Morris also admitted that he had “no idea” the film would become a classic.
Check out more highlights from his interview, below:
Morris on Being Honored by Soul Train
This month, it was announced that Morris Day & The Time will receive the “Legend” award at the 2022 Soul Train Awards —41 years after Morris appeared on the legendary musical variety TV show.
When Jennifer asked him how it felt to receive this award, he said, “‘Soul Train’ has been with me every step of the way. Back to the ‘Soul Train’ days with [host] Don Cornelius.”
“I’ll take it,” he said about accepting the honor.
Morris also said he watched the program as a child and “wanted to be inside that box where the party was.”
Morris on Being the Drummer in Prince’s Band
Before becoming the lead singer of The Time, Morris was in the band Grand Central with his high school classmate Prince.
Morris told Jennifer that while in high school, he was supposed to go to a dance with a girl. When Morris arrived at the cafeteria where the function was held, he watched a band — featuring Prince and André Cymone — and was “mesmerized.”
“I forgot all about the girl. I stood there all night,” he said. “I have to be in this band.”
To do so, Morris hung out with André and impressed him with his drum skills. After André said the band was having issues with their drummer, Morris played drums for Prince and got in the band.