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Reply #30 posted 09/23/16 3:15pm

scorp84

laurarichardson said:

Vashtix said:
Mayte has chosen to put her dead baby on blast via her book.If she didn't want distasteful comments maybe publicly let that be; her life with Prince does not have to be public fodder. She made the choice;everyone will not be in awe of her, the loss etc. especially something that happened about 20 years ago;many do not even know who she is; Not saying if it is right or wrong but Mayte made a choice and every action has a reaction. It is just beginning. She needs to put on big girl panties and deal with it. [Edited 9/23/16 11:40am]
///She is going to get slammed about this book and she had better grow up and deal with it.

What do people really mean when they say "deal with it"? In the public eye, she'll always be "Prince's ex-wife, Mayte Garcia". The harsh, largely unwarranted harrassment and criticism floods her social media pages without the mention of a memoir. Her daily life consists of taking care of her daughter, instructing dance classes, and dog rescues. People have their right to state their opinions negative or otherwise regarding her book, just as she has her right to respond and/or "deal with it", whatever that means. The way I look at it, she'll put those in their place who go out of their way to disrespect the memory of her loved ones. Her baring her soul in this book is no different than her ex-husband doing the same in his music. For all we know, he could've been on that same path with his own book prior to transitioning. It's not up to anybody else but Mayte to decide what information is "too much" to divulge. Once it's out there, it's up to the general public to give it a read or "deal with it".

[Edited 9/23/16 15:16pm]

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Reply #31 posted 09/23/16 3:24pm

AA1slot

laurarichardson said:

Vashtix said:
Mayte has chosen to put her dead baby on blast via her book.If she didn't want distasteful comments maybe publicly let that be; her life with Prince does not have to be public fodder. She made the choice;everyone will not be in awe of her, the loss etc. especially something that happened about 20 years ago;many do not even know who she is; Not saying if it is right or wrong but Mayte made a choice and every action has a reaction. It is just beginning. She needs to put on big girl panties and deal with it. [Edited 9/23/16 11:40am]
///She is going to get slammed about this book and she had better grow up and deal with it.

So should the fams put on their big peopel panties, grow up and deal with it. You don't have to buy it, look at it..it's not going to be at the check out stand at the grocery like InTouch, Us and those other rags.

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Reply #32 posted 09/23/16 3:25pm

AA1slot

Some people will say anything for TV ratings. I don't watch WW and I sure as hell wont now. Poor Wendy, didnt know the show was doin that bad...karma gets us in the end.

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Reply #33 posted 09/23/16 3:26pm

malbena

scorp84 said:

laurarichardson said:

Vashtix said: ///She is going to get slammed about this book and she had better grow up and deal with it.

What do people really mean when they say "deal with it"? In the public eye, she'll always be "Prince's ex-wife, Mayte Garcia". The harsh, largely unwarranted harrassment and criticism floods her social media pages without the mention of a memoir. Her daily life consists of taking care of her daughter, instructing dance classes, and dog rescues. People have their right to state their opinions negative or otherwise regarding her book, just as she has her right to respond and/or "deal with it", whatever that means. The way I look at it, she'll put those in their place who go out of their way to disrespect the memory of her loved ones. Her baring her soul in this book is no different than her ex-husband doing the same in his music. For all we know, he could've been on that same path with his own book prior to transitioning. It's not up to anybody else but Mayte to decide what information is "too much" to divulge. Once it's out there, it's up to the general public to give it a read or "deal with it".

[Edited 9/23/16 15:16pm]

There are two parameters in this situation:

1- Prince's name is brought up so Prince's fans will be protective of him which also means going against Mayte due to their falling out. Why not writing a book about her and not her life with Prince? Are money and attention the end-result?

2- Prince is no longer alive to speak for himself. Nobody will ever know if he would have been happy or unhappy about this book. Considering his love for privacy, it is assumed he'd be most likely against the book. It is also stated the book was shut down by Prince's representatives before his death. Now, do would we know if the details included in this book are true even if they speak highly of Prince? Would it portray a good relationship and loving relationship when it might not have been that lovely? Why now and not before?

