Sheila E. Sheds Light on Prince’s Decision
In an interview with PEOPLE at the premiere of the documentary “The Greatest Night in Pop,” Sheila E. clarified that Prince’s decision was not motivated by any negative feelings toward the song or the cause it supported.
At the time, Prince was deeply engaged in his Purple Rain Tour, and he and Sheila E. were actively involved in charitable initiatives. They were already performing at children’s hospitals and organizing free concerts for individuals with cancer and disabilities.
Sheila E. expressed that Prince‘s decision was not a reflection of indifference or disdain. It was simply a matter of being overwhelmed by the sheer number of participants and the potential discomfort he might feel in such a large gathering.
Sheila E.’s Involvement
Sheila E. also opened up about her own experience during the recording session. She initially believed she would have a verse to sing but later realized that her presence was primarily intended to entice Prince to join the project.
While she initially felt a sense of disappointment, Sheila E. has since let go of any negative emotions. She acknowledges that the song’s impact and the collective effort of the artists involved were more significant than her personal experience.
“The Greatest Night in Pop” Documentary
“The Greatest Night in Pop” offers an intimate look at the making of “We Are The World,” featuring interviews with artists, producers, and behind-the-scenes personnel. Sheila E.’s candid account adds a unique perspective to the documentary.
The film chronicles the journey of the song, from its inception to its recording and release. It captures the collaborative spirit, the challenges faced, and the emotional impact of the project on the Music industry and the world at large.
The documentary is a testament to the power of Music and the willingness of artists to unite for a common cause. It also highlights the enduring legacy of “We Are the World” as a timeless classic and a symbol of global solidarity.
“The Greatest Night In Pop” is available to stream on Netflix, offering viewers a deeper understanding of the making of this iconic song and the motivations behind the artists involved.