Legendary drummer Sheila E has announced a new biopic set to detail the “beautiful story” of her relationship with Prince.
Sheila took to Facebook to reveal the name of the upcoming film, as well as hint at its imminent release date.
“Coming soon…Sheila E. to release Girl Meets Boy, a film telling the beautiful story of her time with Prince. Stay Tuned,” she wrote.
Sheila and Prince met back in the late 1970s and first collaborated years later during the recording sessions for Purple Rain.
From there, Sheila and her band went on to support Prince during the ‘Purple Rain’ tour, during which the pair developed a short-lived romantic relationship.
In 1987, she appeared in his Sign “O” The Times film, and she continued to intermittently join him on stage until his passing in 2016.
Last year, Sheila released a song dedicated to Prince on the fourth anniversary of his death called ‘Lemon Cake’.
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Sheila also told The Guardian that they had worked on hundreds of unreleased songs.
“Since I met him, we started jamming and never stopped until a couple of years before he passed,” she said.
“There was so much music. There were years and years and years of being in the studio with him all the time.”
“He was inspired by the people he hung around and that’s what was so cool, he didn’t hang around the same type of people all the time… the point of growing as an artist and as a person is opening yourself up to other things.”