*A singer and guitarist in Prince’s backing band New Power Generation decided to shoot her shot with the boss in the form of a love letter, which was discovered by investigators following his death.
Andy Allo, who joined NPG in 2011, would eventually launch a solo career, with an assist from Prince’s. The two were rumored to have a romantic relationship.
The note — which was photographed by police shortly after Prince died and released this week — was not signed by Allo, but circumstantial evidence points to her as the author, according to The Blast:
The letter was written on stationery from a hotel in Montreal, where Prince performed two shows in 2011.
The writer also said the song “Nothing More” was written about Prince — “Nothing More” is the name of a song by Andy Allo.
The letter starts off by thanking Prince for “taking a chance” on her “last night” — Allo debuted one of her songs, “People Pleaser,” during those Montreal concerts. The song was later recorded at Paisley Park, Prince’s studio, and included on her second album (which Prince executive produced).
“It means mountains for having faith in me to do what I love. I’m happy, ecstatic & that crazy person who can’t stop smiling,” she adds.
The 29-year-old singer begins the second page, writing, “I’m in love with U.”
She continues, “I’ve probably told you this before or you know it already … the song ‘Nothing More’ is inspired by you, for you, and what I said last night was true ‘dedicated to the love(s) of my life’ … it’s music and you baby. That’s all there is to it.”
“I will never forget these last 2 nights,” she begins on the last page, “and have no matter how many photos are taken of you with socks and flip flops you are still the sexiest, most attractive man in my eyes and _____ <— thought of something too nasty to write but I’m sure you can fill in the blanks.”
She concludes, “Respect. Gratitude. Muse. Inspiration. Love. All things I feel and more when it comes to you. I love you.”