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Morris Day on his complicated and competitive friendship with Prince

In the 1984 film Purple Rain, Morris Day plays an over-the-top version of himself as Prince's arch-enemy. Off screen, the relationship between Day and Prince was way more complicated. 
Morris Day's new memoir is called On Time: A Princely Life in Funk. (John Rohne Photography)
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In the 1984 film Purple Rain, Morris Day, the lead singer of The Time, plays an over-the-top version of himself as Prince's arch-enemy. Off screen, the relationship between Day and Prince was way more complicated. 

When Prince died in 2016, Day wasn't one of the people who appeared on TV to give interviews about him. He kept his stories to himself — until now. In his new memoir, On Time: A Princely Life in Funk, Day pays tribute to his late friend.

He joined q's Tom Power to discuss his time as the frontman of The Time, his role in Purple Rain and his friendship with Prince.

Day and his band The Time are on tour now. 

— Produced by Chris Trowbridge

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