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Sinead O’Connor alleged that Prince frequently used “dark drugs” that caused him to be “extremely violent” toward women in a newly released interview with Carver County Sheriff’s Office from 2016.
“In the case of Prince, everyone is mistaken who believes that he did not have a drug habit for the entire of his life. He used hard drugs commonly,” O’Connor, now 51, claimed in the audio obtained by The Blast from on Thursday, April 19. “I know this because I spent time with the man.”
The Blast reports that the interview was conducted on May 2, 2016, just eleven days after Prince died at the age of 57. Carver County Attorney Mark Metz announced in a press conference on Thursday that the iconic musician had unknowingly taken counterfeit Vicodin laced with fentany, but that there would be no criminal charges filed because authorities were unable to determine that source of the drugs.
“He did not release an album, famously, which is called The Black Album,” alleged the singer-songwriter, whose known for her 1990 arrangement of Prince’s song “Nothing Compares 2 U.” “The reason he didn’t, he told me himself, was that he had been taking so many dark drugs that he had had a vision from God and God had told him, the album was evil and he was not to release it.”
“Now, I cannot say that I never saw him use the drugs … He would retire to another room to take whatever the drugs were and when he would come out of the room, he would be very violent, very aggressive, his eyeballs would disappear, literally, from his eyes, they vanished,” O’Connor continued. “He had been very violent, and these women will be coming forward over time. He had been extremely violent to a number of women in his life, including myself. Several women were put in the hospital while poor Prince was under the effects of these medications.”
The musician claimed in audio obtained by TMZ from the same interview that she was one of the women who experienced Prince’s alleged violent outbreaks when he was under the influence.
“He tried to beat the s—t out of me … I had to escape out of his house in the middle of the night, I managed to escape out of his house, he had me locked in the house ready to beat the s—t out of me because he had gone upstairs and taken some kind of weird drug,” O’Connor claimed. “Prince was not a very nice man. I always joked that they didn’t call him Prince for nothing.”
Us Weekly has reached out to O’Connor’s rep for comment.
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Desperate times call for desperate measures. When Seth Rogen noticed a pimple on his face before the premiere of his new flick The Disaster Artist, he got creative.
“Don’t mind me,” the actor, 35, tweeted on Sunday, November 12. “I’m just using my wife’s makeup to cover my giant pimple before a movie premiere.”
“My sister just informed me I used some sort of eye makeup. Mascara I think,” he joked in another post.
Fans of the Superbad actor took to the comments to poke fun at his beauty decision.
Bout to show up looking like pic.twitter.com/GWXUgiGMaN
— natalie (@__naataaliee) November 13, 2017
My husband uses my mascara to cover a bald patch in his beard..to each his own
— Neely (@boiler_4life) November 13, 2017
— Laurena:) (@MishyMooPets) November 13, 2017
Rogen isn’t the only member of his family who’s been candid on the social networking platform. In July, the Neighbors star’s mom, Sandy, tweeted about about her sex life.
“Falling asleep after sex is like shavasana after yoga,” Sandy wrote at the time. Mortified, Rogen responded, “Jesus f—king Christ mom.”
Quite the avid tweeter, Sandy also took to the microblogging site in October to track down the Knocked Up actor. “@Sethrogen where are you?” she tweeted in October. Rogen retweeted the post and replied, “When you don’t answer your mom’s phone calls for a day.”
All things said and done, the This Is The End actor has nothing but love for his mom, who he once compared to Barbra Streisand’s character in Meet the Fockers. “My mom was a social worker and talks about sex way too much,” he said in a 2012 interview. “She will literally post on her Facebook about pap smears she has just got.”
Charles Manson is now a model prisoner … because wreaking havoc behind bars is apparently a young man’s game. Sources with the California Department of Corrections tell TMZ … The soon-to-be 83-year-old murderer hasn’t violated prison rules…
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(Reuters) – The theft of a famed cocktail ingredient, a mummified human toe, has spurred the northern Canadian territory of Yukon to launch a tongue-in-cheek campaign for an “insurance” toe, in case the digit gets stolen again.
When you gotta go, you gotta go??
On Wednesday night, Dennis Rodman was spotted coming out of the restroom at Long Beach Airport where he rocked out to Staind‘s It’s Been Awhile on a mini-speaker.
Sounds (somewhat) normal… right?? WRONG!
It turns out the basketball player (for some reason) decided to use the women’s restroom to do his business!
According to onlookers, the 56-year-old went inside the female lavatory for a minute, and then casually walked out.
Weird, weird, weird![Image via WENN.]
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He found his purpose! Justin Bieber reflected on his 2014 DUI arrest and troubled past with an introspective Instagram post on Sunday, April 23.
"I LOVE THIS because it reminds me IM NOT EXACTLY WHERE I WANT TO BE BUT THANK GOD IM NOT WHERE I USED TO BE!!" the Grammy winner, 23, captioned
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The perfect gift for the pop culture junkie? The paparazzo who Britney Spears attacked with an umbrella during her infamous 2007 meltdown is selling the item to the highest bidder.
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“Karma Chameleon” singer Boy George reveals his true colors by sharing 25 things you may not know about him in the new issue of Us Weekly. Catch the 55-year-old glam Brit on The New Celebrity Apprentice finale, which airs on NBC February 13 at 9 p.m!
1. In the ’80s, Diana Ross came to my hotel room in New York and tried on all my
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