Prodigy’s musical partner, Kejuan “Havoc” Muchita, spoke about the Queen emcee’s death in a video posted on TMZ.
“We’re used to P going to the hospital. Not like every day, but we’ve been dealing with this for over 20 years,” explained Havoc about Prodigy’s battle with sickle-cell disease. “P goes to the hospital, stays in for like three days, five tops, he gets back better, and he’s out.”
According to Havoc, he was told Prodigy was getting better day-by-day during his most recent hospital stint.
“And then yesterday, the day of my little son’s graduation, somebody called me saying that somebody told them they heard a weird rumor,” Prodigy stated. “This was at 11 o’clock in the morning that they heard P passed away in a Las Vegas hospital.”
Originally, Havoc thought the news was a lie, but he later found out from his road manager that Prodigy had really passed away.
The surviving Mobb Deep member learned of the tragic news while he was driving with his children in the car.
“I can’t even listen to ‘Shook Ones’ or any song. I could hardly look at the pictures,” said Havoc.