A 1999 Notorious Magazine interview with Prince revealed that he once performed in Montreal and requested to have TVs on each side of the stage to watch a Bulls playoff game. Prince also had his stylist frequently hold up giant cards to tell him the score of the game while he played. Many from his inner circle have noted that Prince was a claustrophobic who was deeply stricken by cases of stage fright. But being on stage with the game on dually quelled his fears as well as made him not have to rely on SportsCenter highlights after his show.