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Goddess4Real

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On Time: A Princely Life In Funk by Morris Day

Casey Rain (aka S-Endz)‏Verified account @CaseyRain 2h2 hours ago

The ONE & ONLY Morris Day (@TheMorrisDay) is releasing his autobiography! "On Time: A Princely Life In Funk" will be out on November 5th, and is co-authored by @DavidRitz, who has co-written autobiographies with Marvin Gaye, BB King and Smokey Robinson amongst others! #MorrisDay

Thanks thumbs up! I most def will get this book reading

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Reply #1 posted 03/05/19 7:03pm

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cool Looking forward to reading it!

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Reply #2 posted 03/05/19 7:12pm

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Sound fantastic already. Thank you, Morris!

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A memoir by Morris Day of The Time centering around his lifelong relationship and association with Prince.
To tell the story of Morris Day is to tell the story of Prince. Not because they were inseparable or because their paths never diverged, but because, even when their paths did diverge, they always intersected again. Each artist lifted the other up, pushing one another to be something bigger and better than they thought themselves capable of. There was plenty of one-upmanship and some (un)healthy competition, but the respect Day and Prince had for one another never wavered, from the time they met in junior high until His Royal Badness’s untimely death in 2016.
In telling his own story and writing about Prince, Day turns Prince into the narrative’s Greek chorus. Prince is there to protect his legacy, argue with Morris’s interpretation of events, and continue the dialogue that started when both musicians were in their early teens. Because of their lifelong friendship emotional intimacy, the founder and still current leader of The Time is the one man who can pull this off, and in so doing shed a new light on Prince and the culture from which the Minneapolis funk scene was born.

On Time recounts Day’s fight to overcome cocaine addiction, his search for meaning in both music and romance, and his subsequent second-act success by once again leading The Time, whose music is his lifeblood and soul. Day’s book is a comprehensive, free-wheeling extension of his music–the ride is wild and the funk unfiltered.

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Anxious to read it, but that cover is below amateurish. It's cheap. At least 4 fonts, 3 colors, 2 titles, and 1 off-centered photo. For someone who is normally C-O-O-L, that cover is a hot mess.

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Reply #5 posted 03/05/19 9:10pm

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Can't wait for this release! I am sure Morris Day book will be more entertaining compared to the other books that I have already purchased since 2016! Still waiting on the Prince unfinished biography that he was writing - that is the most anticipated one that I am looking forward to!
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rnb said:

Still waiting on the Prince unfinished biography that he was writing - that is the most anticipated one that I am looking forward to!

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Maybe at long last we'll solve the "how was Corporate World connected to GB before it became Pandemonium?" and "Who was supposed to be in The Time in 1989 before the original members came back onboard?" mysteries?

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databank said:

Maybe at long last we'll solve the "how was Corporate World connected to GB before it became Pandemonium?" and "Who was supposed to be in The Time in 1989 before the original members came back onboard?" mysteries?

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Those are mysteries because all members tell different stories all the time. If you read and watch interviews from back then, they contradict themselves all the time.

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Goddess4Real said:

A memoir by Morris Day of The Time centering around his lifelong relationship and association with Prince.
To tell the story of Morris Day is to tell the story of Prince. Not because they were inseparable or because their paths never diverged, but because, even when their paths did diverge, they always intersected again. Each artist lifted the other up, pushing one another to be something bigger and better than they thought themselves capable of. There was plenty of one-upmanship and some (un)healthy competition, but the respect Day and Prince had for one another never wavered, from the time they met in junior high until His Royal Badness’s untimely death in 2016.
In telling his own story and writing about Prince, Day turns Prince into the narrative’s Greek chorus. Prince is there to protect his legacy, argue with Morris’s interpretation of events, and continue the dialogue that started when both musicians were in their early teens. Because of their lifelong friendship emotional intimacy, the founder and still current leader of The Time is the one man who can pull this off, and in so doing shed a new light on Prince and the culture from which the Minneapolis funk scene was born.

On Time recounts Day’s fight to overcome cocaine addiction, his search for meaning in both music and romance, and his subsequent second-act success by once again leading The Time, whose music is his lifeblood and soul. Day’s book is a comprehensive, free-wheeling extension of his music–the ride is wild and the funk unfiltered.

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[Edited 3/5/19 19:45pm]

I am also looking forward to reading this but wish some of these associates and their writers would give these books more care - and honesty.

The description is a little extreme and obviously trying to "sell"...

And that's not necessary.

Just be humble, honest, decent and straight-forward about the association.

No need to sell us on anything. We already KNOW the nature of the friendship.

IOW, don't insult our intelligence or think about trying to make things appear a certain way to GO DOWN IN HISTORY.

And make sure everything's grammatically correct!

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TrivialPursuit said:

Anxious to read it, but that cover is below amateurish. It's cheap. At least 4 fonts, 3 colors, 2 titles, and 1 off-centered photo. For someone who is normally C-O-O-L, that cover is a hot mess.


The title is atrocious, too. And that blurb! Yikes. Can you say "self published"?

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databank said:

Maybe at long last we'll solve the "how was Corporate World connected to GB before it became Pandemonium?" and "Who was supposed to be in The Time in 1989 before the original members came back onboard?" mysteries?

Jimmy Jam said the Time was working at doing a movie about 'the Time' and then Prince had to encorporate them into GB.

Maybe it was always going to be the O7?

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Looking 4ward 2 this one

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A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
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Did he put your million dollar check
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Genesia said:

TrivialPursuit said:

Anxious to read it, but that cover is below amateurish. It's cheap. At least 4 fonts, 3 colors, 2 titles, and 1 off-centered photo. For someone who is normally C-O-O-L, that cover is a hot mess.


The title is atrocious, too. And that blurb! Yikes. Can you say "self published"?


I've self-published two books, and while they aren't high-art covers by a professional artist, they sure to fuck look better than this one. It looks like someone put it together in MS Paint on Windows 95.

I don't mind "On Time" so much, the subtitle is ridiculous, and visually just floats out there on its own. I do think he could have picked better titles. Being Cool, Ain't Nobody Bad Like Me, but really - What Time Is It? seems appropriate. You can't copyright a song title so he could have chosen anything. ANYTHING.

I feel like I need to brace myself for grammar and spelling errors. I'm not saying Day is illiterate or stupid. He's certainly not. I love Morris. But I'm going to judge a book by its cover and think - if it's that bad at the start, I'm going to be white-knuckling it while reading. But I will be reading it.

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Reply #15 posted 03/06/19 3:08pm

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I look forward to reading this. But I agree with the previous opinions on the cover art.

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Maybe he was trying for the Ice Cream Castle album aesthetic

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BartVanHemelen said:

databank said:

Maybe at long last we'll solve the "how was Corporate World connected to GB before it became Pandemonium?" and "Who was supposed to be in The Time in 1989 before the original members came back onboard?" mysteries?

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Those are mysteries because all members tell different stories all the time. If you read and watch interviews from back then, they contradict themselves all the time.

I know, and it remains true for more recent interviews. Though I don't think they ever addressed the second point anyway.

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OldFriends4Sale said:

databank said:

Maybe at long last we'll solve the "how was Corporate World connected to GB before it became Pandemonium?" and "Who was supposed to be in The Time in 1989 before the original members came back onboard?" mysteries?

Jimmy Jam said the Time was working at doing a movie about 'the Time' and then Prince had to encorporate them into GB.

Maybe it was always going to be the O7?

CW was definitely Morris and Jerome only, and I wonder what was planned for promo, surely they needed a mock-up band, or it would have been promoted as Morris' third solo album.

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eek I'll be VERY interested in reading this one! Thanks for the post.

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rnb said:

Can't wait for this release! I am sure Morris Day book will be more entertaining compared to the other books that I have already purchased since 2016! Still waiting on the Prince unfinished biography that he was writing - that is the most anticipated one that I am looking forward to!

You can't finish something that was barely started when the person writing the AUTObiography passes away. Unless there are diaries, journals, and/or hours and hours of taped recordings from the deceased person for a ghostwriter to work with.

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databank said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

Jimmy Jam said the Time was working at doing a movie about 'the Time' and then Prince had to encorporate them into GB.

Maybe it was always going to be the O7?

CW was definitely Morris and Jerome only, and I wonder what was planned for promo, surely they needed a mock-up band, or it would have been promoted as Morris' third solo album.

Interesting. Funny, I don't think Jerome ever appeared on a single album vocally previously.

