Birdman saw a lot of drama in 2016 with Lil Wayne and the Cash Money crew. Unfortunately for him, it looks as though 2017 will be full of the same drama. Recently, J Prince, CEO of Rap-A-Lot Records, made it perfectly clear that he disagreed with Birdman’s antics. J Prince vowed that he would do whatever it took to get Birdman to pay Lil Wayne what he is owed. It looks as though Birdman has also rubbed Jas Prince the wrong way.
Now, it appears that Birdman is about to be double teamed. Jas Prince, son of J Prince, has now added his two cents. Jas Prince wants to recoup the money that he feels is owed to him from Drake’s profits. Recently, Jas Prince decided to take matters into his own hands by filing a lawsuit against Birdman.
To Sue Or Not To Sue
According to the lawsuit, Jas Prince is accusing Birdman of not paying him one-third of Drake’s profits. Prince states that he and the Aspire Music Group had this deal with Birdman as a part of bringing Drake to Cash Money Records. According to Prince, Birdman owes him and Aspire Music Group 4 million dollars. Jas Prince owns a part of Aspire.
This isn’t Prince’s first time at the legal rodeo. Recently, Jas was awarded an 11 million dollar settlement from Cash Money due to a similar dispute. In that lawsuit, Prince alleged that he had not been paid 22 percent of all of Drake’s net profits and advances. Cash Money tried to place the blame on Aspire by saying they were the ones withholding payments from Jas. What it all boils down to is this..Jas alleges that he had a deal to receive portions of Drake’s profits due to him bringing the Canadian rapper to Cash Money. Jas also alleges that sometime in 2013 Birdman orchestrated a new deal with Drake that basically cut Jas out the money loop.
So, what are your thoughts? Do you think that Birdman owes Jas Prince anything? Should Jas get continuous profits for bringing Drake to Cash Money or should he have been given a one time founder’s fee? Let me know in the comments.
By Ronda Brooks