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Prince is a legend and a consummate performer. He also don't come cheap!

Yesterday, we told you the exciting news that his Purple Highness will be performing at the Coachella Music Festival near Palm Springs later this month, and now we're told how and why his appearance came into fruition.

"Prince was a late late addition to the line-up," a source tells us. "The promoters added him to try and sell more tickets and make up for a less than stellar - in comparison to years past - roster of performers."

And, it cost them mucho dinero to get the tiny dynamo to perform at Coachella.

How much???

"He was paid close to $4 million," our source reveals exclusively to PerezHilton.com.

Dayum! That is MAYJAH money.

He'll be worth every penny, though!

Update:

A source close to Prince has corrected us.

He got paid MORE than $4 million!

"The exact amount Prince is getting paid for his Coachella performance is $4.8 million," says our well-connected insider.

Coño!!!!!!

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  1. dark daddy says – reply to this


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    OMFG I am so first!!!!

  2. fjzidfovb says – reply to this


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    lllllllllllooooooooooveeeeeeeeeeeeee sexxy

  3. dark daddy says – reply to this


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    Am I second as well??

  4. bio says – reply to this


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    never liked prince

  5. Emmer says – reply to this


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    I'm addicted

  6. Shmoop says – reply to this


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    He's an ass to his fans. Nuf said.

  7. Cassie says – reply to this


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    jahdskjahds

  8. zomgwtf says – reply to this


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    yeah. still not sad about missing coachella though. compared to last year, the lineup this year honks donkey balls.

  9. scottymack says – reply to this


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    hes the best …most talent ever!! FIRST!!

  10. jillian says – reply to this


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    first!

  11. fist says – reply to this


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    fist fist fist

  12. scottymack says – reply to this


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    hes the best …most talent ever!! Tenth!!

  13. BASQUIAT says – reply to this


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    HE"S WORTH EVERY FREAKIN DIME

  14. Darth Nihilus says – reply to this


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    cunt

  15. daisy says – reply to this


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    FIRST!

  16. derek luvs sana atcha says – reply to this


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    that's cool i guess…
    i love sana!

  17. princelovah says – reply to this


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    first

  18. FUCK OFF says – reply to this


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    AND THIS DUDE IS NOT GAY

  19. Our Puppy Daisy says – reply to this


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    I hope he doesn't wear too much make up out there or he'll melt! Still I'd go see him. I hope he sings Darling Nikki for the slutty gils named Nikki you know will be blowing guys at the water misters!

  20. mjcp says – reply to this


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    First! Worth every penny! I'd still do him up the butt!

  21. IamPatSajak says – reply to this


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    is it wrong that I STILL want to fuck him?

  22. gared says – reply to this


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    I've seen him in concert three times & he is worth every penny. Even when he was putting out the crappy ass later albums of his he was still fantastic in concert. That little fidget is a stellar performer.

  23. Oh Henry says – reply to this


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    Should of got Miley instead.

  24. MADONNA says – reply to this


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    Perez, I just want to say your grammar SUCKS, might be time to go back to school…. bitch….

  25. Ana says – reply to this


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    Perez eres el mejor XD! saludos desde méxico

  26. misterdirk says – reply to this


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    This is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Prince was NOT paid $4 million. Coachella single day passes are already SOLD OUT prior to Prince being added. A $4 million fee would require 16,000 extra 3 Day passes being sold just to pay that figure - impossible. The Rolling Stones fee is about $1.5 million. Coldplay is about $1 million. NIN is about $750K. Prince? Puleeze. He can't sell an album, can't sell a tshirt and doesn't tour. I say they gave him a mil, MAYBE, hoping for another 5,000 people.

  27. madmax says – reply to this


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    He's a damn good musician and writer. Good for Coachella.

  28. Rochelle says – reply to this


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    Bought my tickets today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. john dixon says – reply to this


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    Sure he is, since he's had so many hits since, uh, 1984?

  30. BLAKE says – reply to this


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    Re: Rochelle

    nigga please!

  31. FIDEL CASTRO says – reply to this


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    BREAKING NEWS!

    PEREZHILTON.COM IS FIRST TO REPORT

    FIDEL CASTRO IS DEAD!

