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Reply #30 posted 08/31/17 11:40am

Identity

benni said:

Yes, but Tyka (his sister) said what his favorite color was and then they were looking for something to prove it -- Tyka didn't need to prove it as his sister, she would know those kinds of details more than we would.




yeahthat I agree with you wholeheartedly.

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Reply #31 posted 08/31/17 11:49am

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LittlePurpleYoda said:

StopIt said:


We know from countless sources he "wanted 'purple' in the title" of Purple Rain. There were references to the color in albums prior to that record & after it as well. Whether or not it was the man's favorite color, he saw the obvious link to his name & how it was the color of royalty & he chose to ride that wave for years. Rightly so, as it effectively defined him for a generation. And he looked good.

Though he changed looks & styles frequently, from the bikini briefs era to the polka dots of Lovesexy & the red & black pinstripes of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame show, purple is the color that people are going to associate with the man no matter what his sister says. The same sister who may welll have a say in the direction of his future product (& earliest indications suggest it's not what many people want to hear.)

I don’t disagree, but considering the type of artist that Prince was, I wonder whether he ever felt that it had become a bit of a cliché. Considering the variety of looks and themes that he adopted over the years, the overwhelming association with purple is probably as much a product of public perception as anything else.

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Reply #32 posted 08/31/17 12:20pm

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http://www.vogue.com/arti...e-archives

Certainly in the nineties it appeared to be yellow. Yellow guitar, yellow slothes, yellow car. Vogue states Yellow was his favourite colour at that time.

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Reply #33 posted 08/31/17 1:18pm

MoBettaBliss

i'm not taking anything tyka says as gospel

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Reply #34 posted 08/31/17 1:43pm

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"Orange rain, orr-ange rain...."


(Well, someone had to say it!) boxed




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Reply #35 posted 08/31/17 2:29pm

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EddieC said:

Silvertongue7 said:

Do adults really have favourite colours?

Yes. Mine is orange, as it turns out. My wife's is green. Neither one of us wears those colors particularly often, though--so the whole idea of testing Tyka's assertion by looking for Prince wearing orange seems kind of strange to me.

Yes. Mine are black and gray. *shrugs* I don't see why this is at all surprising.

Also, in general, I think Prince had more than one favorite color, and we all need to just relax about his sister saying orange was a favorite color of his. So? It's hardly a big deal, and isn't really impacting on anything important.

Breathe, people of the org, purple's still up there. lol

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Reply #36 posted 08/31/17 3:00pm

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He obviously loved all colors, and they all looked good on him, but he did paint a f*ck ton of giant houses purple and his driveway at his island mansion also painted purple...funny I don't remember any orange houses?
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Reply #37 posted 08/31/17 3:29pm

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Purple may have a professional and spiritual connection. Didn't he say the color purple represened end times in Purple rain (the combination of red blood and blue water).

Orange may just be more aesthetically pleasing to Prince. (thankfully, orange represents sun and light and life usually, unlike Purple Rain). BTW, Orange was Sinatra's favorite color.

Sharon btw just disputed this claim from Tyka. As if she would know more than Tyka... Sharon didn't even know he liked photography and used to take pictures of his girlfriends and even his own photographers.

Really who gives a shit.

We still don't know who enabled Prince to buy black market pain pills that killed him. We still dont have easy access to his post-Warner brothers music. But oh no, he may not have personally loved Purple as much as we thought...GUH>

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Reply #38 posted 08/31/17 4:14pm

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Purple may have a professional and spiritual connection. Didn't he say the color purple represened end times in Purple rain (the combination of red blood and blue water).

Orange may just be more aesthetically pleasing to Prince. (thankfully, orange represents sun and light and life usually, unlike Purple Rain). BTW, Orange was Sinatra's favorite color.

Sharon btw just disputed this claim from Tyka. As if she would know more than Tyka... Sharon didn't even know he liked photography and used to take pictures of his girlfriends and even his own photographers.

Really who gives a shit.

We still don't know who enabled Prince to buy black market pain pills that killed him. We still dont have easy access to his post-Warner brothers music. But oh no, he may not have personally loved Purple as much as we thought...GUH>



Well, gaw, you had to go an put it all in perspective. That's no fun.




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Reply #39 posted 08/31/17 4:28pm

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of course not it was pink>>>>

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Reply #40 posted 08/31/17 4:35pm

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I am all for light hearted topics like this one. But really I would much rather google Prince and find stuff about his music (deep cuts in particular), then several stories making this non-issue sound like its a real issue.

morningsong said:

purplerabbithole said:

Purple may have a professional and spiritual connection. Didn't he say the color purple represened end times in Purple rain (the combination of red blood and blue water).

