J. Prince’s name has been in the news a lot lately. The Rap-A-Lot CEO is the man who shut down the beef between Drake and Pusha T. Wait. What? Let’s rewind a little bit.
If you weren’t following last week and the week before, Drake had released a diss track that eviscerated Pusha T. Pusha then responded by murdering Drake with a track of his own that many people say got too personal. The latest revelation is that Drake had a track ready to release that would have destroyed Pusha T and Kanye’s lives and careers but J. Prince intervened. Here’s what J. Prince had to say:
“After speaking with Kanye, I spoke with the brother, and he didn’t want this. I saw this going to a place that I feel would have ended his career if Drake would’ve put out this song that he had on him,” Prince explained while a guest on “Sway in the Morning” this weekend. “And definitely would’ve hurt families and we’re not in it for that. That’s not Drake’s character to tear a man down to that extent.” (via)
If you’re wondering why J. Prince was able to step in and end this beef immediately then read this amazing story on Twitter from comedian Roy Wood Jr. about how he was paid to prank call J. Prince but ended up fleeing town within hours:
It’s suddenly cleary why Drake shut down the Pusha T beef and didn’t release his diss track against Pusha and Kanye. If J. Prince asks you to do something then you do it. I guess I’m not so clear on the financial entanglements here, and where J. Prince stands to lose if Kanye and Pusha T’s careers took hits from whatever it was Drake was set to release, but I’m sure a forensic accountant could figure it out pretty quickly on Wikipedia by following the entanglements of all these rappers.