Music In his nearly four decades as a recording artist, Prince was no stranger to controversy. But when Prince stoked the fires of public controversy in the media with his music, it was usually for one reason, and one reason only: Prince was just being too damn naughty. Filmmaker Kevin Smith once described Prince thusly: Head Although Prince certainly had sexy songs on his first two albums, it was his album Dirty Mind that solidified him as the most sexually provocative pop artist of his day.
A little addendum to this song: You are now my favorite news anchor ever, Mr. For years, fans have wondered if there was any truth to this song.
The answer is… there sort of might be? If true, Prince took something that was dirty and wrong, and then made a song about it that was somehow even filthier.
Despite just being a cult act with one radio hit to his name at the time, the Rolling Stones asked Prince to play as opening act for their show in Los Angeles. He would be playing to the biggest crowds of his whole career. He was wrong—within just a one year, Prince would be one of the biggest stars on the planet.
Nasty Girl Although technically not a Prince track, he wrote, produced, and is actually heard giving his signature high pitched scream at the end of the song, so I say it counts. But Vanity and Prince would lead eerily similar lives: Hey, you know what, Tipper? I was an year-old who listened to this song over and over.
And I turned out just fine, thank you. Actually, on second thought, maybe Tipper had a point. Then Prince got a hold of her, and things…got less wholesome.
Prince performed the song in a fitted banana-yellow outfit with assless pants. Interesting that Janet Jackson exposed her breast for a brief second a decade later on live TV, and it essentially killed her career dead in its tracks, while Prince can show off his ass on national TV and just get more popular.
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