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Reply #150 posted 03/15/17 6:04pm

tab32792

I really wish "fans" would stop whining and bitching about this. It's their life too. They can do what they want; even more so cause he is no longer here. Experiences are shared, 2 way. Prince chose not to share his experiences out loud. That doesn't mean everybody else has to. Not to mention she was his wife and mother of his child; fully realized or not. He was her first love or whatever. Her first as far as a lot of things are concerned. It's like people feel entitled to be able to tell others what they should or shouldn't do when it comes to him. Just like they did him when he was alive. Most people complaining don't even know him other than the music or appearances. Don't like it, don't read it. Simple.

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Reply #151 posted 03/15/17 6:05pm

tab32792

Militant said:

least87 said:

I have the book on order and of course plan to read it but there's something about seeing this headline. I can't imagine what Prince would think of it.



He's not here. That's the point. Isn't it better that the people he left behind tell their stories, as long as it's done out of love? They certainly have the right to do so.

If you read the excerpt, it's heart-breaking stuff. Everyone who reads it will feel such sympathy for Prince and Mayte over these events. Most couples probably wouldn't survive it, let alone a famous couple with so many other pressures.

Prince didn't like anyone talking about him. If he walked into a 7-11 and bought a soda and then the person who served him told his friend "Hey, Prince came in today" - Prince wouldn't like it. That's because he built his career from mystery and enigma as well as talent. He's the guy who didn't do interviews when he had the biggest album in the world.

But you can't maintain enigma when you're gone.

If anything, I personally feel like everyone who has a story to tell, should tell it. Because that's all that's left now. It humanises him. It allows us to see him as a multi-dimensional human being.

Mayte was unquestionably one of the most important relationships in Prince's entire life. Nobody is going to deny that. I personally support her telling her story. Other people won't, and that's their prerogative.



couldn't have said it better myself

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Reply #152 posted 03/15/17 6:06pm

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fortuneandserendipity said:



BillieBalloon said:


fortuneandserendipity said:

Or these ones... lurking




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eek Are you serious? Shes wearing Ps underwear!! I can really see the look of love on her face there.


Old flame, ya see... Never forget touched




I dont think this pic is in the book. Maybe she should have made it the cover?
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Reply #153 posted 03/15/17 6:07pm

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LOVESYMBOLNUMBER2 said:

Superfan1984 said:



LOVESYMBOLNUMBER2 said:


PennyPurple said:


Well....actually I seen where the proceeds from Mayte's book is going to her animal rescue.



While that is very nice, I see she only has 15 animals up for adoption, a couple million or more will go a long way with that number of pets.

Uhmmmm... that is some bull.... Mayte has been helping dogs for years- MANY MANY of them. Not only 15 dogs. I haven't read through this whole thread yet but no one should act like she doesn't really help animals- she does and that is wonderful. I love Prince but if he were so great, he would have had a will and left a huge chunk of it to her animal rescue. Animals matter. They have no voice. They are sick, hungry, and abused and no one should ever try and negate what she does for animals.






Actually that is not bull, that is a fact. If you go to her "maytes rescue" page there are 15 animals up for adoption. I totally agree that animals matter, over 4 million domestic animals are killed each year in this country, and I appreciate maytes efforts in the rescue world, however it is not cool to say the proceeds from your multi million dollar book are going to your animal rescue, when you only have 15 animals available to adopt, that is misleading the consumer.

I'm pretty sure some animals go to foster before they're up for adoption. And I'm almost positive I read a few months back that the book proceeds were going towards building a new larger rescue centre.
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Reply #154 posted 03/15/17 6:19pm

benni

Hopefully, by writing about her experience, she will bring more attention to Pfeiffer Syndrome which will go a long way towards getting funding for research. I can tell you from experience that living with a condition that has little to no research, education, talking about it, and bringing attention to the condition goes a long ways towards research facilities getting grants for vital research and education to the general public.

For the one that said she only has 15 pets on her site, if you go through her instagram posts you can see pictures of all the animals she has helped over the years.

