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’ā€” 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.”