THE Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne's admiration of Prince has been tempered by fear after they met at a recent awards show. The YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS hitmaker is a huge fan of the pop superstar's unique vocals, but felt so threatened by his intimidating presence when he was introduced, Coyne insists they could never be friends. He says, "It was a big deal for me to meet Prince at this year's Brit Awards because he's a proper star, and not the kind of person you could ever imagine getting to know. "Mick Jagger has that quality too, that power of self-mythology. "And Prince is one of the few people who can do authoritative falsetto. Here's a guy singing like woman, and yet I think he could beat me up."