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Thread started 09/12/19 5:04am

amokeru

Janet Jackson on roller skating with Prince

One of the other Jacksons brought Prince into Janet’s life long before she came to Minneapolis in 1985 to meet Jam and Lewis.

“Prince used to call my house when I was a kid before he became as famous as he became,” Jackson recalled. “He had a crush on my sister LaToya, and I’d always be the one to answer the phone. He used to come roller skate with our family sometimes. Then I had a couple of encounters with him in Minneapolis. We were never best friends, but we knew each other.”

http://m.startribune.com/...m1bh2H4HJA

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Reply #1 posted 09/12/19 5:09am

PURPLEIZED3121

what the hell!!..imagine MJ & Prince rollerskating! - you know P would have tripped him up!!

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Reply #2 posted 09/12/19 6:09am

Musicslave

That is so weird and random to me. I can't imagine Prince rollerskating with the Jackson family. But I would have loved to have seen it though! lol

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And LeToya? Rebbie was always gorgeous to me. To each their own.

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Reply #3 posted 09/12/19 9:25am

Cinny

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Prince had a crush on La Toya and that's what "Private Joy" is about, and why La Toya covered it.

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Reply #4 posted 09/12/19 10:51am

trickster

eek eek eek eek eek eek La Toya??? this should have kept private... for me

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Reply #5 posted 09/12/19 11:18am

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La Toya was actually quite attractive when she was younger, before all of the plastic surgery.

"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
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Reply #6 posted 09/12/19 11:21am

kitbradley

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Cinny said:

Prince had a crush on La Toya and that's what "Private Joy" is about, and why La Toya covered it.

I always found it a little odd that both La Toya and Rebbie covered Prince songs in the same year. I wonder if there is a story behind Rebbie's cover of "I Feel For You"? biggrin

"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
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Reply #7 posted 09/12/19 11:57am

bsprout

Nice find...looking forward to the new Jam and Lewis album (I didn't know about this). On a related note, the Eddie Murphy/Prince roller-skating story makes me cry laughing every time I hear it:

https://prince.org/msg/7/398588

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Reply #8 posted 09/12/19 12:07pm

Cinny

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kitbradley said:

La Toya was actually quite attractive when she was younger, before all of the plastic surgery.


I found some magazines from the 1970s with Jackson 5, and La Toya was always in there giving her "beauty tips", she was darn cute!

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Reply #9 posted 09/12/19 12:08pm

Cinny

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kitbradley said:

Cinny said:

Prince had a crush on La Toya and that's what "Private Joy" is about, and why La Toya covered it.

I always found it a little odd that both La Toya and Rebbie covered Prince songs in the same year. I wonder if there is a story behind Rebbie's cover of "I Feel For You"? biggrin


Oh yeah, "I Feel For You" on her Centipede album! biggrin

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Reply #10 posted 09/12/19 12:27pm

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rolleyes

If U want to shut my thread down that was up first to be nasty & hateful to me go right ahead. It wouldn't be the first time or the worse thing that was done to me on here.

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"4 all of us, life is death without adventure,& adventure only comes 2 those who are willing 2 b daring & take chances." prince AMA's 1985
“When eye say, ‘eye own “Purple Rain,” eye sound like Kanye.” He paused.“Who eye consider a friend.”
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Reply #11 posted 09/12/19 1:11pm

jfenster

kitbradley said:

La Toya was actually quite attractive when she was younger, before all of the plastic surgery.

well who else could he have gone after???

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Reply #12 posted 09/12/19 4:00pm

looby

Was there not one woman that the man came across that he didn't try to get with or was attracted to? lol

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Reply #13 posted 09/12/19 6:10pm

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PURPLEIZED3121 said:

what the hell!!..imagine MJ & Prince rollerskating! - you know P would have tripped him up!!






Michael joined in on the fun too, according to La Toya in this 2013 interview!

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Reply #14 posted 09/12/19 6:30pm

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Image result for prince roller skating gif

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Reply #15 posted 09/12/19 7:33pm

looby

RobotFix said:

PURPLEIZED3121 said:

what the hell!!..imagine MJ & Prince rollerskating! - you know P would have tripped him up!!






Michael joined in on the fun too, according to La Toya in this 2013 interview!

Latoya didn't sound all that impressed, it was like meh. She even said she didn't date him, and that it was a group of them that went skating. It sounds like Prince may have had a crush on her, but it was not mutual.

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Reply #16 posted 09/13/19 3:21am

antonb

You know what, I don't believe this story!
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Reply #17 posted 09/13/19 10:43am

JoeyCococo

I hae to admit, i've closley taken note of who has and who has not paid tribute to Prince since his passing. I can't even recall her saying anything. I get that her bro was a 'competitor' of Prince's and i also get that Prince prob was not the easiest to get on with but this 'Icon' or "Legend' owes a HELL of a lot to Prince. her entire sound that made her famours was Prince's sound!!! Before that, she was aleady working with Jesse so some acknowledgement would have been nice..i'd say furhter, is owed.

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Reply #18 posted 09/13/19 12:55pm

Cinny

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JoeyCococo said:

I hae to admit, i've closley taken note of who has and who has not paid tribute to Prince since his passing. I can't even recall her saying anything. I get that her bro was a 'competitor' of Prince's and i also get that Prince prob was not the easiest to get on with but this 'Icon' or "Legend' owes a HELL of a lot to Prince. her entire sound that made her famours was Prince's sound!!! Before that, she was aleady working with Jesse so some acknowledgement would have been nice..i'd say furhter, is owed.


Janet was already starting to duck the industry (or vice versa) after 2008's Discipline when she dutifully made a tribute to Michael summer 2009, but after that we didn't see her.

Now, late 2015 she launches a comeback album and tour, but stops again APRIL 2016 to tend to her pregnancy.

I agree with what you are saying, but she wasn't performing ANYWHERE in 2016 after that.

Janet has admitted that seeing "The Time" in concert was her inspiration, but we all know The Time was opening for Prince on that tour. We all know Prince kicked them Jimmy and Terry off the tour for producing S.O.S. Band, so in a way when she says thanks to Flyte Tyme, that is maybe as far as it diligently needs to be stated. Because it was really sink or swim. Prince never wrote anything for her.

Prince on MJ "Genius"
Prince on Janet "Genius' sister"

I wouldn't really feel like returning the sentiment either!

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Reply #19 posted 09/13/19 1:13pm

looby

Maybe Janet doesn't have much to say about Prince because, if some remember, that once Prince was asked to describe Michael Jackson, and he said "genius" and then they said to describe Janet Jackson, and he replied "genius's sister" lol......I'm telling you, that man could throw shade when he wanted to. lol

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Reply #20 posted 09/13/19 5:00pm

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looby said:

Maybe Janet doesn't have much to say about Prince because, if some remember, that once Prince was asked to describe Michael Jackson, and he said "genius" and then they said to describe Janet Jackson, and he replied "genius's sister" lol......I'm telling you, that man could throw shade when he wanted to. lol

Image result for prince side eye gif

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Reply #21 posted 09/13/19 5:37pm

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JoeyCococo said:

I hae to admit, i've closley taken note of who has and who has not paid tribute to Prince since his passing. I can't even recall her saying anything. I get that her bro was a 'competitor' of Prince's and i also get that Prince prob was not the easiest to get on with but this 'Icon' or "Legend' owes a HELL of a lot to Prince. her entire sound that made her famours was Prince's sound!!! Before that, she was aleady working with Jesse so some acknowledgement would have been nice..i'd say furhter, is owed.




Why should she??? Prince never had anything nice to say about her. He did nothing but shade her. Janet doesn't OWE Prince anything. So tried of folks always assigning her success to other people. Jimmy and Terry picked Janet. They wanted to work with her. She didn't take anything from him. It was GIVEN to her.
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Reply #22 posted 09/13/19 5:37pm

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Janet has spoken fondly of Prince(r.i.p.)...But she's a bigger fan of The Time.

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https://twitter.com/JanetMediaHQ/status/1004835289305452544?s=20

https://twitter.com/janet...44?lang=en

"4 all of us, life is death without adventure,& adventure only comes 2 those who are willing 2 b daring & take chances." prince AMA's 1985
“When eye say, ‘eye own “Purple Rain,” eye sound like Kanye.” He paused.“Who eye consider a friend.”
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Reply #23 posted 09/17/19 5:40am

zarat

Latoya is his type. Believable.

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Reply #24 posted 09/17/19 11:16am

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zarat said:

Latoya is his type. Believable.


Image result for latoya gif

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Reply #25 posted 09/17/19 11:40am

JoeyCococo

BlackCat1985 said:

JoeyCococo said:

I hae to admit, i've closley taken note of who has and who has not paid tribute to Prince since his passing. I can't even recall her saying anything. I get that her bro was a 'competitor' of Prince's and i also get that Prince prob was not the easiest to get on with but this 'Icon' or "Legend' owes a HELL of a lot to Prince. her entire sound that made her famours was Prince's sound!!! Before that, she was aleady working with Jesse so some acknowledgement would have been nice..i'd say furhter, is owed.

Why should she??? Prince never had anything nice to say about her. He did nothing but shade her. Janet doesn't OWE Prince anything. So tried of folks always assigning her success to other people. Jimmy and Terry picked Janet. They wanted to work with her. She didn't take anything from him. It was GIVEN to her.

...because the sound that made her famous was....Prince's.

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Reply #26 posted 09/17/19 2:11pm

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From what I've read, Janet has not historically made public statements about the passing of famous figures who haven't impacted her life directly. And Prince hasn't done that, never writing or producing any songs for her unlike Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.

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Reply #27 posted 09/17/19 7:48pm

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sexton said:

From what I've read, Janet has not historically made public statements about the passing of famous figures who haven't impacted her life directly. And Prince hasn't done that, never writing or producing any songs for her unlike Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.


That is exactly right.
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Reply #28 posted 09/24/19 4:36pm

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sexton said:

From what I've read, Janet has not historically made public statements about the passing of famous figures who haven't impacted her life directly. And Prince hasn't done that, never writing or producing any songs for her unlike Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.

Absolutely correct I am sure if anyone ask her she would have made a statement i mean I do see the other posters point of view Prince is a icon she doesn't have to say anything personable how bout a rip prince tweet at least

Baby I just Stand To see You Happy, More than that i hate to see you sad
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Reply #29 posted 09/24/19 5:28pm

alphastreet

Janet may have talked about the time, but she also talked about liking prince in junior high, and that coincides with his first 2-3 albums, and Damita jo was compared to dirty mind
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