Irish singer Sinead O’Connor has accused Prince of trying to beat her up in a “drug-fuelled attack” at his home in Los Angeles.
She alleges that the late singer chased her with a pillow “filled with something hard” during a brawl.
In an interview on Good Morning Britain, the 52-year-old singer claims that the pair clashed after her hit song ‘Nothing Compares 2U’ – which was written by Prince – dominated the charts.
“We did meet once but we didn’t get on very well, we tried to beat each other up,” she told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on the British morning show.
“Well, it was more he tried to beat me up and I was defending myself.
“It’s not a joke, it’s not a joke at all, it was a very frightening experience actually.”
When recalling the attack, she explained: “He summoned me to his house one night and I foolishly went alone, not knowing where I was.
“He summoned me there because he was uncomfortable with the fact I wasn’t a protege of his, I had just recorded the song, and he was wanting me to be a protege of his.
“He ordered that I don’t swear anymore in my interviews but Irish people swear all the time, of course I told him where he could go.”
It was at that moment that Prince allegedly “went for” her.
She added: “Then he went upstairs and got a pillow and he had something hard in the pillow and I ran out of his house.
“I was hiding behind a tree… he’s going this way in his car, we meet on the highway in Malibu at 5 o’clock in the morning.
“We were running around his car, I’m spitting at him and he’s trying to punch me, he’s got this pillow he’s trying to hit me with.
“Then I had to go and ring someone’s doorbell which is what my father always told me to do if I got in a situation like that.
“I’m not the only one he went at. One of the girls in his band was in hospital with broken ribs at the time.”
O’Connor alleges that Prince was on “some pretty dark drugs” at the time and that she never saw or heard from him again after that.