Questlove Remembers Getting Fired By Prince

Questlove Remembers Getting Fired By Prince

"I got replaced by 'Finding Nemo'," he recalled.

Published January 22nd

Prince is eccentric to say the least and Questlove’s got a top example of how.

As a part of Okayplayer's ‘Storyville” series The Roots drummer recently described a time when he was hired by prince to DJ an after party.

Questlove describes how he went to a show, was confronted by Prince and his management and was asked to put together an after hours shindig. Well, during his set, everything seemed to be going good. That is until Prince’s assistant came over to him and handed him a Finding Nemo DVD. This was to Questlove a pink slip for the night and he left. Long story short, make sure you know what Prince wants to hear without asking him or you’ll be fired.

To add insult to injury, years later the Philadelphia native attended a party at Prince’s house and the DJ then was playing the same Fela Kuti records Quest was when he had his set from the party and everything was fine. SMH.

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Written by Paul Meara

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