Cam'ron Moderates Stance on Snitches
As we watched in abject horror on "60 Minutes" last week as Anderson "Dying Apollo" Cooper interviewed the saucer-eyed and seriously media un-savvy rapper, Cam'ron. Was Cam'ron going to give the party line on Snitches-getting-stitches? He did, astonishingly, on "60 Minutes." And we, gawking at the train wreck unfolding in front of Cooper, wondered, aloud: Does this Ignorant Ass even have a manager to restrain his Ghetonic impulses? And then, after a few minutes, we knew: Cam'ron's going to have to do one hell of an apologia later in the week. From TMZ:
"Cam'ron is apologizing for his comments on Sunday's '60 Minutes,' where he told Anderson Cooper that he wouldn't turn in a serial killer if he were living next door to one. Good thing he doesn't host a radio show.
"As part of a story about snitching, Cam'ron said, 'If I knew the serial killer was living next door to me? I wouldn't call and tell anybody on him -- but I'd probably move. But I'm not going to call and be like, 'The serial killer's in 4E.'"
Anderson Cooper, of course, comes from a very, very different background than Cam'ron. The police and law-and-order in general have a whole different patina to Cam'ron than they do to Anderson Cooper, granted.
But take that rhetoric out of the equation and really look at what single digit "snitching" in tough neighborhoods and the valorization of "snitches-gets-stitches" is reduced to naught else but simple shit.