Prince Explains Why He Doesn't Swear In His Music Anymore
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.08.2014
"Did you ever hear Muhammed Ali curse?”
Speaking to Essence, Prince talked about why he stopped using curse words in his lyrics and said Muhammed Ali had no need for cursing either.
Prince's lyrics in his songs such as "Pussy Control" and "Erotic City" were known for being quite explicit, but his recent albums have do not have bad language.
Prince stated: "Marsha Ambrosius, Lianne La Havas and Janelle Monae are all my sisters. We shouldn't curse at them. We need to treat them, and all people, like royalty. Did you ever hear Muhammed Ali curse? Would you curse in front of your kids or to your mother?"
Prince added on heads of large companies: "Every time I talk to the heads of large companies, they're always at the beach. Middle of the afternoon. ‘What are you doing?' 'Oh, I'm at the beach with my kids.' So we're working to send their kids to college. And to the beach. We're not supposed to accept that."