Cam’ron Issues Statement Concerning 60 Minutes Appearance

camron5.jpgCam’ron has issued a statement explaining the anti-snitching stance he recently took during an appearance on CBS’s 60 Minutes. In an interview with reporter Anderson Cooper, the Harlem MC stated that he would never cooperate with police in an investigation, even if it meant turning in a serial killer that lived next door to him. Since the report aired last Sunday (April 22), a public outcry has arisen over what people see as a lack of respect for the law. Today, the rapper released the following statement through the 5W Public Relations firm.

“In 2005, I was a victim of a violent crime. I was shot multiple times without provocation by two armed men who attempted to carjack my vehicle. Although I was a crime victim, I didn’t feel like I could cooperate with the police investigation. Where I come from, once word gets out that you’ve cooperated with the police that only makes you a bigger target of criminal violence. That is a dark reality in so many neighborhoods like mine across America. I’m not saying its right, but its reality. And it’s not unfounded. There’s a harsh reality around violence and criminal justice in our inner cities.

“But my experience in no way justifies what I said. Looking back now, I can see how those comments could be viewed as offensive, especially to those who have suffered their own personal tragedies or to those who put their lives on the line to protect our citizens from crime. Please understand that I was expressing my own personal frustration at my own personal circumstances. I in no way was intending to be malicious or harmful. I apologize deeply for this error in judgment.”

  • http://www.xxlmag.com clyde barker

    They should have more respected artist on that show next time, so we wont get embarrassed.

    nas or common

  • zonie

    1st!!! cam u pusz son, what u going to cry next!

  • Raidman

    Omg the world is coming to an end, Cam actually apologized for something. but 4 real im proud of the nigga.

  • champ

    Hip Hop has been built on the many attrocities against the Black community. Granted Hip Hop is so diverse it has taken on many forms since its conception, the main theme is being a voice of the people. The only people offended by Cam’s stance are people who have not been subject to the crimes of those who swore to protect and serve…

  • Reem

    I’m glad my man Cam shed some light on snitching and living in the hood

  • Stuckfresh

    Stop running your mouth Cam!

  • mjgreat2345

    1st bitches!!!!!!!!!

  • Lano

    You are the biggest sellout, uncle tom to ever touched the mic.Not because you poped your mouth off and then said sorry because you should not have said that dumb shit to begin with it’s good to know that you will do anything for money even if it lowers your morals.You are the essence of the word nigger not nigga but nigger you should be ashamed of yourself cameron.

  • http://www.msn.com King Ben

    At least he was man enough to apologize. He made remarks that hiphop did not need right now. He saw that and apologized, props. Dipset.

  • http://xxl q-buro

    fuck cam…snitch ass nigga

  • The Spaniard

    This clown issued a statement through a public relations firm. See how quick he back away from that idiotic statement. People, these guys are marketing an image on multiple levels. The image to the “street cats” is: fuck whitey, fuck the system, and do what you can to get money. On the other hand, when it is actually time to conduct business all of a sudden the “white” man is all good and the “system” is a-ok.

    The new WWE.

  • The Spaniard

    The fact that he apologized means very little. Some things are so inherently egregious or stupid that they should (would) not have been done in the first place by anyone with any decency or rational thought patterns. The best interpretation of this “apology” is that the backlash from various key groups and individuals was going to be a potential problem financially for his business endevors so he needed to back away from his “street” upbringing that he claims guides his every thought and action.

    This is a side not but I am curious to whether or not he has a security system (ADT, Brinks, etc.) monitoring his home. I guess we can assume not.

  • http://almostaexpert.com missile 6

    “i seen that dude throw up the roc before i was shot”= dry snitching. don’t get it twisted. people have the game messed up. snitching was meant for crimes within the game. innocent citizens don’t fall into that category. if somebody is a serial killer murdering average joes, your supposed to alert the authorities. anybody who doesn’t is a idiot. if two people are hustling and one gets caught, thats when the no snitching rule comes into play. according to the philosophy of Cam, somebody could be a molester and he wouldn’t say shit. thats not the way game was meant to be played.

  • FLIP

    What a fucking Bitch!!!! Yo, this nigga is bitch-made to the core! You said what you said with that stupid ass smirk on your face on 60 minutes, now you releasing a statement, through a public relations firm, apologizing for how you view the system? What happened to all that product of my environment, no apologies, rebellious, real nigga bullshit these niggas be yelling all the time!?!?! You think the people who you appeased with that apology are actually buying your records? Well, that’s a stupid question really because no one is buying Cam’ron records these days, but in closing… Fuck Cam’ron and his bitch-made apology!

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  • http://xxlmag.com houston’s finest

    honestly, who has respect for the law? i know they are crooked as fuck, so i don’t trust no cop, even with a speeding ticket……..man, everyone apologizes nowadays, if you say something that any group doesn’t like, they get all pissy and want to boycott something. this world is fucked up

  • Caine

    Fuck dat I go hard, I don’t apologize for shit. If I said it, muthafucka I mean it. I fuck wit da Dips music, but all dem niggas as men are fuck niggaz. Big up to my nigga Hell Rell!

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  • http://almostaexpert.com missile 6

    “i seen that dude throw up the roc before i was shot”= dry snitching. don’t get it twisted. people have the game messed up. snitching was meant for crimes within the game. innocent citizens don’t fall into that category. if somebody is a serial killer murdering average joes, your supposed to alert the authorities. anybody who doesn’t is a idiot. if two people are hustling and one gets caught, thats when the no snitching rule comes into play. according to the philosophy of Cam, somebody could be a molester and he wouldn’t say shit. thats not the way game was meant to be played.

  • http://donnyslaughter.com Sayso is Donny Slaughter

    This fuckin’ jellyfish!!! Anything to stay relevant, and then it takes a PR firm to write out an apology for this square..whut a phuckin’ lame!!! Cant wait 2 see tha numbers on his next cd!!!

  • 6CRUNK1NING3

    MISSLE 6
    COSIGN 2 DAT

  • D. King

    I WOULD SAY THAT CAM IS A RESPONSIBLE DUDE FOR THIS CONSIDERING THE FOLLOWING HE HAS, BUT THIS WAS OBVIOUSLY WRITTEN BY A PR AGENT, BUT PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEING A RESPONSIBLE CITIZEN & BEING A SNITCH! IF A SERIAL KILLER LIVED NEXT TO ME & I KNOW I WOULD TELL, BUT IF I KNOW A GUY DOWN THE STREET SELLS DOPE THEN MY MOUTH IS SHUT THE LINES ABOUT WHAT BEING A SNITCH IS HAVE BEEN BLURRED & WE NEED CLARITY

  • Epidemik

    Now you kno that was way too smart for Cam. You can tell the PR firm is just tryin to save his ass lol

  • Danny

    lol when he said it yall hated and when he apologizes yall hate it too… lol I love how you contradict yourself…

  • http://www.myspace.com/flamilia MR. FATSO

    I didn’t catch the 60 minutes interview but i caught the segment on CNN. Me and my cousin was trippin’ because Anderson Cooper was trying to make it seem like ‘stop snitchin’ was some hiphop phenom gone wrong. Yet the next segment was about the U.S. military telling soldiers to keep hush about the Pat Tillman death. LOL

    SO ITS ONLY IN THE HIPHOP COMMUNITY EH?

    the media is funnier than Jon Stewart sometimes, i swear

  • vS

    Clearly he didn’t write that…lol

  • devond

    this man really had no choice he stuck up for the streets and white people but the hand on his head like we sign the checks not the streets see he had 2 by no way would he made the statement if every fucking body wasnt planning to march at the record label but for cam he shouldnt of went that route by letting ole boy from 60 minutes corner him he should of said some shit like i was in d.c peforming in a popular club area and the police was no where to be found when i got shot now im supposed to be public watch number 1 but to dipset reps reading these comments it was just at a wrong time imus,virginia tech, who was a mass murderer see why everybody hot but its still dipset but on the real Fuck The Police sometimes you got to say it

  • EReal

    Cam is a fuckin joke.

