Before Mayte, there was Anna Garcia – a girl Prince groomed from the age of 15 and had move in at 17. He renamed her Anna Fantastic and for her 18th birthday she received a coat of Pink Cashmere and the song Anna Waiting which later, with her permission, he recycled to make Vicki Waiting. The lyrics now included Batman references but kept intact was the penis-size joke that’s more Al Bundy than Tim Burton. Also left in were the quite personal lyrics about how Prince worries about having children. These took on a new poignancy for me when I realised I was mishearing the line “a new copy made”. I thought he was singing about Coffee Mate. You’re in good company Prince, no-one deserves non-dairy whitener.
199: Vicki Waiting