Prince: Diamonds and Pearls
Today is Prince’s birthday, and in spite of all the years of musical enjoyment he’s provided I’m kind of mad at him right now. The first fit of anger is toward the fact that he’s fifty-two years old and looks so silky smooth. The second is because the old fogey won’t let any of his videos stay on YouTube for more than a few weeks. It’s super annoying and kind of mean! I should be able to drum up any Prince video I want to, don’t you think?
I was just talking about the song “Diamonds and Pearls,” with a friend of mine, who’d heard that the song is really about a miscarriage that Prince’s then-wife Mayte had while they were together. Although the lyrics support that and the rumor is all over the internet this one’s not true. Mayte met Prince while he was doing the Diamond and Pearls tour in 1991 but they weren’t married until 1996. That’s when Mayte had Prince’s baby boy, who sadly died within a week of birth from a rare defect. So basically I still have no idea what this song is really about but I’ve always wanted a bustier and it’s because of what Rosie Gaines is wearing in this video.
I hope Prince is having a great birthday surrounded by weirdness and very tight pants.