Prince comes a-callin’

Next time the Jehovah’s Witnesses appear at your door, you might want to see who their spokesman is before turning them away. A Jewish couple in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, received a shock on Oct. 5 when Prince showed up at their house to stump for the religious group, reports the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “Doorbell rings. My husband runs upstairs and says, ‘Prince is at the door!'” remembers the resident, identified as Rochelle.

The petite “Purple Rain” pop star’s timing could have been better: Yom Kippur was about to start and a Vikings game was on TV. After Rochelle’s initial shock wore off, she had little patience for Prince’s spiel. “I said, ‘You know what? You’ve walked into a Jewish household, and this is not something I’m interested in.'” The artist formerly known as a freaky symbol reportedly responded, “Can I just finish?” Prince gave his testimonial for about 25 minutes and left a pamphlet. “He didn’t do anything wrong,” insists Rochelle. “He was very kind.” Prince’s attorney tells the New York Daily News that his client is “very committed” to the Jehovah’s Witnesses.


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