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Pop icon Prince blasts music bosses for taking advantage of artists

Published on May 6, 2014 3:48 AM

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - US pop icon Prince fueled his long-running feud with music industry bosses Monday, slamming them for being "always at the beach," while hard-working artists make fortunes for them.

The 55-year-old, who only weeks ago agreed a new deal with Warner Bros and who is due to release a new studio album, said he has had enough of record label supremos living the good life on the back of musicians.

The artist originally signed a lucrative deal with Warner Bros Records in 1992, but became frustrated with how they released his music, and the deal ended after the musician wrote "Slave" on his face.

Prince, long known as the Artist Formerly Known as Prince, struck a new deal with Warners last month to release previously unheard material as well as a remastered edition of the "Purple Rain" 1984 film soundtrack.

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