On Tuesday night, the Rap-a-Lot Records CEO shared a video message directed at his longtime foe Birdman. For those who don’t know, J. Prince claims his son, Jas Prince, had discovered Drake about a decade ago and was responsible for bringing the Toronto rapper to Birdman’s label; however, the Prince family says Jas was never properly compensated for reeling in the hip-hop superstar.
Though this dispute led to a lawsuit that was eventually settled out of court, J. Prince is still seemingly upset about the whole situation, so much so that he felt he had to give Birdman a brief lesson about respect and the laws of karma.
“I’ve never been a man to use the word ‘Family’ loosely because I believe life and death is in the power of the tongue. I also walk in great respect for the universal laws, one being cause and effect, simply meaning you reap what you sow,” he wrote on Instagram. “With that being said, I say to this man they call ‘@Birdman5star’ don’t forget you have children and I know you wouldn't want them to reap the seeds you have sewn by doing bad business. This is the truth raw and uncut. This is how you earn 'Respect' on your name.”
J. Prince also took the time to remind Birdman that he allegedly stiffed his son on a considerable amount of money. According to previous reports, Cash Money had approached Jas to help bring Drake to the label. As a part of the deal, Jas was promised to receive 22 percent of Drake’s advances and net profits; however, he claims he only received $2 million for his service.
J. Prince has shown his support for Lil Wayne, who also claims Birdman and Cash Money Records have refused to give him his full cut of royalties.
“Where [Wayne] is weak, I am strong. He has gained an ally, and together we will get back all money owed to him and my son off the Drake albums,” J. Prince told TMZ in 2016. “I witnessed the hard work that went into Drake’s career and for Cash Money to try and take something that isn’t theirs to take, does not sit well with me and family around the world.”