Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 at 11:14 am  |  30 responses

Carlos Boozer Details How He Became Prince’s Landlord

“‘He knows how to live,’ Boozer said. ‘I’ll put it that way,’” is merely one highlight among many from this Chicago Tribune article chronicling Prince and Carlos Boozer’s tenant-landlord relationship: “The Bulls’ only trip to Minneapolis uncovered this nugget: Carlos Boozer once rented his West Hollywood mansion to none other than Prince, Minnesota’s Purple Rain musical icon. ‘My realtor was like, Yo, there’s this guy who wants to rent your house. He saw it before you bought it,’ Boozer recalled of the 2004 transaction. ‘I was like, ‘I’m not leasing my house. I’ve never done that. The amount of money he was willing to pay made me reconsider. And that’s how Prince rented my house out.’ Multiple media outlets reported Prince paid $70,000 per month for the 10-bedroom, 11-bath home. The same reports said attorneys for Boozer filed suit against Prince/MPG Music for violating the eight–month lease because of ‘painting the exterior with purple striping, ‘prince’ symbol, and numbers 3121′— one of Prince’s albums. The suit also cited a purple monogrammed carpet was installed in the master bedroom and plumbing ‘for water transfer for beauty salon chairs’ was added… ‘He did some very specific things that were built for him and his lifestyle, which is very different than mine.’ Boozer’s attorneys eventually dismissed the suit and Boozer said he signed a disclosure agreement not to talk about specifics.”

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  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com/ airs

    ‘painting the exterior with purple striping, ‘prince’ symbol, and numbers 3121′— one of Prince’s albums…purple monogrammed carpet was installed in the master bedroom and plumbing ‘for water transfer for beauty salon chairs’ was added.
    wtf hahahahaha.
    game . blouses.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne


  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Prince is a beast.

  • K.a.

    In your face carlos boozer

    And then he invited us in for pancakes

  • MikeC.

    Carlos Boozer, always setting those fruity picks.

  • burnt_chicken

    like it’s 1999.

  • NJ4Life

    this bores me

  • http://www.redraidersports.com Nicolas Fleming

    Oh, the endless possibilities that Chappelle has unlocked. Game blouses.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    I remember this story. So hilarious. But hey, the way I see it, if you’re paying $70K/month to live in a place, you can do whatever the heck you want to do to it.

  • snasty10

    run the play…computer blue

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    “Not a big fan of some of his concerts. He likes to do the butt-cheek thing, not really my thing. Some of his music is pretty hot, though.” –Carlos Boozer

  • Riggs

    why doesnt booz purify himself in the waters of lake minnetonka

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    “Why don’t you purify yourself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka, Carlos Boozer?”

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    DAMN IT!!!
    Riggs beat me to it!

  • Cizzo

    tHAT’S cRAZY…..

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    Bad enough Riggs stole my real-life nickname on here.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/san-dova-speak-easy/ San Dova

    I love Prince…and this is hilarious.

  • JoeMaMa

    This is what it sounds like when Booz cries.

  • bashmo

    Im sure prince was screaming, Shoot the J! Shoot it! after boozer injured his hand earlier in the season. LMAO

  • Charles

    I wonder does Booz have a raspberry beret?

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    So…about that disclosure agreement though?

  • Riggs

    haha @Enigmatic

  • David Robinson

    Prince has game in real life; kinda ironic that he rented a place from a pro baller…

  • rich

    lol he could use the chairs for doing his hair……i would love to see him with the relaxer lol

  • onetwo

    Those damages to the house should pale in comparison to the knowledge Boozer gained by playing Prince 1on1. Also it was Prince that taught Boozer how to pluck his unibrow. You’re so ungrateful, Boozer!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Mars

    Charlie Murphy would have told it better.

  • Mike From Spain

    ‘My name is Booz, and I am funky! My name is Booz, the one and only! I did not come to funk around, till I get a few rings / I won’t leave this town’

  • dsleepy

    hilarious comments making me miss chapelle show…wish he would come back

  • Kid Dynamite

    The blouses definitely got the W in this one LOL

  • Purple Reign

    Yeah right, Prince probs just challenged boozer to some street hoops, wiped his ass across the floor, and then served him some pancakes. Boozer knows what’s good. He had to rent out the crilla after that.