Carlos Boozer once rented his $8.6 million home to Prince, who then painted it purple
Carlos Boozer, a two-time All-Star and a member of the 2011 Chicago Bulls team led by MVP Derrick Rose, is definitely an interesting man. Boozer was born in Aschaffenburg, Germany and worked his way to the NBA and became a good player for the Bulls and the Jazz. Now that he is retired from the NBA, Boozer certainly has a lot of stories to tell.
Boozer and Nate Robinson were interviewed by Michael Rappaport, where Boozer gave a surprising story about how he once rented his L.A. home to music superstar Prince, who then hilariously painted it pink. According to Sports Illustrated, Boozer claims that this is a 100 percent true story.
My realtor got a call from a representative and said they wanted to rent my property… And they were like, well, they’re willing to pay $95,000 per month. I was like, ‘Oh, really? Well, yeah, they can have it.’…Clearly, I agree to the deal and fly there to meet him and it ends up being Prince. Prince walks out the car and he’s a crazy basketball fan, dressed in black and purple. I get up to the crib and I go to what I thought was my gate. I had a big, 12-foot iron gate with two gold lions on it…Let me fast-forward the story: I’m living. I’m like, ‘Dang, my man changed my whole crib to purple and black, put his stuff everywhere.
This is actually interesting. It’s unknown how Boozer met Prince’s acquaintance before the rental agreement. Obviously, Prince had enough money to buy whatever he wanted. Why did he settle for Boozer’s home. In sake of brevity, Boozer explained that he was about to sue Prince for violating their rental agreement and painting his house pink, and re-styling many of Boozer’s interior decorations.
Prince ended up apologizing after Boozer called him many times on the phone, and the Purple Rain singer wired Boozer $500,000 for his trouble. Long story short, Prince paid $1 million to rent Boozer’s home, redecorate it, and paid him $500,000 in damages. This is definitely a bizarre story, indeed.