This is just amusing. Crome-dome singer Sinead O' Connor tells the London Mirror that she and tiny, purple-loving funk master Prince actually came to blows a few years back. The volatile Irish lass, who has admitted to having bi-polar disorder, says that when she covered Prince's Nothing Compares 2 U, the little man scolded her for her behavior during the publicity run. "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."
I would have paid money to be a fly on the wall for that scuffle. I'm sort of picturing Prince charging Sinead at the waist, then Sinead picking him up into an over-the-shoulder airplane spin.