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With the sudden passing of Prodigy last week many artists have taken to social media to express their condolences to the family and pay tribute to the artist.
The 2017 BET Awards were Sunday night and during the award show Lil Kim and Havoc had a special moment to pay tribute to the legendary artist. Lil Kim began the tribute with “This week, hip-hop suffered a painful loss, with the sudden passing of our brother Prodigy,” with Havoc following Lil Kim ending the tribute “I’m going to miss my dude. This loss is painful. But the lyrical legacy he left us will impact the culture forever. Rest in peace, Prodigy.”
Following the award show and the tribute to Prodigy, it seems there was one artist who was not impressed, Master P.
Master P was invited to the award show but decided against attending as he was not impressed with how the network has handled appreciating artists while they are still alive. P writes “Hopefully, one day we can start appreciating the talented sisters and brothers while they are still alive. I know what I am saying may ruffle a few feathers but the truth needed to be heard.”
Check out the entire Instagram post below!
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.
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