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Turns Out Prince Purchased the Purple Rain House

It was one of many properties owned by the music icon

Last year, we noted that an iconic filming location in Minneapolis, the home of "The Kid" and his troubled parents from the legendary Prince film Purple Rain, was on sale. As originally reported in The Current, it turns out the late music star himself was the buyer. A search of property records reveals that the home was owned by NPG Publishing, a Prince-owned company, and one of many properties he owned around the world. The building, which wasn't in great condition,earned brief screen time in the 1984 blockbuster, an unlikely hit by a first-time director filmed during winter in Minneapolis. The building is located south of downtown, where many of the main locations seen in the film, such as the legendary club First Avenue, still stand.