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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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16.

maizieful    

What a brilliant musician and entertainer!! Love Prince..He's better than anyone today by far..Incredible guitarist, singer and song writer....Check out his performance at NAACP special online. Super good..

1671 days ago
17.

Kim Lambert    

Isn't Prince a Jehovah Witness? Supposedly he converted to that cult a few years ago. Anyone know? I was involved with the JWs for a time - wow, what a controlling, self-righteous group of religious nutcases!

1671 days ago
18.

Daneen    

He owe Minnesota $450,000 in taxes as well.

CHASKA, Minn. - Prince looks like a pauper in a list of delinquent taxpayers in Minnesota.

Carver County tax records show the musician's PRN Music Corp. owes more than $227,000 for 2009 taxes to the state and other government bodies. The county is southwest of Minneapolis.

PRN Music houses Prince's Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen. County records list several other properties under his full name, Prince R. Nelson, as delinquent.

County taxpayer services manager Laurie Engelen estimates PRN Music and Prince's other properties owe about $450,000 in taxes.

PRN and Prince's studios don't have listed phone numbers. A talent agency that has represented Prince didn't immediately respond to e-mail seeking comment.

The delinquency list was published last week in the Chaska Herald.

1671 days ago
19.

Robyn    

Love him but he needs to pay up.

1671 days ago
20.

mellow    

wth 3mil for Prince monopoly cash and after all we learned in the MJ case I thought there was insurance for these types of situations?

LOVE Prince, please find dirt where he has had sleepovers with children not his own, DUI's, whacked out relationships, been abusive or a jackoff to his fans, beat on any women.....

Oh yeah none of those, what a pc of work he is --burn him

1671 days ago
21.

Cappy Lills Kid    

Hey Deadbeat payup & while your at it, tell my f@ggot exhusband to pay up too!

1671 days ago
22.

shuffler    


You all wish you could make as much as he owes in taxes and settlements. Don't hate.

Every celebrity has their financial business made public by The Man now and then, for obvious effect.

1670 days ago
23.

Kiama    

Prince! Him turning to the occult world. Prince talking about his childhood the Tavis Smiley show. He seemed to talk and be so much in believing in God.

1422 days ago
24.

Kiama    

What do you mean that Prince has good drugs? Was that a joke pertaining to basket ball?

1422 days ago
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