Master P voices displeasure in the treatment of Prodigy while he was still alive.
Prodigy's sudden death has shaken the hip-hop community quite a bit, not only for its unexpectedness, but for his relatively young age (42) and because of his invaluable contribution to hip-hop as a whole. Fans and colleagues of the rapper have been paying tribute heavily since his passing, and BET Awards show was no different taking an opportunity to also pay their respects to 1/2 of Mobb Deep, with a performance from Havoc and Lil Kim.
An OG, Master P, is upset with the way BET has treated Prodigy while he was still alive, though, and called them out in an Instagram video captured outside the BET Awards. Master P questions why BET wasn't showering P or Mobb Deep (or any living legend really) with praise while he was still alive, citing this as the reason he decided not to participate in the red carpet or awards show, beyond supporting his daughter during the BET Experience.
Check out the Instagram video below.
The full caption on Master P's Instagram reads:
The Truth Hurts…BET Would Have Never Changed Their Show For Prodigy If He Was Still Alive!! It was a great thing acknowledging and celebrating the life of Prodigy and all of his accomplishments. But It’s a shame that none of these artists are told how great they are while they’re alive. Why can’t they get their flowers and tokens of appreciation while they’re still living? I know the truth hurts. I just have one serious question… Was Prodigy or Mobb Deep on BET’s radar last week… were they invited to the red carpet event, offered guest passes or an invite to perform at the awards show in the last 10 years? I’m willing to bet the answer is NO. I came to support my daughter today on the BET Experience stage but I decided that my family and I will not participate in the red carpet or awards events this year. I love my people and I support them but we really need to do better by each other. We lost a very talented brother, Prodigy. I send my condolences to his family. Hopefully, one day we can start appreciating the talented sisters and brothers while they are still alive. I know that what I am saying may ruffle a few feathers but the truth needed to be heard.