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Prince is surely making sure 2013 turns out to be big for him. The never aging legend is on the cover of latest issue of Billboard magazine, looking stylish as usual. He will be receiving the Icon award at this year’s Billboard Awards on May 19th where he will also hit the stage to perform. We’re now hoping for a new album.

UPDATE: Billboard has released the cover story with Prince. In typical fashion, he didn’t allow any recoding device inside his Paisley Park mansion in Minneapolis and encouraged the journalist to memorize their conversation for reporting in the magazine.

Here I meet a young man named Jason Franzen working on a computer, putting the finishing touches on a lyric video for the previously mentioned double-entendre rocker “Screw Driver.” Then it’s on to the second floor of the complex. As we’re walking down the hall to a conference room where we can sit and talk, Prince throws me for a loop: “I hear you may be writing about the ‘O’ word,” he says. It takes me a few minutes to understand what he’s referring to. There was a time in Prince’s career when “the ‘O’ word” might have had a more lascivious connotation. But the O word he’s referring to now is “ownership.”

Read full story here.

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