SINEAD O’CONNOR has sensationally claimed Prince once attacked her and made an insulting remark about Irish people in an allegedly drug-fuelled confrontation.
The Irish singer, who has previously detailed her clashes with the singer, divulged more details about her “frightening” encounter with the artist who wrote her hit single “Nothing Compares 2U”.
“Prince tried to beat me up,” she told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain. “It was a very frightening experience. He summoned me to his house one night and I foolishly went alone. He was uncomfortable with the fact I wasn’t a protégé of his and that I’d just recorded the song.”
She continued: “He was wanting me to be a protégé of his and ordered that I don’t swear in my interviews. I told him where he could go and he went for me. He went upstairs and got a pillow and he had something hard in the pillow. I ran out of his house, hiding behind a tree.
“We met on the highway in Malibu at five in the morning – I’m spitting at him, he’s trying to punch me. I had to go ring someone’s doorbell, which my father always told me to do if I was in a situation like that.”
O’Connor said the singer, who died in April 2016, was “into some pretty dark drugs at the time” and added: “I’m not the only one he went at.