‘You still live in Minnesota don’t you?’
It’s been over three months since the death of Prince and his absence has left an unfillable void in music and culture. Prince was a rare artist who combined the sensual and spiritual in a funky sound that could turn out any party. In the wake of his death, anecdotes abound about how he was always the coolest guy in the room. Even when A-list actor Matt Damon met him at an after-party, he was nervous to speak with him.
Recently on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Damon told a story about meeting Prince after a concert he attended with his ten-year-old daughter. “We could reach up and touch Prince,” Damon told Fallon. “I turned to my wife and said, ‘We’ve completely ruined this child. This is her first concert!’ ” After the show, Damon saw Prince backstage and decided to make a little small talk with the legend, asking him: “You still live in Minnesota don’t you?” and his royal badness gave him the most Prince-like response, “I live inside my own heart, Matt Damon.”