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Sheila E Denied Entry Into Paisley Park

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FILE – Sheila E. appears at the 66th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 4, 2024. The musician said in an Instagram video that she was hurt when she was denied access to Prince’s studio at Paisley Park to honor the late musician on his 66th birthday last Friday. Paisley Park, now a museum, posted on its own Instagram account that it just needed some advance warning. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) Sheila E. is not happy with the powers that be at Paisley Park.  Recently, the legendary percussionist decided to show up at Paisley Park unannounced to record a video to celebrate Prince’s 66th birthday. However, they didn’t let her in, and she wasn’t happy about it.  The one-time fiance of Prince went to Instagram and posted a video to voice her displeasure. “My heart’s broke. I can’t even walk into Paisley. That’s kind of messed up. Not a nice way to celebrate his birthday.”  Reps from Paisley Park later posted that they just wanted “advance warning” that she was stopping by for a visit. Sheila’s publicist sent a follow-up statement asking the museum to return her old drum, which she alleges Prince asked to “borrow.”  Sheila E is one of the performers for The Riverfront Jazz Festival Labor Day weekend in Dallas enter for a chance to win here.   


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