No denying his talent but even before he was famous he was known for being cocky, rude and generally not easy to like personally.
From what I understand he got the snot beat of him on a regular basis because his mouth was twice the size of ability to fight...lol.
Yeah, I can see him being mouthy to people- he definately has an attitude and a chip on his shoulder and I'm sure it was worse back when he was in school and poor. But, if there's anyone in the world that I could have their musical talent, it would be this guy! I think he is one of the best, if not THE best, guitar players around and he doesn't get enough credit for that, because his persona is too big. I'm not one for listening to someone play riffs on guitars (I'm more of a keyboard kinda guy!), but give Prince a six string acoustic guitar and you would be amazed at what he can do with it! He's written some of the best songs ever, but his sexual persona overshadows that and prevents alot of people from 'hearing' his music. I'm just glad that he's grown up over the years (unlike Madonna) and doesn't try to use the 'I'm still sexy!' thing anymore.
I prefer him in his Purple Rain look or Lovesexy or 3121 style! Really loved him when he performed Gett Off on the MTV awards and wore that yellow outfit with the butt cut out! When he turned around halfway thru the song, and showed what God gave him to the world, it was a serious 'Miley Cyrus twerking' moment for sure! So scandalous back then!!