For years, we didn't know if he spoke. Remember that?
According to Prince:
''I don't have to record to eat or to get out of debt or to pay my taxes. I looked forward to the day I could do this."
'Freedom is an interesting thing. You have to work really hard to get free.''
There was a time when Prince was regular putting out records each year-releasing three new albums in both 2003 and 2004 - but he isn't planning a new record any time soon, as he believes it is not the preferred format anymore.
He added: ''We're in a singles market again. It's crazy for me to walk into that with a new album.''
Prince, 54, also remains unimpressed by the way technology has compressed music to small electronic files and onto small devices, which restrict sound quality.
He said: ''Young people have decided they like to listen to music in a certain way, through ear buds, and that's fine with me as long as it doesn't bother them that they're not hearing 90 percent of the music that way.''