Exclusive: Sly Stone Denies Homeless Rumors

Posted on September 28th, 2011 at 8:35 am
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Standing outside of his trusty camper parked on a residential street in Los Angeles’ notorious Crenshaw District, rock legend Sly Stone tells RumorFix not to believe the hype about him being broke and homeless.

In fact, the leader of Sly and the Family Stone says that on Wednesday, he’ll be moving out of the van into a brand new RV. “Moving into a RV will make things easier. I’ll be able to get into my email and stuff,” Sly explains.

The 68-year-old says having the RV will make it possible for him to be in contact with his fans, and allow him to produce and distribute new music online for free or for a donation. “The music has to go from the people [who make it] to the people who want it.”

Even without his new ride, the musician tells RumorFix that he records, “all day, everyday,” from inside his parked van.

The mobile camper rock legend Sly Stone is currently living out of.

 

Still, with media reports of his deep financial woes, we had to press Sly on how he could afford a new RV, but he played the role of politician perfectly, joking, “People know me so they make things easier for me.” Asked if that meant the RV was a gift, he quips, “Almost all things are gifts. People love me, so they take care of me.”

As for why he’s no longer living high off the hog after a stellar music career, Sly emphasized that he’s neither broke or homeless, simply electing to live in a mobile home out of fear for his own safety. “Nooo, I couldn’t be homeless. My money is tied up in the court. I try to have people not know where I am because with this lawsuit too many people are ending up dead.”

The lawsuit Sly is speaking of is a $50 million lawsuit against his former manager, Jerry Goldstein, alleging fraud and 20 years of stolen royalties. “There are people that are trying to get in touch with me that want to do bad things. They are people who have not done right,” the paranoid “Dance to the Music” hit maker reveals.

The native Texan admits that he does have a problem with substance abuse, but claims he’s actively trying to cleanup his act by checking into rehab for the eighth time. “I want to be through with [drugs]. I’ve been clean for about two weeks.”

The rock star tells us he’s going to enter a treatment center next week, but before he does, he has a message for all of his fans: “Give me a job!”

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    • Anonymous

      I feel that Sly has come a long way and he needs to give himself a break considering he does want to live, may god be with him in all the positive that he does.

    • Katden9

      Let’s someone please………let’s repair this broken man…….Icon!!!   Everyone knows Sly!!! Sing a Simple Song!!   Makes me so sad…i have seen addiction and realize this is it!!!  He will be dead in less than six months!!!   I despise drugs, drug users and i do u understand that addiction is intolerable!!!!  PLEASE FIX SYLVESTER  STONE,  “I Want To Thank You”

    • N2THLITE

      DEAR GOD, PLEASE HEAL OUR LOST BROTHER. PLEASE SHOW HIM YOUR GRACE AND MERCY. PLEASE RESTORE THE MUSIC WITHIN HIM. PLEASE ALLOW HIM TO ONCE AGAIN SHARE HIS GIFT WITH THE WORLD. PLEASE HELP HIM TO DEFAET THE DEMON DRUG ADDICTED SPIRITS. IN JESUS NAME. IT IS DONE. AMEN…WE LOVE YOU SLY. WE HOPE U GET BETTER THIS TIME.

    • Cisco

      Sly My Brother, Nobody wants to hurt you. We all just want to see you well and happy. I wish the best on getting the cheating bastard  to pay you the due royalties you are due. Love to see you sometime and hear your new tunes. Your Brother and Your  Friend, Cisco

    • 504girl3rd

      All of these so called rappers and musicians that this man paved the way for need to help him out with their millions they receive for their bunk music. This man is legendary and should not be homeless. Pay homage to great musician of your time. Start a foundation or something. Drugs are a sickness, he is sick and in need of help.