Boy George jokingly admitted to sleeping with the legendary Prince
Boy George, who rose to fame as the leader of the pop band Culture Club, dropped some shocking news in a recording of "The Voice" back in 2015 and the internet went crazy over his claims.
George Alan O'Dowd, is an English singer, songwriter, DJ, fashion designer, and photographer. His band is better known for hits such as "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me," "Time (Clock of the Heart)," and "Karma Chameleon."
A few years ago, Boy George caused some controversy when he claimed that at some point in his life he had an affair with the legendary singer Prince, who died in 2016.
It was clearly a secret because immediately after, George wanted to go back on his words.
George was a coach on the famous reality competition show "The Voice" and production stopped the recording of the show when the 57-year-old claimed to have had intercourse with Prince.
According to People, the other judges, Will.i.am, Ricky Wilson and Paloma Faith were all bragging about collaborations with famous singers in their career and then George got excited:
“ I have duetted with some of the greatest soul singers in history including Luther Vandross and Smokey Robinson.”
Then Paloma said:
“Well, OK, if we're throwing big soul names out there I've performed with Prince.”
And then George replied:
“Forget that, darling, I've slept with Prince.”
Subsequent statements from the show revealed that the singer was merely jesting about getting intimate with the ‘3RDEYEGIRL’ performer. “He was never being serious,” a spokesperson said.
Boy George finally addressed his scandalous report during his appearance on the "Wendy Williams Show."
"Of course that’s not true. It was a joke," he said to the sharp-tongued host. “I’m a massive Prince fan. I met him once in Italy and he was suitably eccentric. He was exactly what you’d expect him to be. He was Prince!”
Some fans remain skeptical about the statement, but in respect for Prince's memory, the issue was mostly dropped on social media.