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Co. Says Prince Owes for Tour Bus

August 17, 1999

DETROIT (AP) _ A leasing company wants the Artist Formerly Known as Prince to pay thousands he allegedly owes for a rented tour bus.

Thides Leasing Corp. filed a lawsuit Monday claiming the Artist used the motor coach between May and October 1998 but never paid for it.

The Artist owes $42,109 for days he used the bus, the suit said. The Detroit company also wants $116,600 for seven months that he promised to use it but didn’t, preventing the company from renting the bus to other performers.

Londell McMillan, the Artist’s attorney, did not immediately return a call Tuesday.

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