Robin Power (aka Power Royal) is a music producer, singer, rapper, actress and songwriter. Robin Power is of African-American and Creole descent. She is divorced from former NBA player Donald Royal and has one daughter.
Robin Power was born in Chicago, Illinois, and attended local public schools, including South Shore High School, where she participated in drama, music, and talent shows.
Early aspirations for an entertainment career led her to work as a professional cheerleader for the Chicago Bulls, and as a performer on the urban dance show Soul Train.
She pursued a music career in 1988, and moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota to work with music icon Prince, eventually becoming one of his protégés. She was the first female rap artist to record at Prince's Paisley Park Records. Paisley Park and Prince never released any record by Power, instead relegating her to a minor role in Graffiti Bridge, and appearing vocally in only a couple of songs.
Power has appeared in a number of feature films, including small roles in Coming to America, House Party, and a more prominent role (as the girlfriend to co-star Morris Day) in the sequel to Prince's Purple Rain, Graffiti Bridge.
Power has appeared in several rap videos, including:
Young MC - Bust a Move,
Ice Cube - It Was a Good Day,
N.W.A - Appetite for Destruction,
Prince - Sexy MF and Thieves in the Temple