According to XXLMag.com, the source, who works closely with the Queens, New York duo, says that the pair has been on dicey terms since Prodigy’s release from prison late last year. Supposedly, 50 Cent offered P a solo deal on account of Hav’s problems with alcohol abuse.
“While he was up there, 50 Cent came to visit a couple times,” the source said. “And 50 had came to him and said, ‘Listen, man, when you come home, I wanna sign you as a solo artist. I’m gonna give you a $500,000 advance check, but I’m not fuckin’ with Havoc because Havoc has been dealin’ with alcohol issues for years. Since you’ve been in jail, he’s checked in to rehab a few times.”
After P got out of jail, Havoc said he had been confronting his alcohol problems and was ready to start working again. But he still struggled with his drinking issue. The source cites one instance where he spent $20,000 at a casino, but didn’t remember the next day. “He forgot because he has these little blackout moments when he’s drunk—that he spent all the money gamblin’. He accused Prodigy’s manager [of] stealin’ the money out of his account. So he knocks on Prodigy’s door, he smacks Prodigy across the face, Prodigy wrestles him down, beats him up a little bit. After, he remembers that he was gamblin’, so he comes back to Prodigy and apologizes and all that. But at this point, Prodigy is already tellin’ me and my other friend, ‘Yo, this is the last Mobb Deep tour. When I get back to New York, I’m gonna disappear. I’m not fuckin’ with H no more.’”
When the pair returned from SXSW, the source says that Prodigy maintained his attitude towards his partner-in-rhyme. “When he got back to New York, Prodigy kept his word,” said the source. “He stopped takin’ Havoc’s calls. He wanted to be out that whole situation. [...] To be honest with you, there’s 120 percent certainty that there will never be another Mobb Deep album again. [...] How do you come back from that?”