Protest Planned Against Swizz Beatz Performance

swizz-12.jpgCommunity and religious leaders are now planning to protest an appearance by Swizz Beatz at the “Peace on the Streets” rally scheduled for today in Camden, NJ. According to the Courier Post, a group led by Rev. Tim Merrill of the Bethel United Methodist Church is asking the event’s organizers to either cancel the rally or remove Swizzy from the bill. The Camden Police Department withdrew its support of the gathering yesterday (July 25) after concerns arose over Swizz’s lyrics and their perceived anti-snitching message. “It’s one of the stupidest things in the history of this city’s attempt at peace—to bring a negative to try to produce a positive is one of the most flawed ideas I have ever heard,” said Rev. Merrill. Sponsors of the event have promised that Swizz will not be performing his hit single “It’s Me Snitches” and that he will censor any vulgar or violent lyrics during his performance. The well-respected producer defended his lyrics in a statement issued to the Associated Press on Tuesday (July 25). “The use of the word ‘snitches’ in the song was just an edit for radio,” the statement read. “If I supported violence or the ‘Stop Snitching’ campaign, I wouldn’t have agreed to be a part of the event.”

  • Ghost Deini

    Swizzy can’t help camden either way. Might as well give the people a performance.

  • twiggy

    this is why shit is so fucked up, its a peace concert and people are protesting the shit because of one artist…these old fuckin evangelicals like falwell and robertson are the real enemy of peace, not some musician

  • maxamill

    HE COULD GIVE IT TO THEM RAW AND DO THE ITS ME BITHES AND SEE HOW THEY LIKE THAT VERSION OF THE SONG.

  • maxamill

    HE COULD GIVE IT TO THEM RAW AND DO THE ITS ME BITHES AND SEE HOW THEY LIKE THAT VERSION OF THE SONG.

  • Purple Hulk

    GOOD FOR THEM, THE GUY IS TRASH, WHO WANTS TO HEAR TRASH?

  • Scrilla

    he shud perform ice cube’s “Stop Snitchin”..wud b funni as fuck..n he produced it..fuck deez ppl who think all rappas r negative..they ignant..rappas do alot of gud..n swizz is no exception..n all dat snitchin shit is bullshit..they ignant bout dat too..they needa learn wut is n isnt snitchin..

  • ballsack johnson

    camden needs to worry about other shit rather than protesting swizz. why don’t they actually do something productive to help the people in need over there. protesting some producer/rapper isn’t going to do shit.

  • jackal

    the song says it’s me bitches snitches was a edit

  • me nigga

    ballsack johnson Says:

    July 26th, 2007 at 11:45 am
    camden needs to worry about other shit rather than protesting swizz. why don’t they actually do something productive to help the people in need over there. protesting some producer/rapper isn’t going to do shit.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    co-sign to the fullest
    all thease hollier than thou activist(includin that perm head al sharpton) only wanna be in the news. all that shit they talk and they never really do shit for the community if u think about it. they jus be on the news bumpin they gums. go give back like rick ross or somthin

  • murdermami

    free michael vick

  • Mikey T

    fuck michael vick

  • murdermami

    Mikey T says,
    “fuck michael vick”
    sounds like a homo-hater FREE MICHAEL VICK

  • Cuban Link

    I fucking hate those old ass black priests that are so glued to the past that they resent anything from today.Kids are who they are trying to get through to, isnt it?Who the fuck are they gonna have perform then, Stevie Wonder?

    No diss to Stevie, hes a great artist, but be real, do you expect me to say “Yo guys, lets go down to that Peace on the Streets thing going on.I hear some 70 year old piano player’s gonna be rocking the place out!”

  • http://xxlmag.com doctor69

    poor swizzy I wish I could cum all over that cute lil nigga to make him feel better.

  • me nigga

    murdermami Says:

    July 26th, 2007 at 5:50 pm
    free michael vick
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^6
    he isnt locked up retard.
    but i hope he beat them charges

  • me nigga

    murdermami Says:

    July 26th, 2007 at 5:50 pm
    free michael vick
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^6
    he isnt locked up retard.
    but i hope he beat them charges

  • none of ur business

    lol man haters all over the place. first of all michael vick should b n jail if he did abuse those dogs. and swizz can do other songs besides “snitches”

  • Baker Boy

    Really, what happened to freedom of speech?

  • murdermami

    me nigga
    according to the press he already convicted thus the phrase FREE MICHAEL VICK jackass

  • Erika

    thats crazy how dumb are thse people y wud he agree to do it and be against them people have 2 much time on there hands camden needs help immediately 4get one artist im from nj there ranked the highest in crime 1 or 2

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