Prince slams Madonna, Maroon 5 in Billboard Magazine interview

By on Jan 25, 2013 in Entertainment, Music Comments

Prince slams Madonna and pop rock band Maroon 5 in an interview with Billboard magazine on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.

The 54-year-old “Purple Rain” pop star reportedly revived his almost 20-year-old feud with the Material Girl singer.

During the interview, Prince said that,

It was always about Madonna.

She was getting paid, but at the same time we were selling more records and selling out concerts on multiple nights.

The PrinceMadonna conflict started after the two singers worked together on Madonna’s track “Love Song” from the 1988 Like a Prayer album.

Prince also chided Maroon 5’s own version of his “Kiss” hit song that was featured on the band’s 2012 album Overexposed.

In his Billboard interview, the 2013 Icon Award winner also expressed his dissatisfaction against Maroon 5. According to Prince,

Why do we need to hear another cover of a song someone else did? Art is about building a new foundation, not just laying something on top of what’s already there.

The singer will receive his 2013 Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards Ceremony at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on 19 May.

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