Monday, April 15, 2024

Purple Problems: On the Eve of Prince TV Special, Star’s Ex, Apollonia, Rails Against Sheila E.: “You are so desperate to be relevant…You are not PRINCE”


Remember Apollonia? Who doesn’t? She was one of Prince’s most famous girlfriends and recording artists, mostly because she was hot and had that name. But now Apollonia Kotero (yes, she had a last name) is hopping mad. The subject of her rage is Sheila E., the famous drummer and actual musician acolyte of Prince who made her name with “The Glamorous Life.”

This coming week, I’ve heard, there’s a Prince special on TV that was recorded a couple days after the Grammys back in January. Before it runs, Apollonia has some things to say about Sheila E., who she implies was not in Prince’s good gaces before he died.

You can read her Facebook rant below. It’s not very nice. I don’t know all the ins and outs here, but I’ve seen Sheila E. perform up close and she is GREAT. She is definitely also not a “HeSHe,” as Apollonia declares Prince once called her.

Prince was so much about peace and love. Can’t we all just get along? And will anyone ever send me a press release about this Prince TV show?

PS Prince did say, Sometimes it snows in April. And he was right. So there.

You are so desperate to be RELEVANT as the brilliant Linda Perry said. Prince refused to acknowledge you for 5 years before his death because of your lies. Your charity funds went where? Where are the music schools $$?? I was there helping you raise funds. I had your best interest at heart but later found out , the money went into your dirty pocket$. I was crestfallen. Prince scolded me! He knew better. You can’t continue to fool our Prince fans any longer. Because I AM here to tell you, it’s over. Time for the truth. My memoirs will reveal all that Prince revealed to me. Painful for me because I was your friend. I helped you raise $$$ My wealthy friends asked me : Where are the music schools?$!? None exist! FKN tragic because I believed you. Prince was so angry because of all your continuous lies. Your bio filled with lies. He sent you legal letters as you were slandering him. I have copies and will include them in my memoirs. You need to stop using Prince in death. You need to stop using Purple Rain ☔️ as a vehicle. YOU ARE NOT ON OUR CAST LIST. Prince outed you. Prince called you HeSHe. At first I thought this was not nice. But I listened to him. I listened to all of his complaints and even then , I did not want to be in between you both. It was painful for me because I loved you both. But once he was killed , you exposed your true self. It broke my heart. He was right all along. Why would you do a Purple Rain boat cruise tour $?$? in 2016? Why would you sell Prince logo tshirts $$$ ? Why did you tell The Revolution April 2016 that YOU knew how Prince died BUT you could not tell them!?! Please get over yourself: YOU ARE NOT PRINCE. You will never be. You can copy his attire , try your best, but you will NEVER be Prince 👑 So get over yourself sad self and face the truth. He did not want anything to do with you for 5 years. You erased all that history by being your desperate egotistical self . Egotistical empty sad desperate for money. Money will not get you to Heaven. Time to come out and tell the truth. God forgives🙏🏽

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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