New York rap duo Prodigy and Havoc have finally stepped forward to address their publicized public falling out last year and explained why they are back, better than ever.
Rather than cop a plea, Havoc took full responsibility for going at Prodigy last spring over Twitter.
“The tweets definitely happened and I take my part in that,” Hav told us, with Prodigy seated beside him to his left. “When family goes through things it’s like, they shouldn’t be handled in the streets. I definitely take responsibility for that.” (MTV)
Prodigy cited their survival through pre-fame struggles for keeping them together through thick and thin.
“Me and Hav got a different type of relationship man. We been through a lot of stuff growing up, just personal stuff,” Prodigy said. “When you dealing with somebody for that long every day, you’re gonna have your little squabbles or whatever, it’s nothing. The bottom line is we’re smarter than all the BS, we’re smarter than. Way smarter than that. Trust me, we’re still here for a reason, we ain’t stupid.” (MTV)
Earlier this year, P refused to lay out Mobb Deep’s deathbed despite their publicized feud.
“Nah, nah, it’s just on standby,” Capital P said when asked if it is time to retire the Mobb Deep brand. “Yeah, I’m sure about that. I love Mobb Deep. Mobb Deep made my life what it is. Havoc feels the same way, so we’ll be right back to work. For right now, he’s doing his thing and I’m doing my thing. I’ve got goals I’m trying to accomplish, and I really can’t let nothing sidestep me or get in the way of that. If that means I gotta put Mobb Deep on standby for the time being, then so be it. That’s what has to happen.” (“Usual Suspects Radio”)
In October, Capital P denied Hav’s claim of possibly having affection toward men and spoke on the dispute.
“Nah, you know Hav don’t deserve that,” Prodigy said in an interview when asked if Havoc deserves to get shot. “[Have I ever participated in any homosexual activity?] H*ll f*cking no! H*ll no. I’ma tell you like this, the only thing I can really say is, you know what I mean, what I’ve been doing since I came home [in spring 2011], putting books out, putting out albums, mixtapes, you know, I started my own lable, I got a distribution deal, running around, setting up these tours, getting merchandising deals, getting endorsement deals, that’s all I really know, dog. [Have I asked him about the disses?] Nah. I just want to work, man — shout-out ot Havoc too, shout-out ot Hav. Word. That’s my dog. [Anything else I want to tell people?] I don’t have anything against gay people, dog. I’ve got some family members that are gay, I know some people that are gay, I got a couple of gay friends.” (This Is 50)