As for whether or not Mayte should write about Prince, it was her experience. Prince is no longer with us to say what he would or would not want spoken about. For all those that are condemning Mayte for writing, who is to say that Prince didn't tell her, "You can write about it after I'm gone. You can tell our story and talk about our son, after I'm not here." Yes, Prince was private in life, we are all aware of that and the non-disclosures. However, I truly believe one of the reasons that Prince didn't have will is because he knew that when that day came, he wouldn't care what happened to his art, or what people would say about him. He knew that he would be in a space/time/place in which the worldly would not matter any more. So, the only people that it bothers are those that are projecting their feelings onto Prince and thinking Prince would feel this way too. Yes, he might if he were still with us; but since he is not, Prince really doesn't care any more. I hate to be so blunt, but I hate all the negativity that people are dishing out all the time.

Prince sang about love, gave love in his music, and talked about love, and it's sad that some in his main fanbase only dish out hate. I think Prince would be more disheartened by that than anything else. He never spoke poorly of Mayte, so what gives any one else the right to do so? He never spoke poorly of Mani, or of Sheila, or Denise, or any of the women he was with; so what gives his fanbase the right to do so? To me, that is more dishonorable to the memory of our man than Mayte's book.

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Reply #155 posted 03/15/17 6:21pm

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If this was Mani releasing a book I wonder how many here would be defending her. My guess is not many (including me).
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Reply #156 posted 03/15/17 6:24pm

BillieBalloon

Militant said:


Hey all!





This is the official thread regarding discussing Mayte's book.





Some of you have asked why older threads were removed.





The reason is that we were asked by Mayte's publishers to not have discussions regarding the leaked manuscript as this was not representative of the final book. We were attempting to get a statement from them.


However, as of today - promotional copies have been sent to the media and reviewers, and the marketing campaign by the publishing company has begun, so we can begin discussion officially without risking upsetting anyone.





Please keep discussion civil - flaming will not be tolerated.





As the book will inevitably discuss drug references, Ben and the entire staff team have decided that we are sunsetting the "no drugs" rule that we originally intended to follow until April 21st. As long as this conversation is dealt with in a civil manner. Basically, if we can all agree to be adults here, then everything will be OK. We mods have a difficult enough job and we don't need things descending into anarchy.

P.S - The reason this thread is not in Associated Artists is because the book is directly about her life with Prince, and even if we put the thread over there we'd end up with a million new topics about it here.





Have you read the book?
What drug references are there?
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Reply #157 posted 03/15/17 6:24pm

tab32792

benni said:

Hopefully, by writing about her experience, she will bring more attention to Pfeiffer Syndrome which will go a long way towards getting funding for research. I can tell you from experience that living with a condition that has little to no research, education, talking about it, and bringing attention to the condition goes a long ways towards research facilities getting grants for vital research and education to the general public.

For the one that said she only has 15 pets on her site, if you go through her instagram posts you can see pictures of all the animals she has helped over the years.

As for whether or not Mayte should write about Prince, it was her experience. Prince is no longer with us to say what he would or would not want spoken about. For all those that are condemning Mayte for writing, who is to say that Prince didn't tell her, "You can write about it after I'm gone. You can tell our story and talk about our son, after I'm not here." Yes, Prince was private in life, we are all aware of that and the non-disclosures. However, I truly believe one of the reasons that Prince didn't have will is because he knew that when that day came, he wouldn't care what happened to his art, or what people would say about him. He knew that he would be in a space/time/place in which the worldly would not matter any more. So, the only people that it bothers are those that are projecting their feelings onto Prince and thinking Prince would feel this way too. Yes, he might if he were still with us; but since he is not, Prince really doesn't care any more. I hate to be so blunt, but I hate all the negativity that people are dishing out all the time.

Prince sang about love, gave love in his music, and talked about love, and it's sad that some in his main fanbase only dish out hate. I think Prince would be more disheartened by that than anything else. He never spoke poorly of Mayte, so what gives any one else the right to do so? He never spoke poorly of Mani, or of Sheila, or Denise, or any of the women he was with; so what gives his fanbase the right to do so? To me, that is more dishonorable to the memory of our man than Mayte's book.

i loved the bold and underlined part. LOVED. exactly how i feel.

