Priscilla Presley, Elvis Presley’s ex-wife, defends singer against past racism allegations


If there is one thing Priscilla will do for her ex-husband Elvis it’s to keep his legacy and image. Some insiders claim that Elvis, the King of Rock and Roll, is a racist who stole music from Black artists. Priscilla has disputed racist claims in a new film about Elvis, which was made by Baz Luhmann. Piers Morgan spoke to him about his show. Piers Morgan UncensoredPriscilla shared her views on Luhrmann’s biopic, July 19, at Priscilla Elvis. Priscilla denied that Elvis was a victim of today’s cancel culture when she was asked about it. “He’s never been a racist. Elvis had friends, Black friends, friends from all over,”The 77 year-old spoke out. “He loved their music. He loved their style. He loved being around, you know, Black musicians.”

She also spoke out about Elvis’s association with certain Black musicians who were also successful during his lifetime. “I mean, Fats Domino, when he was in Vegas, he was in the lounge playing, and he would always, we would always, go and hang out with him,”She explained. “Sammy Davis Jr [did] the same thing; he would always come into the dressing room. He loved, loved being around blacks and being around anyone actually.”

Elvis and Priscilla had a Hollywood love story that will live on in Hollywood history. He met her eight years ago, when she was only 14 years old. They started dating and stayed in touch even after he returned to America. Priscilla visited Elvis in the States. Under strict instructions from her parents, she was forced to move permanently to the U.S.A in 1963. 

They were married in Las Vegas on May 1, 1967 when Priscilla turned 21 years. Elvis was 37. Their only child, Lisa Marie was born the next year. Priscilla says that they will never be fully married until their wedding day. 

Marital bliss didn’t last long. Her 1985 memoir explains. Elvis and MeAccording to her, he was disinterested in her after she got pregnant. She began an affair for comfort with Mike Stone (a karate instructor). In 1972, they split and their divorce was finalized one year later. 

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