WHAT IS SNITCHING?
Cam’ron has become one of the forefathers to put the phrase ‘no snitching’ on a hip hop platform. During his head-to-head battle with Anderson Copper on 60 Minutes, back in 2007. Most likely the reason he was invited to The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore. Wilmore, Killa, comedian Chris Distefano and Ras Baraka, the mayor of Newark, New Jersey all sit in a round table discussion about what it means to snitch and who should be able to do the telling when a crime has taken place.
The show’s host raised a thought-provoking point when he stated, “Snitching is focused on the powerless people. It’s never focused on the Wall Street cheaters.” TRUE. It’s all about the type of community you live in and how you will be seen after participating in the act. “Just because you snitch doesn’t mean they’re gonna get convicted,” Cam’ron said. “Now you’re snitching on somebody who has to go through a court process, go through trial, go through etc. etc., then comes back out on the street and looks at you like, ‘That was you who told on me.'”
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