Boy George’s comment about sleeping with Prince during a recent taping of The Voice UK “was a joke,” a spokesperson for the show told People.
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The bombshell came when George and his fellow judges — Will.i.am, Ricky Wilson and Paloma Faith — were discussing impressive musicians they’ve worked with in their careers. When Faith mentioned she had once collaborated with Prince, the Culture Club singer quickly chimed in, saying, “Oh darling, I’ve slept with him.”
“He went on to say that he had Prince posters on his wall as a kid. He was never being serious,” the spokesperson continued.
George is 54 years old and Prince is 57.
Billboard has reached out to Prince’s representatives for comment but did not hear back by press time.