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Reply #30 posted 03/20/17 12:21am

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ladygirl99 said:

Wait a second on the last thread the word is Mayte might pulled the book? Is that possible with the book printed? Sounds like Black Album part 2.



Disregard what that poster posted. They have nothing to back this up.

It is NOT true.

There is nothing on the internet to back this up.

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Reply #31 posted 03/20/17 12:23am

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So it looks like so far the book pulled was just some rumor.

Good. I hope the book releases on schedule and don't let people stay scare her into silence of telling her story. I hope she continues to stay strong and focus on her activities with animal rescuing and her well being etc.

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Reply #32 posted 03/20/17 12:23am

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luv4u said:

ladygirl99 said:

Wait a second on the last thread the word is Mayte might pulled the book? Is that possible with the book printed? Sounds like Black Album part 2.



Disregard what that poster posted. They have nothing to back this up.

It is NOT true.

There is nothing on the internet to back this up.

Yeah I since disregard it. wink

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ladygirl99 said:



Lovejunky said:




ladygirl99 said:


Looks like this thread is still on fire and the book is still not released yet. lol





Interesting to note that the People who have actually read this book from cover to cover have an entirely different opinion than those who have read excerpts or are specualting on the contents becasue of the Stupid Tabloids..



Here two very Positive reviews..



For those who look for their Posativity Pills daily...



http://www.goodreads.com/...-beautiful



For the others....


DONT READ:: ignore the link...


it might just take you right out of your comfort zone and make you feel happy...



Thanks Lovejunky. I will check it out. I read some of the reviews and one reviewer said it was a great book and Mayte kept some details to herself. And her friend Dave said on that radio show there were lot of things she kept out of the book.



So in other words she is still respecting his privacy. I think her book is going to be as non-controversal as Dez and Sheila E books once people gives a chance to read it.



Yeah I blame People article. mad



1) The Tabs would not have been able to do the damage they did if she had just kept a few tidbits out.
2) She could have told her story without going into the graphic details about baby and if she never saw Prince use drugs why bring it up at all
3) She seems to think that test would have stopped the birth defect which it would not have
4) The whole innocent I was controlled by him is just not belive able to me. Was Prince old school in that the man makes the decisions sure he was but this women worked for him for 4 years before she married him and he was dating several women when he was seeing her. No way did she not know what he was about and still say she is not telling on herself. She needs to take some responsibility for her own actions.
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Reply #34 posted 03/20/17 1:59am

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I read in the previous thread that Apollonia has been harassed by Dave, Maytes friend and she is telling the authorities.



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Reply #35 posted 03/20/17 2:12am

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ladygirl99 said:

So it looks like so far the book pulled was just some rumor.



Good. I hope the book releases on schedule and don't let people stay scare her into silence of telling her story. I hope she continues to stay strong and focus on her activities with animal rescuing and her well being etc.




You think you make me mad?
Dont flatter yourself.

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Im done with you.
Enjoy supporting this tarnishing of Princes legacy.

When you read where people are calling him a rapist you can just turn away and pretend you didn't read it.
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Reply #36 posted 03/20/17 2:17am

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ladygirl99 said:

Thanks Lovejunky. I will check it out. I read some of the reviews and one reviewer said it was a great book and Mayte kept some details to herself. And her friend Dave said on that radio show there were lot of things she kept out of the book.

So in other words she is still respecting his privacy. I think her book is going to be as non-controversal as Dez and Sheila E books once people gives a chance to read it.

Yeah I blame People article. mad

1) The Tabs would not have been able to do the damage they did if she had just kept a few tidbits out. 2) She could have told her story without going into the graphic details about baby and if she never saw Prince use drugs why bring it up at all 3) She seems to think that test would have stopped the birth defect which it would not have 4) The whole innocent I was controlled by him is just not belive able to me. Was Prince old school in that the man makes the decisions sure he was but this women worked for him for 4 years before she married him and he was dating several women when he was seeing her. No way did she not know what he was about and still say she is not telling on herself. She needs to take some responsibility for her own actions. [Edited 3/20/17 1:48am]

Most media companies usually have advance copies of books before it release for your INFO. Even if she didn't say anything, People mag is still going to use the excerpts they want to publish. So write to them of your complaint.

And also for the thousandth time, Prince shouldn't get pass with his womanizing or his actions. That is why women in this planet will never be fully equal thanks to other women (male-identifed ones) always overlook a man cheating ways or made excuses but always fault women for the littlest shit. I never said Mayte perfect or innocent as I heard some quesetionable things about her. But she has the right to tell her story of her life with Prince and thats a human rights issue and that is why I have been defending her. And until you start equally held Prince accountable for his actions too, I am going to continue not take your 'concerns' seriously but as a joke. lol

I also do believe he was controlling her even though she was willing to go with it. But come on you know Prince the control story.

And according to that radio interview yesterday with her friend, she isn't thinking about any of her haters. I am sitting laughing at people are blowing hot air and ranting over this book yet Mayte is placing yall on IGNORE and is making whole lot of difference in this world as being an environmentalist (like I am). She doesn't have to take responsible for NOTHING just to prove to some fans bizarre demands.

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Reply #37 posted 03/20/17 2:40am

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BillieBalloon said:

ladygirl99 said:

So it looks like so far the book pulled was just some rumor.

Good. I hope the book releases on schedule and don't let people stay scare her into silence of telling her story. I hope she continues to stay strong and focus on her activities with animal rescuing and her well being etc.

You think you make me mad? Dont flatter yourself. smile Im done with you. Enjoy supporting this tarnishing of Princes legacy. When you read where people are calling him a rapist you can just turn away and pretend you didn't read it.

Prince legacy wont be tarnish. If the likes of Michael Jackson, Elvis, and even the alive one Mike Tyson still have their legacies intact, so will Prince who had less scandals than them. Its not Mayte's job to protect Prince's image or stop people from saying bad things about him but she is doing what she can to help his legacy. People are going to say what they say about Prince, always have and always will even without the book. So why get mad at things you can't control?

And because of that last thread and the past unpleasent interactions with you, and after this post, I am officially ignoring you so I am not responding to you anymore. So please from now stop replying to my posts first and stop responding to me. THANK YOU!

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Reply #38 posted 03/20/17 2:57am

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I already posted my (long) opinion on the previous thread, but I'd like to say this: Mayte does no harm to Prince's name or his legacy with her book. None whatsover. Rag mags with crap headlines do that. It's the price she or anyone that writes a book has to pay. Taking things out of context is a common trait for rag mags, tabloids and people who dislike someone and just want to grab something that they can pick apart.


She has as much right to write this book as any Prince associate. Period. The fact that she was married to him makes that book slightly more interesting cause it allows for a side of Prince WE DO NOT KNOW. She seems to portray him as a loving husband, a loving father, a good friend, a confident, a brilliant professional. Ultimately, also as a human being with many low and solitary moments. In truth, there's probably nothing in this book we did not already know. Like Prince himself said, his songs told the whole story and that is becoming more and more obvious now. There's so much more she could have said about him and she did not.

My love for Prince did not waver. Nor did my compassion for Mayte. Theirs was a beautiful story than ended tragically.
If there is any untruth in her book, I'm pretty sure the Estate will be the first to acknowledge that. So far, I haven't seen them do that.

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Reply #39 posted 03/20/17 3:00am

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ladygirl99 said:



laurarichardson said:


ladygirl99 said:


Thanks Lovejunky. I will check it out. I read some of the reviews and one reviewer said it was a great book and Mayte kept some details to herself. And her friend Dave said on that radio show there were lot of things she kept out of the book.



So in other words she is still respecting his privacy. I think her book is going to be as non-controversal as Dez and Sheila E books once people gives a chance to read it.



