Traces of This Being None of Your Fucking Business Found in Prince’s System

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On Saturday morning The Medical Examiner reported that while it is still unclear of what exactly caused the late singer’s death, they did find fairly substantial evidence of it being none of your fucking business.

While many are just looking for closure in the aftermath of a death of a celebrity so celebrated, they are not entitled to it. While more talented than most, Prince was not some ethereal being and he certainly doesn’t owe you people anything. Still worse are the people that want to use something like an addiction to drugs to tarnish his legacy to make themselves feel better about accomplishing nothing, with or without a drug habit. They want to make claim that perhaps he isn’t a role model to be remembered in high regard, as if they live in some magical, make-believe world where there’s a human being that ever achieved anything substantial without compensating for something.

Though the cause of death in any situation is important to double-check, especially when it comes to a wealthy celebrity death, that’s really none of the public’s business, now is it? Would you want people doing that with you? Making your life about something that had nothing to do with you? Of course not. Nobody wants that. Nobody wants to be remembered by their vice and why you would do it to someone that accomplished so much more is not only pathetic but dishonest. You say you want to warn the public about the powers of opiates? You know a great way to do that? By not telling them that one of the most successful people to ever live did it while being a drug addict. You think that makes it less cool to do drugs? Well, you don’t know cool. Or drugs. Or anything about being human.

In fact, this probably isn’t really a discussion you’re mature enough to be having with anyone. Why don’t you go see that Captain America movie all the kids are talking about, take your mind off things a little? Life isn’t all about people you don’t know personally dying and demanding answers you don’t need or deserve. It’s also about men dressed as panthers and spiders flying around punching each other not just because they can, but because within the constructs of the universe they live in it’s the right thing to do. Tony Irons may put on a big robot suit and kill people for the government, but he thinks it’s right, and that’s what’s really important here. He does what he thinks is right and he gets it done.

If Tony Irons were to find out that Prince had died of a drug overdose, you know what he’d do? He’d say to his assistant/wife, Peppi Ports, “Hey this is Tony Irons your husband/boss and I just found something out I can’t tell you about because it’s none of your fucking business.” She would say, “I understand Mr. Irons/Tony my husband. I will not ask again nor for a first time.” She wouldn’t, either, because she knows it’s not anyone’s fucking business.

We could all learn a lesson from Peppi Ports.

  • vivian greer

    dumbest article ever.

  • curveball7

    LOVE IT! Thank you x1000000000000000000000000000000000000000!

  • Some lady on the internet

    Thanks for this. I think this every time a celebrity dies and the concern trolls come out from under their bridges.

  • Qproduct Well

    true

  • Tony Lujan

    I honestly don’t give a fuck

    • Ava C. Ruth

      But you’re here making a stupid comment though… sooo, you do care. RIP Prince.

      • Tony Lujan

        is it going to bring him back?

      • Tony Lujan

        the only ones who should care are his family

  • sleezter

    Prince died because he was a victim of chronic pain.. he didn’t die because he was a drug addict. This article means well but it’s wrong.

    • Pamela Kay Leverenz

      I agree~noone should have to go through that type of crap because they have a condition……I am grateful to Minnesota for being tight lipped~so far as they have been….Rest in Peace Prince~we abused you~
      I dont think people are being mean , I think we really loved Princes tenacity. Everyone should care about everyone~

    • missmack

      He displayed addict behavior. Thats nothing to judge or minimize. He didnt have addiction specialists coming over to address pain.

      • http://wiseoldsnail.org/ wiseoldsnail

        you’re displaying asshole behavior . maybe we should send asshole specialists over to address your issues

        • JaySBee

          You are indeed a wise old snail. Kudos.

          I want to ship a truckload of “getting it” to people like missmack. Maybe have them wash it down with a glass full of “get a life” and diet “STFU”.

          • http://wiseoldsnail.org/ wiseoldsnail

            hahahahaha! thanks for cheering me up!

        • Bailey Good

          Amen!

    • JaySBee

      No. They got it right. If he had died of being hit by a meteor as he mainlined twenty kilos of dead puppy blood, it would still not effect you in the least other than the supply of puppy blood going down that evening. I don’t give ass of the hamster that died under my sister’s bed in 1981 about what killed him because it’s none of my effing business on any level.

      I welcome sane people all over the universe (including the five sane people left in North Carolina. You know who you are) to join me in not giving a rat’s ass how Prince died and just enjoying the music he made. I want to share a personal story about Prince. Maybe it will help.

      When my mom died two years ago, Prince did not call. I distinctly remember him never calling. He didn’t ask if she had been doing drugs or if she had AIDS or did a Mama Cass number with a sandwich. I appreciate that now. I realize he didn’t because he knew it wasn’t his effing business. And he didn’t know her. And maybe he didn’t have our number. All that stuff/

      I will always remember him- and Bob Hope- fondly as the guys who didn’t effing call when my mom died of a horrible bout of “that’s not your business either”.

      Oh. Bob Hope was already dead. One more point for Prince, then.

      • Jack Trades

        Nicely done.

      • Imani P.

        Brilliant.

      • Emily Morgan

        Probably one of the funniest and most real responses I’ve ever read. Well done, sir.

      • Allison King-Jordan

        I live in NC and am one of maybe 11 sane folks left. Best fucking commentary ever.

      • Beach Harrison

        I’m still lmao at your commentary…I don’t care what killed Prince (unless it was a murder then I want the head of the person responsible cut off) I only care that the only true musical genius is now singing in Heaven…I think I’m still in denial that he is no longer here…it just hurt’s far to much to think of it…Prince will live on forever (or longer 🙂 in our heart’s and in our mind’s because you just can’t ever forget perfection…sing on in peace Prince <3

      • sleezter

        You go girl!

    • Dani

      He overdosed and his plane had to make an emergency landing a month before he died. Get the facts before you make judgment.

      • sleezter

        Lol, there’s no proof of that.. you completely misunderstood what i was trying to say..

        • Molly

          Sleezter Dani has been following people’s threads positive threads about Prince and writing rude comments pay no mind.

      • Beach Harrison

        Dani…were you the attending Physician at the hospital the night of the incident in question? Just as I thought…the answer is NO…so STFU and you get the fact’s straight before you go running your mouth about something that is none of your fucking business

  • Mary Brandt

    To whomever wrote this article or whomever sit and agree totally with it.. I do understand that you meant well, but for you to sit and tell us people who are big Prince fans and do feel as if he was part of our family…who are you to say us that we need to get over his death and he is only a celebrity? Sorry to sink your boats but anyone who followed Prince throughout life and listened to his music and understood his lyrics, and who are Minnesotans have that right to feel as if we lost a family member. Prince was family to all of us!!! He wrote his music because that was his passion and he gave it to us, his fans, his family. Prince was not just a celebrity as you say, he was, is and always will be a member of our family. Without Prince, there would be no Minneapolis/Minnesota sound, and slot of musical celebrities would never have been if it weren’t for Prince. Rest In Peace our brother, we will miss you but never forget you.

    • jim

      that’s what you took away from this? and i thought i was dense…

    • Molly

      Well said Mary. Molly from Minnesota.

      • jim

        the article says nothing about what you’re talking about

    • Heather

      Wow, Mary, you need help. I mean that with all sincerity. Prince was NOT a part of your family. He did not know you and you did not really know him, either. You knew the public persona that he chose to share with us. You knew his talent. But, you did not know HIM. Yes, we feel sad. We feel a loss. But, what you are talking about is neither normal, nor healthy. If you truly are grieving as though you lost a family member, then I urge you to seek professional help.

      • http://katyliedroyalscam.blogspot.com/ catperson73

        So anybody who shed a tear but didn’t know him needs to seek professional help…. no, I think you do, cause you sound like a jerk! And wanting to know how he died doesn’t make us mentally ill. Heck, I felt a little closer to him then I did some of family members, but apparently you’ve never heard of a dysfunctional family.

        • http://www.thetrashcan.co Justin Colucci

          It says nothing like that.

        • Heather

          Is ANY of that what I said? Nope. Get a grip. 1) There is a HUGE difference between shedding a tear and grieving a stranger like you lost a family member. 2) Where did I state that wanting to know how someone died makes a person mentally ill? For that matter, where did I say ANYTHING about mental illness? If you think I did, then you obviously do not know the definition of mental illness. 3) I am from an extremely dysfunctional family and work full-time with people from dysfunctional families, so excellent job with the assumption! lmao smdh

          • Bailey Good

            “But, what you are talking about is neither normal, nor healthy. If you truly are grieving as though you lost a family member, then I urge you to seek professional help.”

            I believe what catperspn73 is referring to is your comment above. Re-read your post before replying.

          • Heather

            Bailey, I know exactly what catperson was referring to and I do not need to re-read my previous comment(s) because I know exactly what I said…and I stand by it. Nowhere in the quote you used do I mention anything about mental illness. As I said in my reply to catperson, if you believe that that quote is referring to mental illness, then you do not know the definition of mental illness. There are many, MANY people who seek/benefit from therapy to resolve a particular issue, improve things in relationships, work through grief, etc, who are NOT mentally ill. So, I would suggest you research the definition of mental illness before responding.

