According to reports, fans can remember P in-person Thursday (June 29) in Manhattan.
On Thursday, there will be a special funeral service for Prodigy in New York City at Frank E. Campbell, popularly known as “The Funeral Chapel.” From 2 to 5 p.m., open public visitation will be allowed for family, friends and fans hoping to send their final goodbyes to the revered star. (Billboard)
Last weekend, music mogul Master P bashed TV network BET over doing a last-minute tribute to P at its annual awards show.
The Truth Hurts…BET Would Have Never Changed Their Show For Prodigy If He Was Still Alive!! It was a great thing acknowledging and celebrating the life of Prodigy and all of his accomplishments. But It’s a shame that none of these artists are told how great they are while they’re alive. Why can’t they get their flowers and tokens of appreciation while they’re still living? I know the truth hurts. I just have one serious question… Was Prodigy or Mobb Deep on BET’s radar last week… were they invited to the red carpet event, offered guest passes or an invite to perform at the awards show in the last 10 years? I’m willing to bet the answer is NO. I came to support my daughter today on the BET Experience stage but I decided that my family and I will not participate in the red carpet or awards events this year. I love my people and I support them but we really need to do better by each other. We lost a very talented brother, Prodigy. I send my condolences to his family. Hopefully, one day we can start appreciating the talented sisters and brothers while they are still alive. I know that what I am saying may ruffle a few feathers but the truth needed to be heard.
A few days prior, buzz developed about the network trying to scramble for a BET Awards Prodigy tribute.
Sources involved with the production tell us Kim and Havoc were late adds to the show as presenters. They will also share some personal words, paying respects to the Mobb Deep rapper. We’re told BET Awards execs scrambled to put together a tribute performance after Prodigy’s death Tuesday, but it was too late. Artists had already signed contracts to perform at the awards, and BET didn’t want to burn bridges by changing their sets, which have been planned for weeks. (TMZ)
Last week, Prodigy affiliate Cormega remembered Prodigy’s legacy across social media.