12 Wildest Prince Moments

Butterflies, boos and bare butts – the most outrageous episodes from a legendary career

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Prince Preaches Door-to-Door (2001)

Prince Preaches Door-to-Door (2001)

"I do feel like a punk, because no one believes in God anymore," Prince once told NME. Five years later, he converted to the Jehovah's Witness faith after long discussions with Sly and the Family Stone alum Larry Graham – a rebellious move for the artist formerly known as a hyper-sexed playboy. But Prince had long expressed his spirituality, although it took an unexpected turn in 2001 when Graham took Prince door-to-door to preach. As a Jewish family in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, recounted to the Minneapolis–St. Paul Star-Tribune, they answered a knock on their door – on Yom Kippur, no less – to see the two musicians standing there. "Then they start in on this Jehovah's Witnesses stuff,'' recalled a family member. ''I said, 'You know what? You've walked into a Jewish household, and this is not something I'm interested in.' [Prince] says, 'Can I just finish?'"

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