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Thread started 02/15/19 12:22pm

Latin

In memory of PRINCE'S beloved VANITY / DENISE MATTHEWS (3 years after she passed away) & video of her memorial service

Three years ago, on February 15th, 2016, Denise Matthews / Vanity passed away.

The Current has published the following article entitled "Today in Music History: Remembering Vanity":

https://www.thecurrent.or...nity[code]

Here is a new video produced by Jamie Starr News of her funeral/memorial service entitled "Denise “Vanity” Matthews Funeral | Prince Protege | Passed Away 2/15/16":

https://m.youtube.com/wat...l0ttoz8PJk
[Edited 2/15/19 14:49pm]
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Reply #1 posted 02/15/19 12:23pm

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Reply #2 posted 02/15/19 1:37pm

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Latin said:

Three years ago, on February 15th, 2016, Denise Matthews / Vanity passed away.

The Current has published the following article entitled "Today in Music History: Remembering Vanity":

https://www.thecurrent.or...ing-vanity

As much as I love Apples, I wish Denise had stuck it out for Purple Rain. I will never stop saying this!
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Reply #3 posted 02/15/19 1:51pm

Latin

TheLastDragonTribute.com posted the following photo:

"It’s been 3 years now. 😢
RIP Denise Matthews🥀"

https://www.instagram.com...5zAGxAjLi/
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Reply #4 posted 02/15/19 3:24pm

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Reply #5 posted 02/15/19 8:39pm

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Latin said:

Three years ago, on February 15th, 2016, Denise Matthews / Vanity passed away.

The Current has published the following article entitled "Today in Music History: Remembering Vanity":

https://www.thecurrent.or...nity[code]

Here is a new video produced by Jamie Starr News of her funeral/memorial service entitled "Denise “Vanity” Matthews Funeral | Prince Protege | Passed Away 2/15/16":

https://m.youtube.com/wat...l0ttoz8PJk
[Edited 2/15/19 14:49pm]


The video is interesting. I would love to hear the rest of what Brenda said.
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Reply #6 posted 02/16/19 6:32am

Latin

For those who may have missed it, here is an article published by SF Gate entitled "Prince pays tribute to protege Vanity during concert":

"According to news.com.au, he changed the lyrics to The Ladder to replace “Electra” with “Vanity” so the line became, “This Prince, he had a subject named Vanity who loved him with a passion, uncontested.” He made a similar name change in The Beautiful Ones.

He reportedly told the audience, “Can I tell you a story about Vanity? Or should I tell you a story about Denise? Her and I used to love each other deeply..."

Here is the article:

https://blog.sfgate.com/d...g-concert/
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Reply #7 posted 02/16/19 12:14pm

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Latin said:

For those who may have missed it, here is an article published by SF Gate entitled "Prince pays tribute to protege Vanity during concert": "According to news.com.au, he changed the lyrics to The Ladder to replace “Electra” with “Vanity” so the line became, “This Prince, he had a subject named Vanity who loved him with a passion, uncontested.” He made a similar name change in The Beautiful Ones. He reportedly told the audience, “Can I tell you a story about Vanity? Or should I tell you a story about Denise? Her and I used to love each other deeply..." Here is the article: https://blog.sfgate.com/d...g-concert/


Access to the above blog is restrcted for some regions.

The article to which the blog is referring is here:

https://www.news.com.au/e...f36d2f221d

The concert to which it is particularly referring was the second show, 16 February, 2016:

http://www.princevault.co...ary_2016-2

although he had also changed the lyric to 'The Ladder' in the first show that evening.

