I’m Rick James, bitch!!: The funky flag is flying at half mast.
UPDATE: He’s alive! It was all a hoax! No, just kidding. He’s still dead but I wanted to relay a story that was told to me by one of Rick’s road assistants, who was an engineer I used to assist for. Gresh, as we will refer to him (some of you know exactly who I’m talking about), said they had a break in the tour schedule in the early 80’s and were staying in a hotel for a few days. Rick James invited a bunch of people up to his suite and as soon as the doors were closed he pulled out a huge bowl full of cocaine. “Aiiight!! Nobody getting outta here til this bowls empty!!” Gresch said they were forbidden to leave until the bowl’s contents were gone. So he, Rick James and about 10 other people stayed in the room for a few days till the bowl was empty.
I would like to reiterate that I don’t know if the story is true. It was from a supposed first-hand source but considering that the Super-FreakTM himself was involved I could see it having a kernel of truth.