Yeah I blame People article. mad




1) The Tabs would not have been able to do the damage they did if she had just kept a few tidbits out. 2) She could have told her story without going into the graphic details about baby and if she never saw Prince use drugs why bring it up at all 3) She seems to think that test would have stopped the birth defect which it would not have 4) The whole innocent I was controlled by him is just not belive able to me. Was Prince old school in that the man makes the decisions sure he was but this women worked for him for 4 years before she married him and he was dating several women when he was seeing her. No way did she not know what he was about and still say she is not telling on herself. She needs to take some responsibility for her own actions. [Edited 3/20/17 1:48am]

Most media companies usually have advance copies of books before it release for your INFO. Even if she didn't say anything, People mag is still going to use the excerpts they want to publish. So write to them of your complaint.


And also for the thousandth time, Prince shouldn't get pass with his womanizing or his actions. That is why women in this planet will never be fully equal thanks to other women (male-identifed ones) always overlook a man cheating ways or made excuses but always fault women for the littlest shit. I never said Mayte perfect or innocent as I heard some quesetionable things about her. But she has the right to tell her story of her life with Prince and thats a human rights issue and that is why I have been defending her. And until you start equally held Prince accountable for his actions too, I am going to continue not take your 'concerns' seriously but as a joke. lol



I also do believe he was controlling her even though she was willing to go with it. But come on you know Prince the control story.



And according to that radio interview yesterday with her friend, she isn't thinking about any of her haters. I am sitting laughing at people are blowing hot air and ranting over this book yet Mayte is placing yall on IGNORE and is making whole lot of difference in this world as being an environmentalist (like I am). She doesn't have to take responsible for NOTHING just to prove to some fans bizarre demands.




Mayte could correct that if she wanted to but I will bet money she does not. These tidbits help sell the book. I am not excusing Prince from being a womanizer. If you read what many of his lady freinds are saying they knew he was a womanizer from the very begining. He did not hide what he was doing. At one point do you put your big girl pants on and make decision to leave. As women we have a tendency to want men to change or fix them. You can't change someone who does not want to change. As a women in her 40s she should have figured this out by this time. I can not think of anyone who has dragged their time out being married to a celebrity for as long as she has and I do not believe Prince was anymore controlling then most men with money when a women puts herself in a stituation of having no means of making herself economically viable she is giving up control. You cannot come back years later a be butt hurt over decisions you made and couples split up all the time and life goes on. I believe he loved her and I believe he was excited about those kids. You do not build a nursery and buy entire jungle gym if you do not care. I just think he could not handle the sadness and I believe something else happened that she is not including. Not fair to tell on him and not herself. Even Sheila E put it out that she could be hard on people and admitted it. For the last time no one is saying she does not have a right to write a book but be fair or be honest about your motives. It would also be good if she was not sending out IG post telling people he will always be her husband or having Dave speak for her. That guy is harassing people and you have no idea what he had been up to.
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laurarichardson said:[quote]

ladygirl99 said:



laurarichardson said:


ladygirl99 said:


Thanks Lovejunky. I will check it out. I read some of the reviews and one reviewer said it was a great book and Mayte kept some details to herself. And her friend Dave said on that radio show there were lot of things she kept out of the book.



So in other words she is still respecting his privacy. I think her book is going to be as non-controversal as Dez and Sheila E books once people gives a chance to read it.



Yeah I blame People article. mad




1) The Tabs would not have been able to do the damage they did if she had just kept a few tidbits out. 2) She could have told her story without going into the graphic details about baby and if she never saw Prince use drugs why bring it up at all 3) She seems to think that test would have stopped the birth defect which it would not have 4) The whole innocent I was controlled by him is just not belive able to me. Was Prince old school in that the man makes the decisions sure he was but this women worked for him for 4 years before she married him and he was dating several women when he was seeing her. No way did she not know what he was about and still say she is not telling on herself. She needs to take some responsibility for her own actions. [Edited 3/20/17 1:48am]

Most media companies usually have advance copies of books before it release for your INFO. Even if she didn't say anything, People mag is still going to use the excerpts they want to publish. So write to them of your complaint.


And also for the thousandth time, Prince shouldn't get pass with his womanizing or his actions. That is why women in this planet will never be fully equal thanks to other women (male-identifed ones) always overlook a man cheating ways or made excuses but always fault women for the littlest shit. I never said Mayte perfect or innocent as I heard some quesetionable things about her. But she has the right to tell her story of her life with Prince and thats a human rights issue and that is why I have been defending her. And until you start equally held Prince accountable for his actions too, I am going to continue not take your 'concerns' seriously but as a joke. lol



I also do believe he was controlling her even though she was willing to go with it. But come on you know Prince the control story.



