In a new interview will Billboard Magazine, Prince had some not-so kind words about some of his musical peers.
When he was asked about his contract with Warner Bros. Records, he went at Madonna for taking up much of the label’s focus at his expense.
He said: “It was also about Madonna. She was getting paid, but at the time we were selling more records and selling out concerts on multiple nights.”
He also took a shot at Maroon 5 for covering his classic hit “Kiss.”
He said: “Why do we need to hear another cover of a song someone else did? Art is about building a new foundation, not just laying something on top of what’s already there.”
No comment from Maroon 5 or Madonna.