Pop star Prince says Islamic women love wearing burqas

Prince, the Grammy Award-winning artist behind “Purple Rain,” told the Guardian in an interview that women forced to wear burqas in Islamic countries are happy to wear them.

“It’s fun being in Islamic countries, to know there’s only one religion,” Prince told the British newspaper. “There’s order. You wear a burqa. There’s no choice. People are happy with that.” (Burqa bans grow fashionable in Europe)

The Guardian pointed out that perhaps not every woman forced to wear a burqa is thrilled with the idea. The singer acknowledged: “There are people who are unhappy with everything. There’s a dark side to everything.”

Not wanting to open up a political can of worms, Prince seemed to backtrack later in the interview. “I don’t want to get up on a soapbox,” he said. “My view of the world, you can debate that forever. But I’m a musician … Come to the show for that.”

Prince also shared some less controversial views on the issue of music piracy. He bemoaned changes in the industry caused by people who steal music online. “Nobody’s making money now except phone companies, Apple and Google,” he said.  The singer has a meeting scheduled with President Barack Obama at the White House to address the issue.

The statements aren’t Prince’s first foray into politics. His song “Darling Nikki,” about a “sex fiend” whom the singer meets as she pleasures herself in a hotel lobby, outraged Tipper Gore so much that she founded the Parents Music Resource Center, the group eventually responsible for parental advisory stickers on music intended for more mature audiences.

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  • Alton Peters

    Sure they love them. Now no one can see their fat behinds!!

    • DustonB

      Actually, yeah, that’s exactly what Muslim women like the concept of Hijab. Because with the body concealed they can be addressed and judged based on what comes out of their mouths rather than the size and shape of tits and ass like women are treated in other cultures.

      It’s very liberating NOT to be objectified as a sex object every time you step in public.

  • QuestionEverything

    He does look like a muzzie – wait that would be profiling.

  • Swen

    Oddly reminiscent of the arguments made for slavery 160 years ago: They all have jobs, a roof over their heads, and food to eat. They’ll happy in their slavery.

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  • noremac7

    I think he was just goofing on the reporter. I think it was his way of saying this is something I don’t really want to discuss seriously. I’d be surprised if he really believes women are happy as clams to wear that crap and be treated like the same by the tyrant males in muslim society.

  • pansycritter

    Pop star Prince has his head so far up his behind that he can’t tell night from day.