Prince wrote his 1979 hit “I Wanna Be Your Lover” and “I Feel For You” for and about his crush
pianist/R&B singer Patrice Rushen. Rushen known for her 1982 single, “Forget Me Nots” rejected both songs. Chaka Khan’s cover of “I Feel for You” became a hit in 1984. Prince, as songwriter, won the 1985 Grammy Award for Best R&B Song.