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Reply #158 posted 03/15/17 6:27pm

BillieBalloon

benni said:

Hopefully, by writing about her experience, she will bring more attention to Pfeiffer Syndrome which will go a long way towards getting funding for research. I can tell you from experience that living with a condition that has little to no research, education, talking about it, and bringing attention to the condition goes a long ways towards research facilities getting grants for vital research and education to the general public.

For the one that said she only has 15 pets on her site, if you go through her instagram posts you can see pictures of all the animals she has helped over the years.

As for whether or not Mayte should write about Prince, it was her experience. Prince is no longer with us to say what he would or would not want spoken about. For all those that are condemning Mayte for writing, who is to say that Prince didn't tell her, "You can write about it after I'm gone. You can tell our story and talk about our son, after I'm not here." Yes, Prince was private in life, we are all aware of that and the non-disclosures. However, I truly believe one of the reasons that Prince didn't have will is because he knew that when that day came, he wouldn't care what happened to his art, or what people would say about him. He knew that he would be in a space/time/place in which the worldly would not matter any more. So, the only people that it bothers are those that are projecting their feelings onto Prince and thinking Prince would feel this way too. Yes, he might if he were still with us; but since he is not, Prince really doesn't care any more. I hate to be so blunt, but I hate all the negativity that people are dishing out all the time.

Prince sang about love, gave love in his music, and talked about love, and it's sad that some in his main fanbase only dish out hate. I think Prince would be more disheartened by that than anything else. He never spoke poorly of Mayte, so what gives any one else the right to do so? He never spoke poorly of Mani, or of Sheila, or Denise, or any of the women he was with; so what gives his fanbase the right to do so? To me, that is more dishonorable to the memory of our man than Mayte's book.




Heres hoping, because none of the proceeds from this book go into research into Pfeiffer Syndrome.
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Reply #159 posted 03/15/17 6:32pm

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tab32792 said:



benni said:


Hopefully, by writing about her experience, she will bring more attention to Pfeiffer Syndrome which will go a long way towards getting funding for research. I can tell you from experience that living with a condition that has little to no research, education, talking about it, and bringing attention to the condition goes a long ways towards research facilities getting grants for vital research and education to the general public.

For the one that said she only has 15 pets on her site, if you go through her instagram posts you can see pictures of all the animals she has helped over the years.

As for whether or not Mayte should write about Prince, it was her experience. Prince is no longer with us to say what he would or would not want spoken about. For all those that are condemning Mayte for writing, who is to say that Prince didn't tell her, "You can write about it after I'm gone. You can tell our story and talk about our son, after I'm not here." Yes, Prince was private in life, we are all aware of that and the non-disclosures. However, I truly believe one of the reasons that Prince didn't have will is because he knew that when that day came, he wouldn't care what happened to his art, or what people would say about him. He knew that he would be in a space/time/place in which the worldly would not matter any more. So, the only people that it bothers are those that are projecting their feelings onto Prince and thinking Prince would feel this way too. Yes, he might if he were still with us; but since he is not, Prince really doesn't care any more. I hate to be so blunt, but I hate all the negativity that people are dishing out all the time.

Prince sang about love, gave love in his music, and talked about love, and it's sad that some in his main fanbase only dish out hate. I think Prince would be more disheartened by that than anything else. He never spoke poorly of Mayte, so what gives any one else the right to do so? He never spoke poorly of Mani, or of Sheila, or Denise, or any of the women he was with; so what gives his fanbase the right to do so? To me, that is more dishonorable to the memory of our man than Mayte's book.



i loved the bold and underlined part. LOVED. exactly how i feel.


Wow Prince is not here and does not matter but everybody can make money off of him. I am glad we are keeping it classy.
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Reply #160 posted 03/15/17 6:33pm

benni

BillieBalloon said:

benni said:

Hopefully, by writing about her experience, she will bring more attention to Pfeiffer Syndrome which will go a long way towards getting funding for research. I can tell you from experience that living with a condition that has little to no research, education, talking about it, and bringing attention to the condition goes a long ways towards research facilities getting grants for vital research and education to the general public.

