Prodigy Compares His Prison Term to T.I., Lil Wayne
In a recent interview with ThisIs50.com Radio, the Queensbridge rap legend discussed his checkered past, the NYPD’s attempt to get him to set up 50 Cent and the reason he received a much longer sentence than Lil Wayne and T.I.
“The way I see it, those dudes’ criminal history is way different than mine,” Prodigy said of Wayne and T.I., both of whom served under a year for their weapons charges, while he just finished a three-year bid for his. “As far as T.I.’s case is concerned, everybody looked at that kind of crazy, like, ‘What’s going on over there?’ Everybody’s criminal history is different. If you look at my rap sheet, it’s very long. I’ve got a lot of crazy stuff on there from when I was young; assault charges, gun charges, robbery, attempted robbery … A lot of stuff.”
P went on to say that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and “Hip-Hop Police” attempted to force him into planting evidence against his former label owner 50 Cent. “The A.T.F. and the Hip Hop Task Force were all interrogating me to plant evidence in 50 [Cent's] car,” the Mobb Deep rapper continued. “After that, I went and told 50 to be careful who he let in his car. I told him, ‘They hate you. They’re really trying to set you up.”
Prodigy’s willingness to discuss his past has drawn a fair amount of heat back in Queens, reigniting tensions with former rivals Capone-N-Noreaga, by accusing Capone of testifying against the brother of his Mobb Deep partner Havoc.
“N—-’s don’t rat on my side. You’re a f—ing f—–,” Capone recently fired back, violently denying Prodigy’s allegations. “We got a lot of things in store for you, this is just the beginning, act one,” he threatened.
‘My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy’ hit shelves on April 19, via Touchstone Books.
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