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Last week we reported that Prince threw some shade toward Diddy at this same party! This time the former Mr. Halle Berry, Eric Benet, is the latest victim of Prince’s royal commandments.
Prince shut R&B crooner Eric Benet out of the Essence Black Women in Music pre-Grammy event in Hollywood because Benet is engaged to his ex-wife, Manuela Testolini, sources told Page Six.
The event Tuesday night at Playhouse in Hollywood honored Grammy-nominated singer Janelle Monae. Benet, who was married to Halle Berry, was disinvited once Prince was expected as a special guest. Organizers believed it was because Prince didn’t want to be in the company of his ex.
Prince married Testolini, an entrepreneur who also used to work for his charities, in 2001, after he divorced his first wife, backup dancer Mayte Garcia.
The “Purple Rain” rocker and Testolini were married for five years until she filed for divorce in 2006. At the time, Prince’s lawyer, Patrick Cousins, told People magazine: “This isn’t something that he wanted . . . He didn’t countersue. He is just trying to get it resolved.”
…Others at the Essence magazine event included Sean “Diddy” Combs — also reportedly cold-shouldered by Prince, who seemed unfriendly when Combs went to shake his hand
Prince is lookin’ at all these ninjas with super side-eye on some ol’, “I don’t know you maaaaaan” sh*t hahahaha!