Kylie Minogue has revealed that Prince once recorded one of her songs . The Aussie singer shared her memories of the music icon, as she joined millions of fans around the world in mourning his sudden passing.
Writing on Instagram, she described him as her "musical crush" revealing that he sang on an unreleased track for her called Baby Doll. Posting an image from Purple Rain, Kylie wrote: "'My musical crush since my teenage years. I met Prince after his concert at London's Earls Court in 1992', wrote the Australian songstress next to an image of Prince's iconic Purple Rain album cover.
"I said I would love to work with him and he said, come visit the studio. He asked me where my lyrics were and where would I like my mic set up. Joking with me," she continued. "I did end up giving him lyrics for a song called Baby Doll. His driver delivered a cassette to me later that night. It was a demo of Prince singing and playing the song Baby Doll he had written using the lyrics. We never recorded it properly.
"I then had the privilege of visiting Paisley Park. It was a dream come true. Thank you for the music and memories. #ripprince #whendovescry'" she concluded.
Fans of both Prince and the pop princess urged her to release the track. "You must make this happen! You should release it in his honour he would be proud', one tweeted. "Can we hear Baby Doll on your next album?" asked another. "Would be lovely to hear it pure genius RIP Prince "
Kylie has previously described herself as a Prince fan, telling The Mirror in 2014 "I would love to sing with Prince because he was my obsession as a teenager, literally. I might have paid for his car because I went to see Purple Rain so many times', she admitted at the time."
Prince died at his Paisley Park estate near Minneapolis on Thursday (21 April) morning . The 57-year-old was found "unresponsive" in a lift . He was pronounced dead at 10.07am. Celebrity news website TMZ alleged that the artist had suffered the consequences of an earlier overdose of narcotic painkillers called Percocet. The Purple Rain singer was reportedly taking the drug for a hip problem after having corrective surgery around six years ago.
He was briefly hospitalised and given a so-called "save shot" when his jet made an emergency landing in Atlanta, Georgia, on 15 April, six days before his death. At the time, his publicist reassured worried fans that the star, who had cancelled two shows because of ill health in the run-up to his death, had been suffering severe flu-related symptoms and was recovering in his home after receiving treatment. Just days later, news of his is sudden passing left the music world reeling.
A four-hour autopsy was conducted at the Minnesota medical examiner's office in Ramsey, with investigators concluding that his death was not the result of suicide. It may take several weeks for toxicology reports to be made public.
The music icon, who was adored by millions had a simple send-off at a Minneapolis funeral home attended by his immediate family and was cremated in accordance with his religious practice as a Jehovah's Witness.
A memorial concert is being planned to give fans a chance to celebrate the life and music of Prince.