AceShowbiz - J. Prince has addressed rumors about him forcing Kanye West to squash beef with Drake. When shutting down the speculations, the music executive insisted that he didn't use "scare tactics" to convince the "Donda" artist to make peace with the Canadian emcee.
The 57-year-old set the record straight in a new interview with Billboard. "It was an interesting conversation, but the furthest thing from the truth regarding any kind of force. I heard all kinds of rumors, and that was the furthest thing from the truth," he said.
"To me, that moment was what I called an 'anointing moment' - because none of it was planned," the promoter added. "It wasn't planned where we had that meeting in that particular church, but me being a man of God, I couldn't deny the invitation to actually meet him."
"From there, I kept it real with him. I spoke some words that came from my heart - and Kanye, he acknowledged it," J. Prince went on explaining. "He said, 'I ain't ever had anyone ever talking to me like that.' He was acknowledging me being brutally honest with him. I felt another level of bonding with him at that particular moment."
Aside from talking to Kanye, J.Prince had a conversation with Drake about ending the feud. "I let him know that this is a moment and movement that can save lives. I believe by Drake and Kanye being an example, as two of hip-hop's top artists, that lives would be saved," he pointed out.
"I believe this is going to be imitated and it's important to be an example to those that look up to you and that meant something to Drake - just the life-saving event wrapped around putting the spotlight on the injustice, prison reform, and my brother Larry Hoover," he continued. "Everything is icing on the cake after that because he never envisioned things like that. So I had to tap into a power greater than the anger or whatever these guys had for one another."
Kanye publicly asked Drake to bury the hatchet in early November by sharing an Instagram video of him and J.Prince. The estranged husband of Kim Kardashian also invited his then-nemesis to share a stage at a free Larry Hoover event, which will take place on Thursday, December 9. It will mark their first performance together in five years.