Prince Welcomes 'Purple Rain' Co-Star Apollonia to Paisley Park for First Time: Listen
Prince celebrated the 30th anniversary of his iconic album and film, "Purple Rain," this weekend with co-star Apollonia Kotero on her first trip to his Paisley Park estate.
Saturday night, as Consequence of Sound reports, His Purpleness and his band 3RDEYEGIRL treated Apollonia to a eight-song set that started at 3 a.m. and included "Endorphinmachine" and "She’s Always in My Hair."
Consequence of Sound reported on a Facebook post on Apollonia's page, discribing the event, which now seems to have been taken down:
4:42 A.M. in Minneapolis , just had a private concert by Prince and 3rdEyeGirl at Paisley Park....Ida on Bass , Donna on Guitar and Hannah on Drums. They play loud and HARD. Heard new music that was dope! He had a cool chair for me on the stage at his side and I sat there transfixed on every note, every move, every vocal. After every song I yelled and clapped my ass off. It was so amazing it made me sweat. These ladies are so talented and beautiful. I was charmed. And Prince....my heart still skip’s a beat. Paisley Park is a fun place. He showed me all my images painted on the walls. “Hey thats me!!!” I said , he just laughed in that cool way he that does. The biggest room will be The Purple Rain room….he will have us painted there, huge murals. “My big head gonna be up there?” He just laughed and laughed.
It was recently reported Prince has a new song inspired by a meme featuring a still of him and Apollonia from the "Purple Rain" movie.
Prince has shared 10 minutes of audio from the set, you can hear here: