News: Saigon Says Prodigy Beef Started W/ Jay-Z's Protégé [Video]
Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 12:00PM
Brooklyn rapper Saigon has finally explained where his issues with music rival Prodigy stem from and claimed one of Jay-Z's protégés actually had problems with him first.
According to the "Yard Father," Capital P's dispute with former Roc-La-Familia rapper Tru Life indirectly got him involved.
"The sh*t started with Tru Life. That sh*t wasn't even my beef. Tru had robbed them n*ggas, and me and Tru like brothers, before rap. I came up with Tru. So when Tru got in the rap game, he was on some hood rule apply sh*t -- Prodigy stole $15,000 from Tru Life. Not stole it, but he did a verse for him and went and did the same verse and took the money, and then went and did the same verse on some other sh*t. Tru was like, 'Aight, give me another verse.' Son kept ducking. They did what they did with that. I ended up guilty by association. They trying to say, you went on TV and burned our CDs. I didn't burn CDs, I had a handful of CDs, I was like, all this sh*t is garbage to me. I wasn't singling out Mobb Deep." (This Is 50)
Last year, Sai questioned P's motivation to take shots at him with his My Infamous Life autobiography.
While Prodigy was locked up, they was trying to bait me into talking reckless about him. Every time somebody interviewed me, I had nothing but good things to say," Saigon said. "Then he comes out, not only in the book, but in an interview recently up at This Is 50, he's talkin' reckless again. ... That's why I don't understand. He's texting me sayin', 'I'm tellin' Alchemist we should do a song and just to squash the beef.' And then he goes, does an interview and starts dissin' me again. So I'm like, 'I understand you got a book to sell; I got an album to sell, The Greatest Story Never Told, but I'm not trying to use you to sell my album, man.' ... I left it alone. It's three years ago, homey. I understand that people bring it up, it's newsworthy, but downplay it like I've been doing all these years while you been in jail." (MTV)
A few weeks prior, SOHH hit up Prodigy to see if he was on good terms with Sai since completing a three year jail sentence last March.
"I haven't really been thinking about that, really, to tell you the truth," P told SOHH when asked about reconciling with Saigon. "It would be nice, you know what I'm saying? It would be a good thing if we did that but it's just kind of weird to me. You know what I'm saying? It's kind of weird to me. That's definitely not something I'm interested in right now. You know what I'm saying? I'm trying to really focus on this Mobb Deep thing and this album. I'll definitely try to improve and fix relationships with certain people, so maybe sometime in the near future that could happen. You know what I mean?" (SOHH)
P previously struck fans' ears after sharing his thoughts on Sai following a three-year jail bid.
"To tell you the truth, we ain't even worried about that," P said in an interview. "He's a flea. You know what I'm saying? On some real sh*t. Like, he's a nobody. Like, we ain't worried about him. He's not even the type of rapper that I would want to do a song with. You know what I'm saying? Like, that's how corny he is to me. I ain't really worried about him. He has no power or strength in the streets. He's not on our level at all." (This Is 50)
Check out Saigon's interview: