Sheila E. Talks Romances With Prince, Carlos Santana

Sheila E.

Sheila E. Talks Romances With Prince, Carlos Santana

Drummer considering making memoirs into a movie.

Published September 26, 2014

Earlier this month, Sheila E. released her memoir The Beat of My Own Drum. But while many have focused on the book’s details surrounding her engagement to Prince, there’s one romance (and near marriage) the public hasn’t raised an eye at.

"Pretty much, I was engaged to Carlos Santana. That was huge and no one knew about that," said the 56-year-old drummer, who dated a married Santana when she was 18. "I thought people would be talking about that, and it's more about, 'She was engaged to Prince!' Really?'"

Opening up about her love affairs with the two iconic musicians at least helped her realize what she’s attracted to: guitar players. She's considering turning the memoirs into a movie and meanwhile promises follow-ups in book form. "I'll be able to share more stories on the next three to five books," she told Billboard.

Along with her romantic relationships, the musician's memoir features stories that include working with Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie and Ringo Starr, and being raped at age 5.

Sheila E. rose to fame in 1984 with the release of her Prince-produced hit “Glamorous Life.” She’d also make her film debut a year later in the classic hip hop movie Krush Groove. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by BET-Staff


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