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time for cnn tonight with don lemon. we are following two big stories, the search for clues to what killed prince, and the race for the white house. this is cnn tonight, i am don lemon. investigators are trying to piece together last days of the man we knew as the purple one. >> people that are close to him will be gathering medical records, looking at those,
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between us and the medical examiner's office, and working off of it from there. >> meanwhile, tributes to the legend and his music keep rolling in. i am going to talk exclusively to fellow artist ron ice lee, smoky robinson, and sheryl crow. and donald trump's campaign manager says this behind closed doors. >> the part he's been playing is evolving into the part that now you've been expecting but he wasn't ready for. >> and trump says this. >> i don't want to be too presidential yet. hey, being presidential for me is easier than doing this. if i was totally presidential, we have 10,000 people here or something. i would have about 300 and you would be falling asleep after 20 minutes, okay? >> we will get to kyung lah.
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you spoke to someone that saw him a few days before he died. what did she tell? >> reporter: we heard about how prince was suffering from the flu, one day after his private jet left atlanta after a concert, a concert a week before he had to cancel, left atlanta, had to make an emergency landing in illinois, was taken to the hospital for treatment briefly. the next day he was here in his hometown, seen near this house, riding his bicycle at a strip mall. he looked thin but has been for some time, was healthy enough to ride his bicycle. days later, he passed away. for her it is perplexing, and of course as we have been hearing the last 24 hours, it is a huge loss for this community. >> there was a big press
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conference today. what's the latest with the sheriff's investigation? what did we learn about the time line of what happened? >> reporter: the thing we learned most is that the last time prince was seen was at 8:00 p.m. the night before he died. someone, we don't know exactly who, dropped him off at home. that's the last time he was seen alive. he went inside, from what investigators can piece together. the next time he was seen is when some of the staffers the next morning couldn't reach him. they came in, found him collapsed, they called first responders and cpr was not successful. at this point the investigators say they are not going to release details, what was taken out of the house, what was exactly found on prince. they say that this is just the beginning of what will be a very challenging investigation with a lot of different threads. >> so where does the investigation go from here? who will they talk to next, do
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you know? >> reporter: from what they have been telling us, they are playing it very tight, very close to the vest, we asked them who are you going to talk to. they're going to try to interview everyone with contact with prince, everyone involved in his life. they don't believe there's foul play, don't believe it was a suicide, but certainly they're looking into medical history, medical records. was he being treated by any doctor or doctors, where did he go in the last couple weeks, did he visit any pharmacies, go to any particular stores. they're going to look as part of a normal investigation at any surveillance tape that may capture him purchasing anything in particular. these are parts of the investigative thread that's just now beginning. >> the autopsy took awhile, but it will be some time before we see results? >> reporter: the autopsy took about four hours, quite speedy. happened into the morning into just the lunch hour. they say results of the autopsy are going to be withheld.
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the details like toxicology report, that takes some time. they anticipate they won't have anything releasable for days or weeks. >> appreciate your reporting on this friday evening. i want to turn to cnn's chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta and good evening to both of you. dr. gupta, let me start with you. the sheriff said there were no signs of trauma, no signs of suicide. what else did he say, did anything stand out with what he said? >> there was quite a few things that still stood out. first of all, this was an unwitnessed death, a bit of an unusual death. he is 57 years old. found in this elevator. as ken was mentioning, dropped off at his home at 8:00. it was only after people are trying to get a hold of him the next morning that this was found, that he was found in the elevator. what happened during the 13 hours, if he had been sick for some time to the point he had
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this emergency landing in illinois, had cancelled concerts, was there no one else around? was anyone else looking in on him? i think that's important. also the ems got the call at 9:43 what we heard. and by 10:07, 24 minutes later, they pronounced him dead. things transpired quickly when they got there. didn't try to take him to the hospital. they tried cpr, but seemed like things moved very fast once ems arrived. >> that's important that they didn't try to take him to the hospital. he was there for some time, they didn't think they could revive him, correct? >> i think that's what it means. it was clear. another thing, they didn't give narcam, used to reverse overdose. they have narcan in minnesota, so they could have given it but chose not to. didn't look like it would be of any benefit. >> dr. gar a vag leah, the
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medical examiner said a complete autopsy was performed. what does that mean? what were they looking for? >> well, they're looking, obviously they ruled out any type of trauma. they're looking at all of his organs, natural disease. he wasn't feeling well. yet there's a sudden unwitnessed death. you would always look closely at the heart, you would look closely at the brain and the lungs. that's where that type of sudden death will be found, the clues. and when she says complete autopsy, she means complete toxicology and microscopic slides. she's going to look at the heart carefully under the microscope to see there's no infection that could precipitate sudden death and give you flu like symptoms. natural disease, to be found in an elevator from a drug overdose, you're just collapsed would be very unusual if all he is taking is oxycodone.
