The Daily Telegraph reports
The stunning Aussie twins who have toured the world with Prince for the past seven years put on a brave face last night, dedicating their first Australian concert to their mother, tireless drugs charity campaigner Mo Hughes, who died last month following a long battle with heart disease.
Saying they are still in mourning, an emotional Maya and Nandy McClean told Confidential they spent almost three months at their mum's bedside at her Byron Bay home before making the heartbreaking decision to leave.
"Mum was the strongest woman, that's what she has always been like, and she wouldn't have died if we were still there -- she would have hung on for us," a tearful Maya said yesterday.
"She wanted to be done. We're just happy to have been with her in her last days. We really connected to her spiritually in that time. We said all the things we need to say to each other. I started wearing her clothes. It was really powerful."
The twins said Prince loved their mother as well, and had sent her a message: "Just hang on for the Australian shows."
"She'll be with us in spirit," Maya said through tears.
The pair -- who have performed with international artists such as Rihanna, Chris Brown and Letoya Luckett -- do not smoke, drink or do any drugs, and said they were happy to discover that Prince was "clean".
"We've been surrounded by all that stuff all our life, because Mum was always taking kids in off the street," Maya said.
"When you're clean you can last longer. If you're blocking out your true self and your true power with drugs and alcohol -- like people like Whitney Houston did -- then you're going to crumble."