Former Prince Collaborator Confirms Charlie Murphy’s Basketball Story and Shares His Own

For years, Prince and Chappelle’s Show fans alike have questioned the validity of the iconic basketball sketch. Turns out, it’s true. Micki Free, a former collaborator and longtime friend of the late Purple One has come forth to share his account of the night in question. You know, when Prince challenged Eddie and the late Charlie Murphy to an on-court clash and proved to be a formidable opponent.

In a recent interview with Esquire, Free confirmed Prince’s hardtop prowess, claiming the only detail to go askew was that a change in footwear took place before P handed the opposing trio their collective pride, as well as pancakes, of course. Free also shared his own Hollywood Story; a chance encounter with Prince at the front door of a club where the dapper frontman completed Free’s outfit, tailored entirely by Prince’s own regime, with a pair of red panties.

In celebration of a rare career in music and an uncommon legacy left behind, don’t let the day pass without a thorough read. Hit the link below for the full script and see Prince actually ball in the unreleased video for “The Daisy Chain.”

>>>Read the full Micki Free interview (via Esquire



Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers music.

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