The Rap-a-Lot Records CEO made “an OG call” to Drake last week.
Within five days of the release of Drake’s diss track “The Story of Adidon,” disputes have remained quiet over at camp OVO despite calls for a Drake clapback.
Presently, word comes that the dispute has been halted temporarily, with probabilities of permanency, as a result of Rap-A-Lot Records CEO J. Prince mediation.
In an interview with DTLR Radio on Saturday, Prince admitted that he influenced Drake not to respond to King Push’s latest provocation.
“I spoke with Drake,” Prince said. “I made an OG call to Drake this morning, telling him, ‘I don’t want you to respond to this. We’re going to put this to bed.’” He continued, “We’re going to put this to bed because we can’t get into the pigpen with pigs. Because pigs turn into hogs and hogs get slaughtered.”
DJ Flow states in a Twitter post, “We actually yesterday spoke to J Prince and he said it was the opposite. He called Drake and told him not respond. I have the audio and will post tomorrow.”
“We ain’t work this hard to cheat ourselves,” he added. “So that’s the way that is.”
In another radio interview with WPGC 95.5, Prince called Pusha’s track “disrespectful,” referencing his own book The Art & Science of Respect.
He argued, “It’s one thing for me and you to be in a situation and it’s another thing for you to take it out on my momma or my dad. So I have a problem.”
Prince is considered to be a mentor to Drake after his son Jas discovered the Toronto rapper via MySpace. This led to Drake meeting Lil Wayne and the Cash Money Records team, and the rest is history.
Prince is no stranger to rap disputes, particularly those involving Drake. In 2015, Prince defended the rapper on what he called a “Courtesy Call,” which called out Diddy, Suge Knight, Lil Wayne, and Birdman. In particular, it referenced an incident outside a Miami nightclub in which Diddy allegedly punched Drake.
In 2015, Trill OG stated, “Every now and then, someone has to be brave enough to tell the truth about certain things but I don’t have to call J. Prince about that sort of thing. If that’s how he feels, then that’s how he feels. I’m not going to question it. Everybody feels that there’s going to be some violence, but I don’t see it going that far. I think everybody involved are going to do what they need to do to rectify that situation. Then something else will happen in hip-hop or the world and then we’ll forget this intro even happened.”