from the charts.
It's old news, and yes, we have heard it already !

Jan 31, 2013 9:46AM
Hate the man all ya want but remember... If not for Prince you would be a nobody!!
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