Prince may have made a deal to release his music via Warner Music Group, but that doesn't mean his criticism of the traditional music industry is about to become muted. "Every time I talk to the heads of large companies, they're always at the beach," said Prince in a new Essence Magazine interview.
"Middle of the afternoon" he continued. "What are you doing? 'Oh, I'm at the beach with my kids.' So we're working to send their kids to college. And to the beach. We're not supposed to accept that."
That's just days after closing is deal with WMG and issuing this statement: ""A brand new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records and Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations and look forward to a fruitful working relationship."
Pirince also had some cutting comments about his old bandmates, The Revolution.
"A real musician is always in creative mode," Prince said as he picked up a butter knife and started cutting the air with it. "That's what I used The Revolution for."
'But ask them to do what we did tonight? To improvise? There would be a problem," he continued. "That's what I love about this new arrangement. The energy. They're in the moment."