Orange may just be more aesthetically pleasing to Prince. (thankfully, orange represents sun and light and life usually, unlike Purple Rain). BTW, Orange was Sinatra's favorite color.

Sharon btw just disputed this claim from Tyka. As if she would know more than Tyka... Sharon didn't even know he liked photography and used to take pictures of his girlfriends and even his own photographers.

Really who gives a shit.

We still don't know who enabled Prince to buy black market pain pills that killed him. We still dont have easy access to his post-Warner brothers music. But oh no, he may not have personally loved Purple as much as we thought...GUH>



Well, gaw, you had to go an put it all in perspective. That's no fun.




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Reply #41 posted 08/31/17 5:21pm

morningsong

purplerabbithole said:

I am all for light hearted topics like this one. But really I would much rather google Prince and find stuff about his music (deep cuts in particular), then several stories making this non-issue sound like its a real issue.

morningsong said:



Well, gaw, you had to go an put it all in perspective. That's no fun.




wink




Realization setting in with folks.

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Reply #42 posted 08/31/17 5:57pm

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Prince's other sister: Purple was his color, not orange

http://www.nydailynews.co...-1.3458896

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Reply #43 posted 08/31/17 6:05pm

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purplerabbithole said:

I am all for light hearted topics like this one. But really I would much rather google Prince and find stuff about his music (deep cuts in particular), then several stories making this non-issue sound like its a real issue.

IKR? i swear if someone else tags me in another one of those bs articles on FB with a caption like, "Guess what? Prince didn't even like PURPLE? Hahaha!" I'm going to get all stab lol

Seriously though, WTF? It's like mofo's have been waiting for years to disassociate Prince with the color purple. eek

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Reply #44 posted 08/31/17 6:09pm

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I've noticed feeling more tired and sleepy since opening this thread.

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Reply #45 posted 08/31/17 7:24pm

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B.S. purple was his color. Also London wasn't the city that accepted him the most. It was Detroit. We put him on the map and were supporters since Day 1

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Reply #46 posted 08/31/17 8:05pm

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Tyka needs to stop
Seriously with all due respect
It's almost like every time she opens her mouth she reveals how little she knew prince

And the story of the orange cloud guitar seems peculiar as he never even played them after 2001/02 so why would he have one for the Super Bowl when all he played by then were Fender stratocasters, the Hohner Tele and symbol guitars??

Seems more like Graceland/Paisley Park just had schecter recently make an orange cloud for them to display with their sign o the times room with intention to start selling them alongside the white and blue ones. Tyka saying he liked orange seems like some kind of plug
[Edited 8/31/17 20:08pm]
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Reply #47 posted 08/31/17 8:19pm

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sfinky1 said:

Tyka needs to stop Seriously with all due respect It's almost like every time she opens her mouth she reveals how little she knew prince And the story of the orange cloud guitar seems peculiar as he never even played them after 2001/02 so why would he have one for the Super Bowl when all he played by then were Fender stratocasters, the Hohner Tele and symbol guitars?? Seems more like Graceland/Paisley Park just had schecter recently make an orange cloud for them to display with their sign o the times room with intention to start selling them alongside the white and blue ones. Tyka saying he liked orange seems like some kind of plug [Edited 8/31/17 20:08pm]

There is a photo from the Superbowl with the orange cloud in the case. It is on display at Paisley Park now, but not in the SOTT room. The cloud from SOTT was peach, which they are selling. They aren't selling the orange one.

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Reply #48 posted 08/31/17 9:00pm

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motherfunka said:



sfinky1 said:


Tyka needs to stop Seriously with all due respect It's almost like every time she opens her mouth she reveals how little she knew prince And the story of the orange cloud guitar seems peculiar as he never even played them after 2001/02 so why would he have one for the Super Bowl when all he played by then were Fender stratocasters, the Hohner Tele and symbol guitars?? Seems more like Graceland/Paisley Park just had schecter recently make an orange cloud for them to display with their sign o the times room with intention to start selling them alongside the white and blue ones. Tyka saying he liked orange seems like some kind of plug [Edited 8/31/17 20:08pm]



There is a photo from the Superbowl with the orange cloud in the case. It is on display at Paisley Park now, but not in the SOTT room. The cloud from SOTT was peach, which they are selling. They aren't selling the orange one.