    1 hunned.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    no need to apologize for telling the truth…I’ve had nothing but bad experiences with the police (NOPD) myself which is half the reason why I support not cooperating with them…Im sure a lot of other young black males feel the same way…now you white kids (culture vultures) may not feel this way b/c you aren’t receiving the dirty end of the stick all the time…

  • stoneyisland

    A man can stand on his feet and except responsibility when he is wrong. Cam is not that man, he is the exact opposite! he knew going in that millions would see him and he tried to be a real gangsta when in fact Camron as well as 99% of these so called thugs are studio thugs. He talked to the cops back in 99 or whenever he got beat down now all of a sudden this clown is a thug? I never respected him or dipset as artist but now as a black man, my so called brother, this fool is suspect. Millonaire or not…………….

  • http://www.myglobaloutlet.com Severe

    camron is a f’ckin monkey. why did they let that ape talk in the first place. he makes us all look bad. i can see not snitchin if u on the grind and get caught, or see some shit that aint none of your business…but the shit he talkin bout is just riduculous. yeah im sure someone gonna shoot me for tellin the police about a serial killer…gimme a break. what a idiot

  • john cochran

    Im tired of people gettin on tv airin out the hood’s dirty laundry. Yeah, thats the mentality, but you dont admit to it on 60 minutes. Cmon, you know who watches that.

  • http://www.msn.com Killa King Ben

    Fuck da crooked ass cops, Cam was misunderstood, the hood cut off law enforcement because they frame us, beat us, and harass the shit out of a Mexican. Blacks and Mexicans can probably relate the best to no snitching. How do you not help out in my community, but you want my help. Fuck da police, fuck em’ fuckem’!!!

  • 11KAP

    The media is dead. no homo.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    I hate all of you people who come in here that don’t know ish about anything but want to speak on ish…all of y’all’s (like that don’t ya) igorance is evident…y’all are a buncha losers…Bol offspringed all of you…I HATE ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO COME ON HERE AND TALK OUT OF THEIR AZZ…STOP CLUTTERING THE COMMENT SECTION WITH YOU IDIOTIC REMARKS…YOU IGNORAMUSES….

  • CONTENT

    Cam probably doesn’t even understand that statement. Written in complete sentences and all…

  • mc hamma

    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE u go to suno

  • yofavhomofavhomo(NOHOMO)

    fuck the police …..wit a dildo (NO HOMO) though

  • yofavhomofavhomo(NO HOMO)

    FUCK KILLA AND THE POLICE WITH A BIG DILDO (NO HOMO) though

  • yofav/homo/favhomo(NO HOMO)

    F#$K KILLA AND THE POLICE WITH A BIG DILDO (NO HOMO) DOE

  • yofavhomo/favhomo (NO HOMO)

    F#$K KILLA AND THE POLICE WITH A BIG DILDO (NO HOMO) doe

  • oo7
  • EnToUrAgE

    Think before u talk bitch

  • 11kap

    You better watch these honkies before your black ass wind up back in slavey believing every word they say. remember, they have no moral or credibility when it comes to black people. don’t forget: informers got us in slavery back in the day. no homo. no sellout. Blaze Fiyah pon the interlopers and deceivers fi dead!! they do not have your best interest at heart anymore than a criminal. Word up. they seek to devour all I and I. Do not sleep on our common enemies.

  • TRZT

    Yo fuck everybody. lol

  • http://myspace.com/skooln Skoolin

    I believe Cam has the power to change or at least influence the culture that he was victimized by. There is no excuse for publicly perpetuating ignorant practices in our commnnities. CAM STAND UP!!!

