The artist temporarily known as an inexplicable symbol, Prince, backpedaled on anti-gay marriage statements he made to The New Yorker….or not.
An avowed Jehovah’s Witness, the man responsible for such dicey hits as “Erotic City,” “Cream” and “Darling Nicki,” responded to a question New Yorker interviewer Claire Hoffman asked about his stance on gay marriage by tapping his bible and saying “God came to earth and saw people sticking it wherever and doing it with whatever, and he just cleared it all out. He was, like, ’Enough.’ ”
Prince also said that he’d recently started talking “red and blue states” with an executive who works for Philip Anschutz, the Christian businessman whose company owns the Staples Center, concluding that neither Republicans or Democrats have the right idea.
“People with money–money like that–are not affected by the stock market, and they’re not freaking out over anything. They’re just watching. So here’s how it is: you’ve got the Republicans, and basically they want to live according to this.” The purple-loving Prince said pointing to a Bible. “But there’s the problem of interpretation, and you’ve got some churches, some people, basically doing things and saying it comes from here, but it doesn’t. And then on the opposite end of the spectrum you’ve got blue, you’ve got the Democrats, and they’re, like, ’You can do whatever you want.’ Gay marriage, whatever. But neither of them is right.”
But according to sources at Perez Hilton, the Hoffman failed to use a tape recorder and she misquoted him…although bible thumping is tough to catch with a tape recorder.
An unnamed source told Perez that Prince never made disparaging comments about gays and gay marriage, but rather, he pointed to his bible and implied that he believes only in the parts in the bible that extol loving everyone and refraining from judgment.
“We’re very angry he was misquoted,” said a Perez’s Prince insider.
Read the full story from Edge.