Posted by | Cyrena Rose

While on tour with his new band (3RDEYEGIRL), the Artist formerly known as Prince; now known as Prince [again], takes a moment to share his views with Vanessa Grigoriadis on sex, religion an rock n roll.

Prince also tells V Magazine he doesn’t own a cell phone …“Are you serious?” he asks. “Hell, no.” Mimicking a woman’s voice, Prince says,  “Where is my phone? Can you call my phone? Oh, I can’t find it.”

When the door to the tour bus opens, the 55 year-young Icon steps out in flared pants with primary color stripes, a large ring with a blue evil eye at the center of his right hand (“nothing evil about it,” he Grigoriadis) and a rhinestone-encrusted pimp cane in the other.  The cane is just for decoration…


Enjoy some excerpts of the Purple One’s interview:

“Nobody really talks to me.  Nobody talks to me a lot.  I talk to her .  She talks to you.   She talks to Richard.   And so on and so forth.   If I trust her, then you can trust her.” Prince says pointing to his manager Julia Ramadan

How he values fans?

“People come to see us fifty times.  Well, that’s not just going to see a concert—that’s some other mess going on.  This music changes you. These people are not being satisfied elsewhere by musicians, you feel what I’m saying?  It’s no disrespect to anyone else, because we’re not checking for them.  But we don’t lip synch.  We ain’t got time for it.  Ain’t no tape up there.”

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What drew you to creating a new band?

This organization is different than most, in the sense that we don’t take directions from the outside world. It’s like a galaxy.  The sun is in the center giving of energy, and everything revolves around it…”

How do you decide what you are going to play (during a show)?

I decide in the moment,” he says.  “I change the set list right then and there.”  He also takes into account the state of his guitar. “To play solos the way I’m playing them, the guitar goes out of tune sometimes. It’s just a piece of wood.”

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The August issue of V Magazine hits newsstands July 18.