Prince would fly in to join her on the Richie tour, and back in Los Angeles she hung out with him in his Sunset Boulevard recording studio.
One night, he insisted that she step up to the mic.
She was back home rehearsing with Lionel Richie for his upcoming tour when she learned Gaye’s father had shot him dead.
Escovedo writes that there were “dark omens” on the road, but nothing to prepare her for something like that.
I know people are saying, "Dre, why did you let her go?
But then he signed me, but it just wasn't the right situation.
Late Tuesday night, they posted the same picture to their accounts. Or is this another publicity stunt for an upcoming collaboration?
Avery died from complications following open heart surgery on New Year’s Eve 2013, at the age of 68.
In a Facebook post, Will Smith paid tribute to his beloved TV uncle, writing, “Some of my greatest lessons in Acting, Living and being a respectable human being came through James Avery. Rest in Peace.” Then: Janet Hubert was the original Aunt Viv, portraying the Banks family matriarch until the end of Season 3, when she was allegedly fired from the show.
Before she could introduce herself, he interrupted her. The two started hanging out, often jamming in her bedroom equipped as a mini-recording studio. Santana’s wife left him and Escovedo couldn’t deal with being a homewrecker. Though the relationship with Prince remained platonic, he didn’t stop wooing her.
Escovedo wasn’t ready to take things further — she was still hurting from an earlier relationship with Carlos Santana, who she had fallen in love with as an 18-year-old. On what would be Marvin Gaye’s final tour, “Sexual Healing,” Escovedo was met by a bouquet of flowers from Prince every night in her hotel room.