Although Saigon is calling his recent run-in at a New York club with Mobb Deep a victory, the Mobb has a very different account of the outcome and it doesn’t include an L on their record either.
According to Mobb Deep members Prodigy and Havoc, there’s one way to see it — and that is that Saigon was chased out of the club. “At the end of the day, he got chased out the building,” P told MTV’s Mixtape Mondays.
Saigon and Mobb Deep were engaged in a brawl at SOB’s in New York City in September, during a Havoc show. The day after the incident took place, YouTube footage of the fight showed Saigon and his crew arguing on stage with Mobb Deep and their entourage, followed by a scuffle in which Saigon is seen punching Prodigy in the face before being chased out of the venue by the Mobb’s crew.
Since the fight took place, both sides have waged a war of words, claiming victory and each releasing their own video versions via YouTube. For the first time, though, Havoc and Prodigy have spoken.
“We went to Hav’s show, you know how we do, we the Mobb,” Prodigy said to MTV. “We was going to show love and celebrate. It was all love. Then we hear [DJ] Premier on the mic saying, ‘We got a special guest performance tonight: Saigon.’ We all looking at each other like, ‘Saigon? What is he doing here? Special guest performance? OK, let’s get up on stage.’ Basically, Hav shows him love. Saigon was like, ‘Oh, it’s all love.’ I was glad that happened. But certain people around us was like, ‘He’s poppin’ sh**. We f***ing him up.’ And that’s what happened. He caught lumps.”
Prodigy also responded to Saigon’s comments that he “snuffed little punk ass Prodigy.” “For people to say, ‘He snuffed P,’ first of all, that’s what happens in a fight,” P explained. “People get hit. I been hit plenty of times in my face in a fight. I done got people’s teeth lodged in my knuckles and all that. That’s what happens.”
Saigon, however, admits to fleeing, saying he did what he was there to do, but was outnumbered. “I had already rocked Prodigy, it was time to dip up outta there,” Sai wrote on his blog the morning after.
“How do you jump on another man’s back,” Havoc jokingly said about Sai’s departure from the club. “How do you do that? He jumped on another man’s back [to flee the club]. He started with us from the beginning. He’s a wack new rapper who will never be a legend. Mobb Deep are legends. If you think I’m wrong, say I’m wrong, but I got mad gold and platinum plaques.”
The beef stems from an interview Prodigy did earlier this year, where he had said he didn’t like Saigon, in which Sai responded later by saying he’d get P, and finally did so.
“I don’t like him [Saigon]. I don’t like nobody really. I’m biased. I only like Mobb Deep sh**. Everybody else could suck my d***,” Prodigy said, according to XXL.