J. Prince already got Kanye West and Drake to share the stage once. He is asking again and petitioning Nicki Minaj and more to appear in a Hip-Hop shop opposite the Grammys. The ask comes days after Kanye West was banned from performing at the award show in Vegas.
J. Prince called for the change on Instagram, in a video clip containing his voice asking to make a change and not looking toward the Grammys for validation.
“I’ve been watching the Grammys control and dictate our culture to their benefit up close and personal for the past 30 years,” J Prince said. “And all the artists, managers and executives would do is complain, but never have the nuts to come together to do anything about it.”
He added, “This is a slave master, punish a nigga mentality and act to remind us that no matter how much money we have, we’re still niggas in their eyes. So they cancel Kanye and discriminated against Drake, The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj and many others over the years. This will only be broken by us uniting our powers to bring about change moving forward.”
J. Prince would close his request by bringing the No. 1 genre in the world to come together for a special show.
J. Prince’s words are similar to those of Dame Dash. TMZ caught Dash in the airport and let out a clear statement: “Ye don’t give a fuck about the Grammys. We’ll make our own Grammys.”
“I’m not trying to fit into somebody else’s system,” Dash added. “So we just create our own so we ain’t gotta worry about nobody else’s rules. … It’s not for them to judge who’s hot. It’s for us. They really shouldn’t be giving us the awards. We should be giving them the awards. They gotta respect our culture.”