Prince Swears Off Cursing

By | May 26, 2001 at 12:00 AM

It may be hard to believe, but the singer who once provoked shock waves with his X-rated lyrics has sworn off cursing and is preaching about the importance of virtue in the May edition of Gotham magazine.

Prince, who is now a Jehovah’s Witness, said that “when you use those (curse) words, you call up all the anger, all the negatives times the word has been used before – you bring it toward yourself. Why would you want that?”

Prince also told the magazine that teens need more God in their lives.

“When I look at the violence, I wonder where the parents are, but also where is God in their lives? A kid is an open computer ready for programming. Some weird relationships happen, smoking too early and sex.”

Jehovah’s Witnesses are an apocalyptic group that interprets the Bible differently than traditional Christian organizations.

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