And according to that radio interview yesterday with her friend, she isn't thinking about any of her haters. I am sitting laughing at people are blowing hot air and ranting over this book yet Mayte is placing yall on IGNORE and is making whole lot of difference in this world as being an environmentalist (like I am). She doesn't have to take responsible for NOTHING just to prove to some fans bizarre demands.




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Can we not all agree Mayte rocks! headbang


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Reply #42 posted 03/20/17 3:39am

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Also, Laura, I'd like to address something you said on that first thread which stuck with me. Something along the lines of "look at Mayte's last 20 years and look at Prince's".

Going by what I can see, Mayte adopted a child and is working doing what she loves: teaching bellydancing. In addition to that, she has a dog rescue project. I see her channeling her loss and grief in a tremendously productive manner, by being an intelligent woman looking out for her daughter's future and her own, after her whole world was ripped apart.
Prince is dead. Died all by himself. Alone, keeping up his ever so stubborn appearance that everything was fine. He is no more, he will create no more. Neverthless, that purple pie of his will continue to "feed" many. That is just heartbreaking and sad to the core.

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Reply #43 posted 03/20/17 4:08am

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MMJas said:

Also, Laura, I'd like to address something you said on that first thread which stuck with me. Something along the lines of "look at Mayte's last 20 years and look at Prince's".



Going by what I can see, Mayte adopted a child and is working doing what she loves: teaching bellydancing. In addition to that, she has a dog rescue project. I see her channeling her loss and grief in a tremendously productive manner, by being an intelligent woman looking out for her daughter's future and her own, after her whole world was ripped apart.
Prince is dead. Died all by himself. Alone, keeping up his ever so stubborn appearance that everything was fine. He is no more, he will create no more. Neverthless, that purple pie of his will continue to "feed" many. That is just heartbreaking and sad to the core.


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I think we should be grateful that Mayte has taken the time to share her story in a book. I am definitely interested in reading another angle of Prince's life which may even help us understand him better. If the unglamorous details worry you, you still have a choice not to read the book. Most fans have been relentlessly asking for more details about Prince's passing and now they get some details about his life they are scandalized.

As for Mayte, I respect her and her choices. She comes accross as a very spontaneous, energetic, creative and inspiring lady, she's a fighter and whoever criticises her for not working speaks without knowing. She is a professional dance teacher (yes it counts!) used to work really hard whilst touring with Prince and has another job at heart which is to save dog's lives.

Her story could be an interesting one and I am definitely looking forward to reading it. Gossip publications have a tendency to publish the sensational first in order to sell more copies of their own magazine so the decision to publish this information first could have been led or at least influenced by the respective papers' editorial teams.

I wonder if she would receive the same criticism had she been a man writing a book about his celebrity ex-wife...



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Reply #45 posted 03/20/17 4:27am

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Heidi said:

MMJas said:

Also, Laura, I'd like to address something you said on that first thread which stuck with me. Something along the lines of "look at Mayte's last 20 years and look at Prince's".

Going by what I can see, Mayte adopted a child and is working doing what she loves: teaching bellydancing. In addition to that, she has a dog rescue project. I see her channeling her loss and grief in a tremendously productive manner, by being an intelligent woman looking out for her daughter's future and her own, after her whole world was ripped apart.
Prince is dead. Died all by himself. Alone, keeping up his ever so stubborn appearance that everything was fine. He is no more, he will create no more. Neverthless, that purple pie of his will continue to "feed" many. That is just heartbreaking and sad to the core.

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Reply #46 posted 03/20/17 4:38am

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BillieBalloon said:

ladygirl99 said:

So it looks like so far the book pulled was just some rumor.

Good. I hope the book releases on schedule and don't let people stay scare her into silence of telling her story. I hope she continues to stay strong and focus on her activities with animal rescuing and her well being etc.

