The plot thickens. Mobb Deep's Twittergate controversy is still unfolding. During a recent interview on New York radio station Hot 97, MB's Prodigy denied having any beef with band mate Havoc despite the inflammatory messages that were posted to the latter's Twitter page. In fact, Prodigy claims the iconic Queensbridge duo used the controversy to their benefit.
"Is this the biggest publicity stunt of all time?" host Peter Rosenberg asked. "Because it feels like a publicity stunt."
"When me and Hav got down to the bottom of it, we kept kind of quiet. We didn't get on Twitter right away like, 'Yo it's bogus,'" Prodigy said, referring to the fact that the group didn't comment on the controversy for almost a full day.
"Me and Havoc's businessmen," he continued. "We stepped back and was like, 'Alright, how can we use this to our advantage?' We were like, 'Alright, we got a record about to drop.'"
Rosenberg responded, "So you're acknowledging that once it became big, you said, 'We might as well milk it for what it's worth.'"
"Basically," Prodigy said. "We kept quiet on purpose."
P also backed up Hav's story that he lost his phone and his Twitter account was hacked, a claim many in the media have doubted. "That wasn't Hav," Prodigy said of the tweets.
Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds said that sources close to the group told them that Havoc was indeed behind the tweets, but Prodigy stood firm. "I would watch them sources you're talkin' to," responded Prodigy, smiling. "Me and Hav are business as usual."
The tweets in question accused Prodigy of engaging in homosexual relations during his three-year prison bid for weapons possession, which ended March 2011. "There's no truth to that," Prodigy said. "You think I was in jail doing that?"
The tweets also shockingly implied that Prodigy and Rihanna had a relationship. Rosenberg and co-host Cipha Sounds said that sources confirmed the rumor, but Prodigy claimed he's never even met the Barbadian songstress. "That sounds great," Prodigy said, laughing, "but it's not true though."
Rosenberg also said that sources confirmed that there was indeed a physical fight between Havoc and Prodigy. "Me and Havoc have a lot of fights and arguments," P responded. "And when we fight, we laugh about it and tell people. It's nothing to be ashamed about or try to hide. When little arguments pop up, it's nothing."
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