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Prince Humiliated by the Fighting Irish

3/26/2010 5:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Prince Prince is the subject of a public shaming in Ireland after a judge decided to release information about the singer's recent court battle because the Purple One isn't paying the piper.

High Court Justice Peter Kelly just announced that Prince owes nearly $3 million in damages to concert promoters for bailing on a 2008 show in Dublin at the last minute.

According to Kelly, the two parties reached a settlement back in February -- but Prince hasn't paid the promoters a dime.

In a related note -- during the case, an agent who worked with Prince told the court that the singer is a royal pain in the ass to work with ... and when the agent informed Prince of the Irish problem, Prince said, "Tell the cat to chill. We will work something out."

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jeff    

suprise suprise suprise..doesnt he owe back taxes too?

1675 days ago
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whoflungpoo    

first haaaaaaaaa!!!!!

1675 days ago
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Jill    

I thought he was suppose to work with Michael Jackson and did not because he thought he was to good for that? What has he done lately regarding the release of new songs? NOTHING...

1675 days ago
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Hep    

Geez, pay up! Ireland really needs the money right now.

1675 days ago
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JUJU BE    

@whoflungpoo no, Second, but a good effort.

@ Jeff, yes he he owes nearly a half a million in taxes to the state of minnesota. http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=846939

1675 days ago
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xcalibur    

ANOTHER MJ. SOUNDS LIKE PRINCE WILL HAVE TO DO 50 DATES AT LONDON O2!! HAHA. LET'S SEE HOW LONG THAT LASTS.

1675 days ago
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jenn    

woooohoooo money for ireland. we need it right now

1675 days ago
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Ziggy    

Prince is worth about 200 million dollars. He will settle this crap. He's not embarrassed, it's a joke to him.

1675 days ago
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Lewy    

I saw this guy in a Florida airport several years ago - he's a runt.

1675 days ago
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jessy    

I have played basketball with prince and his boyzzz and im tellin ya,,he floats up to the basket..the man also has good drugs....

1675 days ago
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Eaglewerks    

Prince, aka: Prince Rogers Nelson, aka: Skipper, aka: "the artist formerly known as Prince", aka: The Purple One, aka: Prince is a small man with a large and expensive entourage. His bio tells us the following about the lawsuit and settlement:

"Prince cancelled a concert, planned at Dublin's Croke Park on June 16, 2008, at just 10 days' notice. In October 2009 promoters MCD Productions went to court to sue Prince for €1.6 million, after paying him $1.5 million, half his agreed fee of $3 million for the concert. MCD claim they had to refund 55,126 tickets purchased and its total losses exceeded $1.66 million. Prince's lawyers have argued the MCD claim was "greatly inflated". Prince settled the case out of court in February 2010.[79] During the trial, it was revealed that Prince had been offered $22 million for seven concerts as part of a proposed 2008 European tour. ..."

He has done a lot of charity and pro bono work but has not setup any world-wide tour which would be a vehicle to make the type of money required to pay such a settlement. The music industry has changed much in the past three years, and Prince is smart enough to realize that. Though personally not a fan, it will be very interesting to see his innovations as the music industry continues to change.

1675 days ago
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Jill    

He tried to change his name to a symbol, does anybody out there remember that? Maybe Prince is TMZ latest muse. All celebrities are fair game I guess it is his turn. Try to dig up more than this...any mistresses or strange behaviour we should know about?

1675 days ago
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Walter    

Prince has been needing a real Irish attitude adjustment for decades.

1675 days ago
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C'mon TMZ    

8. woooohoooo money for ireland. we need it right now
Posted at 10:55AM on Mar 26th 2010 by jenn



LOL 3 million ain't sh*t.

1675 days ago
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BB    

This guy is not having a good week. Earlier in the week his name was published in several Minnesota newspapers because he owes $500K in back taxes on homes and businesses in the state.

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/music/89037347.html

Pay your damn bills!!

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