You think you make me mad? Dont flatter yourself. smile Im done with you. Enjoy supporting this tarnishing of Princes legacy. When you read where people are calling him a rapist you can just turn away and pretend you didn't read it.

The blame is always everybody else, and not Prince. Tarnishing of Prince's legacy? I think Prince was the maker of his own legacy, if anybody tarnished it, it is him, by his own actions.

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Reply #48 posted 03/20/17 4:54am

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Why is it so important to people that this book come out? Mayte had plenty of opportunities to tell her story when Prince was alive. If it's so important for her story to be told why did she wait until Prince was on the other side to release it?

Regardless of any opinions on her motivations for publishing the book now, it's very likely she was under a gag order or he would've set the lawyers on her if she tried to do so before.

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Reply #49 posted 03/20/17 5:03am

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rogifan said:

Why is it so important to people that this book come out? Mayte had plenty of opportunities to tell her story when Prince was alive. If it's so important for her story to be told why did she wait until Prince was on the other side to release it?

Regardless of any opinions on her motivations for publishing the book now, it's very likely she was under a gag order or he would've set the lawyers on her if she tried to do so before.

Her friend claims Prince never stop her from releasing the book. So what is the real story on that?

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Reply #50 posted 03/20/17 5:11am

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Purplestar88 said:

NouveauDance said:

Regardless of any opinions on her motivations for publishing the book now, it's very likely she was under a gag order or he would've set the lawyers on her if she tried to do so before.

Her friend claims Prince never stop her from releasing the book. So what is the real story on that?

Her friend claimed on that podcast that she was asked to do tell all books and refused because she did not want to diss/harm him. And that after Prince's death she could finally do the book in her own terms, meaning no dissing, because everyone would want to publish her book now.
That makes sense to me.

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Reply #51 posted 03/20/17 5:19am

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MMJas said:

Purplestar88 said:

Her friend claims Prince never stop her from releasing the book. So what is the real story on that?

Her friend claimed on that podcast that she was asked to do tell all books and refused because she did not want to diss/harm him. And that after Prince's death she could finally do the book in her own terms, meaning no dissing, because everyone would want to publish her book now.
That makes sense to me.

That makes sense but why is some people making it seem like he stop her from doing this and that when it it that the case according to her.

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Purplestar88 said:



NouveauDance said:



rogifan said:


Why is it so important to people that this book come out? Mayte had plenty of opportunities to tell her story when Prince was alive. If it's so important for her story to be told why did she wait until Prince was on the other side to release it?

Regardless of any opinions on her motivations for publishing the book now, it's very likely she was under a gag order or he would've set the lawyers on her if she tried to do so before.



Her friend claims Prince never stop her from releasing the book. So what is the real story on that?


My guess is the real story is as Dave told it.....Mayte was approached by an (unnamed) publisher to write a salacious tell all. She refused based on the fact that she would "never disrespect Prince and their relationship" (paraphrasing). Upon Prince's passing, she was approached again (different publisher) but she advised this new publisher the project would proceed only if she could tell her story in the way she deemed appropriate. He, Dave, also mentioned that she left out details of their time together. Maybe some info she felt would be too controversial or sensitive. Can't say for sure as I am not privy to her thoughts. Dave also mentioned that there was NEVER an NDA between Prince and Mayte. Very telling, imo, in that I feel Prince knew her heart and therefore, was not concerned that she would ever reveal derogatory facts (if any occurred) about their time together.
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Reply #53 posted 03/20/17 5:25am

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CherryMoon57 said:

I think we should be grateful that Mayte has taken the time to share her story in a book. I am definitely interested in reading another angle of Prince's life which may even help us understand him better. If the unglamorous details worry you, you still have a choice not to read the book. Most fans have been relentlessly asking for more details about Prince's passing and now they get some details about his life they are scandalized.

As for Mayte, I respect her and her choices. She comes accross as a very spontaneous, energetic, creative and inspiring lady, she's a fighter and whoever criticises her for not working speaks without knowing. She is a professional dance teacher (yes it counts!) used to work really hard whilst touring with Prince and has another job at heart which is to save dog's lives.

Her story could be an interesting one and I am definitely looking forward to reading it. Gossip publications have a tendency to publish the sensational first in order to sell more copies of their own magazine so the decision to publish this information first could have been led or at least influenced by the respective papers' editorial teams.

I wonder if she would receive the same criticism had she been a man writing a book about his celebrity ex-wife...



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agree. the only people who seem to be supremely whacked up over this book are right here at prince.org

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Reply #54 posted 03/20/17 5:26am

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MMJas said:

Purplestar88 said:

Her friend claims Prince never stop her from releasing the book. So what is the real story on that?

Her friend claimed on that podcast that she was asked to do tell all books and refused because she did not want to diss/harm him. And that after Prince's death she could finally do the book in her own terms, meaning no dissing, because everyone would want to publish her book now.
That makes sense to me.

And also dead or alive publishers went juicey and controversial things in the book. It looks like she feed into some of that, so she might as well release it when he was alive since he did not stop her and she is dissing he on the low low in some parts of the book it seems.

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Reply #55 posted 03/20/17 5:41am

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MMJas said:

Her friend claimed on that podcast that she was asked to do tell all books and refused because she did not want to diss/harm him. And that after Prince's death she could finally do the book in her own terms, meaning no dissing, because everyone would want to publish her book now.
That makes sense to me.

And also dead or alive publishers went juicey and controversial things in the book. It looks like she feed into some of that, so she might as well release it when he was alive since he did not stop her and she is dissing he on the low low in some parts of the book it seems.


Except while he was alive, publishers only wanted the most controversial storylines. Once he left us, publishers knew any story about Prince would sell, and it wouldn't have to be a tell all. She could dictate her terms as to what she would and would not include in the book once he passed, prior to that, publishers would have wanted the most salacious details and would not have published if they believed it wasn't juicy enough. This is true with any star of worth, especially those stars that are as protective of their image as Prince.

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Reply #56 posted 03/20/17 5:54am

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laurarichardson said:

ladygirl99 said:



Lovejunky said:




ladygirl99 said:


Looks like this thread is still on fire and the book is still not released yet. lol





Interesting to note that the People who have actually read this book from cover to cover have an entirely different opinion than those who have read excerpts or are specualting on the contents becasue of the Stupid Tabloids..



Here two very Positive reviews..



For those who look for their Posativity Pills daily...



http://www.goodreads.com/...-beautiful



For the others....


DONT READ:: ignore the link...


it might just take you right out of your comfort zone and make you feel happy...



Thanks Lovejunky. I will check it out. I read some of the reviews and one reviewer said it was a great book and Mayte kept some details to herself. And her friend Dave said on that radio show there were lot of things she kept out of the book.



So in other words she is still respecting his privacy. I think her book is going to be as non-controversal as Dez and Sheila E books once people gives a chance to read it.



Yeah I blame People article. mad



1) The Tabs would not have been able to do the damage they did if she had just kept a few tidbits out.
2) She could have told her story without going into the graphic details about baby and if she never saw Prince use drugs why bring it up at all
3) She seems to think that test would have stopped the birth defect which it would not have
4) The whole innocent I was controlled by him is just not belive able to me. Was Prince old school in that the man makes the decisions sure he was but this women worked for him for 4 years before she married him and he was dating several women when he was seeing her. No way did she not know what he was about and still say she is not telling on herself. She needs to take some responsibility for her own actions.
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re: point #3 about the test she didnt receive i saw tht mentioned in the other thread too and i just want to point out that ya'll are misunderstanding that portion if you think her regret stems from thinking the test wouldve fixed the baby. i think the regret has to do with them leaving it totally to chance the way they did. had she had the test they wouldve known the exact problem much sooner and then they couldve assessed the situation better than they did. a realistic abortion convo couldve been had or at the very least they wouldnt have been shocked by what came out and what ended up happening at the end. i dont blame her at all for feeling the way she does about not having that test.
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Reply #57 posted 03/20/17 6:22am

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Purplestar88 said:

Her friend claims Prince never stop her from releasing the book. So what is the real story on that?

My guess is the real story is as Dave told it.....Mayte was approached by an (unnamed) publisher to write a salacious tell all. She refused based on the fact that she would "never disrespect Prince and their relationship" (paraphrasing). Upon Prince's passing, she was approached again (different publisher) but she advised this new publisher the project would proceed only if she could tell her story in the way she deemed appropriate. He, Dave, also mentioned that she left out details of their time together. Maybe some info she felt would be too controversial or sensitive. Can't say for sure as I am not privy to her thoughts. Dave also mentioned that there was NEVER an NDA between Prince and Mayte. Very telling, imo, in that I feel Prince knew her heart and therefore, was not concerned that she would ever reveal derogatory facts (if any occurred) about their time together.

Hmmm interesting. Ofcourse Prince is not around to refute that but interesting.

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Reply #58 posted 03/20/17 6:47am

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MMJas said:

Also, Laura, I'd like to address something you said on that first thread which stuck with me. Something along the lines of "look at Mayte's last 20 years and look at Prince's".

Going by what I can see, Mayte adopted a child and is working doing what she loves: teaching bellydancing. In addition to that, she has a dog rescue project. I see her channeling her loss and grief in a tremendously productive manner, by being an intelligent woman looking out for her daughter's future and her own, after her whole world was ripped apart.
Prince is dead. Died all by himself. Alone, keeping up his ever so stubborn appearance that everything was fine. He is no more, he will create no more. Neverthless, that purple pie of his will continue to "feed" many. That is just heartbreaking and sad to the core.

I agree....

I dont think that Mayte is being vengeful,

I think shes doing the Best, She knows how....

At the end of the day, I dont think Prince ever met his Match on this earthly realm...

He loved them all and they loved him

THe money means nothing to him..

dont be sad...

Its all about playing his music and tuning IN

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #59 posted 03/20/17 6:58am

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CherryMoon57 said:

I think we should be grateful that Mayte has taken the time to share her story in a book. I am definitely interested in reading another angle of Prince's life which may even help us understand him better. If the unglamorous details worry you, you still have a choice not to read the book. Most fans have been relentlessly asking for more details about Prince's passing and now they get some details about his life they are scandalized.

As for Mayte, I respect her and her choices. She comes accross as a very spontaneous, energetic, creative and inspiring lady, she's a fighter and whoever criticises her for not working speaks without knowing. She is a professional dance teacher (yes it counts!) used to work really hard whilst touring with Prince and has another job at heart which is to save dog's lives.

Her story could be an interesting one and I am definitely looking forward to reading it. Gossip publications have a tendency to publish the sensational first in order to sell more copies of their own magazine so the decision to publish this information first could have been led or at least influenced by the respective papers' editorial teams.

I wonder if she would receive the same criticism had she been a man writing a book about his celebrity ex-wife...



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Yes, this right here. She's working, she's doing things that are close to her own heart. Is she wandering around all, "Prince! OH PRINCE!" Yeah, she's a little dramatic about it all right now lol. Right along with a lot of the fans here, and anyone else that knew him and worked with him and had relationships of whatever type with him, not even a thing. Is she the perfect person? I seriously doubt it, I just have no time to go digging around in her life for every little detail, like I had no time -- and STILL have no time -- to go digging around for every detail of Prince's life.

Will I read this book? Probably I will, because curious due to all the weeping, railing, and tearing of clothing going on here. We'll see. It's not going to change my opinion of Prince at all -- that he was an awesome musician who gave me something to aspire to when I was a kid. I never would have picked up an instrument at all in high school had I not heard Prince could play 17 instrments (I was like wow I want to do that!). What do I think of him as a person? He was a seriously nutty motherfucker who needed to get out in the real world with real people more, and stop climbing the trees of crazy. I could also see he could be a pretty sweet, gentle, down to earth person who liked to help folks, too. Mostly I liked him, occasionally I wanted to punch him in the face, every once in awhile I wanted someone to put that brat in a corner until he learned to behave himself like a normal person. Guess who made me think all of that about him? Prince himself. lol

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