Morris Day claimed in an Instagram publish on Thursday that the property of the late singer Prince is barring him from utilizing the title Morris Day & The Time.
“I’ve given 40 years of my life build up a reputation and legacy that Prince and I got here up with,” Day wrote within the social media publish.
Whereas Prince was alive, he didn’t have an issue with the title’s use, Day continued.
“Nonetheless, now that Prince is no longer with us, out of the blue, the individuals who management his multi million greenback property wish to rewrite historical past by taking my title away from me, thus impacting how i feed my household. In order of now, per the Prince Property, [I] can not use Morris Day & The Time in any capability,” in line with the publish.
A consultant for the property disputed Day’s publish.
“Given Prince’s longstanding historical past with Morris Day and what the Property thought had been amicable discussions, The Prince Property was stunned and disillusioned to see his latest publish. The Property is open to working proactively with Morris to resolve this matter. Nonetheless, the knowledge that he shared shouldn’t be fully correct,” the rep wrote in a press release to The Publish.
Prince began the Time in 1981. The group had hits like “Cool,” “The Chook” and “Jungle Love,” and the band was a part of his 1984 film “Purple Rain.”
Day’s publish shouldn’t be the primary time there was rivalry concerning the group’s title.
In 2011, the band, which incorporates hit producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, tried to launch an album, “Condensate.” Prince, who retained rights to the band’s title, “wouldn’t allow them to launch it as ‘The Time,’ so that they recorded and carried out because the Authentic 7ven as an alternative,” the Star Tribune reported.
“Every part’s kinda loopy,” Day told the Star Tribune. “This has created a storm of response. I don’t wish to discuss it proper now. There can be a time when it’s applicable to speak.”