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Is Prodigy from Mindless Behavior leaving?

Updated on July 26, 2017
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Prodigy Leaving Mindless Behavior Behind

Is Prodigy leaving Mindless Behavior? Is Prodigy going solo? Is Mindless Behavior breaking up? These rumors have been running rampant ever since the group became a household name. With any musical celebrity group, comes rumors and gossip surrounding if they are together, breaking up, or going solo.

Although, arguably the most talented singer of the group, Craig Crippen Jr A.K.A. Prodigy has not yet come out and publicly commented on his mother's, Wanda Armour Instagram announcement on Friday, Nov 1st that as of 9/28/13 he was leaving the group. We have no doubts, should he want to pursue a solo career at a later date, that he has the skills to be hugely successful in the music industry.

Wanda Armour Instagram

Friday, November 1st, Prodigy's mother Wanda Armour made a huge announcement on her Instagram account. She indicated that as of the end of September, Prodigy (A.K.A Craig Crippen Jr) has decided to leave the group Mindless Behavior.

Although, his mother did indicate the reason behind his leaving, his friend Shayla has been quoted as saying he left because of differences with management, but then later reported it was due to "emotional health issues".

Prodigy Left Mindless Behavior Months Ago

It has been confirmed that Prodigy wanted out months ago, as early as the beginning of 2013. He has wanted to go solo for quite some time, but contractually he was obligated to stay with the group a little bit longer.

Who will replace Prodigy in group Mindless Behavior?

Millions of Mindless Behavior fans are still reeling from the news that Prodigy has decided to leave the group. Mindless fans were sent into a frenzy when his mother announced to the world that he had made the decision to leave the group back in the end of September.

Truth be told, Prodigy wanted out months ago.

This comes as no surprise, as is the way with many young boy bands that are thrown together. Prodigy, the lead singer of the group, was always a risk to leave and set out for a solo career. He is the better singer of the group and performed most of the lead vocals.

Tami interviewing Jacob Latimore about being asked to join Mindless Behavior
Tami interviewing Jacob Latimore about being asked to join Mindless Behavior | Source

Jacob Latimore will not replace Prodigy in Mindless Behavior

Jacob Latimore is rumored to be the front runner to replace Prodigy, in the group Mindless Behavior. However, this is false. Jacob Latimore has had some success on Radio Disney, and also toured with Mindless Behavior this last summer. So he is familiar with the group and their songs.

In some opinions, he has a stronger vocal ability than Prodigy, although probably not the same dance skills.

According to an interview by Tami with TWT, Jacob Latimore admitted that the Mindless Behavior team had approached him multiple times throughout 2013, to have him be a part of the group. He won't go into details as to the why, but admitted that they were very interested in having him. (Full interview details here)

There would be no reason to add a 5th member to Mindless Behavior. The only logical conclusion is that he was asked to join to replace a member. That member can easily be speculated to be Prodigy.

Can you convince Prodigy to stay in the group Mindless Behavior?

Should Prodigy stay with the group Mindless Behavior?

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Prodigy Pics

Prodigy from Mindless Behavior
Prodigy from Mindless Behavior

Who is Prodigy from Mindless Behavior?

The oldest member of the group Mindless Behavior, Prodigy, who's legal name is Craig Crippen Jr was born on December 26, 1996 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to parents Wanda and Craig Crippen Sr.

Prodigy, given his name due to his ability to pick up any dance moves and choreography quickly and easily, has always been into dancing and singing. Check out a young 5 year old prodigy dancing. http://youtu.be/CAVUbhh1Ww0

Prodigy Shirtless

Prodigy from Mindless Behavior Shirtless
Prodigy from Mindless Behavior Shirtless | Source

Facts about Prodigy

Question
Answer
Favorite Jewelry Piece
Teddy Bear Necklace
Favorite Color
Red
Favorite School Subject
Science
Favorite Movies
Hansel & Gretel, I-Robot
Favorite TV Show
Max & Ruby
Favorite Video Game
Madden 2011
Signature Hairstlye
Mohawk with MB on the side
Influences
Usher, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake
Personality
Chill, laid back
Favorite Qualities in a Girl
Confident, own sense of style
Celebrity Crush
Keke Palmer
Collaboration Choice
Usher, Willow Smith
Do in Spare Time
Relax with family, movies, ride go-carts

Interview with Prodigy from Mindless Behavior

Although there are no indications that the young group is splitting up anytime soon, it does beg the question, if they did split up, who would be the most likely to try for a solo career? Who from Mindless Behavior do you think would be the most successful as a solo artist? Post your vote on the poll below.