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  • CHARLIE

    CAMRON, DON’T REPERSENT HIMSELF, MORE OR LESS THE NEIGHBORHOOD ANYWHERE IN THIS USA. WE AS LAW ABIDING PEOPLE OF GOD NEED TO STAND WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, OR WE WILL FALL FOR ANYTHING. ALWAYS CONSIDER THE SOURCE OF YOUR INFORMATION BEFORE MAKING A SNAP JUDGEMENT. CAMERON LIVE IN FEAR IS HE REALY FREE. FEAR HE IS NOT GOING TO GET WHAT HE WANTS, OR HE IS GOING TO LOSE WHAT HE HAS OR MAYBE HE WONT HAVE ENOUGH. HIS STANCE TRULY MAKES HIM A LOOSER.

  • RO

    IT TAKES A REAL NIGGA TO APOLOGIZE FOR THE STUPID SHYT HE SAYS OR DOES FOR THAT U GOTTA RESPECT A NIGGA FOR THAT AT LEAST

  • Atl’s own

    that nicca need to go to every hood in america and start a “pleez snitch if u ain’t in the game” campaign!

    an apology ain’t enough.

    when kids see this shit, then the next day see they friend get abducted and choose not to alert the authorities for fear of being labled a snitch!

    dudes an idiot!

    no snitchin’ is for criminals not rich ass rappers!

  • E

    keep it hood cam

  • kING7

    CAMRONNNNN CAMRONNNNN CAMMMMRRROOON YOUR A BITCH CAMMY!!!!CAMMY YOUR A FAKE ASS NIGGA CAMMY!!! CAMMY YOUR RUNNING SCARED NOW CAMMY!! CAMMY I SMELL BLOOD CAMMY!! CAMMY YOU WEEP WHAT YOU SOW CAMMY!! CAMMY YOU SHOULDNT HAVE FUCK WITH THE NIGGA 50!!! CAN WE HAVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE- FUNERAL TIME FOR CAMRON A.K.A CAMMYYYYYYYYY!! HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ice Gotti

    Keep it movin Cam, fuck what a mothafucka who ain’t puttin money in ya pocket say, real talk.

  • Dr Flav

    Im with N Cred on this one, the only reason he apologized was because a lot of you folk are too sensitive. You hate the man, dont know the man, but would trade places with him in a minute, dont lie to yourself. As far as that 99 shit is concerned, dude prob did not need to call the police, they gonna come question you, just like if you get shot. Its obvious this site is filled with wannabe posers, who aint been exposed to street life.

  • Dr Flav

    Plus, did Cam name names on the report? And that Roc sign ish was in a rap song, not at the precinct. TRUE STORY-I just heard a motherfucka let off about 7 shots outside my window, 6:30 pm, broad daylight, real talk, will I call 911? Why they aint coming for 30 45 minutes after a nigga dead and the shooter long gone.

  • doctor69

    first off fuck anyone who defends cam or says they’ll never call the cops because 9 times out of 10 they will as for what my man said snitching is for game players the knights, bishops,queens.kings and rooks not pawns or civillains cam is a bitch and so if the fake blood nine gaystas and to that fag that bigged up hell smell he ran like a bitch when I caught him at columbus circle real nyc stand up holla at ya folk

  • Dr Flav

    Okay so now I hear the police and ambulance sirens and how much time has passed? Shit aint TV.

  • Dr Flav

    And doc69 fuck you back then, cause I understand what that dude means, get out dudes biz like you know him, he aint never said he was a blood he said he tight with them dudes. Lol @ fools tough guy fantasys and fake Hell Rell sightings.

  • deathroweast

    FUKKIN GOOFS, killa cam for prez.

