When pop icon, Prince, was forced to boot Kim Kardashian off his stage for looking like a total lemon in 2011, we knew there was no real love lost between the Purple Rain singer and America's most famous reality television family.
But it looks like his distaste for the infamous family came down to more than just Kim's inability to bust a move if Zooey Deschanel's recent comments are anything to go by,
Speaking to Conan O'Brien at the beginning of the week, the New Girl actress revealed that when the Kiss singer had expressed interest in appearing in her television show, he had some very specific rules.
"One September day three years ago maybe I got an email from his manager saying he liked watching the show and wanted to come on," Zooey explained.
According to the 36-year-old actress, all was going swimmingly until Prince got wind that the Kardashians may be involved in the whole process.
"Someone was friends with some of the Kardashians and had made a phone call and they had kindly come on to shoot a kind of cameo part," Zooey told Conan's audience. "It turns out that someone from Prince's camp said 'Who are the celebrities? I hope it's not a Kardashian'."
But, it gets worse girls.
Not only did Prince insist the Kardashians stay as far away from the set-up as possible, but he also demanded that the cast and crew perform a ceremonial burning of their scripts. (No, really.)
"I felt so bad," Zooey admitted. "Because obviously everyone had gone out of their way to be there on that day, but Prince was running the show."
Certainly looks that way…
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