For the one that said she only has 15 pets on her site, if you go through her instagram posts you can see pictures of all the animals she has helped over the years.

As for whether or not Mayte should write about Prince, it was her experience. Prince is no longer with us to say what he would or would not want spoken about. For all those that are condemning Mayte for writing, who is to say that Prince didn't tell her, "You can write about it after I'm gone. You can tell our story and talk about our son, after I'm not here." Yes, Prince was private in life, we are all aware of that and the non-disclosures. However, I truly believe one of the reasons that Prince didn't have will is because he knew that when that day came, he wouldn't care what happened to his art, or what people would say about him. He knew that he would be in a space/time/place in which the worldly would not matter any more. So, the only people that it bothers are those that are projecting their feelings onto Prince and thinking Prince would feel this way too. Yes, he might if he were still with us; but since he is not, Prince really doesn't care any more. I hate to be so blunt, but I hate all the negativity that people are dishing out all the time.

Prince sang about love, gave love in his music, and talked about love, and it's sad that some in his main fanbase only dish out hate. I think Prince would be more disheartened by that than anything else. He never spoke poorly of Mayte, so what gives any one else the right to do so? He never spoke poorly of Mani, or of Sheila, or Denise, or any of the women he was with; so what gives his fanbase the right to do so? To me, that is more dishonorable to the memory of our man than Mayte's book.

Heres hoping, because none of the proceeds from this book go into research into Pfeiffer Syndrome.


It's definitely already bringing awareness to the condition. Which, imho, is a good thing. The news articles that are listed have mentioned the condition and one even went so far as to explain the 3 degrees of Pfeiffer Syndrome. The more awareness brought to this condition, the more it will help with generating funding for research and education.

My own condition is so rare that they don't know what causes it. They know it is hereditary (both my mother and grandmother died at young ages from the condition - my grandma was 25, my mom was 29). I've lived with it for over 30 years now, and they still don't know what causes it. It kills more people annually than AIDS, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and motor vehicle accidents in the UK and US combined, but it gets less research funding than breast cancer alone. I imagine that it's even worse for Pfeiffer Syndrome.

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Reply #161 posted 03/15/17 6:33pm

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According to her facebook account, a dollar per book of the proceeds will go toward the animal rescue. Where is the rest of the money going to?

BillieBalloon said:

benni said:

Hopefully, by writing about her experience, she will bring more attention to Pfeiffer Syndrome which will go a long way towards getting funding for research. I can tell you from experience that living with a condition that has little to no research, education, talking about it, and bringing attention to the condition goes a long ways towards research facilities getting grants for vital research and education to the general public.

For the one that said she only has 15 pets on her site, if you go through her instagram posts you can see pictures of all the animals she has helped over the years.

As for whether or not Mayte should write about Prince, it was her experience. Prince is no longer with us to say what he would or would not want spoken about. For all those that are condemning Mayte for writing, who is to say that Prince didn't tell her, "You can write about it after I'm gone. You can tell our story and talk about our son, after I'm not here." Yes, Prince was private in life, we are all aware of that and the non-disclosures. However, I truly believe one of the reasons that Prince didn't have will is because he knew that when that day came, he wouldn't care what happened to his art, or what people would say about him. He knew that he would be in a space/time/place in which the worldly would not matter any more. So, the only people that it bothers are those that are projecting their feelings onto Prince and thinking Prince would feel this way too. Yes, he might if he were still with us; but since he is not, Prince really doesn't care any more. I hate to be so blunt, but I hate all the negativity that people are dishing out all the time.

Prince sang about love, gave love in his music, and talked about love, and it's sad that some in his main fanbase only dish out hate. I think Prince would be more disheartened by that than anything else. He never spoke poorly of Mayte, so what gives any one else the right to do so? He never spoke poorly of Mani, or of Sheila, or Denise, or any of the women he was with; so what gives his fanbase the right to do so? To me, that is more dishonorable to the memory of our man than Mayte's book.