  • C. Thomas Boone

    HIS DIATRIBE BELONGS IN THE TRASH CAN. FIRST, NO OFFICIAL RESULTS HAVE BEEN RELEASED – OR EVEN ACKNOWLEDGED TO HAVE BEEN LEAKED – BY THE MEDICAL EXAMINER. SECOND, IF OPIATE ABUSE IS A CAUSE, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE KNOW THIS. WE HAVE LOST FAR TOO MANY FOLKS TO OPIATE AND OTHER CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ABUSE FROM JIMMY HENDRIX, JANIS JOPLIN – THE LIST IS ENDLESS. THAT FACT MAY NOT MAKE EVERYONE CONSIDERING PLAYING WITH FIRE THINK TWICE – BUT AT LEAST SOME PEOPLE WILL. THE REALITIES OF THIS “VICE” PROBLEM – WHICH ARE EXTREMELY COMPLEX WHEN VIEWED FROM A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE – ARE SUCH THAT TO JUST COVER IT UP AND HIDE IT IS TOTAL DENIAL. IF PEOPLE ARE NOT AWARE OF REALITY AND FACTS BECAUSE OF THIS “N*NEOFYOURF*CKIN BUSINESS” MINDSET, THERE WILL NEVER BE A SOLUTION. AND AS FOR THE HIV RUMOR, THAT IS ALSO JUST A RUMOR – AT LEAST UNTIL THE CORONER RELEASES OFFICIAL RESULTS. THIS PIECE IS INFLAMMATORY, IS UTTERLY WITHOUT REDEEMING SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS OR CONSCIENCE, AND TOTALLY DEFENSIVE AND VERY MUCH IN DENIAL. IT DEFINITELY BELONGS IN THE TRASH. OF ALL THE FRICKIN NERVE –

    • Ordinary Geek

      Do you always write in all caps, or did you really not notice you were doing so?

      • C. Thomas Boone

        don’t quote me some stupid “rule” about capitalization or grammar or spelling – I write however I am moved to write. Sure I notice – but does that make it “correct” or “incorrect” internet etiquette. Of course, not. I’ve never heard anything so dumb in my life.

        • http://www.pro-tools-expert.com/ Russ Hughes

          Seems that you found the caps lock for your second reply

        • Rooktoven1

          Actually all caps is considered “shouting” and this has been the case for decades.

          • C. Thomas Boone

            who made up this dumb rule about “shouting” –
            have you ever read e.e. cummings ? you want to be completely conventional, go ahead and write anyway you want. “all caps” could hardly be considred shouting for decades since we were using bulletin board services and command line utilities before this silly GUI interface was even contemplated. dumb rules are dumb rules. AND I KNEW WHERE THE CAPS LOCK WAS – AND HAVE KNOWN – SINCE THE TANDY.

          • http://wiseoldsnail.org/ wiseoldsnail

            you, boone, are a certified asshole

          • Deborah Troquato

            Stop it you guys!
            This is a site to honor Prince, not squabble.

          • Nat2283

            Capitalization has been used for emphasis for CENTURIES, and there’s evidence that it’s been considered shouting on the internet as early as 1984. So yeah, asshole, it’s been considered shouting for decades. You can scoff at “netiquette”, and you can write however you’re “moved” to write, but realize that it detracts from your message as much as atrocious spelling and grammar can. I actually have no idea what your original post said because trying to read all caps is unpleasant and makes my eyes hurt, and it considerably slows down my reading speed, which instantly made it “tl;dr”. https://newrepublic.com/article/117390/netiquette-capitalization-how-caps-became-code-yelling

          • http://katyliedroyalscam.blogspot.com/ catperson73

            Who cares… sometimes people feel like shouting!

        • Vincentius

          You’re a dick.

          With a capital D, for Dick.

        • Emily Morgan

          May not make it incorrect or correct internet etiquette, but it does make it clear that you’re a massive douche who is under the delusion your post and opinion is somehow superior to others.

          Now unknot your big boy panties and respond like an adult.

    • Jessie Malek

      I agree!!!!

    • Asoto

      Dude, you’re hilarious! I’m gonna call you the “All-caps” guy!! Look, man, the problem here is that your parents never disclosed to you that your opinion actually DOESN’T matter to anyone. People like you go around flexing their opinion muscles when the reality is that no one gives a crap! Sorry to break it to you, but like most people, what you think and say really don’t mean anything to anyone, but you! Sorry 🙁

  • lightbluecollar

    Bullshit

  • Crimsonrain

    Good article except….it’s Tony Stark NOT Tony Irons, and Pepper Potts not Peppi Ports.

    • Jenjen

      I think the writer knows that. Theyre probably just making sure not to infringe on trademark/copyright legal bs.

      • Crimsonrain

        could be, but I’ve never seen names of characters being an issue. if that was the case pretty much every comic book/tv show/movie message board poster would be sued.

  • Sky Blue

    I love this more than all the articles i have read thus far <3

  • GuitarJam

    accidental oxycodone overdose

  • missmack

    You should be addressing the media. They are in control. You should address that drug addiction is nothing to shame. You could take the opportunity to open meaningful dialogue taking the place of what you find is negative. He was a public figure thats one of the trade offs he knew that.

    • Heather

      Oh, trust me…if people didn’t care and “demand” info, then “the media” would stop reporting on these things. So, really, WE are in control and not the media.

  • BambiLynn Graf

    **In reference to Jimi Hendrix but, now, said to honor Prince..

    As you and I, they have but ONE JUDGE.
    Almost, if not, every human being who has achieved greatness~ leaving immortal impact on civilization forever more~ has also been reknown for their eccentricities, weakness of flesh, and flawed imperfections.
    It is not for us to judge.
    It is no ones burden but their own.
    We should all be so lucky to live out our dreams and passions~leaving this world the glory of our gift.
    BambiLynn

  • Kellie

    I can agree with sleezter here

  • Shorehon

    KUDOS TO YOU, JUSTIN!!! I feel this way about soooooo much that’s “reported” on…that it’s NONE OF OUR FUCKING BUSINESS!!!

  • Molly

    I agree and to those who do not agree; from an acute care RN: Prince had chronic pain, he was not a drug addict! With chronic pain comes the dependence on prescription medication as a means to treat the pain and in doing so ones tolerance will build up greatly over time. The problem with prescription pain meds is that they treat the pain but can also cause central nervous system and respiratory depression in high doses and/or with stacked central nervous system depression drugs. He may well have been in excruciating pain that week for some reason or another and may very well have over estimated dosing of his pain as a means of obtaining adequate relief. Or he was in a narcotic pain medication and possibly some other med that could cause stacked CNS depression effects aka anti-seizure meds, some anti-depressants, benzos, sleep aides, allergy meds eyc. So let’s not jump to conclusions people. This very well could have been and honest accident or an act of desperation to treat intolerable pain. Prince was not about drugs, alcohol or smoking per the Paisley Park grounds rules. Let’s give the man the benefit of the doubt as i could only imagine the amount of pain he may have been experiencing pushing almost 60 years old and entertaining since he was 19. With all those years doing splits and jumping off stages…come on now people and if hip replacements were recommended, he was probably trying to avoid or delay this, while not the best option, but this was his choice. And his recent FLU very well could have been Flu related and/or he could have also been experiencing some withdrawal symptoms. Her is the kicker though…just because you experience withdrawal symptoms from narcotic pain medication does not make you and addict, it just shows that your body is physically dependent on the medication and in this case it was to manage chronic pain, not to obtain an addict’s sought after euphoria. I only wish Prince could be here to tell us all once and for all what happened as a means of putting the controversy to rest.

    Your welcome Prince from your beloved Molly from ? Minnesota.

    • Dani

      Stop making excuses for him before you find out the facts. Prince overdosed only a month before this. You don’t know crap.

      • Molly

        Ditch the tude Dani!! God Bless!!!!

  • Jack Hoft

    I…am kind of hoping my vices play a fair role in how I am remembered ^_^ .

  • Deborah Troquato

    I agree, we are not entitled, it is not our business. I will love and honor Prince no matter the outcome. Respect his wishes for privacy, we have no right to pry. Love and Respect.

  • http://www.themonthebard.org/ Themon the Bard

    Thumbs up. Well done.

  • jkstraw

    His Zippo burned out long before his black tar ever did.

  • Steph Elrics

    I love this! It’s none of our business how he died. We want answers because he was talented and too young but it’s truly not our business.

  • Sherry Brown

    People WANT it to be some scandalous event. PEOPLE SUCK..The man had chronic pain,until you feel the pain he lived with DON’T JUDGE..don’t even judge if you do.

  • http://Truthsayer.info SpirituaLee

    Fuck this article. The reason many of us want to know, is because we believe he was murdered. Many of us also don’t believe the bullshit story of drug abuse!!!
    This article only perpetuates that shit story by further propagating it and further slandering him with the insinuation… Fuck that.

    • http://www.thetrashcan.co Justin Colucci

      While I never gave any opinion as to how Prince died I am sorry that I hadn’t realized that he’d been murdered by the Illuminati. I’ll take it down immediately. Thanks for bringing this to my attention!

  • http://Truthsayer.info SpirituaLee
  • Kyla Ewing

    I see you are a “comedian”, so is the death of Prince Roger Nelson supposed to be funny? I find your comments to be highly insensitive and disgusting. Just because you don’t give a rats arse how Prince died, doesn’t mean we have to feel the same as you! You say it’s “none of our fucking business”, referring to Prince’s loving fans? I take offense to that. You have no right to talk to his grieving fans that way. You should be careful of what you say because one day you may eat your words.