Prodigy Explains How Jay-Z Got His Summer Jam Picture, Speaks On Upcoming Books

Prodigy explains how Jay-Z got ahold of the picture he put on the Summer Jam screen in 2001.

Back in 2001, Jay-Z performed his scathing diss track "Takeover" at Hot 97's Summer Jam, putting a picture of a childhood Prodigy dressed in a leotard and sparkly jacket on the screen. After suggesting that Ashanti had a hand in acquiring the picture in his book, P stopped by Power 105's Breakfast Club earlier this morning to explain that the flick was actually taken from a program his grandmother made for a performance at Carnegie Hall.

"That came from my grandmother’s program. Every year, she did a concert at Carnegie Hall in Lincoln Center and she would do this program booklet for the families and kids that were in the school," he said. "Of course, she had her grandson in there and I thought I was Michael Jackson back in the day, so I had my Mike getup on and all of that. That’s where that picture came from."

He also said that he's got plans to drop two books in the upcoming months. The first will be titled H.N.I.C. and be released in e-book and audiobook form, while the second will be an autobiography that recounts his three-year bid in prison.

"Yeah, I actually got two books about to drop. I got one with the album, called H.N.I.C. It’s actually a script that I wrote after Murda Muzik, the first script that I wrote. So it’s the follow-up movie to that, and I turned it into the book. It’ll be an e-book and audio book first, and then we’ll shoot the movie for it. And the second book I got coming in a couple of months will be my next autobiography and it’ll basically be about my prison experience and the three years I been in prison and the transformation I went through an dealing with inmates and COs."

Watch the full interview below, where he addresses rumors of being with Rihanna, his current standing with Havoc and more.

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34 Comments

  • Snoop Dogg Dickrider

    Whatever. nigga you're gay, you got raped in jail. Admit it, you lost your manhood out there. Now it's time for you to die.

  • Anonymous

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  • badnewzxl

    this ain't new news, DX; he made this known a long time ago.

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    The question that needs to be asked is will the new album even chart next week.

  • Anonymous

    The whole b.s. about he was dressed in a leotard and as a ballerina are you fucking blind he's dressed as Michael Jackson

  • youngsta

    both mobb deep and jay-z are old ass wack niggas. but i have a little more respect for jay-z since he's way richer than mobb sleep is. who's ready to see hnic 3 flop next week?

  • What?

    Did we watch the same interview? Because it seems to me that P answered the questions he was asked and at no point did he sound mad as fuck. Everybody else is still hung up on shit, P has moved on.

  • Noles506

    Why is Prodigy so focused on shit that happened 11-12 years ago? Move on dude, you sound mad as fuck. follow me @noles506

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    "From Dame, to Jaz-O, to Irv, to Karim, to Freeway, to Beans" Totally the opposite. He gave Beans every opportunity to be successful. Dame couldn't handle the business end, and we all know what Irv was up to. Jay played the game the way he was taught. Bottom line you gotta respect that unless he cheated you out of money.

  • dentaldamboy

    Good thing 50 cent fucked Asahanti and has the pics to prove it. Next year Prodigy is gonna put her bombed out pussy on that Summer Jam screen. And for all of your fucking Jay-Z stans...see the first comment on this article.

    • Size Em Up

      There you go again, carrying on like a bitch, still. "50 fucked so and so and Prodigy gonna put her pussy up on a screen". Seriously, quit acting like a bitch.

  • Anonymous

    mad queenz niggas have exposed p in the past but never havoc

  • So Icy Boi!

    Jay-Z and Prodigy are both faggots. Lil Wayne wud kill dese bitch ass niggas on da mic. all old ass niggas shud retire now! swag

    • Anonymous

      dude shut the fuck up. im gonna anally rape ur sister and make her ass bleed bitch

    • So Icy Boil Daddy

      Boy, get yo ass off the internet. What did I tell you about that fake gangster shit on the internet. Go to your room and take off your sisters pants. Also, stop crying at night when u goin to sleep, u need to learn to sleep with the lights off. I will knock that swag shit str8 off yo mouth, boy.

    • Anonymous

      you are unbelievably gay

  • Ace sun

    Was one of Mobbs biggest fans but you damage your brand by doing three bullets and getting out chilling with a CO (Rozay). Had mad respect for P till he did that shit.

    • !!!

      Then you must not respect shit at all cause Ross has worked/chilled with damn near everybody in Hip Hop. I really doubt P gives a fuck about your opinion anyway

  • Fuck Mobb Deep

    I hope he talks about the first day he got raped in jail on his new book.

  • Fuck Mobb Deep

    Whatever nigger. Jay ended your career anyway.

  • Anonymous

    FINALLY, I have wanted to know where Jay Z obtained that picture for years. Looks like I am pretty stupid as it seems that easy.

  • Dee

    That nigga is a fraud tupac told y'all this nigga is a pussy fuck gay z and his cock eye bitch bey

    • Feedback

      U must think u see one picture of a dude that passed nearly 20 years now and have mad little respect for the reality of his greatness... When he was alive people knew he was in the ballerina suit, when he was alive people knew he went to an art school, when he was a live people knew he was the realest nigga out. U must've been cuddling in the cabbage patch at that time. Lol @ u kiddo, spliff999, for thinking ur comment had any relevance.

    • $p|!ff999

      Oh yes...Tupac the ballerina??? That 2pac??? Do yourself a favor and shut the fuck up please you're an idiot. I got love for Mobb Deep and I wanna read this book but if Prodigy says anything like he got up to in jail for the last 3 years was about thugging, then he needs to go back and check his interviews where he says he was in a special section for celebrities, with celebrities and famous people, a section far away from general prison population.

  • dentaldamboy

    Alllllright you Jay-Z stans. You know what time it is... Everybody on here knows that Jay-Z is the biggest snake in the industry. You may like his music, but you can't deny the facts. Let's start with his celebratory stance towards the death of Tupac. Jay danced around when Pac got shot like the fucking Palestinians danced when the twin towers fell. He has been disloyal to or fucked over pretty much everyone who he came up with. From Dame, to Jaz-O, to Irv, to Karim, to Freeway, to Beans. The list goes on and on. When he was the president of Def Jam, he didn't invest enough into marketing the projects of many prominent rappers, and many complained vocally about how he treated them. In addition to being the biggest snake in the game, he is the biggest fraud in the game. Jay-Z never had a criminal record until he took the rap for one of his boys who stabbed Un. Most rappers posted up and got paper that way before they made it. But not Jay...he sat at home moping while his mother and sister starved. Jay-Z was the first rapper to lie about his criminal past, and that opening the door for other fraud rappers. Anyone who likes Jay-Z personally is of poor moral character.

    • dentaldamboy

      @Anonymous Many Palestinians were dancing on the streets (in the West Bank and Gaza) when the twin towers fell. You could see how happy they were about something that was a real tragedy. That's exactly how Jay-Z acted when Tupac died. Get it, you terrorist sympathizer?

    • Hip Hop Fan

      Anonymous: what has palestinians to do with twin tower you stupid fuck it was the al qaeida from afghanistan or an inside job Actually, most of the hi-jackers were born and from Saudi Arabia, but America decided to attack Afghanistan even though Bin Laden was in Pakistan. Some people think they were attacked because of oil (pipeline construction) or the fact that they are the number one producer of opium in the world.

    • Anonymous

      what has palestinians to do with twin tower you stupid fuck it was the al qaeida from afghanistan or an inside job

    • Size Em Up

      Anybody who dislikes somebody for liking somebody else is of bitch-made tendencies.

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