  • deathroweast

    BITCHESZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ, Killa the DON

  • Mr. P

    this whole stop snitchin “campaign” is all bullshit, people need to stop being ignorant. we all know better, but we like to act stupid to give ourselves an excuse to fail in life. that rule only applies if your in the game, and even if youre in the streets you could cooperate to a certain degree, without incriminating yourself or others, sometimes that shit is necessary. one world can’t exist without the other, there has to be a balance. and we can’t say fuck the law cause even in the streets exists a justice system as well as in the prisons. there is just some shit that is not tolerated even by criminals, speaking from experience. besides its common practice in the underworld to blackmail, sabatoge, and extort your enemy. camron talkin about gettin shot and not cooperatin because of retaliation. somebody just tried to kill me, the only reason i dont talk is if i’m going to take care of it myself. i’m going to do everything possible to rectify the situation, and if i can’t do it on my own damn straight i’m talkin. if i do somethin they’re going to come for me, and if a talk they’re going to come for me, whats the difference? if i can’t take his life then i’ll have to take his freedom. especially if somebody takes out my long time friend/bodygaurd and i’m not talkin, it better be cause i’m returning the favor. that man had a family and tryin to live right, he better had done the honorable thing. that is what is gonna make me buy his cd, not doing nothin.

  • doctor69

    fuck the cupcake west 4 thugs aka the dipset there gay fans like dr nuts on his chin flav and there gay leader aka jenny jones cam sucks and will never sell records buy him and gay flav matching pink suits and bitch ass runaway slaves smell rell

  • crackaz killaz fo lifez niggaz

    stop kissing the white mans ass nigga

  • Lance Manly

    word up bruuvvas, streets is talkin like cam may have been involved and possibly participated in an undercover sting operation of some kind aimed at Charles “cheesecake charlie” Tola a rival drug dealer of cams from his native snitching grounds of harlem. thats word im gettin word up son.

  • http://poop.com Luc Rules!

    anus

  • Nelson

    can gangster he gots ball i respect him

  • Nelson

    can gangster he gots ball i respect him

  • Nelson

    cam gangster he gots ball i respect him

  • http://www.xxlmag.com THABLOCK

    AGREED WIT DANNY. YA JUS LOVE TO HATE THIS FOOL.

  • doctor69

    nelson do me a favor grow the fuck up and find your real dad cam is a fraud not a gangster he was a geek who used ball didn’t learn nothing at manhattan tech with his rapist man richie parker jenny jones went to catholic school can’t fight there fake bloods and they run cam said the most ignorant statement of 07 claiming its ruining sales he don’t have and never will now he wants to read off a statement he obviously didn’t write so fuck him and his gay azz fans or groupies and the whole fag set I guess cam must like seeing the ghetto self destrut then apologize ok I’m done bk’killa queens stand up holla at ya folk

  • 11kap

    Killa still wouldn’t snitch. Everyone knows, rats get whacked. point blank.

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  • BayCutie

    Cam does not live in the hood. He may be from there but he does not live there now. The only reason he goes back is to keep up his street cred, if you believe anything else, you’ve been bamboozled.

    Record companies create commercial rappers images, their lyrics, and decide who is going to be promoted and played on clearchannel. They are all full of BS, if you think any of them are real, you are a fool.

    To those people that comment on stop kissing up to white people, guess what? White people are the ones selling this music to us and getting filthy rich off of it. For all you know, the stop snitchin campaign could have been created by a white man. If you think rappers make money, it’s not even a large percentage of what record execs make from rap music.

    Also, as a black woman, I’ve NEVER had a white man disrespect me to my face, but I have been disrepected by black men more times than I can count. If I had a dollar for every black man that called me disparaging word because I didn’t want to give them my number, I could pay this month’s rent on my apartment. What does that say about us as a community? You talk about the white man but you’re acting exactly the way he wants you to, damaging to yourself and other blacks and ignorant! Instead of hustling, how about doing something to invest in your future?

  • The Intelligent One

    Wow, Cam’s public relations firm did a fantastic job of writing this apology for him. What…did you REALLY think Cam wrote this himself? And I work for a PR firm, so I can speak on this.

