Prince’s Paisley Park Estate to Be Turned Into a Museum

Prince 1While Prince’s family is still trying to get his affairs in order, it looks like the 65,000 square foot Paisley Park will be turning into a museum.

The Huffington Post reports that Prince’s brother-in-law, Maurice Phillips, has confirmed plans to open Paisley Park to the public “for the fans.” “He was all about the fans — this would remember his music, which is his legacy,” he said. “Prince was always private but would have wanted his music remembered.”

Prince’s ex-girlfriend and bandmate Sheila E says it’s exactly what Prince would have wanted. “[He] was working on it being a museum,” she said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “He’s been gathering memorabilia and stuff from all the tours, like my drums and his motorcycle.”

While onboard with the museum, Sheila also recently  released a statement stating that everything done in Prince’s name moving forward needs to be done in the right way and through the right channels.

“Sheila E.’s only interest in the estate of Prince, is to provide support for his family, provide support to Paisley Park representatives, and provide support to court appointed officials in the handling of the estate,” the statement read. “Sheila is concerned that the death of her longtime friend and collaborator will result in exploitation for profit by people who may have been seeking personal financial gain from him while living and may now see the opportunity to do so in his untimely death.”

As of now, there’s no word regarding when Paisley Park will be ready for visitors.

Prince’s family is also still waiting on confirmation regarding who will inherit the property, but since his sister claims Prince did not leave a will, chances are Paisley Park will be equally divided amongst his siblings.

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