Mobb Deep’s Prodigy Claimed He Almost Fought Jay-Z After Summer Jam, in his new book, My Infamous Life.
During a book signing in Washington, D.C. with author/professor Michael Eric Dyson, Prodigy says he almost got into a fight with Jay-Z outside of a Justin’s restaurant in N.Y, just months after Jay-Z dissed him at HOT97’s Summer Jam concert in 2001.
“Sometime after that little statement I made about him, Jay-Z put out the song called ‘The Takeover’ and he did the Summer Jam. Had my picture up when I was a little kid at my grandmother’s dance school. I thought I was Michael Jackson. Aight, so cool. That was funny to me. I didn’t even take offense to that. That was just funny to me. My whole problem was a whole ‘nother thing,” Prodigy said.
Prodigy continued to recall the situation at Justin’s saying:
“We surrounded the front door so he couldn’t get out without seeing us. So I’m standing there waiting to see him and finally he comes from back somewhere. Him and Jermaine Dupri come walking. Jermaine sees us and he was out. Jay’s standing there with two bodyguards approaching us…He puts his hand out, like this, and comes walking up to me like this to shake my hand. So I’m looking at him like I could just really treat him like a rag dog right now like for real. So I shook his hand, ‘What’s up man?’ He was like ‘Yo listen, it ain’t no beef. It’s just music. Let’s keep it just music. There’s no problems son. I just wish you would have came and told me how you felt to my face instead of putting it in a magazine.’ And I’m like ‘Alright cool, there ain’t no beef. We can keep it just music.’ And I had thought about it real quick. Cause I’m thinking about how I could just really overpower him right now with the security and all that.”
Jay-Z hasn’t responded to Prodigy’s claims.