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Reply #8 posted 02/16/19 4:04pm

pinkcashmere23

I hadn't seen the video from her memorial service. Thanks for sharing

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Reply #9 posted 02/17/19 4:32am

Latin

langebleu said:



Latin said:


For those who may have missed it, here is an article published by SF Gate entitled "Prince pays tribute to protege Vanity during concert": "According to news.com.au, he changed the lyrics to The Ladder to replace “Electra” with “Vanity” so the line became, “This Prince, he had a subject named Vanity who loved him with a passion, uncontested.” He made a similar name change in The Beautiful Ones. He reportedly told the audience, “Can I tell you a story about Vanity? Or should I tell you a story about Denise? Her and I used to love each other deeply..." Here is the article: https://blog.sfgate.com/d...g-concert/


Access to the above blog is restrcted for some regions.

The article to which the blog is referring is here:

https://www.news.com.au/e...f36d2f221d

The concert to which it is particularly referring was the second show, 16 February, 2016:

http://www.princevault.co...ary_2016-2

although he had also changed the lyric to 'The Ladder' in the first show that evening.


Thanks for sharing.
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Reply #10 posted 02/17/19 6:51am

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god rest her soul. theone man she loved she couldn't be with. she was strong.

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Reply #11 posted 02/17/19 7:32pm

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Feb 15

I love this photo... Remembering Denise Matthews (Vanity)...... (January 4, 1959 – February 15, 2016)

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #12 posted 02/17/19 7:33pm

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It's been 3 years since Denise Matthews, professionally known as Vanity, passed away. I'd like to share this blog that Kim Camilia of wrote about her. RIP Denise 💜

Prince’s Vanity https://thevioletreality....629ac6db93

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Reply #13 posted 02/18/19 12:47am

luvgirl

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This was a very sweet acknowledgement from Kim of VioletReality. I especially love her recognition of Prince's specification at Denise's tribute about how deeply he loved her and that she knew about the song "The beautiful Ones." What he revealed about their time together the night of her passing, was some of Prince's most heartfelt last words to his fans before his own death, and the significance of it is profound. It means so much.

"I am new to this playing alone. I thank you all for being so patient. I’m trying to stay focused, it’s a little heavy for me tonight. Just keep jamming … She knows about this one.” That introduced a truly incredible version of The Beautiful Ones, another song from the Vanity era (she was the original choice for lead in the Purple Rain movie), the song ending with Prince changing “my knees” for “Denise … Denise”.

“Can I tell you a story about Vanity? Or should I tell you a story about Denise? Her and I used to love each other deeply. She loved me for the artist I was, I loved her for the artist she was trying to be. She and I would fight. She was very headstrong cos she knew she was the finest woman in the world. She never missed an opportunity to tell you that.” 
— Prince (2016)
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Reply #14 posted 02/18/19 7:15am

Latin

Goddess4Real said:

Feb 15







I love this photo... Remembering Denise Matthews (Vanity)..... (January 4, 1959 – February 15, 2016)





Thanks for sharing. smile
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Reply #15 posted 02/18/19 1:30pm

Latin

Goddess4Real said:


Thanks for sharing.
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Reply #16 posted 02/19/19 9:45am

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VioletWaiting said:

god rest her soul. theone man she loved she couldn't be with. she was strong.



:luv:

She had been through so much in life, yet remained loving and not let it turn her bitter. Her pain never got the best of her. She was such an inspiration, willing to buck the trend to live true to the TRUTH. She stumbled sometimes but always got up again, She was GRACE.
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Reply #17 posted 02/19/19 10:03am

pinkcashmere23

Krystalkisses said:

VioletWaiting said:

god rest her soul. theone man she loved she couldn't be with. she was strong.

heart She had been through so much in life, yet remained loving and not let it turn her bitter. Her pain never got the best of her. She was such an inspiration, willing to buck the trend to live true to the TRUTH. She stumbled sometimes but always got up again, She was GRACE.

Yes. She was such a wonderful example of what a believer is to be like. She radiated joy.

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Reply #18 posted 02/19/19 1:32pm

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pinkcashmere23 said:



Krystalkisses said:


VioletWaiting said:

god rest her soul. theone man she loved she couldn't be with. she was strong.



heart She had been through so much in life, yet remained loving and not let it turn her bitter. Her pain never got the best of her. She was such an inspiration, willing to buck the trend to live true to the TRUTH. She stumbled sometimes but always got up again, She was GRACE.