    EVERYONE IN CUBA IS CELEBRATING!

    HOLD ON,

    NOPE, FIDEL CASTRO IS STILL ALIVE!

    DAMMIT, I WANT TO BE THE FIRST ONE TO REPORT FIDEL IS DEAD!

    DAMMIT! DAMMIT! DAMMIT!

    OH OK THEN, YOU KNOW WHAT

    JOHN MAYER GOT SUPER WASTED AND KISSED ME!

    OOOOH, ME SO HORNY!

    JOHN MAYER, I PASSED THE LIE DETECTOR TEST!

    I'M RIGHT! WOO HOO, YES HE KISSED ME!

    WOO HOO! I GOT KISSED BY A SUPER DRUNK ASS CAN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING ABOUT IT THE NEXT DAY JOHN MAYER.

    JOHN MAYER NEEDS TO FUCKING BATHE IN LISTERMINT!
    JOHN NEEDS HIS TONGUE SOAKED IN IODINE AFTER KISSING PIGGY NOSED COLLAPSED CHIN, CRATER JELLY WIGGLY FLAT ASS, 8-MONTHS PREGNANT ELVIS WHALE PEREZSLY!

  32. Renee says – reply to this


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    Yeah, I was there last year. I don't think anything will surpass it, try as they may.

  33. road says – reply to this


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    That's cuz hes a greedy fucker who treats his fans like shit. We hate him back home in Minnesota. He is a fucking waste and a tool.

  34. Maggie says – reply to this


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    He's weird… He creeps me out

  35. jimmyjazz doesnt car about Laura Butt Boil! says – reply to this


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    WORTH EVERY PENNY? 4 MILLION BONES? HOW DO YOU FIGURE ANYONE'S WORTH THAT? IS HE GONNA JACK OFF ON STAGE FOR THAT?

  36. DANI says – reply to this


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    DAMN. 4 MILLION FOR A PERFORMANCE. I'M SURE THAT WILL REALLY HELP ALL THE HUNGRY AND HOMELESS CHILDREN AND ANIMALS OUT THERE.

  37. DANI says – reply to this


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    DAMN. 4 MILLION FOR A PERFORMANCE. I'M SURE THAT WILL REALLY HELP ALL THE HUNGRY AND HOMELESS CHILDREN AND ANIMALS OUT THERE. ….

  38. DANI says – reply to this


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    DAMN. 4 MILLION FOR A PERFORMANCE. I'M SURE THAT WILL REALLY HELP ALL THE HUNGRY AND HOMELESS CHILDREN AND ANIMALS OUT THERE. …….

  39. DANI says – reply to this


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    DAMN. 4 MILLION FOR A PERFORMANCE. I'M SURE THAT WILL REALLY HELP ALL THE HUNGRY AND HOMELESS CHILDREN AND ANIMALS OUT THERE. .

  40. ENOUGH WITH THE OVERPAID CELEBRITIES ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME says – reply to this


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    DAMN. 4 MILLION FOR A PERFORMANCE. I'M SURE THAT WILL REALLY HELP ALL THE HUNGRY AND HOMELESS CHILDREN AND ANIMALS OUT THERE.

  41. erika says – reply to this


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    damn right he's worth every penny. i'd give anything to see him perform again

  42. sky says – reply to this


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    hey perez! una sugerencia! nada que ver con este post, pero por que no haces un video hablando de cualquier tema en español! estaria bueno!, habemos mucha gente que te leemos de paises hispano hablantes, bueno, nadamas como sugerencia ojala lo tomes en cuenta saludos!

  43. molly says – reply to this


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    love love LOVE PRINCE!!!!!!
    love me some perez too! muah!

  44. Kathleen says – reply to this


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    omggggggggggg how fucking lame of the valley i live in to give him 4 million! the polo grounds are sooooooo dumb!!!!! people that go to coachella aren't going to want to see Prince!! wtf. fucking indio!!!!!!!!!! you're losing money. you could be working on the fucking streets instead of paying prince

  45. Zip says – reply to this


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    Prince I love you man…you are the greatest musician out there…but please allow people to post your videos on YouTube. It's free advertisement…and the more YouTube plays you get, the more people will go out and buy you're CDs, MP3's, movies and concert videos. I myself would love you to post first generation copies of all of your videos, rare concert performances, and those of the artists you have discovered and developed. Do it for the fans and you won't be disappointed. You still kick ass dude!!! Keep it up!!! Love ya Man!!!

