Sadly, this is one nightmare that was real.
With the internet inaccurately pronouncing our favorite celebrities dead every other day, it can be hard to know which reports are actually grounded in truth. That’s probably why Mobb Deep rapper Havoc didn’t buy into the radio announcement of his colleague and partner Prodigy’s passing on Tuesday. Hearing the unbelievable news sent shockwaves throughout the entire hip hop community. So, needless to say, this has been a tough one to accept for most people. Find out how his partner in rhyme, Havoc, initially reacted to the startling news.
Rumor Or Real
Dealing with the unexpected loss of a friend can be hard for anyone. That’s why when rapper Havoc initially heard rumors surfacing on Tuesday that his friend and partner Prodigy had passed away, he simply shrugged them off.
The rapper claims he simply thought that the talk was just internet gossip and admits, “I was really laughing, to be honest with you.”
Hard to Believe
Perhaps what made the news so hard to believe was the time that the rap duo had spent together just days prior to Prodigy’s death. Havoc and Prodigy had been together in Las Vegas the weekend before; when his colleague entered the hospital before he left, Havoc figured that this was another battle that P would fight and win.
Prodigy, 42, had struggled with his sickle cell for most of Mobb Deep’s 30 year career. So, it made sense that when Havoc left Vegas he never thought that it would be his last time ever seeing his partner alive.
Coming To Terms
Still blind sighted by the rumors, Havoc remembers calling and checking on his partner and being told that Prodigy’s condition was improving. So when he heard the devastating information confirmed via radio as he was driving from his five-year-old son’s kindergarten graduation, it still seemed surreal.
The reality finally hit home when he picked up the phone to call his road manager who confirmed that his friend had, in fact, passed away. The remaining half of Mobb Deep said, “I could’ve crashed with my kids in the car.”