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dead in bed, dead in the bathtub, dead in the chair, yes. but i investigated hundreds of oxycodone deaths, you don't haver it me a from that or collapse from it. >> that was the next question, he was found in an elevator, not in bed or in a chair. sometimes people die in their sleep. does that mean that the possibility that it was just an old fashioned heart attack or something? >> it could be, but he hasn't been feeling well. he is a 57-year-old. we think of him as a star, he is a 57-year-old middle aged man that could have all of the problems that middle aged men can have, certainly heart attack could be one of them. but the fact he is not feeling well, flu like symptoms, infection could be a possibility, a viral infection that effects the heart could be a strong possibility because we know that whatever it was, it looks like it caused him to go down suddenly.
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that's unusual to be found there. now, there are some medications, some narcotics that causer it me a, but there's no indication he was on those. >> dr. gupta, we would like to think 47 at our age is young, but i would like to ask you. do you think the medical records, that's going to be key here, right? >> yeah, i think all of these components, his medical records, past medical history, don't know a lot about his medical history, may not be significant. we heard maybe he was recommended for hip surgery and that he was having pain perhaps from that. how does that play a role in all of this. i think my guess is, don, that before we get much information out of the medical examiner, it will be a compilation of all of the various things. get the autopsy results, toxicology results the doctor was talking about, and making sure it fits with the complete picture of prince. >> because the autopsy doesn't take long, meant 57, not 47, by
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the way, but getting the results and making sure, you heard the sheriff say we are going to -- no stone will be left unturned, this will be a complete investigation. sanjay, can we go back to last week for a second, he wasn't feeling well, he was on the plane, had to make an emergency landing. what's your take on that? >> it is confusing, the other doctor mentioned that he had this up and down, cancelled concerts, was able to do concerts a week later, finishes a concert, somewhat taxing event, gets on a plane, has to make an emergency landing. whatever it was, they recommended that he be admitted but he left the hospital after three hours. whatever it was, he was able to get back on a plane and fly again. i don't know. obviously we know what they're saying, they're saying he was treated for flu-like symptoms, but that's pretty vague. >> let me ask you, everyone says oh, my gosh, he died all of a sudden, but sanjay, we do
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stories of people that die from respiratory illness, flu, pneumonia, especially with the flu, it is not that uncommon, it is one of the leading causes of death in the united states. >> tens of thousands die from the flu every year, really good point. typically they're elderly or young. >> or immune compromised. >> or some sort of underlying problem. i am curious what the other doctor thinks as well, he seemed to have declines, then was doing seemingly well within a few hours, riding his bike, performing a show. people can have ups and downs, these seemed to be dramatic back and forth in terms of how he was doing. that part of it doesn't make as much sense. it is possible you could have a viral infection, a week later a bacterial infection on top of it. so you're sort of progressing, but not as much of a roller coaster. >> that has to be the last word.
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we will have you back. thank you. appreciate you coming on. be right back. first, the cast of "hamilton" pays tribute to prince. tweeting good night, guys, today we laughed, we cried, we mourned, we danced. what more could we ask of that electric word life. ♪ ♪ olay luminous illuminates skin with pearl optics science. your concert style might show your age, your skin never will. with olay you age less, so you're ageless. olay. ageless.
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as tributes to prince pour in, listen to what president obama had to say. >> i loved prince because he put out great music and he was a great performer. i didn't know him well, he came to perform at the white house last year and was extraordinary, creative, and original and full of energy and so it is a terrible loss. i am saying at the ambassador's residence, the ambassador has a turntable, this morning we played "purple rain" and "delirious" just to get warmed up before we left the house for important bilateral meetings.
