Sinead O’Connor has accused Prince of being “involved in diabolical affairs” and said he was violent towards her during a pillow fight.
The 54-year-old singer says she was called to the late music icon’s home in 1991 for a meeting after she had worldwide success the year before with a cover of his song Nothing Compares 2 U.
And she’s now claimed in her new memoir Rememberings that Prince’s eyes disappeared when he guarded the front door of his Hollywood property, leaving her with fears that he was heavily involved in the occult.
Disclosures: Sinead O’Connor has accused Prince of being ‘involved in diabolical affairs’ and said he was violent towards her during a pillow fight
Discussing the moment in an interview with The timesshe said, ‘That’s as true as God. I believe he was involved in Devil’s Affairs because an old friend of his told me he had the power to move things around the room.
“He sent me there to see: Could this b**** be one of mine? I don’t think he counted on the Irish in me telling him to fuck himself.’
Sinead – ordained a priest in the 1990s by Bishop Michael Cox of the Irish Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church and now a practicing Muslim – also claims in the book that she endured a violent confrontation with Prince.
Meeting: The singer, 54, says she was called to the late music icon’s home in 1991 for a meeting after she had worldwide success with a cover of his song Nothing Compares 2 U
She suggested he slap her with “something hard” shoved into a pillowcase during a pillow fight and stalk her with his car and chase her down the road as she escaped the “macabre” mansion.
The Irish singer claims there were a number of reasons why Prince – who passed away in 2016 at the age of 57 – became violent during their meeting.
Sinead explains: ‘First of all, Prince didn’t like people who covered his songs.
“Second, he had all those female protégés and he hated that I wasn’t one of them.
Tell her story: She has now claimed in her new memoir Memories that the irises of Prince’s eyes disappeared when he guarded the front door of his Hollywood property, raising fears that he was heavily involved in the occult (pictured in 1990)
“Third, my manager Steve Fargnoli had been his manager and they were involved in a lawsuit. Besides, he was a woman who hit. I’m certainly not the only woman he’s gotten his hands on.’
Sinead spoke of her pride in her version of the song in her autobiography and has claimed ownership of the tune.
She said, “As far as I’m concerned, it’s my song.”
Earlier this month, Sinead labeled Prince a “violent female abuser” and claimed he “terrorized” and physically assaulted her when she visited his Hollywood home in the 1990s.
The star also made these claims in her memoir, which was previewed in a New York Times profile – four years after Prince’s death from a drug overdose.
Icon: Prince (pictured in 1991) died of an accidental fentanyl overdose at age 57 on April 21, 2016
She writes that Prince summoned her to his macabre Hollywood mansion, reprimanded her for swearing in interviews, addressed his butler to serve her soup, though she repeatedly refused, and sweetly suggested we have a pillow fight, alone. to hit her with something hard that he slipped into his pillowcase,” the Times reported.
“When she escaped on foot in the middle of the night, she writes, he stalked her with his car, jumped out and chased her onto the highway.”
In her own words, Sinead wrote, “You have to be crazy to be a musician.
“But there’s a difference between being crazy and being a violent abuser of women.”
Despite the incident, Sinead said she has no regrets about adopting Nothing Compares 2 U from the rock star: “As far as I’m concerned. it’s my song.’
Star: Sinead released her cover of Nothing Compares 2 U in 1991 and it shot to the top of the charts, earning her a Grammy nomination. She is pictured in the music video
Prince had recorded his rendition of the song he wrote in 1984, but didn’t release it – instead, he passed it on to The Family, the jazz funk band he founded.
Sinead released her cover seven years later and it shot to the top of the charts, earning her a Grammy nomination for Record of the Year.
Prince’s original recording was finally released in 2018, on the second anniversary of his death at age 57.
His longtime sound engineer, Susan Rogers, revealed at the time of its release that Prince had written the song in about an hour.
“The song came out like a sneeze,” Rogers said the guard.
Musician: Prince plays his version of Nothing Compares 2 U. He wrote and recorded the song in 1984, but it wasn’t released until 2018
While it’s not known why Prince didn’t want to release his version of the song, Rogers speculated that he didn’t want the “household” and “romantic” themes to reflect his personal life at the time.
This isn’t the first time she’s made unflattering claims about Prince after he was found dead from an accidental fentanyl overdose at his famous Paisley Park mansion in Minnesota.
Two years ago, it was revealed that she was questioned by the police two weeks after his death and claimed that he had a lifelong hard drug addiction and beat women while high.
Sinead told investigators at the Carver County Sheriff’s Office that the singer had hospitalized several women, claiming she had endured the abuse firsthand.
She also claimed Prince “loved devil worship,” telling investigators, “It’s not just drugs he was addicted to, it was darkness.”
Former Friends: Sinead is seen on his way to a party hosted by Prince at Camden Palace in July 1988