December 8, 2016


Prince Almost Did a Netflix Reality Show About Paisley Park

Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Prince was a legendary man who donned many stylish hats: singer, instrumentalist, producer, actor, shade master. But there's one field he never got a chance to tackle, which is the wonderful world of reality television. In this incredible, in-depth GQ feature where the icon's closest friends share their stories, it's revealed Prince was in talks with Netflix for a reality show.

Maya Washington, a photographer who became friends with Prince in 2014 tells GQ:

"He was supposed to do something with Netflix, a reality show on Paisley Park. He's, 'Why don't you help me?' I'm, 'I'd love to, but you'd have to be in it.' And he's, 'No, no, no, I'm not in it.' I'm, 'Why not? You're so funny—why don't you want anyone to see your sense of humor?' And he would shut it down: 'Maya, I can't be funny. I have to save the world.'"

Netflix also confirmed the plans, with a spokesperson telling Vulture, "We did have discussions about it, but sadly for all of us it did not come to fruition prior to his passing." 

It's unfortunate we got to see the show come to fruition; can you just imagine all the glorious shade? Other awesome goodies from the GQ story includes Prince always smelling like lavender, love for speaking in different accents and that he wrote writing 1987's Sign O' the Times on a three hour plane ride.

For more Prince memories, watch Lizzo compare working with the icon to a fairytale: