Prince was interviewed by Spike Lee for Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine. Look at what he says about emancipation.
FREEDOM: Something happens when you get emancipated. You approach life differently. You eat differently. You respect yourself more. You respect the gift you have been given. Everything has changed for me since I’ve changed my name. It’s one thing to be called Prince but it’s better to actually be one. I have such a reverence for life now. And I have stopped eating all animal products… Towards the end I was a little ashamed of what Prince had become. I really felt like a product, and then I started turning in work that reflected that. I had no problem with people saying I was repeating myself.