Valentina

Album: MPLSoUND (2009)
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Songfacts®:

  • In this song, Prince addresses the actress Salma Hayek's infant daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault. In December 2005, Hayek directed a music video for Prince's song "Te Amo Corazon."
  • The song makes a clever reference to the actress Penelope Cruz: "If Penelope wants to cruise there ain't no way that we ain't gon' dance."

    In 2007, People magazine called Cruz "Prince's #1 Fan" because of the enthusiasm she showed during an intimate performance by Prince. The Purple One abandoned the stage during "I Never Loved a Man" to sit next to the excited actress and strum his guitar.

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  • Karenina from ArgentinaIn fact, the song was released in the album 3121 in 2006, and Salma's daughter Valentina was born later, September in 2007. I suppose she was pregnant with her daughter at that time, but she confirmed "he wrote a song about me, for my daughter, when she wasn't still here". You can watch the interview on YouTube, look for"Salma Hayek Pinault’s Fave Memory of Prince | WWHL".
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