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Prince's Lawyer Says The Singer 'Wasn't Walking Around Drugged Up'

L. Londell McMillan told The Associated Press "it wasn't what he was about."
Prince performs onstage at The Hollywood Palladium on March 8, 2014, in Los Angeles, California.
Prince performs onstage at The Hollywood Palladium on March 8, 2014, in Los Angeles, California.

Prince's lawyer and onetime manager, L. Londell McMillan, is shooting down claims that the 57-year-old singer had a dangerous relationship with drugs. 

In an interview with The Associated Press on Monday, McMillan denied TMZ's reports of a painkiller overdose before his death and said that Prince was "not on any drugs that would be any cause for concern." 

"Everybody who knows Prince knows he wasn't walking around drugged up," McMillan said. "That's foolish. No one ever saw Prince and said, 'He looks high.' It wasn't what he was about."

The lawyer told the AP he last spoke to Prince the Sunday before he died, after the singer's plane was forced to land because of a medical emergency. Prince told McMillan, whom he'd known for 25 years, afterward that "he was doing perfect."

Prince was found dead in his Minnesota home on April 21. An autopsy and full toxicology scan took place the next day, though the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office stressed via Twitter that it "may take days and weeks" to process results. 

According to a press conference held Friday after Prince's autopsy was completed, the singer was last seen alive at 8 p.m. on Wednesday night. Authorities declined to comment on prescription drugs found in the singer's home, but said there was "no reason to believe this was a suicide." 

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