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>> bring in nine time grammy winner sheryl crow, collaborated on an album. she joins me by phone. hi, how are you? >> hey, john. i'm sad. i was thinking about it today, i came home, turned on the tv at 1:00 in the morning, cnn was covering the celebration outside paisley park. i thought oh, i hope he is feeling happy, seeing how much joy he brought people, and just the celebration of his life is really overwhelming and fantastic. >> isn't it amazing, you look at niagara falls, they turned it
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purple, iconic buildings all over the world from harlem to hong kong. president obama listening to prince. do you think he knew the depth of admiration people had for him? >> it is such a bummer that people cannot know that in their everyday lives and when they're gone, it hits home for everyone how much a part of everyday lives and collective consciousness our musical heroes are. we saw it with bowie, even glenn fry, part of the iconic band to the sound track to a lot of our lives. there's something about prince for me personally that really hits home, i think mainly because i've never met or witnessed a musician of that
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caliber and a lot of times you see musicians, you love musicians that are fantastic as something, he was fantastic at everything. unbelievable song writer, could play any instrument in almost every genre or style of music. i was on the tour in 1987, '88, no, '88, '89, part of '90, and prince and the revolution were out touring. we were all in europe, all sort of piggy backing. we would be in a city, then they would be in a city, have a day off. i got to see, had a summer of seeing prince either at his gigs or at clubs, and every time i would see him it was never the same. he would have medleys,
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everything completely arranged from one night to the next, from one club date to the next. i remember seeing him play the piano a different genre, then play bass, and then sit down at the drums, i mean, just killing it. i met a couple of his band members, and we all kind of ran around together. i remember one of the girls telling me it was a stressful gig because he was always rehearsing, always rearranging, and he was a little like james brown in that he would fine you if you missed an entrance, kept everybody on their toes, but it was also nerve wracking gig. i remember thinking i would give anything to be in his band just to learn from the greatest. >> did he push you to be a
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better musician, speaking about that and his artistry, did that push you to be better? >> well, i think if you have the kind of confidence that his musicians have had and he has been really masterful at being able to see greatness in people. from what i understand, he helped young artists. for me, after i got to know him, he invited me to come to paisley park. it was funny. i was in new york, working on my album, it was 1999, fittingly, and i was working and he invited me, we ran around, he invited me to come to paisley park. so i flew in and his security guy picked me up in a limo, small town girl from missouri, i sat in the back of this limo
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outside the club, it wasn't first avenue, sat outside the club, and i waited and waited and knocked on the window, said he's here. so i went in the back door, i sat down. and next thing we were on stage. we played five or six songs. >> how was it? >> we went back to paisley park and we went and recorded and had me play some harmonica. he was a really good person. i never saw anything in him that made me think that -- on stage, that's how he lived. he loved music, loved people. this is my relationship. there are people knew him far
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better than i did. >> what do you remember? >> he was extremely brilliant. but also a great sense of humor, had a good laugh. one of my last conversations with him not for any other reason than i moved to nashville to raise my boys, one of the last long conversations i had with him, i invited him to play with me in central park. he was very, very much about ownership and i was doing a concert that wasn't free, but was underwritten by amex, it would be live, live live, on abc or a network. i was having lots of people come
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play. i said it would mean a lot if you would come and play. he started questioning about who is going to own this. i said i don't know. it is going out live. i hadn't thought in those terms. he said why would you do anything somebody else will own. he said i can't do that. he really felt that way. he had the power to do that, to be his own person. >> we learned a lot about his business acumen in the last day or so. sheryl crow, thank you so much. appreciate you joining us on cnn. take care. >> absolutely. good to talk to you, don. we will be right back. first, listen to a prince song that's a fan favorite. 1985's raspberry beret. ♪ told me several times that he
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over the course of four decades, prince released more than 40 albums, more than 140 singles, these covers are just part of the legacy. nischelle turner, cnn contributor, host of entertainment tonight, jim mcgwynn, director of minneapolis station that was a favorite of prince. clint cane, entertainment editor at and bill wordy from billboard magazine. look at these.
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every single one of them you can remember. do you have a favorite up there? >> my favorite is around the world in a day. the one in the corner with the balloon. that album came out 31 years ago today, april 22nd, 1985. powerful album about sex, love, politics during the reagan era. he had great commentary on it. really sticks with me. >> what about you, bill? >> i need to go, can't argue against that, i have to come up with something else, i would say 1999 for the pop hits or prince. number one, that album cover is pure prince raw awesomeness, just the rawness of that album. >> for me it goes bottom left to right, then up. all of those are my favorite. i mean, i liked all of them, but paisley park was great, too, 1999 was great. i love the ones with just him on the cover when he was young.
