Prodigy Shoots Music Video Behind Bars

 After being granted a thirty day grace period before having to report to jail on weapons charges, Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy has decided to shoot his new music video inside a prison cell.

Reports from New York's Daily News confirm that Prodigy, whose real name is Albert Johnson, received permission from officials at the Queens House of Detention to film a video there. According to corrections officials, Prodigy paid for use of the cell.

Prodigy was granted permission to film just days before Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Edward McLaughlin agreed to give him another thirty days before reporting to serve a three-and-a-half year prison sentence, while doctors put together his complete medical record. Prodigy suffers from sickle cell disease.

P however, is denying that the judge allowed him extra time because of his disease. The Queens emcee recently released another video on his website claiming he asked for the extension in order to have more time to put his career in order.

In the eleven minute clip, P explains that he asked his lawyer Irving Cohen to request an extension for business reasons, not health ones.

Prodigy is expected to begin serving his sentence in early February. His second solo album, H.N.I.C. Part 2, is due out this March.

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