After the statement, many people believed it was all a mix-up until the following day when audio surfaced of Havoc calling out Prodigy, but once again Havoc denied it was him on the recording even though his voice was confirmed by people close to him.
Now things are heating back up as a source close to Mobb Deep says the beef between Prodigy and Havoc is in fact very real.
As XXL Magazine reports, they spoke to a source in Prodigy’s camp who confirms that the beef between Havoc and Prodigy is legit, and says that there will never be a Mobb Deep album again. The source also breaks down the history of their issues together, starting from when Prodigy got incarcerated.
The source close to Mobb Deep breaks down the reasoning on why the friction between the Mobb kicked off in the first place, and says it has been on going for some time now, as it started when Prodigy was locked up from 2007 through 2011, serving a 3 1/2 year bid on a gun charge:
“While he was up there, 50 Cent came to visit him a couple times. And 50 had came to him and said, ‘Listen, man, when you come home, I wanna sign you as a solo artist. I’m gonna give you a $500,000 advance check, but I’m not fuckin’ with Havoc because Havoc has been dealin’ with alcohol issues for years. Since you’ve been in jail, he’s checked in a few times to rehab.”
Throughout his jail bid, Havoc never visited Prodigy, so the deal on the table from 50 Cent to sign to G-Unit was looking good, but P still wanted to give Mobb Deep another chance, and he would on the speculation that Havoc visited him before he was released.
The source close to Prodigy and Havoc continued:
“A week before [Prodigy] comes home, Havoc finally shows up. “[He says], ‘Yo, listen, I’m sorry, man. I’ve been battlin’ alcohol again. I just came out of rehab. I really wanna work again. Let’s get money.’”
Since Havoc visited Prodigy, P gave Mobb Deep another chance, as he was released from jail in March 2011, and the duo hit the studio a few times, and released the Black Cocaine EP in November of 2011, but the two barely talked to each other says the source, as he said:
“The only time Prodigy would see him is before a show—at the airport or however they’re gonna get there.”
The tension between the two continued to unfold during the SXSW fest and P vowed to never take Hav’s calls again, as the source close to the camp told XXL that’s what led to Havoc hitting up Twitter and airing Prodigy out, and says he’s 120% certain there will never be another Mobb Deep project:
“When he got back to New York, Prodigy kept his word. He stopped takin’ Havoc’s calls. He wanted to be out that whole situation”
The source adds, due to Hav questioning P’s sexuality, there will never be another Mobb Deep album:
“To be honest with you, there’s 120% certainty that there will never be another Mobb Deep album again. How do you come back from that?”