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it was so different. you're like what is going on. all great stuff. jim, i wanted to talk to you about a big street party last night. your station is airing a prince marathon on the air now. you guys had a strong relationship with him. talk to me about that. >> well, you know, he moved back to the twin cities in 2010 and we're sort of the community, local music supporting local radio station, and he loved this community. he came out to some of our shows and when i asked him about the bands, he said i don't know the bands, i just moved back. i came here because you guys are part of the community, you support me, and i want to be part of that community. from there we ended up being invited to paisley park to hear new music, go to more intimate shows, and few times got to debut brand new songs for the world. when he passed yesterday, we immediately thought let's go wall to wall with music and then worked with the city and organized a street party.
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last night about 10,000 people came out and were turned from gloom to total utter joy. i think that's the thing we're going to remember about prince, how his music united people from all walks of life, all ages, all races, people you wouldn't normally see coming together coming together in celebration of that music. >> i went to the barbershop, i walked over to the apollo in harlem around the corner, there were people out at 1:00 in the morning. you ran a prince marathon during a snowstorm. a purple boot in the snow. retweeted, said dearly beloved, we are gathered here together to get through this thing called winter. >> yeah, we just decided we are in minnesota, let's do something kind of outlandish. said we will do a prince marathon as soon as it snows an inch at paisley park. so we didn't know how he would react. he loved the idea. when it happened, he was
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listening, kept tweeting about it. that got the audience up further. and we ended up with people from all over the world to check it out. it is definitely freaky when prince is tweeting about you. one of the weirdest sensations you could have. >> nischelle turner said you met him at a lakers game, but you're at paisley park. take us to paisley park. we are talking about tributes all over the world, you're at the main one. >> yeah, they were talking about the street party, there were so many people of all different ages and races, you know, male, female, everything, at the street party, that's what struck me about people being out here today. you know what has been nice? i have seen a lot of families out here today, mothers, fathers, bringing their kids here, maybe introducing them to the music that they loved for the very first time. i have seen a lot of little kids coming with flowers and notes
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with parents and walking up, having conversations, which is nice for a little bit of education going on. i don't know if you heard, folks came by with a boombox. i didn't know we still had those. >> he was the king of the '80s and '90s, the boombox era. >> i want radio raheem to come through. they were playing "i want to be your lover." it has been that kind of day out here. special fellowshiping with people. so many people are coming up to me, talking, sharing stories of their time, memories of prince, where they were when they heard a certain song, how it made them feel. it has been very nice and kind of healing to be in this space. >> he wanted to speak to you. did he summon you? >> it was after the grammys, billboard was having an after party. i went to my hotel room to catch
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a nap. i was going until 4:00 in the morning. the second i got to the room, frantic call, come to the party, prince is coming, wants to talk to you. really he is a passionate, articulate guy. he wanted to talk artist rights, he felt after all this time that the record labels, music business was still there taking advantage of artists, and he quoted a lot of scripture while he talked about it. >> you heard sheryl crow say he wouldn't even perform, asked her why would you do that if somebody else owns it. that makes a lot of sense. >> you talk about beyonce, jay-z, artists today, they expect to have an ownership model, be important part of the food chain. prince did that. he got ostracized, painted as a troublemaker. >> prince was a true trail
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blazer in that regard. >> how much influence do you think he has, he had, still having on beyonces of the world or other people that are now releasing albums when they want to release them and in secret and owning them. >> he paved the way, created a new promotional model we haven't seen before, starting things on the mpg music club. prince was about moving forward. i recall him saying he was doing purple rain off the world tour, said i'll never experience this again, not going to try to top "purple rain." one thriller, like a virgin, "purple rain." he kept moving forward, never trying to top himself. remember you can't top yourself, you move forward. >> nischelle, i think i am going to see "purple rain" is back in theaters. 87 locations starting this
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weekend. is it already a cult classic? it is a classic. cult classics are movies that didn't usually do well at the box office. this did well at the box office. i know it is a classic. do you think this will up that. >> yes, it did relatively well at the box office, but it is a classic. i think it is a cult classic because even though it might have done well monetarily at the time, critics didn't really love the movie, they panned a lot of the acting in the movie. for me when you have one of those releases that the critics don't love, and the audience still loves it and watches every chance, quotes lines, it becomes a cult classic and i think it is a cult classic. i will be in new york next week, don't you go see this without me. i am not playing with you.
