In a new interview with V Magazine, legendary Prince hints that he does not have a cell phone.
When asked whether he owned a highly coveted iPhone, Prince scoffed.
“Are you serious? Hell, no,” Prince, 54, says, before mimicking a high-voiced woman.
“Where is my phone? Can you call my phone? Oh, I can’t find it.”
In fact Prince reveals that he hardly communicates with others much at all, just a select few in his team.
“This organization is different than most, in the sense that we don’t take directions from the outside world,” the singer explains.
“It’s like a galaxy. The sun is in the center giving off energy, and everything revolves around it … Nobody really talks to me. Nobody talks to me a lot.”
Prince says he mostly communicates directly with his devoted assistant Ramadan.
“I talk to her. She talks to you. She talks to Richard. And so on and so forth. If I trust her, then you can trust her,” the singer explains.
In his interview, featured in the August edition of V Magazine, Prince also slams lip-synching, telling the publication that he would not dare to cheat his fans like that.
“People come to see us fifty times. Well, that’s not just going to see a concert – that’s some other mess going on,” he explains.
“This music changes you. These people are not being satisfied elsewhere by musicians, you feel what I’m saying?
“It’s no disrespect to anyone else, because we’re not checking for them. But we don’t lip synch. We ain’t got time for it. Ain’t no tape up there.”
And when it comes to his large catalog of hits, Prince says he does not have a favorite, referring to his songs as “babies”.
“Which one of your children do you like the best?” he says.
“Music comes from the same source. It’s all the same thing.”
In his photo shoot for the magazine, Prince, who has had a hit-making career spanning over three decades, sports a large Afro that compliments his retro look.
Prince is dressed like a 1970’s super-villain with a wild silver and tapestry-style jacket.
Adorning his eyes is his signature guy-liner along with a coating of makeup.
Prince, who’s produced 10 platinum albums and 30 Top 40 singles, has altered his look many times over the years – while always maintaining a gender neutral theme.
Prince’s androgynous look and “Minnesota sound” has been inspired by soul stars and rockers like James Brown, Little Richard, and Jimi Hendrix.
“You learn from the best,” Prince has said of both his musical and fashion influences.
V Magazine’s August issue hits newsstands on July 18th.