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Thread started 04/09/17 3:41pm

Dsoul

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Blame it on Vanity: relevant content?

The book looks like a mess, what are the concise Princely points of interest?
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Reply #1 posted 04/10/17 6:25am

NotACleverName

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Wasn't the book's narrative about her life and times specifically (although, w/o the Prince connection, don't think she would have ever gotten the roles, etc., as her acting was quite....well, she was at "B level" when they met, correct?)? So, no need to bring up her brief time spent with Prince. I have not read it and have no desire to. I used to be curious about her until some of the threads have popped up recently that are over the top about her association with Prince. Some are really exaggerating a very small window of time in her life and insinuating a very superficial relationship was much, much more than history shows.
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Reply #2 posted 04/10/17 6:41am

luvgirl

NotACleverName said:

Wasn't the book's narrative about her life and times specifically (although, w/o the Prince connection, don't think she would have ever gotten the roles, etc., as her acting was quite....well, she was at "B level" when they met, correct?)? So, no need to bring up her brief time spent with Prince. I have not read it and have no desire to. I used to be curious about her until some of the threads have popped up recently that are over the top about her association with Prince. Some are really exaggerating a very small window of time in her life and insinuating a very superficial relationship was much, much more than history shows.


Why start off with such disparaging remarks about her? Why does it intimidate you if someone should bring her up? That is a very ignorant statement. It's not all about you. Maybe other people would like to speak on this topic...

This was a book about her journey to Christ. Vanity was offered millions to write a tell all book about Prince, but because of her faith in God and loyalty and respect to Prince, she did not. Check out "other books" if you want the tea on Prince. This book doesn't have the dirt that either of you are looking for. Blame it on Vanity is not for you..
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Reply #3 posted 04/10/17 12:42pm

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NotACleverName said:

Wasn't the book's narrative about her life and times specifically (although, w/o the Prince connection, don't think she would have ever gotten the roles, etc., as her acting was quite....well, she was at "B level" when they met, correct?)? So, no need to bring up her brief time spent with Prince. I have not read it and have no desire to. I used to be curious about her until some of the threads have popped up recently that are over the top about her association with Prince. Some are really exaggerating a very small window of time in her life and insinuating a very superficial relationship was much, much more than history shows.

That seems to be the norm for the org these days... razz

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Reply #4 posted 04/13/17 1:19am

LBrent

By the time I heard about this book, it wasn't available anymore.

Is it available again since her passing?

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Reply #5 posted 04/13/17 5:42am

luvgirl

Dsoul said:

The book looks like a mess, what are the concise Princely points of interest?


I apologize for involving you in my rant. Just got a little irritated at the insulting reply aimed towards Vanity and your post. Going back over my reply, I see I took it out on you a little as well. Nothing wrong with you wanting to know what Vanity has said about Prince. I probably shouldn't have said this book isn't for you because It's actually for everyone. It's a short book about Denise Matthews life, her struggles as an abused child, and how she lost her way getting too caught up in trying to be a star and being in the arms of Prince, but eventually finding her way in the arms of the Lord instead. Although I wouldn't get too excited on the "Prince" part because that section is only touched upon briefly and spoken of in vague terms. Nothing solicitous. You certainly get the picture, but not the movie, lol lol. Definitely not a tell all book. Not even close. It's more about finding God. It's a book that makes you think so I wouldn't say it's an easy read. You have to have the patience for it. If I have the time this weekend, I'll try to post a few Princely points for you if you are still interested and I didn't chase you away... boxed
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Reply #6 posted 04/13/17 5:47am

luvgirl

LBrent said:

By the time I heard about this book, it wasn't available anymore.



Is it available again since her passing?



confused



This book is available on her estate's Facebook page. Although I'm not sure if it's the same one as the first release that was out of print. https://m.facebook.com/de...2&__tn__=C
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Reply #7 posted 04/13/17 1:01pm

LBrent

luvgirl said:

LBrent said:

By the time I heard about this book, it wasn't available anymore.

Is it available again since her passing?

confused

This book is available on her estate's Facebook page. Although I'm not sure if it's the same one as the first release that was out of print. https://m.facebook.com/de...p;__tn__=C [Edited 4/13/17 6:01am]

Ohhh...ok.

Thanx smile

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Reply #8 posted 04/13/17 2:41pm

stlmuziqlvr

luvgirl said:

Dsoul said:
The book looks like a mess, what are the concise Princely points of interest?
I apologize for involving you in my rant. Just got a little irritated at the insulting reply aimed towards Vanity and your post. Going back over my reply, I see I took it out on you a little as well. Nothing wrong with you wanting to know what Vanity has said about Prince. I probably shouldn't have said this book isn't for you because It's actually for everyone. It's a short book about Denise Matthews life, her struggles as an abused child, and how she lost her way getting too caught up in trying to be a star and being in the arms of Prince, but eventually finding her way in the arms of the Lord instead. Although I wouldn't get too excited on the "Prince" part because that section is only touched upon briefly and spoken of in vague terms. Nothing solicitous. You certainly get the picture, but not the movie, lol lol. Definitely not a tell all book. Not even close. It's more about finding God. It's a book that makes you think so I wouldn't say it's an easy read. You have to have the patience for it. If I have the time this weekend, I'll try to post a few Princely points for you if you are still interested and I didn't chase you away... boxed [Edited 4/13/17 5:58am]