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don't you see "purple rain" without me. >> i am going with you, that's a promise. >> hard to call it a cult classic. it was the number one movie in america. had a good amount of success. but for today's generation, it has huge potential to be a cult classic. >> stick with me. we're going to continue to talk more about this, everyone. first, 1984, the song off "purple rain," made it all the way to the purple one's performance at the super bowl xli half time show. hey, we're opening up a second shop and we need some new signage. but can't spend a lot. well, we have low prices and a price match guarantee. scout's honor? low prices. pinky swear? low prices. eskimo kisses? how about a handshake? oh, alright... the lowest price. every time. staples. make more happen. mountains, and conquered highways, and now much of that same advanced technology is found in the new audi a4.
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priority: you ( ♪ ) ♪ i'm walkin', yes indeed ♪ ♪ and i'm talkin' 'bout you and me ♪ ♪ i'm hopin' that you'll come back to me ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ i'm lonely as i can be ♪ ♪ i'm waitin' for your company ♪ ♪ i'm hopin' that you'll come back to me ♪ ( ♪ )
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weenchts talking about the amazing legacy that prince leaves to his fans around the world. so nischelle, if i said da da da da da da da, what is that? >> that's sheila e. "glamorous life." >> yes! >> you spoke to her about the vault. what did she say? >> she played it coy with me. i heard rumors there's a vault with unreleased material. she looked at me, she smiled, she said i don't know. i said well, i mean, is there a vault. if there was a tornado, there's a place we can go in there and be safe. i said so there's a bunker with things in it. she said yes. there is a vault there. she wouldn't elaborate.
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it is a secret thing that has been urban legend, not really because it exists, not urban legend, this thing that hasn't been talked about. people said i haven't seen it, i heard it was there. the mystique of that is going to continue. i think it's interesting when you talk about glamorous life, something she told me today i did not know, she said she and prince wrote and produced "glamorous life" in a week. they stayed up, didn't sleep, decided to do it without sleep, get it done, put it out. what fantastic record that was, album that was. did that in a week, both of them no sleep, getting it done, putting it together. >> take a listen to some of the people that got to work with prince to speak about the secret vault to the bbc. listen to this. >> it is really a vault of treasure, i mean, like the beatles stuff, and michael jackson stuff. this stuff is incredible on
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every level with all different type of artists. >> a song called moon beam levels. to this day, one of my favorite prince songs. so beautiful. occasionally when we were sequencing records, we would put that song into the sequence, and i would think at last, this beautiful song is going on the record, he would pull it, he would always pull it. >> she talked about that record, that song, maybe he thought we weren't ready for it. what do you think? >> prince was really well known for both being a pre digious recorder, but he was also a control freak and perfectionist. i don't think it is that mysterious, the notion of the vault. i am sure there are hundreds if not thousands of hours of unreleased material. i think the bigger question is when or if the world will get to
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hear that. a typical artist scenario where they don't control masters or rights, the labels will rush stuff out. here you have to figure out who is controlling the estate, who now is the owner of all of this. prince owned all his stuff. he won that back in the end. >> kevin smith tells a story about prince having his house wired any time he was inspired. does that fit what you know as an artist? >> i think so. paisley park for those that haven't been there and inside it, it is an amazing facility and multiple studios, multiple sound stages. sheryl crow talked about the big stage, there's also a smaller stage. i've seen him work in many of those rooms, you know, he wears out recording engineers because he just didn't stop. he went until he got the sound he wanted, until he got the song to the point he needed it to be or wanted it to be. >> take a look at this instagram
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photo from lenny kravitz showing a cassette tape. caption says throw back thursday, paisley park, 11-18-93. one of the secret recordings i made with prince. something like that must get people excited about the possibility that there are entire albums we have never heard before. >> that's incredible. i think for me, i think of prince, his music holding back, i think it is timing a lot of times. he was a prophet in some ways. listen to songs like "i would die for you" or "sometimes it snows in april" or songs about the afterlife, death and loss, how you can transcend that, re-invent that, and considering we lost him at such a young age, kind of makes sense he has vaults of songs we're going to hear almost like a tupac or elvis. >> thanks. i am going to get to smoky
