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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

On:           Nov 19, 2013
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    • 2eo

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

      Nov 19, 2013 at 4:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimbryant

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

      Nov 19, 2013 at 4:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles175

      Sounds like he is still with the Jehovah Witnesses”

      Nov 19, 2013 at 4:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles175

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

      Nov 19, 2013 at 4:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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?

      Nov 19, 2013 at 4:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Nov 19, 2013 at 5:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran

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

      Nov 19, 2013 at 5:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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?

      Nov 19, 2013 at 5:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      [email protected] the liberal music media.

      Nov 19, 2013 at 6:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Teleny

      @jimbryant: the Tea Baggery is obvious.

      Nov 19, 2013 at 6:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rockery

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

      I don’t see the homophobic lyrics

      Nov 19, 2013 at 6:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarthKitsune

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

      Nov 19, 2013 at 8:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Nov 19, 2013 at 8:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      What would Wendy & Lisa say?

      Nov 19, 2013 at 8:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jonjct

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

      Nov 19, 2013 at 9:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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 . . .

      Nov 19, 2013 at 10:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lazycrockett

      Damn you Larry Graham.

      Nov 19, 2013 at 10:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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’.

      Nov 20, 2013 at 2:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • litper

      Ugh disgusting almost trans who should be a lesbian

      Nov 20, 2013 at 4:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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?

      Nov 20, 2013 at 4:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nixter

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

      Nov 20, 2013 at 12:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Nov 20, 2013 at 2:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Nov 20, 2013 at 2:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike

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

      Nov 20, 2013 at 3:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BrandoPolo

      Prince is still alive?

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

      Nov 21, 2013 at 11:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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).

      Nov 21, 2013 at 12:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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