  • stop fakin

    cam is a publicity hunger has been wanna be gangsta rapper. a sissy bitch talkin dumb shit out the side of his neck to try to get press. listen to his lyrics, this cat is an idiot..he just can’t make sense.

    and fuck any one who takes what a rapper says as gospel.. man the fuck up and realize where entertainment and reality differ.

    and stop blaming everyone else for hip-hoppers, or the hood for being what it is… take some responsibility. we reap what we sow and its time to stand the fuck up.

  • doctor69

    hey kap-11 hope you tell your kids not to snitch if your son or daughter get molested or raped

  • emilio

    fuck this nigger ,, ,g-unit 4 life

  • 11kap

    all these informant in here. damn. y’all stupid niggas got shit twisted, as usual. just make sure you won’t get whacked for molesting and raping someone’s child, rat.

  • doctor69

    minus 11 crap fallback you hillbilly your not from nyc and don’t know cam like the rest of ny which we all know is a bitch like I said if your kids get molested or rape is telling the rapist ratting your cornball cupcake gangsta fuck the dipset there gay groupies like crap-11 and there homothug leader can-run at the rucker real nyc stand up bville ,eny bed-stuy,qb and all my folk

  • doctor69

    minus 11 your a bitch like cam is who watch too many gangster movies do me a favor go fuck yourself hard with a chainsaw then french kiss your fav homothug non_killa cam ,jennny jones or there homie whoppie goldberg you fucking vulutre you nothing come to nyc a wack me bitch hope you keep these balls when your kids get molseted real nyc stand the fuck up holla at ya folk

  • 11kap

    shut up fuck up, rat nigga.

  • 11kap

    Fall back, fuckface, ‘fo one o’ dem mobguys whack ya out.

  • doctor69

    hey minus 11 crap come make me fallback you bitchass gaysta with cam-ron nuts on your chin talk to me when you grow balls instead of swallowing them ya bitch nyc stand up holla at ya folk

  • 11kap

    nigga you a nyc bamma. you might as well be a country nigga…………..snitch. who ever said Killa the don was a faggot except a faggot? Go to hell, asshole. Internet arguing is for pussies, pussyhole.

  • 11kap

    Dumb nigga trying to rep Brooklyn, the lannd of the real fuckin gangstas. Get the fuck outta here, nigga. You write like you’re from nashville, tennessee, hothead. You don’t know me like that, homie. no homo.

  • 11kap

    that’s it. I won’t bother entertaining you thoughts with anymore replies. you’re bringing me down, so chill out, rudebwoy. holla at yaself.

  • doctor69

    fallback dick sucking fag in pink before you end up like your hero cam last night courtesy of tru life your a hick don’t no shit about bk or the fact I’m from bville now eat a dick homothug fuck the dipset
    m

  • 11kap

    I DON’T WEAR IT, BUT PIMPS WEAR PINK. DUHHHH!!! CAM’RON MAKES SOME DOPE SONGS. MOST PEOPLE KNOW IT. I DON’T KNOW WHAT GIVES YOU THE IMPRESSION THAT I AM NOT STRAIGHT FROM BROOKLYN NYC, BUT IT DOES NOT MATTER TO ME ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. I AM NOT TRYING TO IMPRESS YOU, YUNGIN. I PROMISE, I WON’T SAY ANYTHING ELSE TO YOU FROM HERE. YOU CAN HAVE THE LAST WORD. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, DORK69. STAY IN YOUR PLACE.

  • 11kap

    Oh yeah, since you’re from Brownsville, I hope you like the Representativs, because those cats are hard, yo. Duck Down! out. chill with the threats. It’s all about the music, not the petty beef. I know you’re better than that. Don’t lose perspective. Real Niggas still aint snitchin. one.

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    Yo 11kap click here^look at doctorhomos clown ass he a myspace fag doctorhomo is a net thug.