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Reply #30 posted 11/19/20 5:57am

tab32792

It's highly unlikely. Look at when he first started performing there. Folks from MPLS have said multiple times, before he started getting bigger and appealing to white america, he didn't play there and no way in hell would they have let him. Idk why this is a shock to so many people or why folks like to act as if or pretend like racism isn't a real thing or forget that Prince is black or that he had hardships he had to go through as well. That's why when he died it was hilarious that everybody flocked there more so than paisley. He wasn't born and raised in first avenue. That's just what white america thinks of him.

The Time played there in what 1982 for the first time? and that's ONLY because they were associated with him.

So i'm not gonna bother reading or replying to anything else cause this site has become a cesspool for folks that don't understand blackness or just choose to ignore it. and before you ask, yes it matters.

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Reply #31 posted 11/19/20 6:53am

funkbabyandthe
babysitters

Cant speak for anyone else but I'm def not acting like racism doesnt exist... it's just that my knowledge of mpls is limited and this club to me = prince. For many ppl it does and its understandable cos of the PR film.
Cant lie, until recently, and the book by swensson and those compilations of pre prince black music from the twin cities,my knowledge of black music in mpls was limited.
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Reply #32 posted 11/19/20 7:07am

rednblue

tab32792 said:

It's highly unlikely. Look at when he first started performing there. Folks from MPLS have said multiple times, before he started getting bigger and appealing to white america, he didn't play there and no way in hell would they have let him. Idk why this is a shock to so many people or why folks like to act as if or pretend like racism isn't a real thing or forget that Prince is black or that he had hardships he had to go through as well. That's why when he died it was hilarious that everybody flocked there more so than paisley. He wasn't born and raised in first avenue. That's just what white america thinks of him.

The Time played there in what 1982 for the first time? and that's ONLY because they were associated with him.

So i'm not gonna bother reading or replying to anything else cause this site has become a cesspool for folks that don't understand blackness or just choose to ignore it. and before you ask, yes it matters.


Know you're not going to reply.

Pro-reparations here. Think the United States will never approach beginning to repay the debt to the people it built itself on the backs of.

IMO, you're not going to get to the truth with blanket statements like bolded, but white folks like me are undboutedly the ones least often the target of such stuff here in the U.S., so it does give us a taste of the medicine. Anyone having issue or getting offended doesn't matter, but blanket characterization won't get you to the truth, if that's what you're after. Taste of own medicine can be effective, though.


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Reply #33 posted 11/19/20 7:19am

funkbabyandthe
babysitters

I'd say 90% of ppl, black or white, that know prince would first think purple rain... and if they know that, they know the film... if they know the film, they know the club....
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Reply #34 posted 11/19/20 6:46pm

SexyMuthaF

Prince pretended to be part Italian for a while, does that count?
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