Update: “I don’t consider this a beef anymore. Pusha, he’s like an ant to us. Like an ant that crawl around. We can smash him anytime… if that’s something we wanted to do. But that’s not the case here,” J. Prince told TMZ.
J. Prince found himself in the middle of the Pusha T and Drake feud over the summer when he claimed to have put in an “OG call” to Drizzy and have him end the beef by not responding to Pusha’s eviscerating “The Story of Adidon.” The Rap-A-Lot Records CEO stopped by L.A. Leakers for an interview on Wednesday following the 6 God’s appearance on HBO’s The Shop to give his opinion on the “rules” of rap battles, looking back on his decision to have Drake not reply to Push and much more.
Prince believes there should be some order that both parties obey when it comes to battling. “I think that you can cross the lines of music. I believe life and death is in the tongue. You can speak some things and live and speak some things and do the opposite of living,” he explained. “With that being said and with that being true, you would want it to be some rules.”
The Art & Science of Respect author knew where the Pusha T and Drake feud was heading, and the result wouldn’t have been pretty for either of them. “This is something I saw before. And when I witnessed it before, the situation can go from 0-100 real quick. Knowing the possibilities of it going there, I’m a guy with some sense,” said Prince. “I’m like, ‘OK, let me unplug the situation because ain’t nothing good going to come of this.'”
The Houston-bred mogul wouldn’t close the door on the idea of the OVO rapper and King Push eventually resolving their issues amicably and reuniting in the future. “Every wound, it takes time. A lot people wouldn’t have thought he and Meek Mill would be on the stage together but time heals wounds,” he said.
Watch J Prince’s interview with the L.A. Leakers below.