Yes. She was such a wonderful example of what a believer is to be like. She radiated joy.




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Reply #19 posted 02/19/19 1:56pm

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VioletWaiting said:

god rest her soul. theone man she loved she couldn't be with. she was strong.



Prince was a fool
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Reply #20 posted 02/19/19 5:34pm

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luvgirl said:

Goddess4Real said:
This was a very sweet acknowledgement from Kim of VioletReality. I especially love her recognition of Prince's specification at Denise's tribute about how deeply he loved her and that she knew about the song "The beautiful Ones." What he revealed about their time together the night of her passing, was some of Prince's most heartfelt last words to his fans before his own death, and the significance of it is profound. It means so much. "I am new to this playing alone. I thank you all for being so patient. I’m trying to stay focused, it’s a little heavy for me tonight. Just keep jamming … She knows about this one.” That introduced a truly incredible version of The Beautiful Ones, another song from the Vanity era (she was the original choice for lead in the Purple Rain movie), the song ending with Prince changing “my knees” for “Denise … Denise”. “Can I tell you a story about Vanity? Or should I tell you a story about Denise? Her and I used to love each other deeply. She loved me for the artist I was, I loved her for the artist she was trying to be. She and I would fight. She was very headstrong cos she knew she was the finest woman in the world. She never missed an opportunity to tell you that.” — Prince (2016)

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Reply #21 posted 02/20/19 4:44am

Latin

Goddess4Real said:


Thanks for sharing.
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Reply #22 posted 02/20/19 9:39pm

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Nationwide Ministry‏ @nationwidemin 7h7 hours ago

Remembering Evangelist Denise Matthews formerly known as Vanity | Born Jan 4, 1959 - Died Feb 15, 2016 http://www.nationwidemini...nmemorial/

EvangelistDeniseMatthews07.jpg

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[Edited 2/20/19 21:49pm]

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Reply #23 posted 02/23/19 9:37pm

Latin

Goddess4Real said:

Nationwide Ministry‏ @nationwidemin 7h7 hours ago



Remembering Evangelist Denise Matthews formerly known as Vanity | Born Jan 4, 1959 - Died Feb 15, 2016 http://www.nationwidemini...nmemorial/



EvangelistDeniseMatthews07.jpg



[Edited 2/20/19 21:48pm]

[Edited 2/20/19 21:49pm]


Thanks for sharing.
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Reply #24 posted 02/23/19 10:02pm

pinkcashmere23

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Nationwide Ministry‏ @nationwidemin 7h7 hours ago

Remembering Evangelist Denise Matthews formerly known as Vanity | Born Jan 4, 1959 - Died Feb 15, 2016 http://www.nationwidemini...nmemorial/

EvangelistDeniseMatthews07.jpg

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[Edited 2/20/19 21:49pm]

I've always loved that photo of her. Just radiant

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Reply #25 posted 02/26/19 6:58am

Latin

pinkcashmere23 said:



Goddess4Real said:


Nationwide Ministry‏ @nationwidemin 7h7 hours ago



Remembering Evangelist Denise Matthews formerly known as Vanity | Born Jan 4, 1959 - Died Feb 15, 2016 http://www.nationwidemini...nmemorial/



EvangelistDeniseMatthews07.jpg



[Edited 2/20/19 21:48pm]


[Edited 2/20/19 21:49pm]



I've always loved that photo of her. Just radiant

[Edited 2/25/19 19:03pm]


yeahthat
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Reply #26 posted 03/03/19 8:04am

Latin

Goddess4Real said:

Feb 15







It's been 3 years since Denise Matthews, professionally known as Vanity, passed away. I'd like to share this blog that Kim Camilia of wrote about her. RIP Denise 💜



Prince’s Vanity https://thevioletreality....629ac6db93





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