Billy Jack Bitch

Album: The Gold Experience (1995)

Songfacts®:

  • "Billy Jack Bitch" is the name Prince gave to a black female gossip columnist named CJ from The Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper. CJ is known for constantly mentioning Prince in her articles. You can hear the reference when he announces "CJ, Billy Jack Bitch" at one point in the song. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bob - Minneapolis, MN
  • Lenny Kravitz provided backing vocals for the chorus but wasn't credited on the release because he was signed to a different record label.

Comments: 4

  • Chris from San Bernardino, CaPrince doesn't actually say "CJ, Billy Jack Bitch"...instead he says "See "j": Billy Jack Bitch". The line actually goes: "Then U can see joy/It's in the dictionary/See "J"/Billy Jack Bitch"...it was a clever way of slightly disguising that he was calling CJ a bitch lol. For anyone who doesn't know, CJ never passed up an opportunity to talk negatively about Prince in her gossip column. After years of dealing with it, this song basically became Prince's response to her.
  • Caitlin from Crystal Lake, IlHey Check out the new Spin Magazine digital edition, it is tribute to Prince

    http://digital.spin.com/
  • Pat from St. Paul, MnThis song has some amazing brass horn playing. Listen to the horns at about 4:30 into the song. The brass are so together and are playing such difficult and fantastic harmonies that I could listen to this song forever. I'm sure the horn playing is what inspired the comment at the end of the song, "Y'all some tight MF'ers." Prince has always had superb musicians accompany him, which is one reason I'm a big fan.
  • Julie from Kingsport, Tnvery interesting.
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