Boy George has a brand new gig, which is great, because he’s been doing a whole lot of nothing and a half. He is a brand new judge on The Voice UK. I tried to watch American The Voice, and lasted a season and a half before I realized it was the most boring, predictable show ever (especially in audition rounds, good lord) but anyway, that’s not important right now. What’s important(ish) is that, during a taping of The Voice, Boy George declared he slept with Prince, and in the best way possible.
From The Daily Mail:
Sitting on the judging panel alongside Will.i.am, Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson and singer Paloma Faith, the foursome boasted about who they’d collaborated with.
London-born singer/songwriter Boy George enthused: ‘I have duetted with some of the greatest soul singers in history including Luther Vandross and Smokey Robinson.’
Paloma hit back: ‘Well OK, if we’re throwing big soul names out there I’ve performed with Prince.’
To which George reportedly replied: ‘Forget that, darling, I’ve slept with Prince.’
Dude straight up sounds like Blanche Devereaux. That is an awesome comeback.
So awesome, that apparently the “crew couldn’t believe what they had heard and the crowd went ‘absolutely wild.'” The other judges, Will.i.am in particular, kept high-fiving him.
But then, someone from production came up and spoke to Boy George, and suddenly he changed his story, saying that he merely had a poster of Prince on his bedroom wall.
I guess Boy George didn’t really want to hurt Prince, or make him cry.