Mobb Deep: 'Business as Usual' After Apparent Twitter Beef
Some Twitter beefs make me rub my eyes. Exhibit A: Diggy vs. J. Cole. Some Twitter beefs make me roll my eyes. Exhibit B-Z: Every one of Chris Brown's Twitter R&Beefs. But Havoc's seeming Twitter beef -- turned real-life beef or vice versa -- with his Mobb Deep counterpart, Prodigy, hurts my heart.
Early this morning (April 9), around 3:30 am, Havoc appeared to take to Twitter to verbally attack Prodigy.
"Prodigy a bitch and I'm gonna show it, follow!! ground breaking new. I got ni**as in the jail system to to back up that prodigy was fucking homes in jail." Havoc's account tweeted. "Prodigy prove me wrong! please."
"I have a big announcement... and ni**as that was locked wit him know the truth. now i will silence.... and let the jails take care of the rest. thats on everything, i had to smack P ask him. prodigy u pussy! u long island ass b*tch. I'm about to expose u! next time i see u, u getting layer out, on camera!! i can't wait!" the tweets continued.
"In a minute.... ni**as that was in the jail wit him gonna blow him up first hand.!!!! prodigy a hider not a rider," he added.
At first many thought, and hoped, that Havoc's twitter was hacked. But, apparently not, as the MC continued: "Nothing hacked P homo y'all. no hack this havoc."
Update: However, Havoc released a statement on Monday night implying that he had not, in fact, sent the tweets:
"Just getting back into NY after my Easter weekend with family and friends in Jersey. 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!"
The earlier remarks come at a time when some members of the hip-hop community, such as rising MC A$AP Rocky, are speaking out against the prevalence of homophobia in hip-hop. On Monday, several artists took to Twitter to express their disbelief at the Twitter outburst.
"Damn. *pours out ginger juice* i just knew i was gonna get another Mobb classic this year man. say it aint so, my fav crew is breakin up?" Questlove tweeted.
"This Mobb shit is sad..." A-Trak chimed in.
Before the statement, Prodigy tweeted on the verification of a claimed fake Twitter account, yet didn't speak on Havoc's account's harsh words.
"ATTENTION: TO BE CLEAR @PRODIGYMOBDEEP IS A FAKE PAGE I DONT EVEN KNOW WHY SHIT IS VERIFIED TWITTER PEOPLE R ON SUM BULLSHIT RIGHT NOW SMH.." Prodigy tweeted. "IM A FATHER, AN ADULT, IM NOT HERE TO BEEF IM HERE TO MAKE MUSIC."