Heres hoping, because none of the proceeds from this book go into research into Pfeiffer Syndrome.

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Reply #162 posted 03/15/17 6:33pm

benni

tab32792 said:

benni said:

Hopefully, by writing about her experience, she will bring more attention to Pfeiffer Syndrome which will go a long way towards getting funding for research. I can tell you from experience that living with a condition that has little to no research, education, talking about it, and bringing attention to the condition goes a long ways towards research facilities getting grants for vital research and education to the general public.

For the one that said she only has 15 pets on her site, if you go through her instagram posts you can see pictures of all the animals she has helped over the years.

As for whether or not Mayte should write about Prince, it was her experience. Prince is no longer with us to say what he would or would not want spoken about. For all those that are condemning Mayte for writing, who is to say that Prince didn't tell her, "You can write about it after I'm gone. You can tell our story and talk about our son, after I'm not here." Yes, Prince was private in life, we are all aware of that and the non-disclosures. However, I truly believe one of the reasons that Prince didn't have will is because he knew that when that day came, he wouldn't care what happened to his art, or what people would say about him. He knew that he would be in a space/time/place in which the worldly would not matter any more. So, the only people that it bothers are those that are projecting their feelings onto Prince and thinking Prince would feel this way too. Yes, he might if he were still with us; but since he is not, Prince really doesn't care any more. I hate to be so blunt, but I hate all the negativity that people are dishing out all the time.

Prince sang about love, gave love in his music, and talked about love, and it's sad that some in his main fanbase only dish out hate. I think Prince would be more disheartened by that than anything else. He never spoke poorly of Mayte, so what gives any one else the right to do so? He never spoke poorly of Mani, or of Sheila, or Denise, or any of the women he was with; so what gives his fanbase the right to do so? To me, that is more dishonorable to the memory of our man than Mayte's book.

i loved the bold and underlined part. LOVED. exactly how i feel.


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Reply #163 posted 03/15/17 6:33pm

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endiadj said:

Superfan1984 said:



LOVESYMBOLNUMBER2 said:


PennyPurple said:


Well....actually I seen where the proceeds from Mayte's book is going to her animal rescue.



While that is very nice, I see she only has 15 animals up for adoption, a couple million or more will go a long way with that number of pets.

Uhmmmm... that is some bull.... Mayte has been helping dogs for years- MANY MANY of them. Not only 15 dogs. I haven't read through this whole thread yet but no one should act like she doesn't really help animals- she does and that is wonderful. I love Prince but if he were so great, he would have had a will and left a huge chunk of it to her animal rescue. Animals matter. They have no voice. They are sick, hungry, and abused and no one should ever try and negate what she does for animals.


Because all of the other charitable work he did (without wanting fanfare for it) doesn't make him a good person, right?

Well you know getting a kid treatment for cancer is not as important as trashing someone to save animals.
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Reply #164 posted 03/15/17 6:35pm

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purplerabbithole said:

According to her facebook account, a dollar per book of the proceeds will go toward the animal rescue. Where is the rest of the money going to?

BillieBalloon said:

benni said: Heres hoping, because none of the proceeds from this book go into research into Pfeiffer Syndrome.


To support her and her child. She does work. But I can tell you that it is not easy to be a single mother in this economy. Would you begrudge her for trying to make money to support her and her child, as well as her animal rescue?

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Reply #165 posted 03/15/17 6:39pm

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laurarichardson said:

tab32792 said:

i loved the bold and underlined part. LOVED. exactly how i feel.

Wow Prince is not here and does not matter but everybody can make money off of him. I am glad we are keeping it classy.


laurarichardson, you don't like Mayte. You have made that very well known. Anyone can read your posts and see that. She is not making money off of him. Making money off of him would be her using him. She is making money off of her story, a part of her life, which he happened to share.

