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Prince To Staff:

Whitney's Welcome at My Shows!

5/12/2011 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Apparently, Prince had no idea Whitney Houston had been blacklisted from his concerts ... and now, The Purple One wants everyone to know "she's always welcome 4 all of eternity."

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TMZ had confirmed the ban with several sources connected to Prince's tour -- but Wednesday, Prince's manager released a statement welcoming Houston to come back whenever she wants ... insisting the singer enjoys having Houston in his audience.

One extremely connected source tells us, "Someone could have taken it upon themselves to say Whitney was banned ... but it did not come from Prince."

0509_sloppy_signs_videoThe source adds, "Whoever decided Whitney was banned did not have the authority to do so."

In fact, we're told Prince invited Whitney to hang out backstage during one of his L.A. shows.

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Truth    

HA, HARVEY AND HIS MORONIC TEAM OF HIGH SKOOL CHEAP ASS REPORTERS AND CLERKS CANT EVEN GET THE STORY RIGHT. THE ORIGINAL STATEMENT WAS POSTED ON DR FUNKENBERRY BLOG AND EVEN RADIO GUY, JAWN MURRAY, SPOKE LIVE WITH PRINCE'S PR WHO DENIED THE CLAIM. NOTICE HOW LONG IT TOOK HARVEY TO POST THE TRUTH. DUDE WANTED THE HIT COUNTS BUT NOT THE TRUTH COUNT. YOU'RE GETTING CLOSER TO ENQUIRER'S CREDIBILITY EVERYDAY... JUST SAYIN.

@JawnMurray - Jawn Murray #Exclusive - They say Whitney Houston was not drinking, using drugs or bothering Prince's staff like yesterday's report on TMZ claimed.
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17.

DirtySouth    

Bad journalism for TMZ, and they even posted the video in a way that made Whitney seem as though she was misbehaving. People sitting near/next to her at the concert said she never once acted in a way that seemed strange.

1199 days ago
18.

knowitall    

2 Former great talents whose yers of fame has come and gone many,many,many years ago. Just go quietly and stop making fools of yourself please, please, please.

1199 days ago
19.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

His staff did the right thing. The embarrassment forced her back into rehab. Sure it was outpatient and she probably has no intention of giving up drugs, but at least she was participating in meetings.

1199 days ago
20.

Meanie    

Hazbeen named Prince, named something, named Prince again and Train Wreck crack nut named Whitney. Yawn.

1199 days ago
21.

janalal4    

Right. Seems TMZ's mistake was in using their 'sources' to speak for Prince himself. Knew this story was BS.

1199 days ago
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steven katona    

who knows the known knowns and the known unknowns of the superstars nowadays all we know is what we see and as a fan i'm happy to know that prince has changed his tune. we all know whitney's got some personal issues to deal with and its good to know she can watch a live show to help her in her recovery. once again music sooths the savage soul and i hope whitney and her daughter can get out to the local music scene more often than stayin at home smokin crack. she needs to get out more and let her fans see her. do her hair and make-up and maybe get to a dentist and don't forget to eat your vegies! sometimes a good tune is better than a 7 gram rock and i hope whitney makes the right choices so that the whole world can enjoy the show instead of her being a closet case and doing the coke! her international fans adore her and we all wanna see her rise from the ashes of the crackpipe and start her career again. its a long road to the top and whitney's got courage! i've seen it for myself! http://youtu.be/00Kvyw7AEKU

1199 days ago
23.

steven katona    

in your own words whitney!

http://youtu.be/Eho6m_H1q2c

that was back in 99'. you've been smokin crack for over ten years now sugar! enoughs enough! play me another funky beat! i think its time you re-entered the arena! i have no idea what would lead this superstar astray!? all i know is that if music is love then whitney you better play it again! we all love you whitney in canada! play it loud whitney! ten years is long enough!

1199 days ago
24.

glittzz    

Prince has always loved Whitney - also,

(( stay up COMMON, you do a lot for children with your poetry and have contributed a lot to help people.))

1199 days ago
25.

Sandra     

Who cares!! Whitney is toast and Prince is yesterday's news!!

1199 days ago
26.

TheVolleyballGod    

He should write a new tune called "Super Crack Ho ur wel*** back anytime ya'll"

1199 days ago
27.

always    

Whitney and her daughter are nothing but crack heads. I wouldn't want her on my stage making a fool of her drugged up self.She will never change.

1199 days ago
28.

QWSR    

I'm so proud of Whitney Houston she is not letting these sick twisted white people in the media get her down they all lied about the whole prince concert thing they also lied about the whole going back to rehab thing has well prove to us she is in rehab show the evidence No one wants to hear that her so called reps said she is that's not evidence that's hear say you white media trash tmz you are idiots you should be embarrassed and a shamed you racist dirty white filthy pigs go home and kill your self's now do the world a favor you guys messed up big time LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1199 days ago
29.

Stephanie    

Price Y r u in the tabloids for Girls when U have a concert currently!? Check it Prince and a Kardashian? http://bit.ly/lI17bC

1199 days ago
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DANA    

We pray her daughter fix her BIG GAP until the next concert You could pass a truck thru it and Im sure they can afford to fix it.

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