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Reply #34 posted 09/23/16 3:47pm

AA1slot

What difference does it make....its not up to the fans. You are still saying the same thing just not viciously. Let's not have new music, new books, movies, videos not even photos books out...cuz P loved his privacy. Forget about the Vault and anything else...since had he wanted it released wouldnt it been released before his death..Do any of the naysayers personally know Mayte and/or Prince? Or is she being prejudged by people that knew neither of them. I don't believe this "Prince's Friend" business. Let's just make sure the campaign is fought just as hard to make sure no new releases, music, vids or anything for that matter is released since the family is looking for attention and money hungry and Prince was private and it would have been released when he was alive. We also don't want to have WB or anyone else make money of us and will campaign for no new music or anything else to be released. Sound familar?

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Reply #35 posted 09/23/16 3:50pm

ladygirl99

Mayte has the right to tell her story and I think she is doing to do with dignity and keep some imitate details private. I will be looking forward to read her book.

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Reply #36 posted 09/23/16 3:57pm

AA1slot

ladygirl99 said:

Mayte has the right to tell her story and I think she is doing to do with dignity and keep some imitate details private. I will be looking forward to read her book.

Agreed.

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Reply #37 posted 09/23/16 3:58pm

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AA1slot said:

What difference does it make....its not up to the fans. You are still saying the same thing just not viciously. Let's not have new music, new books, movies, videos not even photos books out...cuz P loved his privacy. Forget about the Vault and anything else...since had he wanted it released wouldnt it been released before his death..Do any of the naysayers personally know Mayte and/or Prince? Or is she being prejudged by people that knew neither of them. I don't believe this "Prince's Friend" business. Let's just make sure the campaign is fought just as hard to make sure no new releases, music, vids or anything for that matter is released since the family is looking for attention and money hungry and Prince was private and it would have been released when he was alive. We also don't want to have WB or anyone else make money of us and will campaign for no new music or anything else to be released. Sound familar?


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Reply #38 posted 09/23/16 4:02pm

malbena

AA1slot said:

What difference does it make....its not up to the fans. You are still saying the same thing just not viciously. Let's not have new music, new books, movies, videos not even photos books out...cuz P loved his privacy. Forget about the Vault and anything else...since had he wanted it released wouldnt it been released before his death..Do any of the naysayers personally know Mayte and/or Prince? Or is she being prejudged by people that knew neither of them. I don't believe this "Prince's Friend" business. Let's just make sure the campaign is fought just as hard to make sure no new releases, music, vids or anything for that matter is released since the family is looking for attention and money hungry and Prince was private and it would have been released when he was alive. We also don't want to have WB or anyone else make money of us and will campaign for no new music or anything else to be released. Sound familar?

"just not viciously. " Thank you! There is no productive growth in conversation without being respectful and non-confrontational, right? smile

As for releasing material belonging to Prince including intellectual property or private life, it should be supported by statements of videos from Prince himself. An example I can think of is a video from the local TV here in Minneapolis in which Prince states his wanting fans to visit Paisley Park. This leads me to argue with the idea of opening Paisley Park for tours. Another example is the Vault. In an interview on the View, he said "Someone will releave them someday, I don't know if I'll get to release them." This also leads to believe Prince was aware the vault would be open one day. If he'd state in his own memoir, facts and personal details then others involved may certainly tell their truth but we don't have any hold of his memoir yet.

Another issue is legal right. HIs family is by law entitled to inherit his goods and do as they wish. There is no much that can be done against that no matter what stance one has on it.

[Edited 9/23/16 16:03pm]

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Reply #39 posted 09/23/16 4:03pm

terrig

If you serve raw meat to animals - they will feast.

Mayte made her decision. It's going to be a long year.

