Sinead O'Connor claims Prince 'tried to beat her up' and 'chased her in his car'
Irish musician Sinead O'Connor claims that the pop star Prince once assaulted her and "chased" her in his car.
In a recent interview on the talk show Good Morning Britain, O'Connor told hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that the singer wanted to mentor her after she performed a cover of his song Nothing Compares 2 U. The 51-year-old added that the two of them had an altercation over O'Connor's profanity.
Watch Sinead O'Connor's recent rendition of Nothing Compares 2 U:
O'Connor stated: "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."
She continued: "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, and Irish people swear all the time so I told him where he could go and he went for me [sic]."
She added: "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 5 AM, he was going around in his car and I was spitting at him and he was trying to hit me."
Prince passed away at his Paisley Park home and recording studio in Chanhassen in Minnesota, in April of 2017. He was 57-years-old at the time, and a coroner's report later ruled that he died of an accidental overdose of the pain medication fentanyl.
Watch O'Connor's Good Morning Britain interview below:
However, despite whatever animosity Prince and O'Connor once held for each other, it still didn't stop her from performing a stirring rendition of Nothing Compares 2 U, in an emotional return to our television screens earlier this month.