Tamron Hall recently spilled details regarding her long relationship with musician, singer, and songwriter Prince on her eponymous talk show, speaking to an author of a new book on the legendary musical talent.
During the show, Tamron spoke with Dan Piepenbring, who co-wrote Prince’s newly released memoir The Beautiful Ones.
It was then that the former newswoman and current talk show host revealed that she and Prince would talk every morning about their outfits. She would tell him what she was wearing that day, and he would ask, at times, for selfies of her clothing choices. In an unexpected twist, Prince used her selfie for the cover of his 2015 single, “If Eye Could Get Ur Attention.”
“I sent him a selfie one day, and he then stole my selfie and used it as the cover for his single,” the former Today host explained, as reported by People Magazine.
“I woke up the next morning, and people were like, ‘You’re all over the internet. You’re on the cover of Prince’s song ‘If Eye Could Get Ur Attention.””
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In 2007, Prince had a revolutionary idea: He would release his new album, Planet Earth, for free in the July 15 edition of the U.K.’s Mail on Sunday newspaper, ensuring that everyone that picked up a paper that day would be treated to a disc of his new music. The experiment was an immediate success, and would be replicated with his 2010 album, 20Ten, which was released in the Daily Mirror and other international publications. Planet Earth was supported with a record-breaking run of 21 consecutive shows at London’s O2 Arena, where fans also received free copies of the CD, and the buzz around the album and unprecedented 21 Nights in London residency ensured that all 21 dates at the 20,000-capacity arena were sold out. #planetearth #prince @dailymirror
When the book’s co-author remarked that Prince had gotten her attention, she replied.
“Well he did, or I got his! But we had been very close many years by then. And he wrote me an email in relation [to the selfie], ’cause I called him, I said, ‘what are you doing?'”
The talk show host remarked that the photo she had sent Prince was a picture she had taken in her own home and shared with the singer — a personal exchange between the two of them.
Tamron also revealed that she has thousands of emails from the late singer, saying that she will never share them.
Prince changed the course of popular music through the fusion of funk, rock, pop, and soul genres, creating his own style — one that would prove to be incredibly popular with fans the world over. Prince would eventually sell over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling musical artists of all time.
Prince Rogers Nelson died at his Paisley Park home at the age of 57 on April 21, 2016, in Chanhassen, Minnesota. He passed away due to an accidental overdose of fentanyl according to Minnesota health officials, as was reported by NBC News.
"Like a bird without a song". I've lost one of my best friends today. I know he would have advice right now, Prince I'm listening as always.— Tamron Hall (@tamronhall) April 21, 2016
In other Tamron-related news, The Inquisitr reported that the talk show host had recently posted a sweet photo of her son, Moses, to social media. The adorable infant was seen wearing a checkered shirt and tan pants while seated in what appeared to be an infant carrier.
Tamron Hall, who welcomed her child on April 24 of this year, has called motherhood “a joy” in remarks made on social media. She is married to music manager Steven Greener.
The Tamron Hall Show airs mornings at 10 a.m. EST on ABC.