Rapper Prodigy Granted A Week Extension
Prodigy, born Albert Johnson, was supposed to begin serving a three-year-prison sentence, after pleading guilty to unlawful gun possession charges, after police found a .22 in the center console of his SUV in October of 2006.
Prodigy, who suffers from sickle-cell anemia, was originally scheduled to start serving the sentence in January, but a judge postponed it while the rapper arranged for prescriptions and treatment related to The 33-year-old rapper is now scheduled to turn himself into authorities on February 20th.
"I gotta leave things well prepared for my wife," Prodigy said. "I'd be mad as hell if I didn't. So while I'm in, everything's set up-all she's gotta do is call the shots. Kiki's gonna be Prodigy while I'm gone. We've been together for over 15 years. It's nothing. We can get through this."
According to representatives for the rapper, his sentenced was postponed while a judge agrees to a medical facility with adequate medical personnel that can treat the rapper for sickle-cell anemia.
Prodigy is requesting that he serve his prison sentence at the Coxsackie Correctional Facility in upstate New York.
Despite his impending prison sentence, Prodigy remained optimistic about his future.
"The Higher Power put me there [in prison]," Prodigy reflected. "I realize that my job is to reach the niggas on the street, the Mobb Deep fans. Once you clean yourself-your mind, your diet-everything else is like a domino effect. And if I gotta go to jail to make my mind and body stronger, I'm gonna be so focused. I'm just gonna be thinking of beats in my head and writing."
In related news, Prodigy has changed the release date of his second solo album H.N.I.C. Part 2 to April 8th.
For more information log on to Prodigy’s official site, www.hnic2.com.