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Prince’s legendary scrambled eggs recipe has been revealed

Those who knew the musician best share some personal andecdotes

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    Since his passing, folks have celebrated the life of Prince in different ways. Some have visited Paisley Park, others put on concerts, and Sting even wrote a song about it. But it’s those who knew him best that can really remember him as he was just as a person, not a music icon — which is exactly what they’ve done in a new extensive feature from GQ.

    The magazine interviewed a handful of Prince’s closest friends and confidents to get the real story on what the Purple Performer was like off stage. Some things we already knew — like his obsession with Finding Nemo, which would always be playing in Paisley Park, and the fact that he constantly smelled of lavender — but tucked away in the tales are some fascinating tidbits that only add to the enigmatic and wonderful existence of the mononymous musician.

    For one thing, he used to pre-draft insults when he was a kid. There was apparently a kid named Jerry who would bully others in his town, and Prince had prepared a whole notebook of comebacks. “… Prince literally had a spiral notebook with jokes that he was ready to tell in case the kid said anything to him,” recalled André Cymone, an early collaborator and long-time friend. “He had them written down. Literally. He had all this stuff.”

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    Fans of Chapelle’s Show already know about Prince’s habit of cooking his guests pancakes, but it turns out the legend is greater than that. Though a guitar god, his skills in the kitchen were limited, except when it came to breakfast. “Scrambled eggs,” specified former backing vocalist Jill Jones. “He put curry and a little bit of Cheddar cheese in them. It was really good, actually.”

    There are plenty of other interesting stories to be read about the real day-to-day life of Prince, so head here to read more. Below, revisit that famous Chapelle’s Show skit, and imagine those are curried eggs instead of fluffy pancakes.

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