It seems the hip hop community as a whole is excited to hear that Lil Wayne and Kodak Black received a presidential pardon from former president Donald Trump. Among those who are pleased with the decision is J. Prince.
In an interview with “The Breakfast Club” that aired Friday (Jan. 29), the CEO of Rap-A-Lot expressed how he felt when he first heard that Wayne and Kodak had received pardons. DJ Envy, Charlamagne Tha God, and Angela Yee also asked how he felt about both artists supporting Trump before his term ended. Prince indicated that he didn’t care who either artist supported.
“I’m happy for both of those brothers,” Prince said. “I’m just a full-blown fan for homies getting out of the pigpen. I’m not mad about that. I think more presidents need to do things like that.”
Lil Wayne and Kodak Black were among over 100 other people who were included in Trump’s final wave of pardons before he left office. During the president’s reelection campaign, Wayne offered his support for Trump in a social media post featuring a photo of him and the former POTUS together shortly before Election Day.
Along with both rappers, co-founder of Death Row Records Michael “Harry-O” Harris was also given a pardon from 45. Envy, Charlamagne and Yee asked if the rumor about Harris being a founder of Rap-A-Lot is true. Prince shot the rumor down once and for all.
“Never,” Prince replied. “That lie need to be cleaned up. Harry-O never had no business whatsoever where Rap-A-Lot was concerned. The only thing we ever done in the music industry together was he took the Geto Boys on tour with a couple dates in L.A. and Oakland with The Fat Boys and Salt-N-Pepa back in the day. And then, that was in 1989 or ’90.”
Watch the entire interview below.