Which Mindless Behavior member is most likely to have a solo career?

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Mindless Behavior performs at Time Square

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      I Love Mindless Behavior 9 months ago

      I hate that Prodigy isn't with Mb anymore. Prodigy plzz go bck

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      EMMA 16 months ago

      HEY PRODIGY, PLZ DO WHAT YOU THINK IS RIGTH, AND WILL KEEP YOU HAPPY. REMEMBER YOU ARE THE HALF THAT MAID THE GROUP FULL........ LOVE YOU ALL.....

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      Kennaya 21 months ago

      Plz dont break apart i am you biggest fan ray ray prestion prodigy and rock if yall got kik add me ilovemybae23884 i need yall just text me and i will make it up o yall o love and peform together yall are makeing me fell bad

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      Promise 2 years ago

      Sorry I forgot about mb but i love u

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      mb best fan keagen 2 years ago

      yo prod plzzzzzzzzzz don't leave I made a group with my friends cause of mb I will hate mb if u leave u are the heag of the group don't le plzz our mb will take a huge crash so plzz don't leve

      p.s my friend jakai Garcia says ur his unckle I forgot why but DNT LEVE UR THE ONLY ONLY THING I LISTEN TO

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      janiah 2 years ago

      i luv prod why do you have to go your the hottest out of the whole group. people are calling u dom and stupid but i think your awesome

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      pridigy cuz 2 years ago

      pridigy and me makes the same moves and i don't want him to go and don't for get that

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      Mb biggest fan keagen 2 years ago

      Prod my man don't leave I don't want a new guy I am a huge fan don't leave I am always looking up to u me and my friends made a group called golden rocstars cause of u u can't leave or my would take a huge crash don't go

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      Prodigy 2 years ago

      I love u mb plx dnt break,i will be the must greatest but only when u did not break up.I love my mb........................................

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      kiara/luv u princeton 2 years ago

      y'd yall have to breakup yall r amazing together and well yall were a HOT boy band.if yall just stayed together yall could of made a lot of $ but nnooo prod u wanted to leave but I still will luv yall no matter wat and forget ej srry/ prodigy,princeton,rayray,and roc royal luv yall not Ej

      peace:/

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      ray rays girl 2 years ago

      On why is he leaving he is cute but im not cheating on ray rat

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      ray rays girl 2 years ago

      His ray rays friend plus i miss you.

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      ray rays girl 2 years ago

      His ray rays friend and don't leave.

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      chanelle 2 years ago

      Pleas don't leave I love u where my passion but scince iv ben crying all the time please don't go we need u

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      Yarielis 2 years ago

      Please don't break up, you are my favorite boy band in the whole WORLD! !!!!!!!!!!!♡♡♡♡

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      Miracle 2 years ago

      They should all stay together no matter what because they all are sexy together and they can sing

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      Allyssa steele 2 years ago

      No one will listen to mb eny it prodigy leads

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      kayale 2 years ago

      I like michael jackson so as you and i like red to

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      NAS.J 2 years ago

      Prodigy, please don't go . You were my favorite from mb.(no offense roc, ray, and princeton. I love u guys too.) PpppppppppppppLlllllllllllllEeeeeeeeeeAaaaaaaaaSsssssssEeeeee come back.

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      ellee 2 years ago

      I love mb and if prodigy leaving he is dum

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      ellee 2 years ago

      Prod shouldn't leave the group

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      princeton's girl 2 years ago

      prod God will lead u the way u need to go and i know u believe or hopefully u believe in God but im just sad that u left the group and pray that your heart leads u the right way.

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      KaLyn2002 2 years ago

      Prodigy is the most hottest boys in th group. If you leave the group will have no flow your voice is perfect and if I could I would totally date you. I don't have a sense of style but I am confident. I love you do much. I don't have style because no one likes me so there is no point of me having my own style.I have always been single. When I see you sign it cheers me up.

      P.S.In one of your videos they did a close up on you face and it made you look hot when you were singing.

