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A report from The Undefeated shares that contrary to public belief, the outrageous stories of the late Prince playing — and dominating — Charlie and Eddie Murphy in pickup basketball after a night on the town in 1980s Los Angeles is incredibly accurate.
“Game, Blouses,” as the story is commonly referred to, first aired on Chappelle’s Show the night of February 18, 2004, and has been regarded as an exaggerated, fictional account of a simple run-in with Prince from Eddie Murphy’s lesser-known brother, Charlie.
Micki Free, then-new member of the band Shalamar and friend of Prince who had worked with Eddie Murphy closely on the 1984 movie Beverly Hills Cop, says that every word of Charlie Murphy’s Chapelle’s Show account is 100% true — especially that of the 5’2 pop star Kobe-ing in high heels and, yes, blouses.
“Everything in that skit is true. I played in that game. And Prince was Steph Curry all m—–f—— night!”
Free goes as far to say that he had some aggressive ball hog tendencies, too.
“You know that one move where Curry dribbles up and they got him covered, but he steps back behind the 3-point line and hits nothing but net? That was Prince.”
Even the play-by-play happenings from the mysteriously hilarious night depicted on a skit comedy show were accurate beyond the basketball game.
“It was just like they showed on TV,” Free said. “His chef served us blueberry pancakes, for real!”
The details from Chapelle’s Show producers were actually scarily accurate.
“Yes, it’s true, we had on ‘blouses,’ and frilly shirts,” Free said. “The same clothes we had at the club. Prince played in 6-inch heels!”
Maybe it’s just me, but I’ll never get over how the funniest two skits from the decade that gave us YouTube — the other of course being Charlie’s account of his eventful night with professional superfreak Rick James — were both 100% true stories. From “F** your couch” to “Wish I could say the same” to “I’m Rick James, bitch,” Charlie Murphy and Chappelle himself are responsible for a significant amount of our pop culture references in 2016.
The Undefeated report did not include whether or not Prince actually said my favorite line from the skit:
It fills me with joy knowing that the scrawny musician took some cocky comedians to school on the court. I’d like to think Prince is still embarrassing unassuming victims with his moves in Revolution Heaven right now, offering them the opportunity to purify themselves in the waters of Lake Minnetonka..
[via The Undefeated]