Corporate world (4:09) [lyrics]
recorded June-September 1989 by [Prince] with [Morris Day] at Paisley Park [6] during the [Corporate World] Album sessions • performed by [Prince] (all instruments & vocals) with [Morris Day] (lead vocals) and [Jerome Benton] & Jana Anderson (both background vocals)
written by [Prince] with [Morris Day]
previously unreleased (but circulating on bootlegs)

.

Data bank #2 (5:25) [lyrics]
reworked June-September 1989 by [Prince] with [Morris Day] at Paisley Park [6] during the [Corporate World] Album sessions • performed by [Prince] (all instruments & vocals) with [Morris Day] (lead vocals), Candy Dulfer (saxophone) & [Jerome Benton] (background voices)
written by [Prince]
previously unreleased (but circulating on bootlegs)

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Donald Trump (black version) #1 (4:32) [lyrics]
originally recorded June-September 1989 by [Prince] with [Morris Day] at Paisley Park [6] during the [Corporate World] Album sessions • performed by [Prince] (all instruments) with [Morris Day] (lead vocals) & [Jerome Benton] (background voices)
written by [Prince]
previously unreleased (but circulating on bootlegs)
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Kansas City (segue) (0:44) [lyrics]
originally recorded June-September 1989 by [Prince] with [Morris Day] at Paisley Park [6] during the [Corporate World] Album sessions • performed by [Morris Day] (voices)
finally released 1990 as "Pretty little women (segue)" on the promo CD-Album [Pandemonium] • 1990 on the Album [Pandemonium]

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Love machine #1 (lead vocals by [Prince]) (5:18) [lyrics]
originally recorded June-September 1989 by [Prince] with [Morris Day] & Levi Seacer jr. at Paisley Park [6] during the [Corporate World] Album sessions • performed by [Prince] (all instruments & vocals) with Elisa Fiorillo (co-lead vocals) and Candy Dulfer (saxophone)
written by [Prince] with [Morris Day] & Levi Seacer jr.
previously unreleased (but circulating on bootlegs)

Love machine #2 (5:01) [lyrics]
reworked June-September 1989 by [Prince] with [Morris Day] & Levi Seacer jr. at Paisley Park [6] during the [Corporate World] Album sessions • performed by [Prince] (all instruments), [Morris Day] (lead vocals), Elisa Fiorillo (co-lead vocals) and Candy Dulfer (saxophone)
written by [Prince] with [Morris Day] & Levi Seacer jr.
previously unreleased (but circulating on bootlegs)

Love machine #2 (segue) (0:39) [lyrics]
recorded June-September 1989 by [Prince] with [Morris Day] at Paisley Park [6] during the [Corporate World] Album sessions • performed by [Morris Day] & Elisa Fiorillo (both lead vocals) with [Jerome Benton] (background vocals
written by [Prince] with [Morris Day] & Levi Seacer jr.
previously unreleased (but circulating on bootlegs)

Love machine #3 (3:34) [lyrics]
reworked late 1989 by [Prince] with [Morris Day] & Levi Seacer jr. at Paisley Park [6] • performed by [Prince] (all instruments & vocals) with [Morris Day] & Elisa Fiorillo (both lead vocals) and Candy Dulfer (saxophone)
written by [Prince] with [Morris Day] & Levi Seacer jr. • registered to [Prince] with [Morris Day] & Levi Seacer jr.
finally released 1990 on

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Murph drag (5:11) [lyrics]
recorded June-September 1989 by [Prince] with [Morris Day] at Paisley Park [6] during the [Corporate World] Album sessions • performed by [Prince] (all instruments & vocals) with [Morris Day] (lead vocals), Candy Dulfer (saxophone) & [Jerome Benton] (background voices)
written by [Prince]
previously unreleased (but circulating on bootlegs)

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Nine lives #2 (3:59) [lyrics]
reworked June-September 1989 by [Prince] with [Morris Day] at Paisley Park [6] during the [Corporate World] Album sessions • performed by [Prince] (all instruments & vocals) with [Morris Day] (lead vocals), Margie Cox (background vocals) & [Jerome Benton] (background voices)
written by [Prince]
previously unreleased (but circulating on bootlegs)

.

