If you were a child of the 80's or alive at anytime between 1979 and 1999, you know about the musical relationship between Prince and Morris Day.
The public was first put on to Morris Day in the 1984 film "Purple Rain" where Prince's band, The Revolution, had a pretty nice club rivalry with Morris Day and The Time! From this one movie we got hits like "Darling Nikki", "Jungle Love" and "Purple Rain".
The relationship between the two seemed tumultuous on screen but the pair were actually good friends in real life. To say that Prince was the machine behind Morris Day and The Time would be an understatement but, never, in a million years did anyone ever think that after his death, the relationship would be tested.
According to Day, Prince's estate wants him to STOP using the name "Morris Day and The Time" when he performs. In a statement that he posted to social media Day says that this never should have been an issue after Prince's death because the purple icon had no problem while he was living.
“I’ve given 40 years of my life building up a name and legacy that Prince and I came up with,” Day wrote in the social media post.
While Prince was alive, he did not have a problem with the name’s use, Day continued.
“However, now that Prince is no longer with us, suddenly, the people who control his multi million dollar estate want to rewrite history by taking my name away from me, thus impacting how i feed my family. So as of now, per the Prince Estate, [I] can no longer use Morris Day & The Time in any capacity,” according to the post.
A representative for the estate disputed Day’s post.
“Given Prince’s longstanding history with Morris Day and what the Estate thought were amicable discussions, The Prince Estate was surprised and disappointed to see his recent post. The Estate is open to working proactively with Morris to resolve this matter. However, the information that he shared is not entirely accurate,” the rep wrote in a statement to The New York Post.
This whole ordeal comes as a shock to fans and many of them are calling this a disgrace!
Hopefully this can all be worked out amicably because the only other option is for Morris Day and The Time to rename themselves and that would change history.