Rap fans expressed surprise and disappointment yesterday (April 9) when a series of tweets from Mobb member Havoc’s Twitter account took shots at his cohort Prodigy.
“[P]rodigy abitch [sic] and I’m gonna show it, follow!!” he began. “[I] got niggas in the jail system to back up that prodigy was fuckin homes in jail”…”[P]rodigy prove me wrong! please”…”[P]rodigy u pussy! u long island ass bitch. I’m about to expose u!”
Amidst people questioning what was going on, Hav then sent out a message that read, “no hack this [H]avoc.”
Late last night, though, the rapper/producer released a statement, where he backed away from the comments and denied that they were his doing.
“Just getting back into NY after my Easter weekend with family and friends in Jersey,” the release said. “I left my phone at a gas station yesterday evening while on my way to Jersey after a glorious Knick’s game. To all Mobb Deep fans: it’s business as usual! It’s Mobb Deep all day!!! My twitter account @THEREALHAVOC will be down until further notice. The only other real account is @PRODIGYMOBBDEEP. Ignore the rest. One!”
However, there was still skepticism. Devi Dev, who co-hosts the Sway In The Morning radio show on Shade45 with the show’s namesake, tweeted that her co-worker texted the Queens native and received confirmation of the messages. “Sway text’d Havoc, asked if the tweets were real. Havoc responded back: ‘Very Real,’” she wrote.
Then, this morning, Havoc called into New York radio station Power 105.1′s The Breakfast Club morning show [Listen here], and again denied that he had a hand in the negativity. “This got me rolling on the floor right now,” he told show hosts DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God. “I lost my phone yesterday at the Knicks game. I put a statement out. I didn’t hear about none of it until the afternoon. I have a password app holder in my phone that has all my passwords to all my social networks.” The three interviewers didn’t seem to believe Hav, but allowed him to speak his piece.
During the conversation, Havoc was quick to change the subject to the duo’s upcoming release, H.N.I.C. 3. “I guess this is great promotion,” he said.
Both members are reported to be meeting with their accountant today. Stay tuned as more details surface. —Adam Fleischer (@AdamXXL)
Havoc denies sending tweets about Prodigy: [audio:http://www.xxlmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/havoc-calls-power-1051.mp3]