Release it #1 (3:56) [lyrics]
originally recorded June-September 1989 by [Prince] with [Morris Day] at Paisley Park [6] during the [Corporate World] Album sessions • performed by [Prince] (all instruments & vocals) with [Morris Day] (lead vocals), [Jerome Benton] (background voices) and Candy Dulfer (saxophone)
written by [Prince] with [Morris Day] & Levi Seacer jr.
previously unreleased (but circulating on bootlegs)
.

Shake! #1 (4:51) [lyrics]
originally recorded June-September 1989 by [Prince] with [Morris Day] at Paisley Park [6] during the [Corporate World] Album sessions • performed by [Prince] (all instruments & vocals) with [Morris Day] (lead vocals) & [Jerome Benton] (background voices)
written by [Prince] with [Morris Day]
previously unreleased (but circulating on bootlegs)
.
The latest fashion #2 (4:07) [lyrics]
reworked June-September 1989 by [Prince] with [Morris Day] at Paisley Park [6] during the [Corporate World] Album sessions • performed by [Prince] (all instruments) with [Morris Day] (lead vocals), Candy Dulfer (saxophone) and Robin Power, [Jerome Benton], Tom Garneau & Michael Koppelman (all crowd noise)
written by [Prince]
previously unreleased (but circulating on bootlegs)


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TrivialPursuit said:

Genesia said:


The title is atrocious, too. And that blurb! Yikes. Can you say "self published"?


I've self-published two books, and while they aren't high-art covers by a professional artist, they sure to fuck look better than this one. It looks like someone put it together in MS Paint on Windows 95.

I don't mind "On Time" so much, the subtitle is ridiculous, and visually just floats out there on its own. I do think he could have picked better titles. Being Cool, Ain't Nobody Bad Like Me, but really - What Time Is It? seems appropriate. You can't copyright a song title so he could have chosen anything. ANYTHING.

I feel like I need to brace myself for grammar and spelling errors. I'm not saying Day is illiterate or stupid. He's certainly not. I love Morris. But I'm going to judge a book by its cover and think - if it's that bad at the start, I'm going to be white-knuckling it while reading. But I will be reading it.

Based on how it looks, I understand your concern but to see that Dave Ritz is the actual author gives me hope and makes me care less about the cover....which looks as if it´s been inspired by the Ice Cream Castles album cover artwork.

A princely life in funk is the real turn-off on the cover for me. I know it´s probably not his intention and maybe it´s smart from a business point of view but that just sounds like they are trying to milk the Prince connection and I´m suprised to see Dave´s name under such a corny sounding title.

I own Dave Ritz´s fantastic Marvin Gay biography "Divided Soul" and think he´s a good music journalist. His articles are often very enjoyable.

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KoolEaze said:

TrivialPursuit said:


I've self-published two books, and while they aren't high-art covers by a professional artist, they sure to fuck look better than this one. It looks like someone put it together in MS Paint on Windows 95.

I don't mind "On Time" so much, the subtitle is ridiculous, and visually just floats out there on its own. I do think he could have picked better titles. Being Cool, Ain't Nobody Bad Like Me, but really - What Time Is It? seems appropriate. You can't copyright a song title so he could have chosen anything. ANYTHING.

I feel like I need to brace myself for grammar and spelling errors. I'm not saying Day is illiterate or stupid. He's certainly not. I love Morris. But I'm going to judge a book by its cover and think - if it's that bad at the start, I'm going to be white-knuckling it while reading. But I will be reading it.

Based on how it looks, I understand your concern but to see that Dave Ritz is the actual author gives me hope and makes me care less about the cover....which looks as if it´s been inspired by the Ice Cream Castles album cover artwork.

A princely life in funk is the real turn-off on the cover for me. I know it´s probably not his intention and maybe it´s smart from a business point of view but that just sounds like they are trying to milk the Prince connection and I´m suprised to see Dave´s name under such a corny sounding title.

I own Dave Ritz´s fantastic Marvin Gay biography "Divided Soul" and think he´s a good music journalist. His articles are often very enjoyable.

This is certainly one case of "don't judge a book by it's cover..." lol

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purplethunder3121 said:

KoolEaze said:

Based on how it looks, I understand your concern but to see that Dave Ritz is the actual author gives me hope and makes me care less about the cover....which looks as if it´s been inspired by the Ice Cream Castles album cover artwork.

