April 22, 2016


L.A. Reid Calls Prince's Death 'Mysterious'

Antonio "L.A." Reid is calling Prince's untimely death on Thursday (April 21) "mysterious," telling Today that the singer was completely healthy prior to his passing.

The CEO of Epic Records went on the morning talk show on Friday (Apr. 22) to remember the Purple One, reminiscing about his good friend.

"I spent the day yesterday just listening to Prince, and for whatever reason, it sounded even better. What a great guy … I've always said it: The greatest at everything: playing, writing, composing, fashion, everything. [He had] the masculinity of Teddy Pendergrass, but he could take your girl [while] wearing high heels."

But things aren't what they seem, Reid said, and he suspects something fishy with the whole situation.

"The thing that really bothers me about it is the Prince I know was like super healthy... vegan, wasn't an abuser of drugs, wasn't an abuser of alcohol, you know. He lived right, and he was clean. He looked young, he looked really healthy and vibrant. So the whole thing is really mysterious to me."

As various conspiracy theories pop up—Aretha Franklin suggested Prince died from the Zika virus—the official autopsy is being done on Friday.