Nothing Compares 2 Spitting On Prince

This just made our day. Years after spinning “Nothing Compares 2 U” into a name-making classic, Sinead O’Connor dishes the details on her fiery meeting with the Artist. Via MSNBC:

“At the time he had a lot of female proteges and I had covered his song [“Nothing Compares 2 U”] without having anything to do with him,” O’Connor told the London Mirror. “He invited me to his house in Los Angeles and started to give out to me for swearing in interviews. When I told him to go [bleep] himself he got very upset and became quite threatening, physically. I ended up having to escape.” But, objected the paper, “he?s such a small guy.” Replied O?Connor: “He can pack a punch. A few blows were exchanged. All I could do was spit. I spat on him quite a bit.”

Love Prince, but her cover is untouchable. Sounds like the purple one was seeing green, sure, but damn if she doesn’t hold a grudge. Couldn’t they just have settled it like rational adults — i.e., on the basketball court?