People: Jul. 7, 1997

THE GREATEST AND ODDEST

THE ARTIST Formerly Known as Prince doesn't allow his interviews to be recorded. The Fighter Still Known as the Greatest has difficulty speaking. So when it came to publicizing a concert the two are organizing for the MUHAMMAD ALI World Healing Project, it was hard to decide who should do the talking. Eventually the Artist consented to answer questions posed on the phone to someone else and then relayed to him. Ali's cause appealed to him, he explained, because of the champ's "truth and compassion," and because it's dedicated to fighting bigotry. "When I was in the...

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