Mobb Deep’s Prodigy has opened up to silence critics and fans who feel he may have snitched on various individuals in his My Infamous Life autobiography.
Killing the notion he snitched with My Infamous, Capital P defended his book.
“I don’t think people understand the definition of dry snitch,” Prodigy said in an interview. “Dry snitch is a slang we started. A dry snitch is somebody that snitch for no reason. How do I fit into that category if there’s nothing in the books that can get somebody charged or get somebody locked up? Nothing. There’s no unsolved mystery. There’s nothing in the book that’s serious like that. Serious sh*t — that’s left unsaid. There’s a lot of sh*t that’s left unsaid.” (The Start Of Ur Ending Part 2)
In P’s book, he accuses former CNN rapper Capone of snitching which resulted in a back-and-forth war of words.
“A n*gga got caught in a situation,” Capone explained in a video. “For one, first and foremost, I do these streets. I do these streets all the way. I did my crimes, I did my times — I got caught in a situation, I gave a false statement. I mean, you get caught in situations, you give false statements, act like you know about something and you lie. I lied. Come to find out, the motherf*cker statement came back, they tried to use mine as a witness. But I lied. I didn’t know nothing about the crime. I wasn’t [Havoc’s brother] Killer [Black’s] codefendant, I wasn’t there when the crime happened, I ain’t speak to him after. I ain’t speak to nobody after. But, I gave a fake statement, hey it happens, but I didn’t put anything in there to incriminate anybody. But at the end of the day, when it came time to go to trial, they tried to use that sh*t like I gave a statement but go ahead. It’s a lie. I don’t care because Prodigy said, ‘Oh, he gotta take it up with himself.’ Some funny sh*t. My man, I’mma G. I bust my gun to the fullest in the hood.” (Forbez DVD)
A month prior, Prodigy addressed Capone’s denials and backlash since revealing the incident took place in his My Infamous Life autobiography.
“He’s probably upset because the truth of the matter came out now as far as what happened with Havoc’s brother and the whole case thing,” P told radio host Funkmaster Flex referring to Capone. “It’s sad it went down the way it went down. We didn’t ask Capone to do that, we had nothing to do with his decision making. His decision making is based upon his decisions that’s in his head. Really, he has to take that up with himself at the end of the day. And it’s the same thing with him. In no way, shape or form was I trying to be disrespectful or to target him or to ruin somebody’s career. That wasn’t my intentions at all. My intentions was to tell the story as it went down and how it is…He was a friend of ours from the neighborhood, in Queensbridge, where that whole hood respected me and Capone was one of those people that showed me love when I came in so I had love for him.” (Hot 97)
Prior to the dispute, Prodigy opened up about Capone taking the stand to testify against Mobb Deep member Havoc’s brother last April.
“I can’t tell you why he did it, or why he said what he said afterwards, but all I can tell you is that really happened. I was thinking when I was writing it like, “Oh he’s going to take some offense to this.” But when I think about it, this is a story that really happened, so I’m not going to leave out something that’s part of my life story, something of major significance that happened, just because he’s going to be upset about it. Like, dude you should be upset about what you did, not that I’m telling my life story. [Laughs.] So that’s why I put the shit in there, because it’s just crazy that he did that. I didn’t write it in my book trying to target him, or “I’ve got beef, f*ck him,” or trying to ruin his career. It ain’t nothing like that. If he feels some type of way about it, basically he needs to take that up with the man in the mirror.” (Complex)
Check out Prodigy’s interview below: