Once, many years ago, Prince was an immensely talented and controversial sexual deviant who penned songs called "Rockhard in a Funky Place" and "Jack U Off." A decade ago though, Prince found religion, immersing himself in being a Jehovah's Witness. Now scantily clad ladies like Apollonia don't catch his eye anymore; it's women dressed head-to-toe in garments dictated by their religious customs. Really. Prince may still look younger than 53, but his age has begun to show in some comments to the Guardian.
"It's fun being in Islamic countries, to know there's only one religion. There's order. You wear a burqa. There's no choice. People are happy with that." It's probably been a long time since Prince took a global studies class, otherwise he'd know that not everyone -- namely females in Islamic countries and their advocates -- is happy wearing burqas. They're oppressive, and they're a symbol of the huge gap between the rights of men and women there. When the Guardian pointed that out to Prince, he responded, "There are people who are unhappy with everything. There's a dark side to everything."
As the reclusive Prince continues to approach the age when most people become out of touch with current trends and technology -- like when our parents ask us what a Twitter is or fail to understand that one remote control can turn on both the television and the cable box -- he continues to make ridiculous statements about his biggest nemesis, the Internet. "I personally can't stand digital music," Prince told the Guardian. "You're getting sound in bits. It affects a different place in your brain. When you play it back, you can't feel anything. We're analogue people, not digital." That's coming from the guy who gave out his last album for free with newspapers.
Prince's hatred for the www. world runs so deep that he's reluctant to record another album until this whole digital fad ends, which judging by his last few albums, wouldn't be a bad thing.
(For the record, we love Prince.)