(Photo: V Magazine, August 2013)
Prince is looking like a musical god on the black-and-white cover of V magazine's latest issue. The 55-year-old "Purple Rain" legend poses in a small fro and a large eye ring as his hand rests on the patterned lapel of his quilted jacket. In the interview, Prince talks about the process behind his music, his entourage and why he doesn't have time for lip synching.
"This organization is different than most, in the sense that we don't take directions from the outside world," he explains. "It's like a galaxy. The sun is in the center giving off energy, and everything revolves around it… Nobody really talks to me. Nobody talks to me a lot."
"I have to be quiet to make what I make, do what I do. Another thing that's different about this organization is that time here is slowed down, because we don't take information from the outside world. We don't know what day it is and we don't care. There is no clock."
Prince says his fans keep coming back to see him perform live because other musicians are falling short.
"People come to see us 50 times. Well, that's not just going to see a concert -- that's some other mess going on. This music changes you," he says. "These people are not being satisfied elsewhere by musicians, you feel what I'm saying? It's no disrespect to anyone else, because we're not checking for them. But we don't lip synch. We ain't got time for it. Ain't no tape up there."
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