And then there’s this story, from the time he rented former NBA player Carlos Boozer’s house in Beverly Hills. His former Duke teammate, Jay Williams, spilled the beans:
"“Supposedly, Prince changed the front gate to the Prince sign, he changed the master bedroom to a hair salon, he changed the streaming blue waters that led to the front door to purple water, he knocked out walls, he changed the molding on top of the ceiling. Booz was livid. So pissed off, so angry … He put his Purple Rain stamp on it … Booz was like, ‘I was getting ready to go over there and beat this little man down.’ And dude was just like ‘Here, Boozer, here is a little check for about a million, it’ll take care of everything, get it back the way you want it.’ And Booz was like , ‘This little man is cool as hell.'”"
Boozer couldn’t dive deep into the story to confirm or deny; he and Prince had signed a non-disclosure agreement.
"“He put it back the way it was before he moved out,” Boozer said. “He did some very specific things that were built for him and his lifestyle, which is very different from mine. Needless to say, I sold the house, made a great profit and moved to Miami.”"
There will never be another Prince.