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Reply #40 posted 09/23/16 4:11pm

scorp84

malbena said:

scorp84 said:

What do people really mean when they say "deal with it"? In the public eye, she'll always be "Prince's ex-wife, Mayte Garcia". The harsh, largely unwarranted harrassment and criticism floods her social media pages without the mention of a memoir. Her daily life consists of taking care of her daughter, instructing dance classes, and dog rescues. People have their right to state their opinions negative or otherwise regarding her book, just as she has her right to respond and/or "deal with it", whatever that means. The way I look at it, she'll put those in their place who go out of their way to disrespect the memory of her loved ones. Her baring her soul in this book is no different than her ex-husband doing the same in his music. For all we know, he could've been on that same path with his own book prior to transitioning. It's not up to anybody else but Mayte to decide what information is "too much" to divulge. Once it's out there, it's up to the general public to give it a read or "deal with it".

[Edited 9/23/16 15:16pm]

There are two parameters in this situation:

1- Prince's name is brought up so Prince's fans will be protective of him which also means going against Mayte due to their falling out. Why not writing a book about her and not her life with Prince? Are money and attention the end-result?

2- Prince is no longer alive to speak for himself. Nobody will ever know if he would have been happy or unhappy about this book. Considering his love for privacy, it is assumed he'd be most likely against the book. It is also stated the book was shut down by Prince's representatives before his death. Now, do would we know if the details included in this book are true even if they speak highly of Prince? Would it portray a good relationship and loving relationship when it might not have been that lovely? Why now and not before?

1. Much of her early adult life involved Prince, and as much as some fans feel the need to insert themselves into whatever unfolded between the two, she has a right to speak on HER life as she sees fit.

2. She's not speaking for Prince. She's speaking for Mayte. As much as he valued his privacy, it's never safe to assume anything, even concerning his previous stance on her book. How would we know if the details included in Prince's own book would've been completely true? We'll never truly know. We weren't there. Why now? Because it's her business. If she waited 40 years to put this book out, people would still be asking the same questions. It doesn't really matter.

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Reply #41 posted 09/23/16 4:19pm

malbena

scorp84 said:

malbena said:

There are two parameters in this situation:

1- Prince's name is brought up so Prince's fans will be protective of him which also means going against Mayte due to their falling out. Why not writing a book about her and not her life with Prince? Are money and attention the end-result?

2- Prince is no longer alive to speak for himself. Nobody will ever know if he would have been happy or unhappy about this book. Considering his love for privacy, it is assumed he'd be most likely against the book. It is also stated the book was shut down by Prince's representatives before his death. Now, do would we know if the details included in this book are true even if they speak highly of Prince? Would it portray a good relationship and loving relationship when it might not have been that lovely? Why now and not before?

1. Much of her early adult life involved Prince, and as much as some fans feel the need to insert themselves into whatever unfolded between the two, she has a right to speak on HER life as she sees fit.

2. She's not speaking for Prince. She's speaking for Mayte. As much as he valued his privacy, it's never safe to assume anything, even concerning his previous stance on her book. How would we know if the details included in Prince's own book would've been completely true? We'll never truly know. We weren't there. Why now? Because it's her business. If she waited 40 years to put this book out, people would still be asking the same questions. It doesn't really matter.

1- That is not the issue however. We all have the right to speak about ourselves. Would people read it wouldn't Prince be involved in it? In another word, is she using his popularity to seel her book?

How about a book on belly danicing or vegetarian cooking?

2- I'm not saying she's speaking for Prince but she is speaking about him which is the reason for all this chaos. You said it right, "we'll never know the truth, we weren't there" People will have to trust Mayte is telling the truth in this book then. // Doing it now is her business but we're talking about the now when Prince is dead sad which makes it a lot of people's business.

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Reply #42 posted 09/23/16 4:39pm

scorp84

malbena said:

scorp84 said:

1. Much of her early adult life involved Prince, and as much as some fans feel the need to insert themselves into whatever unfolded between the two, she has a right to speak on HER life as she sees fit.

2. She's not speaking for Prince. She's speaking for Mayte. As much as he valued his privacy, it's never safe to assume anything, even concerning his previous stance on her book. How would we know if the details included in Prince's own book would've been completely true? We'll never truly know. We weren't there. Why now? Because it's her business. If she waited 40 years to put this book out, people would still be asking the same questions. It doesn't really matter.

