Three decades into his career, looking younger than ever, Prince is back covering the new issue of Billboard Magazine! The magazine not only got a cover out of Prince, but an interview too, which is rare these days.
The cover shows Prince in over-sized sunglasses and an outfit that makes him look fresh out the 80′s. Prince hasn’t ever done many interviews and he tries to avoid the spotlight, at least these days by living in Minneapolis. Prince‘s $10 million recording studio in Paisley Park is located far from the likes of L.A. or New York.
Prince discussed everything from his interview rules to not aging. Regarding his own interview rules, Prince says,
He remains adamant about not allowing reporters to record their conversations with him. (“Some in the past have taken my voice and sold it,” he says. “I can’t remember the incident that triggered it and it’s probably best that I don’t.”) And he still frowns at the idea of a reporter taking notes. (“That would be just like texting.”)
Billboard then went on to discuss why Prince is proof that ‘black doesn’t crack’.
The ever-slender Prince-a strikingly ever-youthful advertisement for the maxim “black don’t crack”-is garbed in yellow pants and a long, oversized button-front white-and-yellow jersey emblazoned with “MPLS” on the front. His Afro is covered by an incongruous hat in the shape of a lion. His other eye-catching accessory: wedged silver shoes adorned with periodically flashing red lights. A full-fledged rock star, even in rehearsal.
The entire interview is fascinating so to read more head on over to Billboard.