Mobb Deep Sits Courtside at Knicks Game, Seemingly Squashing Beef
Mobb Deep made an appearance together, sitting courtside for the New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on Friday night (April 13) and perhaps more importantly squashing any reports of the duo breaking up. Prodigy tweeted out this picture (left) of the group sitting side-by-side together to watch the Knicks, whose bench players have coincidentally adopted the nickname Mobb Deep.
For now, the shot seemingly ends reported beef between the rap duo.
On Monday (April 9), a day after the Easter holiday, rap fans were shocked to see Havoc air out his longtime partner in rhyme, Prodigy, via twitter.
“[P]rodigy abitch [sic] and I’m gonna show it, follow!!” Hav began his barrage of tweets with. “[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!”
But by the same night, the rapper/producer was singing a different tune, telling fans that he left his phone at a gas station and the rant didn’t come from him.
“Just getting back into NY after my Easter weekend with family and friends in Jersey,” Havoc responded via a written statement. “I left my phone at a gas station yesterday evening while on my way to Jersey after a glorious Knicks 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!”
Tuesday morning (April 10), Havoc further tried to squash reports of M-O-B-B’s falling out by calling up New York radio station Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club morning show.
“This got me rolling on the floor right now,” he said on air. “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.”
Mobb Deep haven’t put out an album since Blood Money in 2006. –Mark Lelinwalla