J. Prince calls on Kanye West, Drake, Nicki Minaj and Others To Perform in Las Vegas On Grammy Night
The Founder of Houston-based Rap-a-Lot Records wasn't happy about Kanye West's being removed from the Grammys performance.
─“No matter how much money we have, we are still n***as in their eyes.... So they cancelled Kanye,” J Prince said.
J. Prince wants Ye, Drake, Nicki Minaj and More To Sabotage 2022 Grammys by Performing in Las Vegas same night as the Award Show
The music executive is urging Kanye West, Drake, Nicki Minaj and others to hold a hip-hop show on the same night as the 64th annual Grammy Awards.
J. Prince took to his socials on Monday (March 22), to share some thoughts about the award show’s treatment of hip-hop over the years, nodding to Ye’s banishment as a recent example of the “control” the Grammys exercises over the genre.
In the audio message below, the veteran rap executive compared the Grammy organizers as slave masters, and likened the Grammys' decision to prohibit Kanye from performing to that of previous snubs of Drake, Nicki and The Weeknd, who called the Grammys "corrupt" last year after he was shut out for nominations despite having one of the biggest albums and most-streamed singles of 2021.
“I’ve been watching the Grammys control and dictate our culture to their benefit up close and personal for the past 30 years that I’ve been in the music business,” Prince added.
Prince wrote in the caption. “The powers that be will be mad at me about this one. But fuck ’em! I love the culture. The seed has been planted; let’s water it”
Prince, cited the 13th Amendment—which he writes “clearly says that slavery was abolished, except for use as punishment for a crime you’ve been convicted of”—and ties it to the Grammys. “This is a ‘slave master punish a n***ah mentality and act’ to remind us that no matter how much money we have, we are still n***ahs in their eyes. So they cancelled Kanye and discriminated against Drake, The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj, and many others over the years.” The godfather of Southern hip hop suggested hip-hop’s major players should host a huge performance in Las Vegas on the same day as the Grammys and partner with a special network “to prove that ratings will change where the Grammys are concerned when the #1 selling genre in the music—HIP HOP—comes together because there’s power in numbers.”