For the past week, fans have been waiting at the edge of their seats for Drake to issue his response to Pusha T, following the fiery “The Story of Adidon” diss track Pusha unleashed last week. Rap-A-Lot CEO J. Prince opened up about the beef on Monday (June 4) during a visit to Sway In The Morning and revealed that Drizzy reportedly had a career-ending diss record ready for Pusha.
Prince, a longtime mentor to Drake, asked Drizzy not to release his Pusha T response because the music mogul felt like the feud was heading down a dark path and believed that Drake’s diss record could potentially end Pusha’s career.
“I definitely feel like it crossed the line where music was concerned; the disrespect for his mother, the disrespect for his father, for 40 — a man that’s dying — I know these people so I felt like that was totally disrespectful,” Prince told Sway. “After even speaking with Kanye because I spoke with the brother and he didn’t want this and I saw this going to a place that I feel would’ve ended his career if Drake would’ve put out the song that he had on him.”
Prince added, “It 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.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Prince, who’s on a press run promoting his book The Art and Science of Respect, teased that, “The ingredients was overwhelming. I know for a fact that it would have been bad for Kanye and my man. It just wouldn’t be good. It’s beyond music at that point. It’s going to affect the livelihood. It’s going to interfere with his whole lifestyle from that day forward.”
A day after the release of his new album Ye, Kanye West weighed in on the feud on Twitter, writing, “I’ve never been about beef I’m about love lines were crossed and it’s not good for anyone so this is dead now.”
Listen to J. Prince speak about the feud around the 7:25 mark in the video below.