Offset Furiously Addresses J. Prince For Discussing His Relationship With Takeoff

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 05: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Offset attends the 65th GRAMMY Awards on February 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic). CEO of Houston-based Rap-a-Lot Records James Prince attends the SXSW Keynote Conversation: James Prince with Bun B during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival on March 18, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Mindy Best/Getty Images for SXSW)
Offset unleashes on J. Prince after the Rap-A-Lot Record CEO claimed Set "wasn't really there with Takeoff when he was alive."

J. Prince is apparently doing a media run surrounding Takeoff's death. As the Prince family continue to face backlash following Take’s passing, they appeared on Gillie and Wallo 267’s Million Dollaz Worth Of Game podcast. Though the Prince family tried to clear their name from the negative press, J Prince criticized Offset for not being present in Take’s life around the time of his passing. 

“This Offset dude. I ain’t gon’ leave him out because I’m real like this, you now? N***as be throwin’ rocks and hidin’ their hand,” Prince said on the podcast. “I don’t like them type of individuals. And the truth of the matter is, one can dance and different things in front of different cameras and all kinds of shit… You wasn’t really right there with Takeoff when he was alive. So, for you to be taking these positions you are taking – and I got people everywhere so I hear all kinds of things. I’mma just say this to you – don’t ever put me in a position where I got to defend myself.”

By now, it’s no secret that Offset’s relationship with Quavo, at least, was kind of rocky. As a result, he became distant from Takeoff in the public eye throughout the roll out for Only Built For Infinity Linx. However, Take’s death undoubtedly impacted Offset, whether or not he was around the late rapper.

Shortly after the interview with J Prince went viral, Offset slammed the Rap-A-Lot founder in a message shared to Instagram. On his Story, ‘Set expressed outrage at Prince’s comments, specifically the audacity to comment on his relationship with Takeoff. “I don’t know what the f*ck y’all got going on. You speaking on my real brother. How dare one of y’all n***as speak on me and Take relationship, n***a? I don’t know you n***as from a can of paint,” he said. Moreover, he called out the Prince family for the series of interviews they’ve done to discuss Takeoff’s passing.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: (Editorial Use Only) Takeoff and Offset of Migos perform during Day 3 of Wireless Festival 2021 at Crystal Palace on September 12, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage)

“You ain’t think about his momma? You ain’t think about the family, n***a? We ain’t said nothing,” he continued. “Nobody said nothing but you n***as. Who y’all n***as think y’all n***as is? John Gotti, n***a? Ain’t nobody going for none of that. I ain’t standin’ for none of that sh*t y’all n***as talkin’ about either.” 

Additionally, Offset stated that Prince’s comments derived from things he hard from the grapevine, rather than the source itself. “And, if you heard something from me, I’ma tell you it’s gon’ come from me. Call my phone. Y’all n***as going off he-say-she-say.”

Check out Offset’s response to J. Prince below. 

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