1- That is not the issue however. We all have the right to speak about ourselves. Would people read it wouldn't Prince be involved in it? In another word, is she using his popularity to seel her book?

How about a book on belly danicing or vegetarian cooking?

2- I'm not saying she's speaking for Prince but she is speaking about him which is the reason for all this chaos. You said it right, "we'll never know the truth, we weren't there" People will have to trust Mayte is telling the truth in this book then. // Doing it now is her business but we're talking about the now when Prince is dead sad which makes it a lot of people's business.

Actually, that is the issue. Any creative move she makes will have some connection to Prince because of his popularity, regardless of the content. She could write a book on bellydancing...or just teach a class, which is what she does. Why not do what she wants to do? "Chaos"? Police killing innocent minorities and terrorism. That's chaos. Not a book. Unfortunately, now and from this point forward, Prince is gone. That is something Mayte, somebody who had a connection with him that nobody else did, will have to "deal with" for the rest of her life.

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Reply #43 posted 09/23/16 4:42pm

AA1slot

malbena said:

AA1slot said:

What difference does it make....its not up to the fans. You are still saying the same thing just not viciously. Let's not have new music, new books, movies, videos not even photos books out...cuz P loved his privacy. Forget about the Vault and anything else...since had he wanted it released wouldnt it been released before his death..Do any of the naysayers personally know Mayte and/or Prince? Or is she being prejudged by people that knew neither of them. I don't believe this "Prince's Friend" business. Let's just make sure the campaign is fought just as hard to make sure no new releases, music, vids or anything for that matter is released since the family is looking for attention and money hungry and Prince was private and it would have been released when he was alive. We also don't want to have WB or anyone else make money of us and will campaign for no new music or anything else to be released. Sound familar?

"just not viciously. " Thank you! There is no productive growth in conversation without being respectful and non-confrontational, right? smile

As for releasing material belonging to Prince including intellectual property or private life, it should be supported by statements of videos from Prince himself. An example I can think of is a video from the local TV here in Minneapolis in which Prince states his wanting fans to visit Paisley Park. This leads me to argue with the idea of opening Paisley Park for tours. Another example is the Vault. In an interview on the View, he said "Someone will releave them someday, I don't know if I'll get to release them." This also leads to believe Prince was aware the vault would be open one day. If he'd state in his own memoir, facts and personal details then others involved may certainly tell their truth but we don't have any hold of his memoir yet.

Another issue is legal right. HIs family is by law entitled to inherit his goods and do as they wish. There is no much that can be done against that no matter what stance one has on it.

[Edited 9/23/16 16:03pm]

Yes, thanks...was being facetious regarding releasing new material.

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Reply #44 posted 09/23/16 4:44pm

malbena

scorp84 said:

malbena said:

1- That is not the issue however. We all have the right to speak about ourselves. Would people read it wouldn't Prince be involved in it? In another word, is she using his popularity to seel her book?

How about a book on belly danicing or vegetarian cooking?

2- I'm not saying she's speaking for Prince but she is speaking about him which is the reason for all this chaos. You said it right, "we'll never know the truth, we weren't there" People will have to trust Mayte is telling the truth in this book then. // Doing it now is her business but we're talking about the now when Prince is dead sad which makes it a lot of people's business.

Actually, that is the issue. Any creative move she makes will have some connection to Prince because of his popularity, regardless of the content. She could write a book on bellydancing...or just teach a class, which is what she does. Why not do what she wants to do? "Chaos"? Police killing innocent minorities and terrorism. That's chaos. Not a book. Unfortunately, now and from this point forward, Prince is gone. That is something Mayte, somebody who had a connection with him that nobody else did, will have to "deal with" for the rest of her life.

I, personally, have no issue with her belly dancing classes. She is so stunning and has a great body. I hope she continues. Her dogs rescue charity is fantastic. Bless her heart. I have no problem giving a donation.

I have an issue with her book, the timing of the book, and the character involved in her book. Yes, her book has caused chaos on social media.

Chaos does not equal tragedy but you will have to fight that battle alone from now on regarding the definition of the word. I'm not going to spend too much time on this one.

I'm pretty sure Mayte is not the only one who has experienced that connection with Prince. Many women did. Sheila E. revealed a very solid relationship, Manuela Testolini, whom I had the pleasure to meet while at Paisley Park, had one of the strongest connection with Prince I had ever seen when I was around them, a few others.

[Edited 9/23/16 16:48pm]

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Reply #45 posted 09/23/16 4:52pm

scorp84

malbena said:

scorp84 said:

Actually, that is the issue. Any creative move she makes will have some connection to Prince because of his popularity, regardless of the content. She could write a book on bellydancing...or just teach a class, which is what she does. Why not do what she wants to do? "Chaos"? Police killing innocent minorities and terrorism. That's chaos. Not a book. Unfortunately, now and from this point forward, Prince is gone. That is something Mayte, somebody who had a connection with him that nobody else did, will have to "deal with" for the rest of her life.

I, personally, have no issue with her belly dancing classes. She is so stunning and has a great body. I hope she continues. Her dogs rescue charity is fantastic. Bless her heart. I have no problem giving a donation.

Her book has caused chaos on social media. Chaos does not equal tragedy.

I'm pretty sure Mayte is not the only one who has experienced that connection with Prince. Many women did. Manuela Testolini, whom I had the pleasure to meet while at Paisley Park, had one of the strongest connection with Prince I had ever seen.

Social media does not equal the real world. Between now and the book release, Donald Trump, Kanye West and one of the Kardashians/Jenners will say/do something stupid enough to trump the "controversy" started by this book. Did Manuela and Prince have children? That's the connection I was talking about.

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Reply #46 posted 09/23/16 4:59pm

malbena

scorp84 said:

malbena said:

I, personally, have no issue with her belly dancing classes. She is so stunning and has a great body. I hope she continues. Her dogs rescue charity is fantastic. Bless her heart. I have no problem giving a donation.

Her book has caused chaos on social media. Chaos does not equal tragedy.

I'm pretty sure Mayte is not the only one who has experienced that connection with Prince. Many women did. Manuela Testolini, whom I had the pleasure to meet while at Paisley Park, had one of the strongest connection with Prince I had ever seen.

Social media does not equal the real world. Between now and the book release, Donald Trump, Kanye West and one of the Kardashians/Jenners will say/do something stupid enough to trump the "controversy" started by this book. Did Manuela and Prince have children? That's the connection I was talking about.

You don't know if Manuela and Prince had any miscarriage. Manuela posted a list of revealing items including a miscarriage sad Very sad event regardless whether a child is born or not. Terrible. So to answer your question, Mayte might not have been the only one with the connection you are referring to.

Yet, like you stated earlier: " "We will never truly know, we weren't there!" especially NOW as in the now Prince is not here to speak for himself when claims are being made.

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Reply #47 posted 09/23/16 5:07pm

scorp84

malbena said:

scorp84 said:

Social media does not equal the real world. Between now and the book release, Donald Trump, Kanye West and one of the Kardashians/Jenners will say/do something stupid enough to trump the "controversy" started by this book. Did Manuela and Prince have children? That's the connection I was talking about.

You don't know if Manuela and Prince had any miscarriage. Manuela posted a list of revealing items including a miscarriage sad Very sad event regardless whether a child is born or not. Terrible. So to answer your question, Mayte might not have been the only one with the connection you are referring to.

Yet, like you stated earlier: " "We will never truly know, we weren't there!" especially NOW as in the now Prince is not here to speak for himself when claims are being made.

Was she his first wife? First mother of his child? Yes, it is sad for both women, but if this book could serve as some sort of catharsis and provide some closure for her during this time, it has its purpose. It might even help others who see parallels in their own lives. It's not about exposing and exploiting a loved one after death in every case.

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Reply #48 posted 09/23/16 5:10pm

malbena

scorp84 said:

malbena said:

You don't know if Manuela and Prince had any miscarriage. Manuela posted a list of revealing items including a miscarriage sad Very sad event regardless whether a child is born or not. Terrible. So to answer your question, Mayte might not have been the only one with the connection you are referring to.

Yet, like you stated earlier: " "We will never truly know, we weren't there!" especially NOW as in the now Prince is not here to speak for himself when claims are being made.

Was she his first wife? First mother of his child? Yes, it is sad for both women, but if this book could serve as some sort of catharsis and provide some closure for her during this time, it has its purpose. It might even help others who see parallels in their own lives. It's not about exposing and exploiting a loved one after death in every case.

First, as in a competition? If be the case, she was the first woman he divorced. I'm not sure this would make a special connection at least in a favorable lens.

I really wish however the second part of your statement be true which I would support. It is important for anyone experiencing such a terrible situation to find closure and model to others how to find peace. Not sure if the book and the chaos (sorry lol) it brings will help her in finding that peace.

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Reply #49 posted 09/23/16 5:20pm

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laurarichardson said:

Vashtix said:
Mayte has chosen to put her dead baby on blast via her book.If she didn't want distasteful comments maybe publicly let that be; her life with Prince does not have to be public fodder. She made the choice;everyone will not be in awe of her, the loss etc. especially something that happened about 20 years ago;many do not even know who she is; Not saying if it is right or wrong but Mayte made a choice and every action has a reaction. It is just beginning. She needs to put on big girl panties and deal with it. [Edited 9/23/16 11:40am]
///She is going to get slammed about this book and she had better grow up and deal with it.


nod This is why I don't get why people say she should write the book so she can heal. If in fact she does need to heal she is entering dangerous territory because on top of the stuff that went down in the past she is going to have to deal with backlash when the book is out. Heck, she is getting it now! The internet and social media only leaves her more exposed. Not a situation conducive to healing shake


Don't do it Mayte! Give back the advance!!! Go ahead and heal if you need to, but do it in privacy and safety.

"Dive inside your soul if U wanna know, the light inside the darkness forever glows" (Prince, 1958 - Eternity)
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Reply #50 posted 09/23/16 5:22pm

scorp84

malbena said:

scorp84 said:

Was she his first wife? First mother of his child? Yes, it is sad for both women, but if this book could serve as some sort of catharsis and provide some closure for her during this time, it has its purpose. It might even help others who see parallels in their own lives. It's not about exposing and exploiting a loved one after death in every case.

First, as in a competition? If be the case, she was the first woman he divorced. I'm not sure this would make a special connection at least in a favorable lens.

I really wish however the second part of your statement be true which I would support. It is important for anyone experiencing such a terrible situation to find closure and model to others how to find peace. Not sure if the book and the chaos (sorry lol) it brings will help her in finding that peace.

Not as in competition, but the first woman he actually followed thru in marrying put her in a very special position.

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Reply #51 posted 09/23/16 5:35pm

malbena

scorp84 said:

malbena said:

First, as in a competition? If be the case, she was the first woman he divorced. I'm not sure this would make a special connection at least in a favorable lens.

I really wish however the second part of your statement be true which I would support. It is important for anyone experiencing such a terrible situation to find closure and model to others how to find peace. Not sure if the book and the chaos (sorry lol) it brings will help her in finding that peace.

Not as in competition, but the first woman he actually followed thru in marrying put her in a very special position.

...until unfortunately the divorce ending a four year marriage. From a special position to a sudden fall. As Alex Hahn wrote in his book, Prince became increasingly more interested in Manuela in 1998 , which makes sense since Manuela was around and even appearing on the "Come On" video and whom he married on New Year's even 2000-New Year 2001 which could confirm their relationship way before that. If special or unique Mayte's time was, it sure didn't last long unfortunately.

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Reply #52 posted 09/23/16 6:18pm

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laurarichardson said:


Vashtix said:
Mayte has chosen to put her dead baby on blast via her book.If she didn't want distasteful comments maybe publicly let that be; her life with Prince does not have to be public fodder. She made the choice;everyone will not be in awe of her, the loss etc. especially something that happened about 20 years ago;many do not even know who she is; Not saying if it is right or wrong but Mayte made a choice and every action has a reaction. It is just beginning. She needs to put on big girl panties and deal with it. [Edited 9/23/16 11:40am]

///She is going to get slammed about this book and she had better grow up and deal with it.


