Half the people in the Twin Cities have a Prince story. The other half just borrow everyone else's as their own.
But Prince also spent part of his life in Los Angeles, rubbing elbows with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. And some of the wildest.
One of those, Tracy Morgan, has given a nice little memorial to the Hollywood Reporter, describing Prince's impact on his personal life, both through his music and through some funny personal moments together.
On the sentimental side, Morgan says he heard of Prince's death just before going onstage in Las Vegas. When his show ended, and the crowd gave Morgan a standing ovation, he asked them to stop clapping for a moment of silence for Prince.
His attachment to the Purple One goes back to the mid-1980s. Morgan loved 1999, and the last song he and his father vibed on, before his father's death in 1987, was "Condition of the Heart" from Around the World in a Day.
Later, when Morgan was a star and Prince had moved to L.A., the bawdy comic and former Saturday Night Live star got invited to a party at Prince's house. ("Jennifer Lopez, everybody was on this bus," Morgan writes, recalling the soiree shuttle.)
After a bit too much tippling, Morgan, a friend, and some ladies were doing some late-night laughing on one of Prince's couches.
Prince and his wife came downstairs, and they had on purple pajamas. He said, "Tracy, get the f— out!" As I walked out the door, I grabbed him by the back of the neck, and I pulled him close to me. I noticed that mole on his face. He was so pretty, I turned gay for about five seconds. I said, "My father loved 'When Doves Cry.' " And he said, "Yeah, yeah. Just get the f— out."That little tiff notwithstanding, Morgan says Prince was a huge influence on his love life. Parents, if you've been reading this post out loud to your kids to this point... what is wrong with you? Anyway, this next line is about Tracy Morgan having sex.
"Prince's music taught me how to suck titties! He taught me how to be gentle. Because of him, I once sucked a titty for an hour. At the end, it looked like a tater tot."
Remember, Tracy's coming to Mystic Lake for a show later this month, as part of his first standup tour since the car accident that threatened his life. For an appearance in Minnesota, at a casino that's already got a purple color scheme, let's consider it a safe bet there will be more Prince stories to come.