Sinead O’Connor reveals Prince once attacked her and chased her around Malibu in extraordinary interview where she insists she’s been a Muslim all of her life she just didn’t realise it
- Singer told Good Morning Britain she ‘reverted’ and didn’t ‘convert’ to Islam
- Performed her cover of Prince’s Nothing Compares 2 U live in the studio
- Claimed Prince tried to assault her after summoning her to his house
Sinead O’Conner has claimed that Prince once attacked her and chased her around Malibu in an interview during which she insisted she’s been a Muslim her whole life.
The singer appeared on Good Morning Britain today to perform Nothing Compares 2 U and afterwards discussed her conversion to Islam.
Piers Morgan also asked her whether or not she had ever met Prince after she enjoyed such success with his song.
‘We did meet once but we didn’t get on,’ she said. ‘It was a very frightening experience actually, he summoned me to his house one night and I foolishly went alone.
‘He summoned me there because he was uncomfortable with fact I wasn’t a protege of his.
‘He ordered me that I don’t swear anymore in interviews of course Irish people swear a lot, I told him where to go and he went for me.
‘I ran out of his house, I’m hiding behind a tree, he’s going this way in his car, I’m spitting at him and he’s trying to punch me then I went to ring a doorbell.’
Sinead O’Connor is pictured on today’s episode of Good Morning Britain, during which she claimed to have always been a Muslim
She believes his alleged behaviour was the result of him taking ‘some pretty dark drugs’ and accused him of being violent to ‘plenty’ of other women. Prince died of an accidental drug overdose in April 2016.
She claimed that she had not converted, but reverted to the religion, saying: ‘In Islam, you don’t call it conversion. You call it reversion – the idea is you were born Muslim.’
The Irish pop star – best known for her 1990 cover of a hitherto little-known Prince song – announced she was a Muslim in October last year. But today she said: ‘I’ve been a Muslim my whole life, I just didn’t realise it.’
Speaking to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, she said she realised she belonged to the faith because of it’s assertion that scriptures predating Islam have ‘been tampered with’ as she’d always suspected.
The singer (pictured on this morning’s show) told the presenters that she has always been a Muslim and she realised once she’d started reading the Qur’an
Sinead spoke about prejudice she has faced since announcing her faith and says women have criticised her for ‘conforming’ to beauty standards that emphasise modesty by wearing the hijab.
She said that she responds to those women by saying ‘your hair is a hijab’ as she claimed that her controversial Tweet about not wanting to be around white people ‘was never true’ and was in response to an effigy of Grenfell Tower being burned.
Sinead O’Connor is pictured performing her version of Nothing Compares 2 U on today’s Good Morning Britain