It’s not everyday when you find Prince on the cover of a magazine. Aside from a graceful cover, writer Vanessa Grigoriadis of V Magazine was able to secure an interview with the Purple One at a show in Anaheim, California. There, she got told by a security guard, “No cameras, no cell phones — don’t even take them out of your pocket. Tonight, we’re not asking, we’re just escorting.”
Well, that’s something expected. You can read the full interview in the August issue of the magazine which is out now. Below is an excerpt from the interview where Prince says he doesn’t use a cell phone and doesn’t lip sync ever either. More excerpts can be found on V’s website.
I ask how tech-averse he really is; does he have an iPhone? “Are you serious?” he says. “Hell, no.” He mimics a high-voiced woman. “Where is my phone? Can you call my phone? Oh, I can’t fnd it.” He talks about people who come to his concerts all the time, akin to the Deadheads. “People come to see us fifty times. Well, that’s not just going to see a concert—that’s some other mess going on. This music changes you. These people are not being satisfed 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.”