Actor Wesley Snipes revealed that he beat out Prince for a role in Michael Jackson's 18- minute short-film "Bad". In an interview on TBS' "Conan", the 55-year-old star said, "Me and Prince were auditioning together, and I blew Prince out of the water. "Michael had told Prince that he had the role, and then he met me.
This is a true story. Prince was actually considered the lead character in the 'Bad' video, and then Michael met me and kicked Prince to the curb." However, in a 1997 VH1 interview with Chris Rock, Prince stated a different reason for not doing the video. "The first line in that song is, 'your butt is mine' so I was saying, 'Who gon' sing that to whom? Because you sure ain't singing it to me, and I sure ain't singing it to you.' So right there we got a problem," Prince, who died of an overdose in April last year, had said at the time.
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