Charlie Wilson Takes Swipe at Prince’s Alleged Drug Use: ‘Sooner or Later The Truth Will Come Out’


Musician Charlie Wilson spoke to radio host Sybil Wilkes in an interview Tuesday about fellow musician and colleague Prince in the aftermath of the singer’s death last week.

Wilson is currently performing on radio personalty’s Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage 16 cruise. In the much longer interview, the singer talks about his book I Am Charlie Wilson, his personal battle with drugs and his relationship with 1980s music legend Rick James. 

In the clip above, Wilson states that Prince is one of the “baddest musicians to ever do it, but sooner or later the truth will come out.” Wilson may be referencing Prince’s alleged use of prescription and illegal drugs. Family members have reported that the musician used cocaine in the past in addition to pain killers like Percocet.

News reports from The Minneapolis Star Tribune reveal that Prince may have had prescription drugs on him at the time of his death.

Reuters reported that the investigators involved are now asking for assistance from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Investigators are trying to piece together the last moments of the Purple One’s death. They tell the Star Tribune that the opioids found may have played a part in his death.

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