The 2016 Go DJ Awards were held at Houston's NRG Arena earlier this week (July 18) and Rap-A-Lot CEO J. Prince was honored for his contributions locally and to the genre at large. While accepting his award, Prince made a not so subtle reference to Birdman's most recent catch phrase, saying that he and others should put respect on their own names.

"Lot of people look hungry out there and I’m hungry up here," he says in the above clip. "It’s a beautiful thing. Let’s just respect it. We don't want to go around beg nobody to put respect on our name. We not them kind of people. We put respect on our own name therefore we ain't got to do no plea bargain to out respect on our names. Just know that and represent that."

To connect some of the dots here, J. Prince's son Jas Prince had sued Cash Money for $11 million dollars over unpaid royalties stemming from the fact that he brought Drake to the label. Just last week, it was reported that Jas Prince and Cash Money had reached a settlement agreement for the aforementioned figure. In light of that news it is perhaps curious that papa Prince would be taking shots at Birdman, though it has taken over a year to reach the settlement. Watch J Prince's acceptance speech up above, with further details on the settlement available courtesy of Bossip.

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