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Wesley Snipes stole Prince's role in Michael Jackson's video

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

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 me. This is a true story. Prince was actually considered the lead character in the 'Bad' video, and then Michael 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.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 11:28 IST