Sinead O’Connor Claims Prince ‘Tried To Beat Her Up' In TV Interview (Photo: Instagram)
Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor has made a frightening accusation against Prince. O’Connor who achieved worldwide success in 1990 with a new arrangement of Prince’s song "Nothing Compares 2 U" detailed frightening experience with the late ‘Purple Rain’ singer while appearing on Good Morning Britain with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid.
Delving into the previous accusations of attempted violence against the late singer when recording his song, Nothing Compares 2 U in 1990, O'Connor told the hosts,
‘We met once but we didn’t get on very well, we tried to beat each other up. ‘We didn’t get on too well. Well it was more that he was trying to beat me up and I was defending myself. It was a very frightening experience.
‘He summoned me to his house in Los Angeles one night and I foolishly went along not knowing where I was. He summoned me because he was uncomfortable with the fact that I wasn’t a protégé of his as I had just recorded the song and he was wanting me to be a protégé of his, and he ordered that I don’t swear anymore in my interviews’ she alleges.
‘And Irish people swear all the time so I told him where he could go and he went for me.’
‘Then he went upstairs and got a pillow and had something hard in the pillow and he was chasing me. I ran out of his house and he came after me in his car, we met on the highway in Malibu at 5am, he was going around in his car and I was spitting at him and he was trying to hit me.’
Adding that other women were attacked by the late singer, O’Connor adds “One of the girls in his band was in the hospital with broken ribs at the time’’.
Prince’s estate is yet to reply to the accusations.