PURPLE SHADE

Prince’s New Song Is Funky, Sexy And Kind Of Homophobic

PrincemusicPics13s9oTp5ARrhveMPrince has really funked it up this time.

Though he hasn’t announced a new album, The Purple One’s been releasing new music periodically via his Twitter account. In the latest, titled “Da Bourgeoisie“, Prince tells off a spurned ex over a typically funky beat — but the twist is that his lady lover has left him for another lady.

The lyrics are definitely…interesting:

Yesterday I saw you kickin’ it with another girl
You was all wrapped up around her waist
Last time I checked, you said you left the dirty world
Well it appears that wasn’t the case
Hey, I see you undercover like the CIA
Snatching little wigs from another bouquet – that’s French
I guess a man’s only good for a rainy day
Maybe your just another bearded lady at the cabaret
I wish I never kissed your (spits in disgust) ugh
Doesn’t replace the memory

Though he noted that the song title wasn’t anything “prejudicial” on Twitter, perhaps the title isn’t of concern. “Dirty world” is definitely a problematic way to see bisexuality, though Prince’s stance on it shouldn’t be much of a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention.

Long gone is the racially ambiguous, ambisexual, quasi-alien being of the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. In his place is a devout Jehovah’s Witness who has gone even further with some publicly homophobic beliefs, as in a 2008 profile in the New Yorker. When questioned about gay marriage, he tapped a nearby Bible and said only that “God came to Earth and saw people sticking it wherever and doing it with whatever, and he just cleared it all out. I just live according to this.”

Though the narrative of the song is a bitter tell-off by a jilted lover, it still smacks of a rigid, traditional approach to sexuality that the Horndog Formerly Known as Prince would’ve turned up his nose and perhaps an ass cheek to. Can we have him back, please?

h/t: Joe.My.God

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26 Comments

  • 2eo

    Why are we expecting anything but idiocy from a JW, even other christians laugh at them.

  • jimbryant

    Prince is a pig. There are rumors that he’s into men.

  • Charles175

    Sounds like he is still with the Jehovah Witnesses”

  • Charles175

    He is a hypocritical bi-sexual person that is in denial.

  • Miss Understood

    A good friend of mine is a sort of drag queen. He wears elaborate fantasy ensembles with beautiful makeup, wigs, etc but does not wear fake boobs, or body padding. He’s more of an androgynous character who gets hired to greet and interact with guests at nightclubs.

    A few years ago he was at his weekly gig, a fashionable, mostly straight nightclub in New York City. Partway through the evening he was told to punch out and go home, that Prince had requested he leave. No further explanation was given. My friend had not even seen Prince and wasn’t even aware that he was there. The whole experience was humiliating. One o his pop idols had him kicked out of his job for no apparent reason.

    He never found out what was behind it. Was this directly from Prince? His handlers? Was he afraid they might get photographed together?

  • Pistolo

    @Miss Understood: What kind of employer would go along with that? That’s terrible. I would totally deny Prince’s request, send him packing, and tell the press. That’s a segregation-era attitude to try and have someone kicked out of their own job because you don’t like looking at them.

    Prince is terrible. He’s lost his touch and, judging from his behavior, he’s one of the most angry and passive aggressive people in the industry.

  • Kieran

    Just what we needed, another Little Richard trying to pray the gay away.

  • Charli Girl

    Oh boy I always liked prince ..that’s too bad I wouldn’t of guessed him to be a little insecure male but oh well
    And what’s this about little Richard? Huh?

  • jimbryant

    Prince was always a goose. The liberal music media loved him because he was black and objectified women in his image. The liberal media loves to objectify women.

    The liberal media doesn’t like it when a male singer doesn’t market himself as 100% heterosexual.

    Fu@k the liberal music media.

  • Teleny

    @jimbryant: the Tea Baggery is obvious.

  • Rockery

    Are we sure he is straight? I don’t think so.

    I don’t see the homophobic lyrics

  • DarthKitsune

    Is it homophobic if the person saying it is clearly a flaming homosexual?

  • Miss Understood

    @Pistolo: I absolutely agree. Club owners/managers/promoters are often so starstruck that they will cater to celebrities at the expense of other patrons (and employees). For example: clearing a table that other people were sitting at because a “VIP” arrived.

  • PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID

    What would Wendy & Lisa say?

  • jonjct

    the gays on this site are such intolerant haters. take your own inventory girls, you will make yourselves sick.

  • Katrina Alliasan

    “Long gone is the racially ambiguous, ambisexual, quasi-alien being of the 70?s, 80?s, and 90?s. In his place is a devout Jehovah’s Witness who has gone even further with some publicly homophobic beliefs.”

    Well, yes and no. I’m thinking the writer of this article doesn’t know Prince very well. This isn’t very different from 1980’s “Bambi,” with the lovely, not-at-all homophobic line, “Bambi, don’t know know it’s better with a man?”

    See also: two decades of homophobia toward Wendy & Lisa. But I digress . . .

  • Lazycrockett

    Damn you Larry Graham.

  • BigWoody

    The only Prince for me was a song that came out in 1981 on his Controversy LP.
    Title of song: Jack U Off…
    Slutty song with lyrics like ‘you can jack me off’, ‘and I’ll jack you off’.

  • litper

    Ugh disgusting almost trans who should be a lesbian

  • damon459

    I can’t understand why anyone gives a flying fuck what this talentless hack thinks about anything? Really why give him any attention at al, or have you not heard that old hollywood saying even bad publicity is still publicity?

  • Nixter

    @damon459: Talentless, really?! You’ve got to be serious?

  • tdx3fan

    This really should not come as a surprise to anyone… Once the pop freak world dried up, Prince found it harder to find little girls to molest, so he joined a cult that would provide him all the little girls he wanted as long as he spoke their crap.

  • tdx3fan

    @jimbryant: I would totally disagree with that. They have supported plenty of gay singers. They do not support people like GLAMBERT because he brings a great deal of “I hate everyone… People are stupid… Screw everyone!” attitude to his persona.

  • Spike

    I wonder how many times this guy has been effed up the a.ss?

  • BrandoPolo

    Prince is still alive?

    Eh, who cares. **off to Spotify ‘Raspeberry Beret’**

  • KDub

    I love the song! Prince isn’t as literal as most of today’s pop artists. Maybe the girl is just a ho. Think y’all are being a little sensitive (as usual).

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