Rap-A-Lot Records CEO J Prince isn’t keeping his lips sealed. The music executive has come forward to speak out on the publicized war between Houston rap star Megan Thee Stallion and her label 1501.
On Thursday, Prince came forward to keep things fully 100. The Rap-A-Lot head revealed his close-knit bond to both parties but ultimately sided with 1501.
“BREAKING NEWS ALERT!! Houston we have a problem Megan, along with Roc Nation Employee Geetanjali Grace Lyer decided to include my name in a lawsuit wrapped around lies and stupidity. We gone get this sh*t straight. Now let’s deal with the root of this issue. The root is a familiar one for me coming from a successful independent record labels perspective. We as independent record labels make many sacrifices along with our artists. After we do all the hard work together with artists, it’s a known fact that major record labels and established managers attempt to poach the fruits of our labor. … I didn’t allow this to happen to me when New York and LA record labels attempted to take my artists- so they labeled me as malicious for fighting back. I didn’t allow it then so I damn sure ain’t gonna allow it to happen to 1501 Records or any of the other independent record labels that I’m associated with.”
Prince made sure to let people know where he stands toward Thee Stallion. Specifically, J accused Meg of lying about him in legal documents.
“For the record we have no problem with negotiating with Megan but we do have a problem with dictators. I find it very interesting that Roc Nation would allow their employee to sign an affidavit and statement full of slanderous lies on my methods of doing business when we have partnered together on several occasions. I don’t think Jay Z is aware of this but only time will tell. Megan even though she signed an affidavit, talked down, and lied in court documents on me… I understand how lawyers brainwash artist to milk them of funds in lawsuits that they know they can’t win. Megan seems to be a perfect candidate for self destruction. Any artist in the music industry will testify that a 40% profit share is a great deal especially for an unestablished artist that til this day has never delivered an album. To end this I give credit to where credit is due. Megan along with her mother, who evidently could read (God rest her soul), negotiated a good deal.”
Wait, There’s More
The Rap-A-Lot Records CEO also spoke up for Carl’s financial contributions to Meg’s career. Prince also hinted at behind the scenes forces playing key roles in Stallion’s decision-making including her decision to sue 1501.
“I extended my hand to meet with Megan, T Farris, and team personally for further negotiations. Unfortunately it never happened even though we’re all in Houston, because she’s being controlled by the very people who started this sh*t. The homie Carl was an angel in Megan’s eyes when he was spending hundreds of thousands investing in her career. Now that he’s helped her become a successful artist she stopped paying him his percentage and views him as the devil. I’m glad money don’t make me. I make money.”
Before You Go
This week, Prince’s pal Carl shared his reaction to Megan coming at his neck. In a new interview, Crawford questioned the Houston native’s multiple claims against 1501.
“The bubble of Hollywood and her eight million followers has really clouded her head, because the stuff that she’s saying is not true. It’s a whole lie. Nothing is true that she said. Me being greedy and taking money from her, that’s crazy. I never tried to take nothing from her. The only thing we ever did was give, give, give. Now, she fell for the oldest trick in the industry: the conquer and divide theme.” (Billboard)