9 People Prince Counted Among His Closest Friends

Prince was an intensely private man, and some of the close friendships he cultivated in his life are just coming to light now. Here are some of the people the Purple One kept close.

BOBBY Z

Revolution drummer Bobby Z was one of Prince's oldest friends, going back to their school days. In 1985, Prince referred to him as his "best friend," though added that was not a "spectacular drummer."