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The Source Magazine released their Power 30 issue this month. The nostalgic cover of the magazine featured a recreation of the December 1997 magazine that featured AZ, Nas and Foxy Brown of the legendary hip hop group the firm.
The Breakfast Club’s Charlamagne tha God, Angela Yee, and DJ Envy were on the recreation of the cover.
Entertainment attorney and The Source Magazine’s chairman, L. Londell McMillan dropped by The Breakfast Club to discuss The Power 30 issue.
While on the show, McMillan was peppered with questions from Charlamagne tha God about rapper, Jay-Z.
On his summer released 4:44, Jay-Z made direct references to McMillan, a former lawyer and confidant to late musical icon, Prince in his song, “Caught Their Eyes.”
Check it out at the 1:33 point
From the album 4:44
On the track, the Brooklyn rapper says:
“I sat down with Prince, eye to eye/He told me his wishes before he died/Now, Londell McMillan, he must be color blind/They only see green from them purple eyes” and “This guy had ‘Slave’ on his face/You think he wanted the masters with his masters?/You greedy bastards sold tickets to walk through his house/I’m surprised you ain’t auction off the casket.”
McMillan seemed perplexed by the mention. “Again, you have to ask Hov because I was the guy who got ‘slave’ off his face,” McMillan told The Breakfast Club’s Charlamagne tha God.
Check out the interaction at the 14:00 mark in the video.
Added McMillan: “Prince hired me to get him out of the contract with Warner Bros. He called me the emancipator. I asked Prince when I first met him, ‘How do we get that slave off your face?’ Prince said, ‘You get me free, I’ll take slave off my face.’”
McMillan said that in a conversation with Prince he told him that freedom is not free.
“You think Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and Frederick Douglass just woke up one day and they want free? We’re going to have to fight for freedom. He said, ‘I’m ready to fight.’ We win and we were successful. I went from his lawyer to his manager to his partner.”
McMillan who manages half o the heirs of Prince’s estate defended his decision to sell tickets for fans to walk through Prince’s Paisley Park mansion “Anyone who knew Prince really knew that Prince left instructions to leave Paisley Park as a museum,” said McMillan.
“He left instructions to at least 20, 30 people, so that was a fact. In fact, he started writing out the plans for that.”
When asked on why Jay-Z chose to mention him in his song, McMillan says that he believes that Jay-Z was getting misinformation and information. “Jay usually doesn’t get press from things like that,” he said.
“What I’ve seen from my dealings with him. He’s usually a cool guy. I wanted to keep any beefs directly, but if he wants to talk about it privately or publicly. If you want to come up here and talk about it, we can have that conversation.”