Beautifully stated, luvgirl. Denise Matthews sounds like someone I wish I could have known. I'll check the website for the information on the book. I thought that it was still out-of-print ...Thank you! biggrin

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Reply #9 posted 04/13/17 3:25pm

LBrent

stlmuziqlvr said:

luvgirl said:

Dsoul said: I apologize for involving you in my rant. Just got a little irritated at the insulting reply aimed towards Vanity and your post. Going back over my reply, I see I took it out on you a little as well. Nothing wrong with you wanting to know what Vanity has said about Prince. I probably shouldn't have said this book isn't for you because It's actually for everyone. It's a short book about Denise Matthews life, her struggles as an abused child, and how she lost her way getting too caught up in trying to be a star and being in the arms of Prince, but eventually finding her way in the arms of the Lord instead. Although I wouldn't get too excited on the "Prince" part because that section is only touched upon briefly and spoken of in vague terms. Nothing solicitous. You certainly get the picture, but not the movie, lol lol. Definitely not a tell all book. Not even close. It's more about finding God. It's a book that makes you think so I wouldn't say it's an easy read. You have to have the patience for it. If I have the time this weekend, I'll try to post a few Princely points for you if you are still interested and I didn't chase you away... boxed [Edited 4/13/17 5:58am]

Beautifully stated, luvgirl. Denise Matthews sounds like someone I wish I could have known. I'll check the website for the information on the book. I thought that it was still out-of-print ...Thank you! biggrin

I'm old school so Vanity was THE P gal of my early P fandom.

I always liked her.

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Reply #10 posted 04/13/17 5:16pm

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They both intertwined throughout the years, right up until his last concert.
He only talked about her and spoke openly of his feeling for her. Her last facebook post was of Prince and the jellyfish too.
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Reply #11 posted 04/13/17 5:20pm

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PurpleDiamonds1 said:

They both intertwined throughout the years, right up until his last concert. He only talked about her and spoke openly of his feeling for her. Her last facebook post was of Prince and the jellyfish too.



That was some creepy stuff right there. Tryin's to tell him something?



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“Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it”
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Reply #12 posted 04/13/17 5:23pm

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morningsong said:



PurpleDiamonds1 said:


They both intertwined throughout the years, right up until his last concert. He only talked about her and spoke openly of his feeling for her. Her last facebook post was of Prince and the jellyfish too.



That was some creepy stuff right there. Tryin's to tell him something?




Agree. Even the timing of that was creepy, like a warning?
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Reply #13 posted 04/16/17 2:22pm

WayneDaStar

interesting... I wonder if that estate page is ran by Roxanne Harper and the others? Its weird how they used the pic of Denise as Vanity from The Last Dragon era, when you know how they tried to erase that part of her life in some way.

i always found it funny how Denise would also pick and choose which photos of Vanity she would use as well. She would always pick the ones of her that were HOT as hell, but not sexy and vamped up. She knew what she was doing, and I love it. smile

u got me under the influence.
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Reply #14 posted 04/17/17 9:28pm

luvgirl

stlmuziqlvr said:



luvgirl said:


Dsoul said:
The book looks like a mess, what are the concise Princely points of interest?

I apologize for involving you in my rant. Just got a little irritated at the insulting reply aimed towards Vanity and your post. Going back over my reply, I see I took it out on you a little as well. Nothing wrong with you wanting to know what Vanity has said about Prince. I probably shouldn't have said this book isn't for you because It's actually for everyone. It's a short book about Denise Matthews life, her struggles as an abused child, and how she lost her way getting too caught up in trying to be a star and being in the arms of Prince, but eventually finding her way in the arms of the Lord instead. Although I wouldn't get too excited on the "Prince" part because that section is only touched upon briefly and spoken of in vague terms. Nothing solicitous. You certainly get the picture, but not the movie, lol lol. Definitely not a tell all book. Not even close. It's more about finding God. It's a book that makes you think so I wouldn't say it's an easy read. You have to have the patience for it. If I have the time this weekend, I'll try to post a few Princely points for you if you are still interested and I didn't chase you away... boxed [Edited 4/13/17 5:58am]

Beautifully stated, luvgirl. Denise Matthews sounds like someone I wish I could have known. I'll check the website for the information on the book. I thought that it was still out-of-print ...Thank you! biggrin



You're welcome. I'm certain you'll find something in her book to inspire you even more. Her story touches deeply.
I just want you here, I just want you near me baby, cause I'm scared I'll cry, I love you like crazy.
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Reply #15 posted 04/17/17 9:34pm

luvgirl

WayneDaStar said:

interesting... I wonder if that estate page is ran by Roxanne Harper and the others? Its weird how they used the pic of Denise as Vanity from The Last Dragon era, when you know how they tried to erase that part of her life in some way.



i always found it funny how Denise would also pick and choose which photos of Vanity she would use as well. She would always pick the ones of her that were HOT as hell, but not sexy and vamped up. She knew what she was doing, and I love it. smile



Yes, I think the estates page is connected with Roxanne Harper. I did notice the beautiful classy pictures Denise would choose. They were always beautiful and tasteful.
I just want you here, I just want you near me baby, cause I'm scared I'll cry, I love you like crazy.
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