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      Madison 2 years ago

      Prodigy is so stupid to leave the group, I hate him now. He can do a solo I.D.C.

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      Mz mind ur buz 2 years ago

      Prod u left now my just had an interview on their new grp member

      So let's see why did you left the internet not telling me pacific details

      We'll miss u

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      olivia a 2 years ago

      143, please don't break up I love you all soooo much p.s. my fave song from yall is 'my girl' (1436196060)

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      mindless behavior loveer 2 years ago

      don't go prd im am ur nvery first biggest fan soooooooo plzzzzzzzzzzz don't go love u

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      Laquita 2 years ago

      I love u guys don't break up pretty pretty pretty please

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      yasmine 3 years ago

      I love ray ray

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      tytianna 3 years ago

      Do not have to go out of mb please stay in I always loved u in mindless behavior please do not go I bet you ROC Ray Ray and Princeton will miss you and all of you fans to :-(

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      Antigone 3 years ago

      Prodigy plz don't' leave .

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      Claire 3 years ago

      Prod mindless brought.u up u made mindless n mindless made u if u leavewesupport u truly but ......

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      TAmika 3 years ago

      Y i lobe you y is rhis happening i will miss you

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      christina 3 years ago

      Don,t. Live. I. We. Will. Miss. You

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      MRS.RAY 3 years ago

      RODIGY!didn't have to leave cuz i guess if u leave ray ray will take over for u

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      Cania williams 3 years ago

      Why do you have to leave the mindless behavior group I am going to miss you prodigy plz do bot leave and they say that you was better then every body but you was the best singer ever and if you do leav I am going to cry so plz do not leave AGAIN PRAY EVERY DAY SO YOY CAN COME BACK and I do bit won't a new boy in the mindless behavior I love all yall I LOVE YOU PRODIGY

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      nakasia 3 years ago

      Hi prod pleas don't go I hope u hear from my message because this is serious so don't go and if u get it can u put my comment about u not leaving on the Internet but that is not the point don't go please

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      nakasia 3 years ago

      Prodigy don't go I love u and the rest I'm yall number #1 fan if u leave it will not be mindless behavior and this is from the heart u should stay we love u but as a group we love yall so don't go please I'm begging u I hope u read this dorsal I'm serious

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      candace 3 years ago

      please don't leave I love yall

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      Roc's Wifey 3 years ago

      Please Don't Go Prodigy, Mb Will Never Be The Same

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      sara 3 years ago

      I miss you pro

      digy

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      dt 3 years ago

      I love your dances. And your singing is awesome. I love you don't go

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      dayday12 3 years ago

      I will miss you prodigy

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      Desiree Mitchell 3 years ago

      crying

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      Alicia 3 years ago

      prod your the best if you leave I am going to be really sad I am also very young so do you really want to leave I love you the boys love you don't leave

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      leonie 3 years ago

      i mean he has a health situtaton I think it best for him to leave

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      victor v-man 3 years ago

      pls pro.......dn't do ths 2 us ur fans..we rly luv u ,man,and we wnt u back.and nt only us ur fans,bt also ray,roc and prince.....do th right choice.,dn;t leave bcz mb is nthng wthout u...u'r th bst.

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      crystal f. 3 years ago

      No matter what happens, remember to keep God first! You may or may not want to hear this, but pray about it and God will give you an answer. I know myself, i would love to see you on stage whether it's with mb or not......that's your decision however! Through everything I really hope that you will remain the sweet, caring, humble, gentlemen you are. At least that's what I think of you...just being real. Again, Pray!

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      shyeisha 3 years ago

      Prodigy plz don't leave you and the group made life like u guys made a lot and if u give up now the grou wont be the same and the new kid is another roc royal he rappes just like roc so plz we need our lead singer back plz prodigy look at the fun moments u have had with the group u guys are stronger then one direction and aim a fan u and the group plz prod look on the inside u guys are talented cme prob plz do what u love an that's being with mb

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      crystal f. 3 years ago

      Again prod....(craig) i wish you happiness and success! Do what's in your heart!!

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      jay 3 years ago

      I was sad when Craig left but I seen it coming because he wasn't gettin as much attention I know this for a fact but Craig is my favorite forever and always

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      crystal f. 3 years ago

      Think about it, this is something you've dreamt about doing....this is what you love! You guys looked great together, you had chemistry on and off stage, you were like brothers! Hate to see it happen, but whatever you decide to do, I wish you much success. I got love for you prod regardless!

