The sudden loss of Prince has hit everyone rather harder, even comedians. One said comedy figure is Kevin Smith, who shared the impact Prince’s music had on his life in a heartfelt eulogy via Facebook:
But as Silent Bob himself can attest to, working with the purple icon wasn’t exactly a dream come true… or was, depending on how crazy you hoped your experience with Prince would be.
As he mentions in the above tribute, Smith shared a very in-depth story during his Evening With Kevin Smith live DVD about the incredibly bizarre time he worked with Prince on a documentary. According to Smith, it all started when he was trying to get approval from Prince to use the song “The Most Beautiful Girl In The World” in Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back. Instead, though, the director ended up getting a phone call from Prince directly about making a film chronicling the listening party for The Rainbow Children, the singer’s concept album about faith and sexuality. From there, Smith found himself having odd conversations with his purpleness about Jesus, discovering how weird “Prince world” truly was while filming at his home in Paisley Park, Minnesota, and suddenly realizing that his documentary would never be released, joining a countless amount of unreleased music and videos in Prince’s secret vault. And if that wasn’t enough, Prince didn’t even allow Smith to use his song in Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back (though this does explain how Morris Day and The Time ended up in the film).
Smith’s tale of his time with Prince is truly hysterical, and a great example at how brilliantly insane Prince could be. Watch Smith’s story in full below.