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so now that prince leaves behind an amazing legacy and no one knows that better than my next two guests. carrie gordy and on the phone is legendary singer and songwriter mr. smokey robinson. he's already given me permission to call him smoky because i would call him mr. robinson out of respect. you prefer smoky, correct? >> absolutely. as long as we know each other, you know. >> i'm so happy that you're here under these circumstances because we have been saying, you and i have spoken -- usually we get to speak, smokey, it is because of -- >> because somebody died, absolutely. >> tell me what you knew about
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prince? >> prince was, gosh, i guess to the average person he was mysterious, you know what i mean? but prince was a very cool person, man. and i loved him. he was -- he was a nice man, and he was a genius. my thing about him is this that they have been celebrating him. i was in cuba up until yesterday and i didn't get the news that he had passed until we were landing at l.a.x. and we got the news and everybody was upset and it set me back because, my god, man, i just saw a clip of prince doing a concert. here he is doing a concert, but they did say after the concert that they took him to the hospital because he had the flu. so i saw this on cnn, in cuba. i'm thinking, okay, he's got the flu, he's fine. to hear that he had passed away
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and as young as he is, as young as he was, and like one of those -- like michael, something that you totally do not expect to hear has happened, and to hear that this has happened is really -- it is really a setback. but i believe in celebrating a life. he had a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful life. and he not only had a wonderful life, but he made everybody's life wonderful through his music. and he was one of the most talented people that i have ever seen. the guy plays every instrument you can think of and his show was absolutely dynamic. he had one of those show stopping shows. so it is a tragedy. >> because people -- some people may wonder why are we smiling, why are we laughing? and you taught me this when i did a documentary with you about michael jackson and, kerry, you
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can attest to this as well, people like smokey teach us to -- that you're supposed to celebrate someone's legacy and life and accomplishments. when there is a memorial service, you mourn. >> yeah, but -- i definitely believe in celebrating, srbl a life like prince's. i was so very, very happy because -- excuse me -- we heard about it, like i said, just before we landed. the pilot came on and announced that. and when we were coming over l.a.x., those big pillars, big pillars and stuff like that, big lighted pillars and they were all purple. and the tower was purple. everything was so -- then a lot of the buildings in downtown los angeles were purple. and i think wonderful they would pay tribute to him like they're doing. >> i want to get kerry in here. you knew prince in the early
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stages of his career, and when he first scored his deal with warner bros. tell us how you met him, and what it was like to work with him in those early days. >> okay, well, before that i have to say that smokey was one of prince's heroes. and smokey, prince looked up to smokey's writing ability and always wanted to be able to write a song and be as prolific as he felt that smokey was. prince had two real main idols, and one was smokey for his writing and the other was stevie for his musicianship and playing and, of course, michael for his allover performing. >> kerry, tell our audience what you really call smokey robinson, though. >> i call smokey robinson uncle
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smok smokey. we talk every single day. >> more than once. >> we love each other. >> that's right. we love each other. we love each other. >> tell us about prince, tell our audience something they don't -- we have been talking about his business acumen, how he's a genius, but we haven't talked much about his -- the incredible sense of humor he had, the dreams he had. i heard he wanted to do something like sesame street for kids, his own version, wanted to do a walt disney type thing, especially after he got the rights to his music back, kerry. >> i don't know about the sesame street or the -- or any of the disney stuff that you think about, but i do know that he was a very funny individual. but only in situations where we were kind of alone or together like that. he was -- he was hilarious and he was animated and he was a lot like how you see i am, just energetic.
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he was like that, but he was only like that in situations where we were alone. if there were other people around, he was way more calm and seeming seemingly introverted. he was -- he was a total lover of beautiful women. and he was always -- i mean, no different than some other people, but -- >> listen, i've got to run. i hate to cut you off. smokey, thank you. i don't know if you remember the documentary, i asked you to sing your favorite michael jackson song. do you have a favorite prince song that you could sing us into break? >> i loved his earlier music and stuff like that. and -- ♪ i want to be your lover i want to be the one you run to ♪ >> i love that song. >> thank you. >> yes. >> we'll be right back.
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thank you, smokey robinson. thank you, kerry gordy.
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