Prince Moves 'life 4ce' to LA

Artist moves to LA to find meaning inside music industry
By Rebecca Smith Hurd,  Newser User
Posted Nov 17, 2008 11:54 AM CST
Prince performs during the second day of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., in April 2008.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello,File)
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(Newser) – Prince has found religion, and, after decades in Minneapolis, the artist has moved to LA to search for what makes its music moguls tick. “It’s all about religion. That’s what unites people here,” the Jehovah's Witness told the New Yorker during a tour of his new digs. “They all have the same religion, so I wanted to sit down with them, to understand the way they see things, how they read Scripture.”

The Purple One is promoting his new book, 21 Nights, which features photos of him shot during his stint in London last year, plus poems and a CD. Also on his mind: politics and social issues. Asked for his perspective on the latter, he tapped his Bible and said, “God came to earth and saw people sticking it wherever and doing it with whatever, and he just cleared it all out. He was, like, ‘Enough.’”