For some conspiracy theorists, there may be two reasons for which American singer and songwriter Prince would decide not to leave a Will.
For a performer as influential as he was, fear of the unknown may have made him apathetic about wealth. Success at the highest level draws powerful friends and for the ultra rich and influential, there’s no telling which friend has genuine motives.
In Oprah’s interview with Lisa Marie Presley, the ex-wife of King of Pop, Michael Jackson, mentioned how the star was drawn to people who were likely to take advantage of him. In their last conversation before Michael’s passing, the star had confided in his ex how he felt his life was in danger.
In her own words during Oprah’s interview Lisa says: “The final part of the conversation was him telling me that he felt that someone was going to try and kill him to get a hold of his catalogue and his estate and I really didn’t know what to do with that.” The fear expressed by the King of Pop is one that many influential entertainers live with.
Prince’s failure to leave a Will gives room for all sorts of claims; many of them false and perhaps a few genuine ones. According to the Daily Mail, seven hundred people have come forward claiming to be relatives of the star. Meanwhile, American rapper Snoop Dogg is reported to have disclosed to Business Insider that he doesn’t have a Will. The rapper, who is reportedly worth $135 million, couldn’t be bothered about keeping one.
In many cases, two words sum up the fears and apprehensions of the ultra rich and powerful entertainers and these words are “distrust” and “apathy”. Snoop jokes that it would be fun turning into a butterfly hovering around to see how some greedy folks scramble over his wealth when he is no more.
Whiles the rapper would relish this scenario,leaving a Will would help protect his wife and children who stood by him in those difficult times. Even for a hardcore brother like Snoop, that should be worth some reflection.