As for it not healing her by writing about it. Speaking from a therapeutic standpoint, I can tell you sincerely, that writing about the traumas we endure in life can be very healing and therapeutic. More so sometimes than just talking about it with family members or close friends, or even a therapist, because when you talk about it, you can close down your feelings and hide the pain, but when you are writing about it, you open yourself to those emotions on a much deeper level and it helps the brain to process the trauma.

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Reply #166 posted 03/15/17 6:40pm

BillieBalloon

purplerabbithole said:

According to her facebook account, a dollar per book of the proceeds will go toward the animal rescue. Where is the rest of the money going to?





BillieBalloon said:


benni said:

Hopefully, by writing about her experience, she will bring more attention to Pfeiffer Syndrome which will go a long way towards getting funding for research. I can tell you from experience that living with a condition that has little to no research, education, talking about it, and bringing attention to the condition goes a long ways towards research facilities getting grants for vital research and education to the general public.

For the one that said she only has 15 pets on her site, if you go through her instagram posts you can see pictures of all the animals she has helped over the years.

As for whether or not Mayte should write about Prince, it was her experience. Prince is no longer with us to say what he would or would not want spoken about. For all those that are condemning Mayte for writing, who is to say that Prince didn't tell her, "You can write about it after I'm gone. You can tell our story and talk about our son, after I'm not here." Yes, Prince was private in life, we are all aware of that and the non-disclosures. However, I truly believe one of the reasons that Prince didn't have will is because he knew that when that day came, he wouldn't care what happened to his art, or what people would say about him. He knew that he would be in a space/time/place in which the worldly would not matter any more. So, the only people that it bothers are those that are projecting their feelings onto Prince and thinking Prince would feel this way too. Yes, he might if he were still with us; but since he is not, Prince really doesn't care any more. I hate to be so blunt, but I hate all the negativity that people are dishing out all the time.

Prince sang about love, gave love in his music, and talked about love, and it's sad that some in his main fanbase only dish out hate. I think Prince would be more disheartened by that than anything else. He never spoke poorly of Mayte, so what gives any one else the right to do so? He never spoke poorly of Mani, or of Sheila, or Denise, or any of the women he was with; so what gives his fanbase the right to do so? To me, that is more dishonorable to the memory of our man than Mayte's book.



Heres hoping, because none of the proceeds from this book go into research into Pfeiffer Syndrome.




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Reply #167 posted 03/15/17 6:41pm

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benni said:



purplerabbithole said:


According to her facebook account, a dollar per book of the proceeds will go toward the animal rescue. Where is the rest of the money going to?





BillieBalloon said:


benni said: Heres hoping, because none of the proceeds from this book go into research into Pfeiffer Syndrome.




To support her and her child. She does work. But I can tell you that it is not easy to be a single mother in this economy. Would you begrudge her for trying to make money to support her and her child, as well as her animal rescue?


Word.
I don't understand why she shouldn't make money from selling a book that tells her story.
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Reply #168 posted 03/15/17 6:42pm

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purplerabbithole said:

And we have no idea why he did those things. So maybe we should figure out why.



I believe the first three had to do with his healing process (which involved his belief in the spirit of his son being reincarnated in subsequent pregnancies ) and with the fact that the press was already talking about the pregnancy and rumors around it.



The last one could be for a number of reasons we don't know. IN 1996? he was already ditching Mayte? Do we know this for sure? They were married until 1999.





PurpleMedley122 said:


laurarichardson said:
--And you were there so you know how he handled it? I think he was just as grief stricken as she was but did what a lot of men do. Shut down when things get to emotional. We know he threw himself into his work, moved on, and never used the death of that child for profit or publicity. We all see that she is doing the opposite and are well within our rights to judge. Everybody on this earth can be judged.

Seriously? Considering what we know now, pretty strange (some would say cruel to his wife, who was going through possibly the worst thing a new mother should experience). Here are his actions after his child's death: -Went on Oprah and declared "it's all good! Never mind what you hear!" -Went on the Today Show and declared "Our family exists!" -Filmed the "Betcha by Golly Wow!" video which celebrates Mayte's pregnancy -Was already beginning to ditch Mayte for Mani Those are 4 examples. [Edited 3/15/17 17:06pm]


Has it ever occurred to you that these promotional appearances were already planned in advance. He was already signed to a new lable at the time and already had a rep for being difficult my guess is he could not get out of the promotional apperance and let's face it he was old school the show goes on no matter what. I also do not understand why people would expect him to get in national T.V and discuss the death of his child to me that would have been cruel. I also do not understand Mayte did not refuse to participate if it was upsetting her because she did look upset on Oprah, Today show, or in the video. He pushed on and went to work a practice he continued right to his grave. In the end you have no idea about his grief process.
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Reply #169 posted 03/15/17 6:43pm

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Matye did not show up on the scence until 1998 so no comment is wrong.

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And we have no idea why he did those things. So maybe we should figure out why.



I believe the first three had to do with his healing process (which involved his belief in the spirit of his son being reincarnated in subsequent pregnancies ) and with the fact that the press was already talking about the pregnancy and rumors around it.



The last one could be for a number of reasons we don't know. IN 1996? he was already ditching Mayte? Do we know this for sure? They were married until 1999.





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laurarichardson said:
--And you were there so you know how he handled it? I think he was just as grief stricken as she was but did what a lot of men do. Shut down when things get to emotional. We know he threw himself into his work, moved on, and never used the death of that child for profit or publicity. We all see that she is doing the opposite and are well within our rights to judge. Everybody on this earth can be judged.

Seriously? Considering what we know now, pretty strange (some would say cruel to his wife, who was going through possibly the worst thing a new mother should experience). Here are his actions after his child's death: -Went on Oprah and declared "it's all good! Never mind what you hear!" -Went on the Today Show and declared "Our family exists!" -Filmed the "Betcha by Golly Wow!" video which celebrates Mayte's pregnancy -Was already beginning to ditch Mayte for Mani Those are 4 examples. [Edited 3/15/17 17:06pm]

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Reply #170 posted 03/15/17 6:47pm

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Just pre-ordered the book from Barnes & Noble. $18.41 the signed copies were also $18.41 but were already sold out.

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PennyPurple said:



laurarichardson said:


disch said:

...And she has a right, I believe, to discuss her child who passed away 20 years ago, regardless of how the child's now-deceased father wanted that issue addressed. The way Prince handled that whole part of his life was atypical at best and, one could argue, cruel at worst, and to expect that Mayte should be required to adhere to his very unusual preferences for the rest of her life seems a little over the top.




--And you were there so you know how he handled it? I think he was just as grief stricken as she was but did what a lot of men do. Shut down when things get to emotional. We know he threw himself into his work, moved on, and never used the death of that child for profit or publicity. We all see that she is doing the opposite and are well within our rights to judge. Everybody on this earth can be judged.

Laura, we all know you aren't going to read the book. You don't have to, but why do you keep commenting on a topic that you hate? She has every right to tell her story. If you think she shouldn't have wrote the book because it's too personal about Prince, then why are you combing thru all the court documents and reporting on them on the forum? Now that's just as personal.....


--Court docs are public we do not have secret courts in America and anyone who goes to court knows this and no one has to comb for anything and all of the finacial info has been redacted so we really do not know that much. Medical files are private in this country. I could have read the book 4 weeks ago as there is a bootlegg copy out. Some of you do not venture off of this board but if you did you would find out about minions she has working on her behalf. It has gotten nasty and I decided to speak out. My choice.
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benni said:



purplerabbithole said:


According to her facebook account, a dollar per book of the proceeds will go toward the animal rescue. Where is the rest of the money going to?





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benni said: Heres hoping, because none of the proceeds from this book go into research into Pfeiffer Syndrome.




To support her and her child. She does work. But I can tell you that it is not easy to be a single mother in this economy. Would you begrudge her for trying to make money to support her and her child, as well as her animal rescue?


Word.
I don't understand why she shouldn't make money from selling a book that tells her story.



What if the other party didnt want their story sold and valued his privacy alo ng with that of his dead son? Children have a right to privacy also and its not necessary to describe a childs physical appearance and share it with the world in a way that will inevitably cause morbid curiosity. Many many celebrities keep their children out of the public eye.
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Reply #173 posted 03/15/17 6:57pm

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It's definitely already bringing awareness to the condition. Which, imho, is a good thing. The news articles that are listed have mentioned the condition and one even went so far as to explain the 3 degrees of Pfeiffer Syndrome. The more awareness brought to this condition, the more it will help with generating funding for research and education.

My own condition is so rare that they don't know what causes it. They know it is hereditary (both my mother and grandmother died at young ages from the condition - my grandma was 25, my mom was 29). I've lived with it for over 30 years now, and they still don't know what causes it. It kills more people annually than AIDS, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and motor vehicle accidents in the UK and US combined, but it gets less research funding than breast cancer alone. I imagine that it's even worse for Pfeiffer Syndrome.

I agree benni. My husband suffers from a rare spinal cord / brain disease. Never heard anything about it before. It was so rare at the time that the Dr and Radiologist diagnosed it correctly and then changed their diagnoses because they couldn't believe it. The more these diseases are brought to the forefront, and with social media these days, people are becoming more aware of these diseases.

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Reply #174 posted 03/15/17 6:59pm

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If this was Mani releasing a book I wonder how many here would be defending her. My guess is not many (including me).

Interesting that Shelby is promoting Mayte's book but not a word from Mani. They're suppossed to be friends. confused

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Reply #175 posted 03/15/17 6:59pm

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tab32792 said:

i loved the bold and underlined part. LOVED. exactly how i feel.

Wow Prince is not here and does not matter but everybody can make money off of him. I am glad we are keeping it classy.

Just like SheilaE, The Revoultion, Mani and her schools with Prince's name (and money). And all the others who have written books. Sheila is even using his symbol.

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Reply #176 posted 03/15/17 7:02pm

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Not buying/reading any magazines nor buying/reading the book either.

I would rather remember Prince as he was. Honour and Respect.

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Reply #177 posted 03/15/17 7:03pm

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purplerabbithole said:

According to her facebook account, a dollar per book of the proceeds will go toward the animal rescue. Where is the rest of the money going to?

It goes to her & there should be NO problem with that. Where does SheilaE's money go to that she earns off of Prince? Where does the money go for everyone else who writes a book about Prince? Do you think that they donate even a portion of that?

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Reply #178 posted 03/15/17 7:07pm

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PennyPurple said:

Laura, we all know you aren't going to read the book. You don't have to, but why do you keep commenting on a topic that you hate? She has every right to tell her story. If you think she shouldn't have wrote the book because it's too personal about Prince, then why are you combing thru all the court documents and reporting on them on the forum? Now that's just as personal......

--Court docs are public we do not have secret courts in America and anyone who goes to court knows this and no one has to comb for anything and all of the finacial info has been redacted so we really do not know that much. Medical files are private in this country. I could have read the book 4 weeks ago as there is a bootlegg copy out. Some of you do not venture off of this board but if you did you would find out about minions she has working on her behalf. It has gotten nasty and I decided to speak out. My choice. [Edited 3/15/17 18:53pm]

And Mayte's book is public. Her life doesn't have to be kept a secret anymore.

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Reply #179 posted 03/15/17 7:08pm

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BillieBalloon said:

GimmeThat said:
Word. I don't understand why she shouldn't make money from selling a book that tells her story.
What if the other party didnt want their story sold and valued his privacy alo ng with that of his dead son? Children have a right to privacy also and its not necessary to describe a childs physical appearance and share it with the world in a way that will inevitably cause morbid curiosity. Many many celebrities keep their children out of the public eye.


But Ahmir cannot be in the public eye (or out of it). He is no longer with us either. The only part of Ahmir that remains is his mother. The only person that can celebrate this too short life of Prince's son, share him with the world, and say, "He did exist. He did have life," is Mayte. And losing a baby that young, you do want to scream at the world, "My baby was alive, existed, was a part of me and his father." Because for too many people that are not a part of that pregnancy, the birth, it's too easy to dismiss. And Mayte has had to do that for way too many years.

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