  46. HELLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! says – reply to this


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    This is a major asshole. He's all about the money………he will count out each of his fans out for every penny.

  47. Tom says – reply to this


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    Prince is a talented musician but the most arrogant and self-absorbed ego to hit the music business. Elton John was on Larry King the other night talking about Prince and insinuated how moody and difficult he is. I went to see Prince in 2004, and I happened to see him watching opening act Nelly Furtado. He gave me the coldest look anyone's ever given me. I paid $100 to see the main attraction give me a dirty look.

  48. fjkfdj says – reply to this


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    OMG!!! PRINCE IS A HUGE FAG JUST LIKE PEREZ!!!!!!!OMG!!! PRINCE IS A HUGE FAG JUST LIKE PEREZ!!!!!!!OMG!!! PRINCE IS A HUGE FAG JUST LIKE PEREZ!!!!!!!OMG!!! PRINCE IS A HUGE FAG JUST LIKE PEREZ!!!!!!!OMG!!! PRINCE IS A HUGE FAG JUST LIKE PEREZ!!!!!!!OMG!!! PRINCE IS A HUGE FAG JUST LIKE PEREZ!!!!!!!OMG!!! PRINCE IS A HUGE FAG JUST LIKE PEREZ!!!!!!!OMG!!! PRINCE IS A HUGE FAG JUST LIKE PEREZ!!!!!!!OMG!!! PRINCE IS A HUGE FAG JUST LIKE PEREZ!!!!!!!OMG!!! PRINCE IS A HUGE FAG JUST LIKE PEREZ!!!!!!!OMG!!! PRINCE IS A HUGE FAG JUST LIKE PEREZ!!!!!!!OMG!!! PRINCE IS A HUGE FAG JUST LIKE PEREZ!!!!!!!OMG!!! PRINCE IS A HUGE FAG JUST LIKE PEREZ!!!!!!!

  49. Cibbwin says – reply to this


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    Geez, $4 million? Too much for that inflated ego. He hasn't had a great album in years. I'm done with him.

    Too bad about the roster. Last year was THE best.

  50. Melissa says – reply to this


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    what a Jerk He only cares about money and not his fans that's messed up.

  51. Phil Br4nD says – reply to this


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    HAVEN'T YOU ALL NOTICED??? EVERYONE IS LAME LATELY!!!! YOU AND I SUCK AT TALKING IN PERSON, ALL YOU PEOPLE, AND YET WE ARE ALL SO ARTICULATE AND COOL AND CUTE WHEN WE TYPE ON THE INTERNET!!!!!
    DO NOT BE FOOLED, in our daily lives, EVERY LITTLE CONVERSATION IS CREATED OUT OF A DULL MOMENT OF TRITENESS IN ORDER TO FILL SPACE. EVERY WORD OUT OF YOUR MOUTH IS INSINCERE!!!! Except when you're on the internet, then you can say "Awww, LOL, how cuttttte, and everything else that makes you seem articulate and awesome, yet in real life you're so god damn bored talking to your family and friends and everyone is unfunny and smug.

  52. I LOVE U PEREZZZ!!! says – reply to this


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    he needs to help pay for his wifey's bills ^_^ lol aw hes so adorable! lol i could just snuggle him!

  53. beckie says – reply to this


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    perez why didnt you do a post about the 8 teenagers who beat up that one girl?!
    i dont read the news so you are my main source for the big news stories but unfortunately i didnt know about it until i went to youtube and saw multiple videos of it on the most viewed videos of the day page

  54. blogitforu says – reply to this


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    He is the genius guy i know in the music business

  55. monc says – reply to this


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    i was so dissappointed in the lineup this year. my first time not going in a long time.

  56. blizme says – reply to this


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    big floppy donkey dong

  57. ugh says – reply to this


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    i saw prince live once and it was the gayest concert ever.

