Prince Gets Philosophical With a Stalker (2008)
As Prince said in a 2008 New Yorker profile, he decided to try a different method of defusing a stalker situation than slapping on a restraining order. "There was this woman. She used to come to Paisley Park and just sit outside on the swings," he remembered. "So I went out there one day and I was, like, 'Hey, all my friends in there say you're a stalker. And that I should call the police. But I don't want to do that, so why don't you tell me what you want to happen. Why are you here? How do you want this to end?' And she didn't really have an answer for that. In the end, all she wanted was to be seen, for me to look at her. And she left and didn't come back." Keep in mind, he also once told the NME, "People fascinate me. They're amazing! Life fascinates me! And I'm no more fascinated by my own life than by anyone else's." In the end, Prince's philosophical approach to this particular stalker seems to have done the trick.