The music icon shared that his nephew was shot in the heart in an unprovoked attack by "renegade young punks."
A Hip Hop icon is grieving the loss of a loved one and the streets are being called on. J. Prince has been a legend in the Rap industry since founding Rap-A-Lot Records in the late 1980s, and whenever there is someone in need, especially in Texas, it's well-known that people can call on J. Prince for help. He often flies under the radar and doesn't get involved in the he-say-she-say that artists are often entangled in, but he came forward on Tuesday (June 1) to share tragic news about his nephew's murder.
Prince took to Instagram to share both grief and ire. "Houston We Have A Problem To Solve!" he penned in the caption of a photo of himself with his nephew. "There are a few renegade young punks, who went into one of my boys’ garage and shot my unarmed nephew in his heart and killed him."
"These clowns have no principles, with an 'anybody can get it' type of attitude," he continued. "I wish I could go back to the western days and put a 'WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE- MILLION DOLLAR REWARD' on them but that’s illegal, so I won’t do that. To all the real ones in every hood in H-Town, let’s not wait on the police to solve every problem for us. We have legal rights that need to be exercised to protect."
Prince added that he has "NO respect" for anyone "around the world" who has given themselves the title of "gangstas" but acts in this behavior. "Killing unarmed, innocent people at nightclubs, homes, schools, malls, restaurants, churches or wherever!" He did call on "real n*ggas around the world" to unify in order "to deal with these bad apples."
"This is weak sh*t NOT gangsta!... Reap what you sow!" Read through his message in full below. We send our sincerest condolences to J. Prince and his loved ones during this difficult time.https://www.instagram.com/p/CPmN0YfFkXs