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Is Prodigy from Mindless Behavior leaving?
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.
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?
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
Facts about Prodigy
Favorite Jewelry Piece
Teddy Bear Necklace
Favorite School Subject
Hansel & Gretel, I-Robot
Favorite TV Show
Max & Ruby
Favorite Video Game
Mohawk with MB on the side
Usher, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake
Chill, laid back
Favorite Qualities in a Girl
Confident, own sense of style
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?
Mindless Behavior performs at Time Square
- Who is Mindless Behavior?
Meet the newest pop R&B boy group, Mindless Behavior. They have been compared to the Jackson 5, New Edition,and Jodeci.