Mobb Deep’s Prodigy has come forward to address the backlash he has received after revealing fellow Queensbridge rapper Capone‘s past testimony in a court case within his new My Infamous Life autobiography.
According to P, he did not aim to hurt Capone’s image but tell a story about Havoc‘s brother being testified against.
“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)
Yesterday, Capone released a video responding to P’s “snitch” accusations.
“I’m talking to you, p*ssy P,” Capone said. “Karrine Steffans…F*ck is wrong with you? Look where I’m at. Look where I’m at. What you want me to do, walk around this b*tch? I ain’t got to prove to you I’m from QB or my n*ggas hold me down in my hood, n*gga. I’ll be in this b*tch dolo, n*gga, on a beach chair before anything happen to me in my motherf*cking hood n*gga. Let me tell you something. N*ggas don’t rat on my side. Listen man, you a f*cking f*ggot. But at the end of the day, I ain’t even gonna call you all that because we got a lot of things in store for you. This is just the beginning. Act I.” (Forbez DVD)
Prodigy claims Capone previously took the stand to testify against Havoc’s brother.
“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)
Last week, CNN’s N.O.R.E. spoke out in defense of Capone.
“[Prodigy’s] trying to sell his book, so he threw in a couple jabs,” he explained in an interview. “Capone’s a grown man. I wasn’t there. But if that was the case, then why are there seven Mobb Deep and Capone-N-Noreaga records that exist. If a dude snitched on my man, I ain’t hanging with him, let alone getting in the studio with him.” (Power 105.1)
Check out a portion of Prodigy’s interview below: