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Thread started 03/07/18 9:50pm

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Carlos Boozer Spills Details on PRINCE Painting His L.A. Home Purple

Check out the article published today by Sports Illustrated entitled "Carlos Boozer Spills Details on Prince Painting His L.A. Home Purple":

http://amp.si.com/nba/201...geles-jazz
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Reply #1 posted 03/07/18 10:23pm

RJOrion

"...'Do I have the wrong address?'..So I drive back down the hill, come back up the hill. I'm like, 'No, this is my crib.'..."


LMAO...one of the most legendary Prince stories...and Carlos Boozer seemed like such a random NBA player for P to rent from...but that crib was beautiful...Boozer was wildly overpaid, and never was the star he was paid to be...
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Reply #2 posted 03/08/18 11:19am

purplethunder3
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I remember that... lol

There's no them...there's only us...
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Reply #3 posted 03/08/18 12:50pm

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P was like "...aw shit...aw fuck, hes coming over..." lol

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Reply #4 posted 03/08/18 3:16pm

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Bookmarked. Can't wait to listen to this.

Chirst, I remember renting places and being worried about nail holes in the wlls and steaming the carpet. Fucking Prince rents a place and turns into Paisely Park West.

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Reply #5 posted 03/08/18 3:31pm

Silvertongue7

How did he not know about the symbol?
Someone's in my body, someone's in my body...
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Reply #6 posted 03/08/18 3:52pm

42Kristen

wink

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Reply #7 posted 03/08/18 4:45pm

HerecomethePur
pleYoda

D

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Reply #8 posted 03/08/18 5:07pm

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HerecomethePurpleYoda said:

What the f*** is this prince on my gate?

lol

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There's no them...there's only us...
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Reply #9 posted 03/08/18 5:17pm

1725topp

This story never gets old, and it's always funny.

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Reply #10 posted 03/08/18 6:52pm

PennyPurple

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Cool Story!

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Reply #11 posted 03/08/18 10:05pm

morningsong

That was funny. I know the wife was livid her hard work just gone. lol
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Reply #12 posted 03/09/18 1:11pm

pdiddy2011

No matter how livid Booze was at first, I bet he was doubly ecstatic when that house sale went through! I think I'm going to start calling Prince "Easy Money" (in the best possible sense of the term)

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Reply #13 posted 03/09/18 9:37pm

206Michelle

I LOVE this!!! What a fabulous, Prince-ly story! lol

Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
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Reply #14 posted 03/13/18 4:03am

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PennyPurple said:

Cool Story!


yeahthat
Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #15 posted 03/13/18 8:32am

precioux

purplethunder3121 said:

I remember that... lol

co-sign!

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Reply #16 posted 03/14/18 9:18am

darlingnikkkki

That was dope! I miss Prince.
"I want to be the only one you come for...."
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Reply #17 posted 04/06/18 7:14am

Latin

darlingnikkkki said:

That was dope! I miss Prince.

yes
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Reply #18 posted 04/30/18 8:07am

Latin

PennyPurple said:

Cool Story!


thumbs up!
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Reply #19 posted 04/30/18 10:29am

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  • Boozer described the house as “a monster.” He said it was 18,000 square feet with about 10 bedrooms. Meaning, it sounds just like the sort of place that would fit Prince.



  • Boozer said the property had a basketball court on the roof and that he’d see Prince out there all the time. Can Prince play basketball? Boozer said he only saw him shoot around, but that “he had a nice little jump shot.”

  • What Prince wore while hooping, according to Boozer (who couldn’t recall what shoes he wore): “Sweats, a T-shirt, had his hair done nice. It was Prince, he always looked fly.”

  • Prince knew who Boozer was before meeting him. Boozer said Prince told him he had watched him as a young guy coming out of Duke. Incredibly cool.
  • Boozer on the changes that Prince made : 1) The front gate was changed so much that Boozer drove up and down the block because he thought he was at the wrong house. Prince placed his logo front and center where Boozer previously had two lions. 2) Pillars were painted purple. 3) Huge purple rug on the marble stairs in the front with his logo on it. 4) “Purple Rain down the driveway.” 5) Italian cream carpet was all torn out and replaced with black carpet everywhere. 6) One guest room was converted into a hair salon/massage room. 7) Weight room turned into a nightclub with a disco ball.

  • According to Boozer, all the photos from the 3121 album were shot at his house — “pretty dope.”

  • Boozer freaked out and almost sued Prince, then Prince told him that he was using his crib as “inspiration for my album, inspiration for my band.” And Prince sent him money to calm him down and said not to worry, it’d go back to normal at the end of the year, and that if it didn’t look exactly as it was, he’d let Boozer keep the money.


  • As the story goes, nothing was out of place after Prince moved out. Boozer explaining this is so great (around the 13:20 mark). Prince must have paid so much money to store his things and move them back and forth. Boozer put it best: “That’s how big Prince was.”



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