  58. joe m says – reply to this


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    Radiohead was better!!!!!!!

  59. mike says – reply to this


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    Re: misterdirk
    Dude he's last tour was the 1# tour of the year (2004), stop living in the 90's, he sells all that shit and more.

    By the way he was paid a million for a SNL apareance back in 1990, so chek the numbers…

  60. Jughed says – reply to this


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    Just shut up, Perez. Who gives a shit how much he was paid? Because of your muckraking I will now be thinking about how much money Prince is earning instead of the music. You douche!

  61. the Kid says – reply to this


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    Re: DANI
    What animals and homless got to do with this?

  62. OMG! says – reply to this


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    BEST COCHELLA EVER!!!!!!!!!!!

  63. best news ever! says – reply to this


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    He's the best live artist ever!!!! Purple Rain in the desert, aghhhhhhh!

  64. Linda says – reply to this


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    My gooood!! i'm so there!

  65. Molly says – reply to this


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    PRINCE IS THE BEST!

  66. jesus says – reply to this


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    Re: joe m
    Radiohead is so boring, you 90's people are turning into my grandpa…

  67. reba says – reply to this


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    ive been to a shitton of concerts and his was by far the best. when he sang little red corvette acoustic i cried. he is well worth the money.

  68. PRINCE FUCKIN RULES! says – reply to this


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    I agree, this guy live is amazing, best coachella ever!

  69. Love and hate Prince says – reply to this


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    Prince has sued his own fans and fansite on the internet. Hes a money hungry parasite with the ability to make good music back IN THE 80's! He's not worth every penny unless he's only singing his 80's songs, otherwise WATE of time to feed his greed! And even then for that amount of money, I like it on my Ipod better.

    Prince also needs to get some clocks! Freak!

  70. Fjfjglkdjfgldfkjglfdkjgalskjdgs says – reply to this


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    WHAT A FAAABULOUS COUNTRY YOU LIVE IN. KIDS TAKE GUNS TO SCHOOL AND KILL

    EACH OTHER AND NOW YOU HAVE A RASH OF PEOPLE PULLING OUT THEIR KNOBS FOR

    A PUBLIC WANK. DO YOU REALLY THINK YOU LIVE IN GOD'S COUNTRY??? HAHAHA

  71. alex says – reply to this


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    4 million…for a has-been….what a waste

  72. Teddy says – reply to this


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    I just wanted to say FUCKYOU! Mariah is number one again on Billboard Top 100, so suck it fat ass.

  73. beebopp says – reply to this


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    Prince was one of the most Amazing live shows, i've ever seen…No One beats him
    STEVIE I LOVE YOU

  74. kaykay says – reply to this


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    Seriously, has anyone ever been to Palm Springs, it would take at least 4mil.

  75. flamalicious says – reply to this


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    why would anyone pay to hear this guy?? he blows…

  76. perez has late info says – reply to this


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    so yeah… i was told 4 months ago there were 3 artists that were going to be announced at the end in order to sell tickets…

    goldfrapp
    portishead
    & Prince

    marketing ploys

    gotta love it

  77. kiki says – reply to this


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    Someone saw his profile with some photos on myinterracialmatch. c o m , where celebrities and wealthy singles hook up. He feels lonely, doesn't he?

  78. SanD says – reply to this


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    God, he's an aroogant little prick!!

  79. missuspam says – reply to this


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    Just got back from a special show at Greendoor in L.A. with Prince — only about 175 people there. He is absolutely amazing and you know you are watching a true legendary performer. He sang "cream" , "1999" and "purple rain" to close the show. Unforgettable evening!

  80. Brazilian music lover says – reply to this


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    If you're interested in Brazilian music, there's a brand new website featuring some great Brazilian music, check it out!

    http://mixturebapod.podomatic.com/

  81. shopgirl says – reply to this


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    i remember in the 80's..prince was way a head of the time of music..he is a brilliant musician….he is one of the best n the music business….he was way ahead of his time in the 80's ad still is

  82. Patti says – reply to this


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    nobody is worth that much money! Its a sad world we live in when there are ppl starving and could use that money and they give it to some silly bitch like that.

