September 26, 2011 15:21

Sly Stone living out of a van in Los Angeles

Funk legend also says he wants to work with Lady Gaga

Sly Stone living out of a van in Los Angeles

Photo: PA Photos

Sly Stone, former leader of Sly And The Family Stone has revealed he now in lives in a van in Los Angeles.

The funk legend, who once owned a very large mansion in the city, now lives in a camper van which is known as 'Pleasure Way'. The van is parked in Crenshaw, the rough Los Angeles neighborhood where the film Boyz In The Hood was set.

A local family have said that they make sure Stone eats at least one meal a day and allow him to take showers in their home.

Stone himself has said that he has chosen to live in this manner and doesn't see himself as homeless. He told the New York Post: "I like my small camper. I just do not want to return to a fixed home. I cannot stand being in one place. I must keep moving."

Stone, who is currently suing his former manager Jerry Goldstein for $50 million (£32.4 million), has also said he would like to work with Lady Gaga and has hundreds of new tracks available for use.

He added: "I see all the guys playing those old songs. Let these guys know, like Lady Gaga, let me come in, just let me come in and pay me if you like it."

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