A princely life in funk is the real turn-off on the cover for me. I know it´s probably not his intention and maybe it´s smart from a business point of view but that just sounds like they are trying to milk the Prince connection and I´m suprised to see Dave´s name under such a corny sounding title.

I own Dave Ritz´s fantastic Marvin Gay biography "Divided Soul" and think he´s a good music journalist. His articles are often very enjoyable.

This is certainly one case of "don't judge a book by it's cover..." lol


It really is, but c'mon... how horrible is that cover?!

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TrivialPursuit said:

purplethunder3121 said:

This is certainly one case of "don't judge a book by it's cover..." lol


It really is, but c'mon... how horrible is that cover?!

LOL Well, maybe they will change it by the time the book comes out.

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databank said:

Maybe at long last we'll solve the "how was Corporate World connected to GB before it became Pandemonium?" and "Who was supposed to be in The Time in 1989 before the original members came back onboard?" mysteries?

.

Those are mysteries because all members tell different stories all the time. If you read and watch interviews from back then, they contradict themselves all the time.

eiether way it's a shit song!

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PURPLEIZED3121 said:



BartVanHemelen said:




databank said:


Maybe at long last we'll solve the "how was Corporate World connected to GB before it became Pandemonium?" and "Who was supposed to be in The Time in 1989 before the original members came back onboard?" mysteries?



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Those are mysteries because all members tell different stories all the time. If you read and watch interviews from back then, they contradict themselves all the time.




eiether way it's a shit song!


We're talking about an album here, not a song.
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Reply #27 posted 03/10/19 1:33pm

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I kind of like that the cover is shit and cheap looking. Now, I'm probably reading too much into it, in fact, I KNOW I'm reading too much into it, but it's kind of like a call back to his character in Purple Rain. Like, Morris in Purple Rain was one of those people who liked to pretend to be a big shot. He had the fancy clothes and told waitresses to keep the change but he also asked his friend to get the change back for him and he lived in a shitty little apartment. He was full of bluster and bullshit. His whole thing was trying to fool people into thinking he was rich and successful by wearing garish outfits and talking himself up at every opportunity. This book cover is exactly the kind of cover a man like that would come up with. The different colours and fonts of the lettering, the horrible picture that he probably thinks looks cool. It all adds up to a man who is trying desperately to come off as cool, rich and successful and is failing miserably. Just like the Morris Day character in Purple Rain.
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EmmaMcG said:

I kind of like that the cover is shit and cheap looking. Now, I'm probably reading too much into it, in fact, I KNOW I'm reading too much into it, but it's kind of like a call back to his character in Purple Rain. Like, Morris in Purple Rain was one of those people who liked to pretend to be a big shot. He had the fancy clothes and told waitresses to keep the change but he also asked his friend to get the change back for him and he lived in a shitty little apartment. He was full of bluster and bullshit. His whole thing was trying to fool people into thinking he was rich and successful by wearing garish outfits and talking himself up at every opportunity. This book cover is exactly the kind of cover a man like that would come up with. The different colours and fonts of the lettering, the horrible picture that he probably thinks looks cool. It all adds up to a man who is trying desperately to come off as cool, rich and successful and is failing miserably. Just like the Morris Day character in Purple Rain.

Just like the character he still plays in his live show...

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purplethunder3121 said:



EmmaMcG said:


I kind of like that the cover is shit and cheap looking. Now, I'm probably reading too much into it, in fact, I KNOW I'm reading too much into it, but it's kind of like a call back to his character in Purple Rain. Like, Morris in Purple Rain was one of those people who liked to pretend to be a big shot. He had the fancy clothes and told waitresses to keep the change but he also asked his friend to get the change back for him and he lived in a shitty little apartment. He was full of bluster and bullshit. His whole thing was trying to fool people into thinking he was rich and successful by wearing garish outfits and talking himself up at every opportunity. This book cover is exactly the kind of cover a man like that would come up with. The different colours and fonts of the lettering, the horrible picture that he probably thinks looks cool. It all adds up to a man who is trying desperately to come off as cool, rich and successful and is failing miserably. Just like the Morris Day character in Purple Rain.

Just like the character he still plays in his live show...



Does he still play the character PRETENDING to be cool? Or does he play a cool character?
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