The things they say:

“The only person who has consistently said no has been Prince. I haven’t approached him in 20 years… I had several ideas… for When Doves Cry and Kiss and 1999 and a few others but Prince wasn’t into parody… I got a telegram from Prince’s people saying that I was not to establish eye contact with Prince at the American Music Awards. Everybody in his immediate seating area got that same telegram, so I didn’t feel singled out.” ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic never got along with Prince after trying to persuade the pop superstar to let him parody his hits.