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“You Need To Stop Using Prince In Death”: Apollonia Calls Out Sheila E. For Releasing Song Dedicated To Prince

“You Need To Stop Using Prince In Death”: Apollonia Calls Out Sheila E. For Releasing Song Dedicated To Prince

"You Need To Stop Using Prince In Death": Apollonia Calls Out Sheila E. For Releasing Song Dedicated To Prince
Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns
"You Need To Stop Using Prince In Death": Apollonia Calls Out Sheila E. For Releasing Song Dedicated To Prince
Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns

The Purple Rain star and Apollonia 6 singer issued a lengthy post against Sheila on Facebook.

Following the release of a new song Sheila E. released in dedication to the late Prince, Apollonia has called out the percussionist and singer in a lengthy post on Facebook.

In the post, which was written on her personal account, Apollonia claimed that Prince refused to acknowledge Sheila for five years before his death “because of your lies,” as well as implied that she would speak further on her claims against “The Glamorous Life” artist in her memoir.

“You need to stop using Prince in death. You need to stop using Purple Rain as a vehicle,” she wrote elsewhere in the post. “Prince outed you…I listened to all of his complaints and even then, I did not want to be in between you both. It was painful for me because I loved you both. But once he was killed, you exposed your true self.”

“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,” she added, before end the post with: “Time to come out and tell the truth. God forgives.”

The post comes right as Sheila released a new song dedicated to Prince called “Lemon Cake.” The song was inspired by the the snacks they would eat when the pair first started recording with each other, according to an interview with Billboard.

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“One day I mentioned to him that I make a good chocolate and lemon cake,” the artist recalled. “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.”

The track was released ahead of the Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince tribute airing April 21 on CBS.

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