What do people really mean when they say "deal with it"? In the public eye, she'll always be "Prince's ex-wife, Mayte Garcia". The harsh, largely unwarranted harrassment and criticism floods her social media pages without the mention of a memoir. Her daily life consists of taking care of her daughter, instructing dance classes, and dog rescues. People have their right to state their opinions negative or otherwise regarding her book, just as she has her right to respond and/or "deal with it", whatever that means. The way I look at it, she'll put those in their place who go out of their way to disrespect the memory of her loved ones. Her baring her soul in this book is no different than her ex-husband doing the same in his music. For all we know, he could've been on that same path with his own book prior to transitioning. It's not up to anybody else but Mayte to decide what information is "too much" to divulge. Once it's out there, it's up to the general public to give it a read or "deal with it".

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Reply #53 posted 09/23/16 7:59pm

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Vashtix said:
Mayte has chosen to put her dead baby on blast via her book.If she didn't want distasteful comments maybe publicly let that be; her life with Prince does not have to be public fodder. She made the choice;everyone will not be in awe of her, the loss etc. especially something that happened about 20 years ago;many do not even know who she is; Not saying if it is right or wrong but Mayte made a choice and every action has a reaction. It is just beginning. She needs to put on big girl panties and deal with it. [Edited 9/23/16 11:40am]
///She is going to get slammed about this book and she had better grow up and deal with it.

I can only hope the book is classy and truthful. She and others want the spotlight, so they have to take the bad and good that comes with it just like Prince. Negative critcism is the name of the game, it happen whether or not it is justified. I just hope she is not navie in thinking that everyone would be on boad with the book. No one was defending Prince when his music and character was under fire. Prince let a of thing slide, when other famous people would have claped back with the quickness.

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Reply #54 posted 09/23/16 8:23pm

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malbena said:

Wendy Williams posted to that effect on her Facebook page. Comments are not too kind about the release of the book.

yeah i just saw a clip from the wendy williams show and she had a segment talking about mayte and princes baby, all i can say it was distasteful, and Mayte wasnt having it... User Actions

I'm beyond saddened by your comments on your show about Prince & my son. How dare you say something - of our baby!

Wendy Williams is a total hypocrite, she made money off of Aaliyah's death, by making a poorly written movie about her. Timberland shredded her on social media. Wendy loses all credibilty with me on this point. Pot meet kettle. disbelief

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Reply #55 posted 09/23/16 8:28pm

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Vashtix said:

strawberrylova123 said:

yeah i just saw a clip from the wendy williams show and she had a segment talking about mayte and princes baby, all i can say it was distasteful, and Mayte wasnt having it... User Actions

I'm beyond saddened by your comments on your show about Prince & my son. How dare you say something - of our baby!

Mayte has chosen to put her dead baby on blast via her book.If she didn't want distasteful comments maybe publicly let that be; her life with Prince does not have to be public fodder. She made the choice;everyone will not be in awe of her, the loss etc. especially something that happened about 20 years ago;many do not even know who she is; Not saying if it is right or wrong but Mayte made a choice and every action has a reaction. It is just beginning. She needs to put on big girl panties and deal with it. [Edited 9/23/16 11:40am]

Her dead baby on blast??? IN THE BOOK? You read that book? If I am not mistaken Mayte was CLEAR that the book was NOT a tell all. It may be only about how romantic he was and the gestures of courtship he made towards her. She repeated said on Hollywood exes how he spoiled her for other men. How he wooed her in a way no other man could. So I think THAT is what in in the book, but I didn't read it, because it's not out yet.... um... again, so you read the book or are you speculating that she "put her dead baby out there" ?

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Reply #56 posted 09/24/16 2:08pm

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All I know is that I fucking love Mayte, and she has every right to put out a book that centers on her time with P.

