Arsenio Hall is denying claims he supplied Prince with drugs. The 1990s late night show host is defending himself against accusations made by troubled singer Sinead O’Connor. The Irish import is known for her hit song, ‘Nothing Compares 2 U,” which was written by the late music icon.
Despite not having any relationship with Prince outside of a supposed fight the two had at his Hollywood home, according to The Wrap, O’Connor posted an accusation of drug use on her Facebook page. She calls for drug enforcement administrators in Prince’s death to take a look at Hall. Referring to the comedian as “Prince’s and Eddie Murphy’s b—-,” the singer asserts that anyone who believes Prince did not do drugs is “living in cloud cuckoo land.”
O’Connor, also claims Hall “spiked me years ago at Eddie Murphy’s house,” was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder in 2012, according to Electronic Urban Report. She frequently uses Facebook to expose her problematic thoughts. The singer used the social media platform to detail her struggles with depression in November 2015 before taking an overdose and winding up in a hospital.
Hall’s representative, Traci Harper, swiftly released a statement to People denying O’Connor’s accusations.
“The statement regarding Arsenio Hall is absolutely false, ridiculous and absurd,” Harper said to the magazine.
O’Connor’s claims follow reports that the “Purple Rain” singer suffered a drug overdose. According to Atlanta Black Star, a week before he was found dead in his Paisley Park compound, Prince’s private plane made an emergency landing. The star allegedly had a “save shot” administered.
But those who were close to Prince say he had a clean lifestyle. His lawyer, L. Londell McMillan, said that the Purple One was a vegan and “wasn’t walking around drugged up.”
Ray Roberts cooked meals for the late singer for years. He said Prince preferred to drink smoothies and fresh fruit juice to relieve his stomach and throat pain in the last few months of his life.