  83. Mariah's performance at IDOL was amazing! says – reply to this


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    Perez please post Mariahs performance of fly like a bird at American Idol, it was AMAZING!!! Dont be biased in favouring Madonna.

    And I love Prince hes amazing soo talented but he seems like a majooor DIIIIVA!!! But its all about personality in showbiz soo good for him.

  84. becca says – reply to this


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    i saw prince about three years ago in dallas, free $100 dollar ticket. after seeing him in person, i would pay much more to see him again. great show!!!

  85. jason says – reply to this


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    4 million is nothing compared to what madonna, britney, cher, janet etc qould be paid

  86. pumpkin says – reply to this


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    God, I love shirt. I want that.

  87. sexyndacity says – reply to this


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    I love Prince but he is a diva.

  88. Dana says – reply to this


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    The 4 million isn't true. That just doesn't add up but I'm sure that's not something you are capable of understanding. And no one would be worth that kind of money either.

  89. stupid SPIC says – reply to this


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    Re: sky – fuckin spic… speak English

  90. Kevin says – reply to this


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    spic? Wow racists can read and type now. What is this world coming to.

    Anyhow, Prince is a small guy.. (Not that I am some beefcake) I once got to go in the back of the Smithsonian and play one of his cloud guitars. It was nicely made, but small.

  91. Pep says – reply to this


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    Prince is I.R.R.E.L.E.V.A.N.T

  92. sTAR says – reply to this


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    He isn't an ass to his fans. His concert is the only concert I have been to where you can get on stage with the performer and dance with him and I and two of my girlfriends got up on stage at a sold out third night concert in DC years ago. There were rules but we were allowed to be on stage in front of 30,000 plus peeps and him. That was cool as shiat, period. Bono never pulled me on stage…. And is coachella a benefit for something or is it just like a lollapalooza type deal? Prince is a performer and it costs money for him to be there with his dancers and sound guys and equipment and the rest of his entourage. He has major percussionists and horns in his show, peeps who are big deals in the music community….that's why it costs.

  93. Negrita says – reply to this


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    Luv Prince. Since I first saw him as a litttle girl in Purple Rain. He deserves every cent he gets because he is a great performer and always delivers. Besides Amy Winehouse, who has only been around a hot minute now gets one million dollars for performing at private parties alone.

  94. danielbelgium says – reply to this


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    Perez!
    que español te ha quedado ese "coño!!!!!!!"

  95. EVAN says – reply to this


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    Prince SUCKS!! And his fans suck even more !!! They follow him around like he is some kinda god of the dwarfs!!

    He should pay people to hear him howl and play all of his old shit …..

  96. Heather says – reply to this


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    Well, when you are Prince, I wouldn't imagine you would come cheap. But ticket sales are low this year??? They have been sold out of single day passes for months now….maybe they are saying they are low because there are only 3 day passes left? And Portishead is playing!!!! So the performance schedule wasn't THAT lame!

  97. Kim Kardashian's Butt Cheeks says – reply to this


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    Sure he's old, pushin 50, but I would still sit on his face.

  98. sTAR says – reply to this


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    Re: Love and hate Prince – He hasn't sued. He put a cease and desist in place because of bootlegging and copyright infringement. If you let people get away with what they can, musicians wouldn't get any money…..eh hem, napster. It's tougher out there in the Music Industry.

  99. Milana says – reply to this


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    Have to say, after attending one of Prince's mighty concert weekends in Minneapolis a few years ago, I'm really not a fan of the Purple one. Fans were treated like cattle, we lost money through fees paid to ticketmaster for a concert that was subsequently rescheduled for Paisley Park and where cash only was accepted as we waited in line for hours to get into a concert we'd already paid money to attend and for which seats had been assigned. His security detail, at one point, completely unnecesarily created a human chain to force the "crowd" back. It was really demeaning, and really frustrating. The guy's talented- there's no getting past it- but he's also a Diva with a capital D, that, in the end, totally turned this fan off. His image just gives me the heebie jeebies now.

    Cheers, and sorry to rain on the purple parade.

  100. 50 is not old says – reply to this


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    I respectfully desagree 50 is not old at all Look at Prince he draws the crowd 4.8 million worth.Kudos to Prince.

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