Prince Had the Sweetest Connection to Dr. Imani From Bravo’s Married to Medicine

Before his death, groundbreaking rocker Prince had a professional and personal connection to Dr. Imani Walker from Bravo‘s Married to Medicine Los Angeles.

Walker recalled meeting the icon at his Bel Air home, sharing her vivid memory of how he was an ethereal being rollerskating through the house. Like many people who either met or knew Prince, Walker recounted how her encounters with him were like magic, even life-changing as he appeared to be both down to earth but heavenly at the same time.

Prince performs during the 2007 NCLR ALMA Awards
Prince performs during the 2007 NCLR ALMA Awards | Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NCLR

How did Dr. Imani meet Prince?

Walker’s connection to Prince began through her mother’s business connection to him.  “My mother met [Prince] through another friend of her’s,” she dished on a 2020 episode of  Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef.

“My family used to own the LA Sparks, the women’s basketball team,” she recalled. “And they also own this station called The Africa Channel. So my mother and Prince were trying to collaborate. Something with The Africa Channel to air.”

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“But I remember he came out here and did that series of concerts for a month at the Forum and the tickets were like $10 or something,” she added. “So I went like three times.”

Walker didn’t attend the show, but did one better – she hit Prince’s after party. “There was an after after party at his party house in Bel Air. And he was like rollerskating,” she said. “It was wild. It was super fun. But he was really, really sweet and really nice.”

Meeting Prince was like magic

Walker described the magic of meeting Prince. “I read recently that somebody was saying, ‘Oh my God, Rihanna smells like heaven.’ And it was kind of like the same thing,” she dished. “I don’t know what the scent was, but he just looked like he came down from another planet. And then was like, ‘Oh you mean these sparkles? That’s just my skin.’”

Her mother also appeared in a live Prince video. “Do you remember the video where Kim Kardashian, Prince kicked her off the stage,” Walker said. “And then somebody else came on afterward and was dancing? That’s my mom. So we were at that concert.”

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Adding, “I actually did go on stage later on in the show and he was like, ‘Come dance with me.’ And I was way too scared,” she remarked. “But I did get to talk to him at the after party and we were talking about the Arab Spring and he was just so beautiful and his eyes were perfectly lined.”

Prince died suddenly on April 21, 2016, of an accidental fentanyl overdose. A concert is planned at Paisley Park, MN, which was where Prince lived. “We celebrate his life and legacy every day at Paisley Park, a place that Prince wanted to share with the world,” Paisley Park Executive Director Alan Seiffert said in a statement, ABC News reports. “So, on this day especially, we acknowledge the incredible force and inspiration Prince is in people’s lives and open up our doors for them to pay their respects.”