Nothing compares 2 a good Sinead O’Connor rant. Luckily, she seems to be full of them these days.
O’Connor, who scored a major hit with the Prince song “Nothing Compares 2 U,” says that the late singer’s unreleased songs — which are estimated to number in the thousands — should be “cremated” out of respect for the “Little Red Corvette” musician.
Suggesting that unreleased material goes unreleased for a reason, O’Connor told People, “If we don’t release it that’s because we didn’t like it! We don’t want it released.”
She added, “His musical wishes, in my opinion, ought be respected and the material cremated in respect for him.”
It’s unclear whether Prince — who died at his Minnesota home on April 21 at age 57 — would want his unissued tunes to be burned. In a 2012 interview with ABC talk show “The View,” the singer said, “One day, someone will release them. I don’t know that I’ll get to release them. There’s just so many.”
According to court papers filed by Prince’s sister Tyka, the singer did not leave a will.
Last week, Bremer Trust, which has been appointed temporary administrator of Prince’s estate, reportedly drilled into the vault containing the material. Only Prince had the code to the vault.
O’Connor’s opinion on Prince’s musical treasure trove comes after she alleged on Facebook that Arsenio Hall was Prince’s drug dealer.
“Two words for the DEA investigating where prince got his drugs over the decades…. Arsenio Hall (AKA Prince’s and Eddie Murphy‘s bitch),” O’Connor wrote Monday. “Anyone imagining prince was not a long time hard drug user is living in cloud cuckoo land. Arsenio I’ve reported you to the Carver County Sheriff’s office. Expect their call. They are aware you spiked me years ago at Eddie murphy‘s house. You best get tidying your man cave.”
TMZ has reported that Prince’s overdosed on the opioid painkiller Percocet days before his death.