Arsenio Hall during EBONY magazine's Gala 100 2015

Sinead O’Connor’s Rant About Arsenio Hall Resurrects Stories About Her Confrontation With Prince

Earlier this week, Sinead O’Connor posted an accusation against Arsenio Hall on Facebook that he was supplying Prince with the drugs that lead to his death.

Sinead O'Connor performs at Ireland
Sinead O’Connor performs at Ireland’s Westport Festival of Music & Food 2014.
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The Inquisitr previously covered O’Connor’s statement followed by Arsenio Hall’s response.

Many sources reporting this story have referred to some of her online antics over the past few years, where she’s either threatened to commit suicide through her Facebook page or called out Miley Cyrus.

In 2014, the Irish Independent was the first to write about her interview with Norwegian station NRK, where she claims that Prince became violent when he summoned her to his house while he was living in Santa Monica, California, around the time the song he penned for her, “Nothing Compares 2 U,” was released.

“He summoned me to his house after ‘Nothing Compares’. I made it without him. I’d never met him. He summoned me to his house – and it’s foolish to do this to an Irish woman – he said he didn’t like me saying bad words in interviews. So I told him to f*** off. He got quite violent. I had to escape out of his house at 5 in the morning. He packed a bigger punch than mine.”

In 2013, she had another interview where she talked about the incident. Originally, the details were covered by Hot Press, who recently dove into their archives to tell the story about her turbulent incident with Prince from 1990.

Radar Online claims to have received a response from Arsenio Hall’s rep, who said the statement was false.

“The statement regarding Arsenio Hall is absolutely false, ridiculous and absurd.”

In 2014, during The Arsenio Hall Show, an entire night featured Prince with performances, interviews, and Q&A with the audience.

The entire episode of The Arsenio Hall Show can be seen on YouTube.

Arsenio Hall’s association with Prince might have been close or, at the very least, was no different than what it’s been with other celebrities.

But the performer has been on the show more than once, and as mentioned in the beginning of the interview with Mr. Hall, it was Prince who first reached out to Arsenio, congratulating him for returning to late night.

The musician has reportedly invited a lot of famous people to his home, as there are many stories about the artist spending the late hours in the company of many celebrities and artists for either exclusive engagements, performances, recording projects, or just odd and spontaneous interactions.

Prince rocks out in Budapest, 2011.
Prince performs in Budapest in 2011. [Image by Northfoto |]

The Inquisitr recently wrote about the stories told by the drummer and co-founder of The Roots, Questlove, who explained about how he and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon were challenged to a game of ping-pong by the legendary musician.

The fact that both Arsenio Hall and Fallon were at one point competing in the late night industry is certainly a close connection.

But during the 90s, in the first run of The Arsenio Hall Show, he had the bulk of some of the best line-up on television and was almost always a highly rated show.

And since Sinead O’Connor was very popular at the time, with Prince’s song, she made an appearance on his show for an interview.

But Sinead has had more to say about Prince, following her slanderous Facebook post to Arsenio Hall.

According to People, she’s weighed in on her thoughts on how people are talking about the possible unreleased recordings, which were locked in a vault that was drilled open late last week.

“All this public and private discussion of when his unreleased material will come out is sickening! The man is barely even 10 days mourned. It is most uncouth. If we don’t release it that’s because we didn’t like it! We don’t want it released. The man was generous enough to give away for free any material he was happy to release. His musical wished, in my opinion, ought to be respected and the material cremated in respect for him.”

It should be noted that the infamous sketch from The Chappelle Show, which has Dave Chappelle doing an impersonation of Prince, is based on a story told by Charlie Murphy, the brother of famous comedian Eddie Murphy who has long been associated with Arsenio Hall since his time doing comedy movies in the 80s.

While the relationship between Arsenio Hall and Prince appears as professionally close as it was with others he’s sought out in the industry, there’s certainly enough reason to think they might have hung out as friends behind the scenes, but unless the authorities begin an investigation, Arsenio Hall is just another target for Sinead O’Connor.

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