Earlier this week Prince fans were shocked to learn his former protégée, Denise 'Vanity' Matthews, passed away from kidney failure [click here if you missed that].
At a show this week in Australia Prince paid tribute to her memory...
According to multiple reports Prince acknowledged Vanity's passing by sharing stories about their time together and changing song lyrics to include references to her.
At one point Prince told the audience,
"Can I tell you a story about Vanity? Or should I tell you a story about Denise? Her and I used to love each other deeply. She loved me for the artist I was, I loved her for the artist she was trying to be. She and I would fight. She was very headstrong 'cause she knew she was the finest woman in the world. She never missed an opportunity to tell you that."Prince also revealed how he once threatened to throw Vanity into the pool during an argument but she told him, “You can’t throw me in the pool, you’re too little," adding, “I probably shouldn’t be telling this story but she’d want us to celebrate her life and not mourn her.”