Family Asks Sheila E. to Plan Prince Tribute: ‘It Is Going to Be Pretty Incredible’
“Extra” caught up with Prince's ex-fiancée Sheila E. to talk about his upcoming private and public tributes.
The singer said, “Right now. I am in charge of putting that whole thing together as requested from the family, so it will be very interesting because there are so many people over the years who have been a part of his legacy as well. And for all of us to get together and play together one more time for him, it is going to be pretty incredible.”
She continued, “We will have something for the public as well. I think that would be something he would want for them. He worked his entire life and wrote songs for them, and did that for them, for the fans. He loved them very much.”
Sheila E. insisted, “Prince wasn't the guy to talk about death.”
“We never knew this was coming,” she added. “He never planned anything, and so the decisions have been between a couple of us and the family to make sure we represent him in the way that we think that he would want to because there is nothing on paper right now. We are trying to abide by his wishes as if he was here as much as we can, despite what we would love to do.”