Lisa Ling Say Prince used the pseudonym of Karl Marx

Lisa Ling revealed that she had a weird encounter with Prince and she leaked the weird name Prince used to check into hotel rooms! Read more!

Lisa Ling recalled the “strange interaction” she had with Prince in the early 2000s.


During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! On Monday night to promote his six-part documentary series ‘Take Out’, host Jimmy asked what time Prince contacted the TV reporter after spotting her on the talk show ‘The View’.

“He picks up the phone. I hear that voice, you know, that kind of soft voice, and it was him. I could tell clearly. He asked me if I wanted to go to the TLC concert with him. So I’m like, ‘Yeah! Yes I would love to.’ So he said, “I’ll send a car to pick you up, come to my hotel, ask for Karl Marx, and they’ll let you come up to my room.” He registered as Karl Marx,” she said, referring to the German philosopher.


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“I’m going up. He opens the door, and he’s a pretty short guy, and he looked at my shoes, and he said, ‘I really like your shoes.’ I felt like he wanted to try them, but I thought it would be weird!

Lisa then detailed how they got to the TLC concert and then returned to her hotel. And while she wouldn’t recommend going to a stranger’s room, the 48-year-old felt “pretty confident” she would be fine as the musician was “going through his stage as a Jehovah’s Witness”.

“So we ended up talking until five in the morning about philosophy and having these very, very serious discussions. And that was it. I left Karl Marx’s room and went back, and he asked me to come back the next day. And so, I went over there, and we talked until five in the morning. We had a great and incredibly stimulating discussion,” she recalls.

However, Lisa’s brief relationship with Prince came to a screeching halt after he saw her on “The View” the next day, and she talked about a former boyfriend.

“I got a call at five the next morning, and it was Prince calling, the guy didn’t call, and he said, ‘Who were you talking about? And I said, ‘I was talking about someone from my past.’ Like we were, like, we had a relationship or something. But I was talking about someone from my past. And that was it. He never called me. It was my relationship with Prince,” she continued, adding, “It was really weird. I mean, I still think today that he’s the greatest artist that ever lived. But it was a bit of an odd interaction that we had over the course of a few days.

Prince died aged 57 in 2016.















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