Wallace Safford was the "Purple Rain" singer's bodyguard in the late 1980s — and a friend before that.
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"Prince was a client in the beginning of his career," Safford told RadarOnline.com.
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"When we filmed Purple Rain, that was the prime of his life right there," Safford revealed.
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Prince was often seen out at nightclubs during that period, including the notorious Studio 54, where he hosted a "Purple Rain" party on March 22, 1985.
Sanford told RadarOnline.com, "He partied, but he didn't party."
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"No drugs," Safford insisted. Despite the rumors, "He didn't do drugs. Not at all."
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In addition, Safford insisted, "I never knew him to drink either!"
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"I only saw him drink wine one time," Safford said. "And he got sick!"