Thursday, March 27, 2014

Blind Item #3

Which funk legend is now residing at an LA nursing home after his daughter (who rescued him from homelessness) said she saw him hitting on his caretaker?

35 comments:

Candyland said...

George Clinton

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Sly

Candyland said...

I like your guess better, Wiglet!

FSP said...

Sly

Rebecca said...

Just saw George Clinton at the HOB Boston...

ItsCourtneyD said...

We're really scraping the bottom of the barrel here, aren't we? Granted it's gross, but it's a pretty common happening...I'm just sayin.

Cat said...

Sly Stone

wanton said...

Getting funky is tough, y'all!

Leekalicious said...

@Rebecca Ooh. Lucky you! What an entertainer.

crila16 said...

Sly Stone

Leekalicious said...

Being original is tough, y'all!

crila16 said...

Here's a link, but it goes back a few years.

http://nypost.com/2011/09/25/funk-legend-sly-stone-homeless-and-living-in-a-van-in-la/

Ray Nicolet said...

Zac Efron

OneEyeCharlie said...

Nicely done

Harry Knuckles said...

Daughter had her father incarcerated in a nursing home because he got a boner? Geez, that's one cranky-ass daughter. Seriously, what the fuck is her problem?

Angela said...

The story with Sly Stone is that he's had huge drug issues starting in the early seventies, when he started to miss most of the concerts from the band. He most likely has permanent brain damage from the acid and the coke he took back then.
He has remained a junkie for a lot of time, and it's suspected that his manager was an enabler, so Stone would progressively give away his shares to his music (then sell them to Michael Jackson). That's why, even if he wrote an amazing number of hits and great songs (which still get many samples in hip hop), he doesn't make money out of them anymore.

QueenAnne Guido said...

Hate the game not the playa y'all.

Folly said...

Having one eye is tough, y'all!

Eric said...

Much more likely Sly. I don't think George has ever been homeless - he's touring pretty constantly. Though I did hear about a year ago that he was finally going into rehab. He's been smoking crack since the '80s, and may well hold the record for longest surviving crack addict.

Ryan said...

Sly Stone

__-__=__ said...

George Clinton is giving Keith Richards a battle for most buzzed. Not him! Also think Sly.

Anna Belle said...

Old men hit on young women...I am shocked.

SueRH said...

It was probably less hitting on and more like sexual harassment.

auntliddy said...

On board with Sly.

shopgirl said...

Sounds like he's still got it. Or thinks he does.

Count Jerkula said...

Agree with the Sly guess. Awesome band, love their music.

Sherry said...

No information on Sly since 2010 but he is still alive. Could very well be him.

ms snarky said...

Funk Legend George Clinton. The one and only.

ms snarky said...

But Funk Legend George Clinton is not homeless, so must be Sly.

MadLyb said...

Aw, I hope it's not Sly. I loved his group so much growing up. But he was a mess even way back then. :(

MovingOn said...

I saw George Clinton at my Dr's office once and he looked like a homeless person. No shade though, I love me some GC!

Sean said...

I have bet George a few times(no, he didn't remember me any of those times). He was never homeless, and pretty much plays on a regular basis. He just likes his weed and crack. I say George be allowed to smoke whatever the hell he wants.
Sly, on the other hand...probably needs a lot more care. He was both a drug addict and totally insane.

BeckyMae said...

George Clinton and Funkadelic supporting Primal Scream at the Brixton Academy in '93 was one of the best gigs I ever went to!
I agree, must be Sly as George still tours way too much.....

Squeezebox said...

Sly was homeless and living in a camper that some couple let him park in their yard. He's had people looking after him because he's got a history of mental problems and is not really capable of holding it together.

If he made a play towards someone who had been kindly helping him out, then yeah, I could see it being time to get him into a safe place. Somewhere where he'd not be at risk of being thrown out or beat up for behaving inappropriately. You can only impose on the kindness of others for so long and so far. After that, your issues need to be addressed.

di butler said...

Sly. Clinton still performs.