*George Clinton was a guest on “Tavis Smiley” Wednesday night to plug his new book, “Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You?: A Memoir.”
Among the topics addressed was the legal battles surrounding the rights to his music, a fight that has given him a sense of purpose.
“I’m 73 years old, I wouldn’t have nothing else to do anyway,” he said. “I got rid of my habits, so hey, really got nothing to do…I got a lawyer habit now.”
“At 73, you ain’t got much to do but go fishing and get fat for real,” he told Smiley later. “You know, but I’m still on the road, I have fun on being the road, but this gave me something I could be passionate about.”
Clinton is also dropping a new CD, “First You Got 2 Shake the Gate.”