There’s a lot more to the story between the late Prince and frequent collaborator, musician Sheila E.
Not long after we shared a story suggesting things were rocky between the two prior to Prince’s death, a very source close to Prince and his camp exclusively reached out to lovebscott.com to elaborate on why Prince considered Sheila his ‘enemy.’
Our source tells us:
“The truth is Prince did not speak to Sheila E the last few years before he died. She had published a memoir and he was upset at her for talking about him in it. From that date on, he was done with her. The claims she was his fiancée etc. — all lies. His girlfriend was Susannah at the time and then he married Mayte. He was sending cease and desist letters to Sheila right up until he died. Sheila was considered his enemy.”
The source continues:
“When Prince died, [Sheila] thought no one knew about that and made up all this stuff. She came out as his supposed ‘closest friend’ when, in actuality, the only people he dealt with past 5 years of his life were his most current band — 3rd Eye Girl & Judith Hill. They’re nowhere to be seen in any tribute because Sheila blocked them. She blocked his last band he worked with! Sheila is trying to rewrite history.”
Tamar Davis is an amazing singer and Prince loved her voice — well as Judith Hill. They were both blocked by Sheila. The most recent tribute [Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince], she tried to block Wendy [Melvoin] and Lisa [Coleman] but Jimmy Jam and terry Lewis put their foot down.
For those of you who don’t know, Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman were both members of Prince’s The Revolution ensemble.
The way Sheila has been front and center during nearly every Prince tribute since his death, we would assume that she and Prince were thick as thieves all these years. Apparently that is not the case.