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      Aaliyah Armour 3 years ago

      I love mB do you love me yes or no I'm 9

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      Aaliyah Armour 3 years ago

      I love you do you love me yes or no prodigy

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      kayla 3 years ago

      I also agree that prodigy shouldn't leave but I guess the best is for the best think about it you and your friends grew up together you guys had a bond I also felt bad that prodigy was leaving. I think the new member would be good we as mindless behavior fans have to sometimes think of someone else I hope you come back too also I been a fan of you guys since 2011 ever since you guys came and I love the album and the old one so prodigy don't let us we love you PS roc royal is cute.

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      Lay 3 years ago

      Please Craig stay I was reading the comments and I am crying please come back they need you plzzzzzzzzz I'm begging you plz come back mb is nothing without u and I just listen to mrs right ,use to be, valentine girl,Christmas with my girl,hello ,girls talkin bout I listen to just them songs to here your voice again so prodigy plz go back

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      Drose1 3 years ago

      Remember what Ray Ray said do what u think is right if ur happy with mb than u stay wit them and tell yo mom wassup stand ur ground nobody can stick wit u or take ur spot look at all the adoring fans look at all he comments just for one person that is how special u r what did Ray Ray Princeton and roc do to u anyway nothing nobody can stick wit u maybe except chris brown sike if u leave people will continue to hate u for leaving and nobody will remember u u will let ej just take the spot light from u and I know u are lonely right now if u leave u will probably never have friends like that again

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      Mindless 3 years ago

      Come back!!!!!!

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      gardelle 3 years ago

      Plzzzzzz come back prod I MISS YOU A lot!! and the worst part is I'm just now finding out. I have been a fan since I was 11 or 12 years old and now I'm 15 hearing my favorite boy band having to lose their lead singer the best one... ily prod and nothing can replace you EVER! my # 1 boy ;))

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      NAI 3 years ago

      I HOPE THEY CAN FORGIVE EACH other

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      Denai 3 years ago

      I RELLY HOPE HE LEAVE I DO NOT LIKE HIM . HE SEEM SO STUBBORN

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      vlad 3 years ago

      donot go

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      Amber 3 years ago

      Exactly plzzzzzzz don't leave they need u back it won't be the same without u Prod. U were such a good lead plz go back.

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      Novel Treasure 3 years ago from US

      Wanted a solo career

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      Zakiyaa Vinson 3 years ago

      Why did Prodigy leave the grounp

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      mb fan 3 years ago

      please don't leave there is no m without you ray ray (my boo) Princeton (2 boo) and roc will miss you don't leave pro if you did then plz come back im 12 and im in love with yall

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      mindless behavior 3 years ago

      I love you mindless behavior and prodigyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy foreverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.I don't want a new member of MB

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      aj 3 years ago

      if you go break up we will miss you .

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      brithney J marshall 3 years ago

      Poridlgy home cry in son fun mindless behavior

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      dejauna 3 years ago

      Don't leave because I'm trying to get tickets and backstage passes to see you but guess that wont come true if you leave I'm going to cry my heart out I'm 11years old

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      Marza 3 years ago

      Plz don't leave the group it wouldn't be the same without u plus ur fame comes from mb and do u really want to leave ur friends?????

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      joy 3 years ago

      I know right he's just leavein without a warning he just left like that :'(

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      atwell 3 years ago

      love you

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      daja 3 years ago

      noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ..............................pls

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      Prodigy bro 3 years ago

      Prodigy don't leave even though ur gone u can still go back and make more greate songs

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      olivia 3 years ago

      no matter what I will always remember all the fun you had with mb

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      samantha 3 years ago

      Don't leave Mb you all mean a lot to me and it won't be the same without you

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      p.dee 3 years ago

      yo prod that's a whole lotta guyz holding onto you and telling you not to go.....just go back to mb man

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      prod's fan Mary 3 years ago

      Look it won't be the same without u we r doing this cause we love u.....think about it please

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      Love Sadaira 3 years ago

