Earlier in the week it was reported that Prodigy of Mobb Deep was pulling Universal Music’s card for allegedly overstepping the boundaries of a group contract by swindling royalties from his solo endeavors.
Although it was specified that the veteran MC was going after the record label for close to $60,000, it turns out that was just a slice of the pie he felt he was owed.
While speaking to XXL, Prodigy explained the aforementioned price tag was for his lawyer fees alone and the total amount he felt was owed
“Basically, you got these companies, these accountants, these lawyers you always gotta keep tabs on, you know what I mean?,” he said. “And like that old Biggie line, ‘Got lawyers, watching lawyers,’ so I won’t go broke, you know what I’m saying? It’s just something that we do in this business. You gotta audit sometimes. You gotta audit big companies. You gotta audit accountants. It’s just a thing you have to do and you kind of foolish if you don’t do it, so basically it was that time of the season. We had our lawyers just checking on things and we found out that Universal was doing some things that they weren’t supposed to be doing and we found a whole lot of money. It’s well into the seven figures. I don’t know where they got that number that’s going around.”
Lawsuits in any department of the music industry tend to take forever and a day (ask Jas Prince) so expect Universal Music to drag this case through the ringer.
Photo: Instagram / Prodigy