Link to photo please?
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Reply #49 posted 08/31/17 9:19pm

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SanDiegoFunkDaddy said:

B.S. purple was his color. Also London wasn't the city that accepted him the most. It was Detroit. We put him on the map and were supporters since Day 1




Whoop, DeeeTROIT!

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Reply #50 posted 08/31/17 9:30pm

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Image result for prince wearing orange

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Reply #51 posted 08/31/17 9:41pm

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purplerabbithole said:

Purple may have a professional and spiritual connection. Didn't he say the color purple represened end times in Purple rain (the combination of red blood and blue water).

Orange may just be more aesthetically pleasing to Prince. (thankfully, orange represents sun and light and life usually, unlike Purple Rain). BTW, Orange was Sinatra's favorite color.

Sharon btw just disputed this claim from Tyka. As if she would know more than Tyka... Sharon didn't even know he liked photography and used to take pictures of his girlfriends and even his own photographers.

Really who gives a shit.

We still don't know who enabled Prince to buy black market pain pills that killed him. We still dont have easy access to his post-Warner brothers music. But oh no, he may not have personally loved Purple as much as we thought...GUH>

I know a lot of people on here aren't really interested in the spiritual side of Prince, but I agree with your comments. Mark 15:17 "And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head".

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Reply #52 posted 08/31/17 9:56pm

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sfinky1 said:

Tyka needs to stop
Seriously with all due respect
It's almost like every time she opens her mouth she reveals how little she knew prince

And the story of the orange cloud guitar seems peculiar as he never even played them after 2001/02 so why would he have one for the Super Bowl when all he played by then were Fender stratocasters, the Hohner Tele and symbol guitars??

Seems more like Graceland/Paisley Park just had schecter recently make an orange cloud for them to display with their sign o the times room with intention to start selling them alongside the white and blue ones. Tyka saying he liked orange seems like some kind of plug
[Edited 8/31/17 20:08pm]

Let's think of it this way. Whose idea was it to design the urn and choose the jewels to put on the symbol in front of his urn? What color was the symbol in front of the urn?
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Reply #53 posted 08/31/17 10:20pm

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Purple was obviously his theme colour and he must have loved it to use it the way he did

Personally I believe that Prince loved many colours and surrounded himself with different shades of everything because he would have enjoyed how it reflected his artistic flair which we all know he had

Creative people know how to make different colours work for them

It's something else I miss about him
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Reply #54 posted 08/31/17 11:37pm

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Prince looked good in any color nod

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #55 posted 09/01/17 2:04am

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people and what they are spending their time and energy with never cease to amaze me nutty
now maybe he loved purple AND orange ... so what?

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Reply #56 posted 09/01/17 6:17am

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Wow. This thread really took a turn. eek I thought, "There is no way they can turn this into something controversial." It made me think of (bad benni, very bad benni), "The Hunger Games".

Peeta: My favorite color is orange.

Catniss: "Orange? Like Effie's hair?"

Peeta: "No, not that orange. More like a sunset."

And I thought, "An orange org. eek "

Purple did become synonymous with Prince, probably due to Purple Rain and due to his name "Prince" since purple is the color of royalty. However, that never meant it was his favorite color, but it was great for marketing purposes if people associate, not just a name, or a song, but a color with him. I can accept that. But whether his favorite color is orange or purple, I have to ask: how in the world do you take a topic as innocuous as his favorite color and turn it controversial?

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Reply #57 posted 09/01/17 6:48am

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I totally believe it. We wore a lot of Orange. Orange was also my Dad's and Frank Sinatra's fav color as well!

Mine happens to be Purple. Always was.

"He's a musician's musician..."
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Reply #58 posted 09/01/17 7:06am

mbdtyler

Not sure how much of this is the siblings trying to drum up publicity, and how much of it is the websites looking for clickbait headlines... but this seems like a real silly thing that's getting a weird amount of attention online. Is it really worth making multiple articles about Prince's supposed favorite color?

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Reply #59 posted 09/01/17 10:06am

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LittlePurpleYoda said:

Orange is the new purple?

Yeah, I don't think so. This is a perfect example of why the business people are meant to handle the business & the extranged relatives are meant to disappear into the background eating Doritos.


Is Tyka worried that there are a lot of orange hued things in the upcoming memorabilia auction & she's itching to move it, or something? Beyond that, favorite color or it, purple is the color associated with Prince's brand & he spent years cultivating it, before & after Purple Rain. It's associated with him to an iconic level - to the point an industry leading color space only just designated a shade in his honor. The woman is clearly Prince's closest relative: she's got the same complete lack of business savvy.

well said!

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