      It doesn't really matter if he leaves or not bc Ray, Roc n Prince still got talent. I luv mb no matter wht but then again prob did a selfish thing. He shouldn't have left but its too late now bc we all know tht EJ will do great with the band n prob can come bck but mb don't need him. Ray, Roc n Prince got this n now they got EJ. Things might not be the same but its better then the hole band breaking up. I LOVE MB SOOOOO MUCH N IM MINDLESS NO MATTER WHT

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      princeton 3 years ago

      I know it hurts that prod is gone that was my bud dog and me rayray an roc miss him comeback prod it aint the same man

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      Jamysha-kisses 3 years ago

      I WAS A FAN OF MB WHEN YOUR EARLIER SONGS CAME OUT... IM 17 NOW AND WATCHING YOU GUYS SINCE I WAS 13, I CAN SAY THAT YOU DO NOT NEED TO BREAK UP! IT WONT BE THE SAME! ALL OF YOU HAVE SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAT COMPLETES THE ENTIRE GROUP. YOU WONT ONLY BE LETTING YOUR FANS DOWN BUT ROC, RAYRAY, AND PRINCETON WILL BE HURT BY THIS DECISION TOO. THEY MAY LOSE FANS WITHOUT YOU BEING IN THE GROUP! JUST THINK ABOUT IT, AND TRY NOT TO MAKE ANY SELFISH DECSIONS...

      By the way, Rayray is really hot ;)

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      Ánìshìà 3 years ago

      Look I luv MB but they remind mii of the temptation. So I think u should go solo...I give you much love to a lot u hav 2 go through

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      Dasia 3 years ago

      Please don't leave there is people that love and care about you what I mean by that is ray, Princeton, and roc why leave them why leave us your fans we love you I love you and it wouldn't be the same with out you.that is all I got to say :( I love you make the right choice stay with ,or without mb

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      shontiaza 3 years ago

      i love prodigy

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      cathy 3 years ago

      j'aime prodigy sans toi mb c'est rien

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      Special dover 3 years ago

      I have been crying everyday since you left the group

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      bre jones 3 years ago

      o my god like are you kidding me so you are leaving just like that. I just want to like know why are you leaving. I mean just think about your fans out there just think about it please I love u. I am a 9 year old girl on my cousin's computer and she doesn't know about but really I love you so much and please don't go.

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      zar$ 3 years ago

      prod I listen to your new solo song will you be my valentine it was great but get something and slam it on your head and go back to mb no body can replace you but EJ is kinda good but not as good as you the group and your friends are missing you plz come back prod it don't sound right with out you well I got to go cry under my bed

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      Tonjae 3 years ago

      Pleezzzzzzz prod y u have 2 leave plezz come back 2 mb i love u and the music dat u prince ray and roc make don't leave nobody wants ej and nobody will b able 2 replace ur voice and fly moves so bae plezzzzz come back

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      rain 3 years ago

      Prod piz piz don't leave

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      luna 3 years ago

      i love mb

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      Erin Collins 3 years ago

      Please get back in da group we spent so much time tryna learn about u an now kno every bit of info please reconsider getting back in da group me an a million other girls find u attractive but only one has da key to ur heart........

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      Lashai 3 years ago

      Do NOT LEAVE THE GROUP PRODIGY! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Yollanda Soniye 3 years ago

      Ohhh PROD PLLZ DON'T LEAVE WE LOVE U SO MUCH .!!!!!!!

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      crystal 3 years ago

      no prodigy don't leave the group

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      Adrianna 3 years ago

      Plz don't leave MB it won't be the same with u gone is the other members okay with it your fans want to hear more MB and we can't just replace u your special and I hope u read this and understand that is this really what u want to do and just leave the friends that u made a special bond with because maybe outside their just I'll miss u but on the inside their probably really broken down and thinking to their selves saying don't go WE NEED U❗❗❗❗❗❗❗❗❗

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      Georgette 3 years ago

      Don't break up I know he is having issues but it is important for u guys to stay together because of the relationships u have formed with your fans and each other so how bout you all just take a break and be with your families and then a month or two later come back to being the inspiring group everyone loves u have put in so much work so u can't just give up on them and us because we need someone to help change the world so just think about what u are doing because mindless behavior does no exist without u no offense Princeton u are my life

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      zar$ 3 years ago

      prod don,t leave the band if you do mindless behavior will never sound the same with out you if you leave ill cry every night and every morning

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      lilmama 3 years ago

      I am only 11 fin to be 12 in i love mb but prodigy more don't break up