Whenever an iconic musician passes away, we as a culture see a rise in things like album sales and commentary from those who may or may not be genuine. It’s part of life in pop culture, and Master P for one is not happy about “fake fans” coming forward in regard to Prince’s legacy.
TMZ recently caught up with Master P, who recently put out a tribute record with the No Limit Boys, to talk about Prince’s untimely death.
"Prince the man," he said. "Definitely sad to see him go so soon. Like I said on the record, a lot of people — I'mma just keep it 100. A lot of people called Prince 'weirdo' and all that other stuff. Even though he's one of the greatest entertainers in the world. But it took him to die for everybody to talk about how great he is."
He then goes on to talk about the difference between genuine fans and those that aren’t genuine, using Michael Jackson as an example of someone else who was made fun of when he was alive and then praised when he had passed.
"I think there's a lot of genuine stuff, but I also think people — once somebody gone...It's like Michael Jackson," he continued. "You talk about how great he was. Prince probably up there playing music with Michael Jackson right now. But a lot of people don't keep it real and say the truth. A lot of them will say stuff, like, they'll say all the bad stuff about you. And make up all kinds of rumors when you alive...He was different. Being different, that's what most geniuses are."
Check out his comments in the video clip below.
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