No, he didn't sleep with Prince, but he did dine with Bowie and he isn't afraid of Trump. Next year brings 'Celebrity Apprentice' and a long-delayed album, 'Tribes.'
After winding up its first U.S. tour in 13 years, Culture Club is headed down under for five shows in Australia, and will finish 2016 at London’s SSE Arena on Dec. 14. The last stop on the U.S. leg of their world tour was supposed to be Sept. 11, coinciding with the 15th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center, but after appearances in Switzerland and Canada, they returned to the States for six added shows that took them through another date that would live in infamy -- the Nov. 8 election of Donald Trump.
“A lot of my friends are really, really upset but I reminded them a that they were still them. You’re always you and you bring the same to the party that you did always,” singer Boy George told Billboard moments before he went on to entertain some 1300 guests at the opening of SLS Brickell in Miami on Nov. 17. “For a lot of gay people, mainstream politics really isn’t where we find the answer. We find the answer in our own community by joining together. There’s an amazing kind of spirit in the LGBTQ community and you saw that through the AIDS epidemic and you see it so much every day. I’m not sure how much it relates to mainstream politics.”
George took to the hotel’s rooftop stage for a six song set that included hits like “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me,” “Karma Chameleon” and “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya,” as well as “Purple Rain,” an unexpected tribute to Prince, whom he said he had slept with earlier this year, but later discounted the remark as a joke.