Southern rap mogul J. Prince has had word for Birdman in the past, and issued yet another warning this week: Change your shady business practices before your children are affected.
Last week, the Rap-A-Lot Records CEO shared a video message of Birdman talking about family, while warning him with a lengthy statement in the caption.
Here’s a little backstory: Prince’s son, Jas Prince, discovered Drake about a decade ago and was responsible for bringing him to Birdman’s Cash Money Records. However, Jas says he was never properly compensated for discovering Drake and ultimately sued the label and was eventually settled out of court.
Still, J. Prince holds a grudge against Birdman for his continued shady business practices, and offered up 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,” Prince 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.”
I always had respect for the two brothers Ronald and Bryan Williams hustle because anyone who is successful in this music business earns the respect. I’m glad to have been an inspiration to them, but you witnessed the words that came out of his mouth. And I quote, "His family is my family. You gotta understand thats where Drake come into play. That came from J. Nobody knows that" – – – The J that really deserves that RESPECT and to be PAID is my son @Jas.Prince he discovered @ChampagnePapi – – – 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. – – – 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. – – – If you can relate to this truth. Mention @Birdman5star and post #RealTalk
J. Prince previously showed support for Lil Wayne in his own battle against Birdman and Cash Money, vowing to help him get the money he’s owed.
“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,” 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.”