Comedian and US television presenter Arsenio Hall has denied recent allegations made by Sinéad O’Connor over Prince‘s death.
Prince passed away at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota last month (April 21), aged 57. Although a cause of death has not yet been announced, last week police confirmed that they are looking into the possibility that Prince died from an overdose of prescription drugs.
On Monday (May 1), Sinéad O’Connor made headlines by making allegations about Arsenio Hall on her Facebook page. She wrote: “Two words for the DEA investigating where Prince got his drugs over the decades… Arsenio Hall (AKA Prince’s and Eddie Murphy’s bitch)”.
O’Connor went on to add: “Anyone imagining Prince was not a long time hard drug user is living in cloud cuckoo land. Arsenio I’ve reported you to the Carver County Sherrif’s office. Expect their call. They are aware you spiked me years ago at Eddie Murphy’s house. You best get tidying your man cave.”
A representative for Hall denied the accusations and told New York Daily News in a statement that O’Connor’s remarks were “absolutely false, ridiculous and absurd.”
Prince famously wrote ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’, the track that O’Connor covered and which propelled her to fame in 1990.
Since his death, tributes to Prince have ranged far and wide with President Barack Obama stating “Today, the world lost a creative icon” and musicians including Madonna, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Frank Ocean, The Weeknd and Katy Perry leading the tributes.