Did anyone on here get upset when he motioned he was writing his kee
No confusion, no tears. No enemies, no fear. No sorrow, no pain. No ball, no chain.

Sex is not love. Love is not sex. Putting words in other people's mouths will only get you elected.

Need more sleep than coke or methamphetamine.
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Reply #57 posted 09/24/16 3:26pm

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At first I was very disgusted by the idea of this book. Upon reflection, I realized it was because I know that it's very likely that Mayte will reveal some things about Prince that I will find upsetting. I will have to decide whether or not I want to read it when the time comes. But I've already decided that no matter what's in it, I love Prince. LOVE!!!! He was a human person with flaws and secrets, and none of that will change my admiration of him as an artist (and as the finest man that ever lived!)!!! fallinluv
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Reply #58 posted 09/24/16 5:35pm

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People saying that she shouldn't write about Prince. She's not writing about Prince, she's writing about HER life with Prince. That's what it seems like people keep missing. There are two people in a relationship, two people who have their own perspective of that relationship. It involves both people's lives, not just one. I don't like the timing of this book, especially the release date. However, I will defend her right to tell her story, the life she lived. I have written about my abuse, that involved two people (more actually), but two of whom are not around to defend themselves any more. But that does not make the impact of those events upon my life any less. Should I not write about my life and those events in my life that had an impact upon me because those two people are no longer here to defend themself? So, should we not allow anyone to write about their life experiences if others involved with those life experiences are no longer around to defend themselves? Because, this is the territory we are stepping into. Many are saying that Mayte should not write about her life with Prince because he is no longer here to defend himself, because he was a private person and would not want this story told. I can tell you, beyond a shadow of a doubt, those involved with my abuse did not want their story told either. They were very private about that part of themselves. But going by the logic used in arguing why Mayte should not write about her love affair, marriage, life, and child with Prince, then I should not write about those that abused me.

I believe Mayte will handle the telling of HER story with grace, dignity, and respect for Prince's memory. She has never spoken out against Prince, said anything bad about him. In fact, she has repeated many times that she still loves him. This will not hurt Prince's legacy, his memory, or his standing as a musical virtuoso. Yes, he was a private person. I respected that when I went to see him in concert and he asked that no pictures be taken. There were many that didn't, who had to take their pictures, record the shows.

And those saying that this was 20 years ago. Time does not decrease the impact something has upon your life, if it is a strong impact. My abuse was 40 + years ago. She was with him from a very young age, as a teenager. Yes, that had a STRONG impact upon her and how she viewed the world and continues to view the world. But it is still HER life, HER experiences. She has freedom of speech to write whatever she wants to write. Just as all of you do, unless you want to take away her freedoms?

Would Prince have approved? Who knows? I sure don't. He's not here to tell us what he thinks of it. He's not here any more. What Mayte may or may not write in her book, won't change my memory of him or redefine him to me. It doesn't matter any more. Prince isn't here, period. Mani can say what she wants. Mayte can say what she wants. My memories of Prince will always be my memories of Prince. She has her own life experiences to talk about. Just as I had mine.

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Reply #59 posted 09/24/16 6:42pm

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Mayte signed the no talking about Prince but that all went away when he died. I believe he would have asked her not to right the book. But Jesse Johnson said "it's a free world" so she can do what ever she wants. I hope she wasn't persuaded to write her story with the thought that Prince fams are going to run and by it. From what I have seen the jury is still out, you know the bios on Whitney Houston didn't do to well. Prince is a niche market, causual fans want care and if one person says somthing bad about the book here its a wrap.

I gave Mayte a sideeye for writing this book, because I think someone is trying to capitalize on my grief for Prince(i.e. I am so torn up, that I will buy anything with Prince on it.) So if it came down to buying the book or some great Prince item on ebay-the Prince item on ebay wins everytime.

On Mayte's facebook page there is a picture of the book cover-the picture is of Prince and Mayte and it is amazing.....I would by the book for the cover alone.......from Half Price Books.

Beautiful, Loved and Blessed

Thank You Prince
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