A reality tv Prince show? Yes, this could have been a possiblity.
Prior to his death earlier this year, Prince was in talks with Netflix about a Paisley Park reality show, his close friend and collaborator Maya Washington told GQ.
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“He was supposed to do something with Netﬂix, a reality show on Paisley Park,” she says, adding that he asked her for help, but was reluctant to be in the show itself. When asked why he would not appear on camera –because people needed to see his amazing humor—he told Washington:
“Maya, I can’t be funny. I have to save the world.”
Netflix confirmed to Vulture that they had been in talks with the Purple Rain legend: “We did have discussions about it, but sadly for all of us it did not come to fruition prior to his passing,” a Netflix spokesperson told them.
Many celebrities and people close to him have spoken about Prince’s wicked sense of humor, and it would have been enlightening to see it come to light on camera.
“When you get to know him, he’s really funny and has a wild sense of humor,” Washington said. “He spends a lot of time looking up comedy. Laughing at things and sharing videos.”