CNN’s Capone has finally addressed fellow Queensbridge rapper Prodigy‘s accusations claiming he stood trial against Mobb Deep rapper Havoc‘s brother in the 1990’s.
Capone claims he did make a statement, however, said there was no truth to what he told court officials.
“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)
Last month, Prodigy addressed Capone’s denials and backlash since revealing the incident took place in his new 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)
A day prior, Capone released a video teaser 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 opened up about Capone taking the stand to testify against Havoc’s brother last month.
“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 Capone’s interview below: