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  • Writer's pictureEd Gaines

Apollonia Says Sheila E. is “Desperate to be Relevant” With Release of Prince Tribute Song

"Purple Rain" star Apollonia Kotero called out drummer Sheila E. after she released a Prince tribute song called “Lemon Cake.”

During an interview Sheila E. Explained the meaning behind the song title by saying,“One day I mentioned to Prince that I make a good chocolate and lemon cake. His response was, ‘Oh, I didn’t know you cooked.’ I said, ‘Of course I do. My mom being Creole and my dad Mexican, I better know how to cook.’ The next day I baked a lemon cake. It was love at first sight and one of his favorite things that we would share in the studio.”

Apolloniatook to social media to respond to the release of “Lemon Cake.” She said,"You are so desperate to be RELEVANT as the brilliant Linda Perry said. Prince refused to acknowledge you for 5 years before his death because of your lies. You can’t continue to fool our Prince fans any longer.Because I AM here to tell you, it’s over. Time for the truth. Prince was so angry because of all your continuous lies. Your bio filled with lies. He sent you legal letters as you were slandering him. I have copies and will include them in my memoirs. You need to stop using Prince in death. You need to stop using Purple Rain as a vehicle. YOU ARE NOT ON OUR CAST LIST.”

Apollonia also accused Sheila E. of profiting off Prince’s name and trademark, and she claimed that Sheila E. once told Prince’s band, The Revolution, that she knew how Prince died but couldn’t disclose the information.

Apollonia said,“Why would you do a Purple Rain boat cruise tour $?$? in 2016? Why would you sell Prince logo tshirts $$$? Why did you tell The Revolution April 2016 that YOU knew how Prince died BUT you could not tell them!?! Please get over yourself: YOU ARE NOT PRINCE. You will never be. You can copy his attire , try your best, but you will NEVER be Prince. So get over yourself sad self and face the truth. He did not want anything to do with you for 5 years. You erased all that history by being your desperate egotistical self. Egotistical empty sad desperate for money. Money will not get you to Heaven. Time to come out and tell the truth.”


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