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Lawyer to Prince: Show Me Your Symbol ... $$$

8/3/2010 7:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Prince is getting dragged into court by high powered attorney Ed McPherson -- who claims his purple highness owes him a royal fortune ... nearly $50,000 for services rendered.

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According to the lawsuit, Prince hired McPherson to represent him on two different cases -- and racked up a legal bill of $49,987.74. McPherson says he "performed legal services on [Prince's] behalf in an exemplary manner" -- but has yet to get paid.

Prophetically, one of the cases Prince hired McPherson for was a lawsuit by an agency which -- like McPherson -- claimed Prince screwed them over financially.

In the docs, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, McPherson claims he made "countless attempts ... to resolve this matter" with Prince.

Prince's rep hasn't returned our call yet.

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Diana    

Prince really needs to just come out of the closet. Then again, what gay guy would want him? He's so feminine and ugly.

1511 days ago
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Diana    

He probably spent that $50,000 on his monthly makeup bill instead of paying his lawyer.

1511 days ago
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Ladyhome    

FIRST

Come on....this has to be a mistake....there has to be another side to this story!

1510 days ago
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ms.donna    

let me guess????? duh!!prince ***ing out with a new album? who he sexing on this one?????????

1510 days ago
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justsaying    

Hey Lawyer! This is what it sounds like.....when doves cry!! By the way, if Prince was gay, don't you think someone would have been on t.v. afer selling their story? You all won't be happy until the whole lot of you are gay. That's why you hate him. He won't conform to your wants and desires. You can't even turn on a tv. show without seeing two white girls swapping spit or two white guys telling each other how much they are in love with each other. I don't know what your fastination with gayness is, but I hope you and those t.v. writers get another hobby. This gay crap is truly jaded.

1510 days ago
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ms.donna    

He may b who he is, but he gets what he wants!!!!! BET UR WOMAN WOULD RUN FOR IT!! stop hating!!! that lil man looks damn good!!! go lil man do what u do!!!!

1510 days ago
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keyslammer    

You know, that is just chump change to someone like him. Why doesn't he pay up? There's not a top notch attorney in the whole city that would represent him in the future. It's a pretty small in the legal business.

1510 days ago
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Dee    

Prince is sexy n hot!!!! The money he has!!! Hes one that could get anything!!

1510 days ago
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Locke    

We can't be reading this, Prince said the internet is dead after all... oh wait that's just his career. Prince is a small man with a big ego who is stuck in the past back when he was a *STAR* now he's just a washed up nobody.

1510 days ago
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The Rad    

People. Wake up. Prince RULES. He has NOTHING else to prove. His career gyrating and making hot sexy hits is over by his own choice. He is one of the most talented musicians who has ever cut records. Don't expose oneself as too young and ignorant. He is the stated inspiration for so many of your favorite artists today--who WISH they had his talent. Do some research ALL THE SONGS HE HAS WRITTEN and PRODUCED for others - unless too busy thinking about people's sexual orientation. He is a pretty man, and check the facts: He gets some super fine women. If were "in the closet" SO WHAT? Is that a put-down? Stop being bigoted and using "closet" as a way of putting people down. This man has so much money, 50k is nothing. You have never heard about him really hurting anyone or committing a crime. Don't believe the allegations of every lawsuit.

1510 days ago
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maizieful    

Love Prince he's a great musician and so HOTTTT..Such tremendous talent and we love you Prince...One of the very best musicians we have today. Whoever doesn't know that is ignorant and lacking true appreciation.

1510 days ago
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Sheila    

ALL OF YOU FAKERS, ALL YOU JOCK STRAP RIDING BITCHES AND ALL YOU GREEDY JEALOUS PRINCE HATERS, CAN KISS MY ASS 3121 TIMES!!!YOU WILL NEVER BE THE MAN PRINCE IS...

1510 days ago
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maizieful    

Prince is so beautiful...He stay's away from media because of antagonistic media/tabloids spewing trash. Same thing done to Michael Jackson for years. Love listening to him play music. He can let it rip anytime he chooses. The best is what he is.

1510 days ago
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pamela    

Prince is far from being "washed-up"... unless you consider being worth $250 MILLION dollars... being a nobody.

On the other hand, he needs to PAY HIS BILLS. He's old enough to know better and to just pay what he owes... As another posted said, he'll never find decent legal representation in the future... all because he didn't pay what for him amounts to chump change!

1510 days ago
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The Rad    

If Prince didn't pay his legal bill, I'm sure he had a reason, and I'm sure he's not losing an ounce of sleep over this lawsuit. All in a days work when you have hundreds of millions of dollars. So he'll pay if he's ordered to by a Judge. For all we know he's disputed the charges. Some who are quick to judge may also their own unpaid bills for something or other - bills of a lesser amount which they have the money to pay.

1510 days ago
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