The Game Purchases Prince Portrait For $65,000
After debuting a tribute track to the late Prince, The Game continues to honor the “Purple Rain” musician’s legacy with a huge painting of the global icon.
According to TMZ, the Compton native purchased a portrait created by artist Madsteez of the Purple One for $65,000, which reportedly took him more than 100 hours to finalize. “My man @losangelesconfidential hit me just after @prince had passed to pay homage to the K!NG of PURPLE,” the artist wrote on his Instagram account.
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The Game shared that he almost recorded a song with Prince, but given his use of curse words on a particular track, Prince decided to decline the collaboration.
“We met at Doug Morris’ office at Universal a few years back. He heard the song and there was one curse word in it and he was like, ‘I can’t get on that, it’s got a curse word in it,'” he recalls. “We laughed about it again when I saw him at the BET awards or something. It was real dope.”
Everyone is mourning the death of #Prince not because he passed & we all just became fans…. The world has been fans of #Prince & all of his work done inside & outside of the music industry is very much appreciated. The folks who comment negatively under any posts about this icon are just pure idiots & rest assure, you will meet your end as one day we all will….. & when that day comes, I hope that people celebrate your life & remember you… I did a song as soon as I heard the sad news & got @bongobytheway to produce it & it also features the amazing @lorinechia & I really feel like everyone should listen to & enjoy it…. CLICK THE LINK in my bio & check it out… Thank you all… & to #Prince’s immediate family, I & fans around the world feel your pain & will continue to honor this amazing talent for the rest of our lives #RestInPurple & do share on your IG’s if you feel it ??????