On Monday’s episode of Conan, Zooey Deschanel recounted a story about the late Prince making a cameo appearance on the TV series New Girl in 2014. She explained that the “Purple Rain” singer was supposed to appear alongside the Kardashian clan.
However, Prince was not a fan of the Kardashians, and the iconic singer ordered the reality stars’ parts to be cut from the show.
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“Someone was friends with some of the Kardashians and had made a phone call and they had kindly come on to shoot a kind of cameo part,” the actress said. “It turns out that someone from Prince’s camp said, ‘Who are the celebrities? I hope it’s not a Kardashian.’”
The scripts with the famous family’s lines were burned, and Zooey added, “I felt so bad because obviously everyone had gone out of their way to be there on that day, but Prince was running the show.”
This is not the first time the music legend had a run-in with the E! family. Back in 2011, Prince told Kim Kardashian to “get off the stage” because she would not dance and sing with him at his Madison Square Garden concert.
Prince passed away on April 21 at his Paisley Park estate at the age of 57.