2016 was perhaps the worst year on record for losing beloved musicians. And none more so, in our opinion, than Prince. The ultimate musicians' musician left us way, way too early.
Part of the appeal behind Prince's wild popularity across the decades, apart from his incredible songs, was the mystique that he created around himself. Stories and rumours regarding his outrageous behaviour continue to be in constant circulation, which is why this article from GQ Magazine is so fascinating. A collection of Prince's closest friends and colleagues have given us a glimpse behind the purple curtains at Paisley Park, and taster of what it was like to spend time with a true genius.
Aside from his 'I'm uber-famous' weirdness, many of the stories also reveal other sides of the man born Prince Rogers Nelson – his wicked sense of humour, his generosity and even a sometime tendency for normalness. We've collected a few of our favourite quotes below: