LINK: Nicky Barnes on Cam’ron’s 60 Minutes Appearence

In the latest issue of New York, the magazine got former New York drug kingpins Nicky Barnes and Frank Lucas on the phone together. Amongst other topics, Barnes speaks about the popularity of “Stop Snitching,” in light of the fact that he has “snitched” himself:

I would rather be out here in the witness program than to be in jail with them. Why would I wanna be in there with them kinda niggers? I don’t regret it. I saw this show on CNN, with Anderson Cooper. Cats were talking about “Don’t snitch, no matter what happens.” Well, I can’t see how a guy can be considered strong if he lets a bunch of assholes walk all over him and he doesn’t respond, just because of some code that a bunch of idiots have cooked up. Anderson Cooper asked this rapper, “Suppose a child was molested and you knew who this molester was. Would you tell the police?” He said, “No.” So that’s what I’m sayin’—the street guidelines are just moron bullshit.

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  • http://www.xxlmag.com big boi blue

    why hasn’t anybody responded to this yet. Well i think that if somebody gettin molested then hell yeah you tell. But it’s a completely different story when you doing illegal shit wit somebody and you get busted and snitch. that’s two different things. what ya’ll think

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    This from a guy who lived to tell on people…

    (You know the black community is forgiving of child molesters.)

    • Famous and Young

      What’s crazy is that he’s saying that the system is messed up, yet he followed and helped make up some of the same rules. It’s funny how his whole idea changed once he got caught. Now shit is dumb to him cause he’s out living in the middle of Lickasack, Wyoming with his pet horse named John.

  • Billy Sunday’s Father

    Get a job Bol!!!

  • http://xxl.com deez

    nigggas dont know the guidlines of not snithch and cam jus did that for publicity and he didnt know what he was talkin about snitch is telling on someone to get yo self out of somethin you did like somebody gettin caught with a pound of weed and tell where they got it from thats snitching

  • Tyler

    How could a nerd lookin’ nigga like ‘dat be running Harlem? Oh yea’, it’s Harlem. Don’t ya’ll forget ‘dat Frank Lucas was from tha’ South. Long Live tha’ South
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    • FRANKY BABY

      Bumpy Johnson raised Frank Lucas. He learnrd how to be a hustler in New YORK. You dudes were still picking cotton. Aint even know slavery was over.

      • dunfiya

        haha dumbass research your facts,bumpy johnson was a house nigga for the i-ties(italians)and they taught him the game…bumpy was from south carolina look it up on your wikipedia…..once again got to show you NY CATS no matter how you try to disown your southern roots you jus look like a sell out might as well start dating whitey…..in the south whites tell you they hate you,up north they jus hide the hate,yall aint exempt

        • BklynBandette

          dunfiya says:

          once again got to show you NY CATS no matter how you try to disown your southern roots you jus look like a sell out might as well start dating whitey…..

          I’m a Black American Woman born and raised in New York City. My roots are Southern. My Dad from Carolina, my Mom from Arkansas. They’ve been living in NY for over 45 years. But today, in 2007, most of the Black people you will meet in NYC are Carribbean. So, the people you’re corresponding with aren’t denying their Southern roots- They just don’t have any.
          Me, I love and embrace my Southern roots and it’s rich culture. Because, had it not been for the suffering and sacrifices they had to endure since Slavery up until now, many of these immigrant groups who look down their noses at us would NOT have been afforded the Luxury of being here on American soil. Sure, many other Ethnic Groups have their own Civil Rights leaders for which they can be very proud. And they should. But when we broke down Barriers, we Emancipated ALL people, and for that I am EXTREMELY Proud.

          Just A Woman’s Perspective.
          Holla If Ya Hear Me …

    • BOOGOLOGY

      You right, Frank Lucas was from the south, but where did he spend most of his young days at?!

    • Re-Yo

      ^^^^^completely missed the point.

      • Re-yo

        (meant 4 tyler)

    • http://xxlBLOG BK Repper

      You know how many NY dudes are in jails down south please dude dont even go there youngin

  • Worley

    Anderson Cooper missed the point. No snitching is directed at activities that somehow illegally benefits the black community or falls within a prescribed moral code. Child molestation is not that sort of crime. The child molester does not deserve protection, but a dude that mercked person X because person X raped his sister should be protected.

    • BOOGOLOGY

      I agree with ya!

  • Brooklyn

    He does have a point. The street code is all fucked up in todays world. I dont care how hard you live by the street code, if a innocent child is harmed all gloves are off. I would set the nigga up or beat his ass.

    • Fire

      You’re exactly right, Brooklyn.

      Nicky Barnes is also right when he says this: “I can’t see how a guy can be considered strong if he lets a bunch of assholes walk all over him and he doesn’t respond, just because of some code that a bunch of idiots have cooked up.”

      More people need to comprehend that. Nicky Barnes only snitched because the people he ran with were stealing his money and fucking his wife. I would have wanted to get revenge on those bastards as well, so I can see where he’s coming from.

  • http://XXLMAG JOHNNY BOY

    I don’t want 2 hear what these rats got 2 say. O.K. so Cam’Ron statements were dumb but I’ll rather die then go out how them cowards did. DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR!!!!

    • NJB32

      You are a damn fool!! Imagine if some crime happened against one of your family members? You want people to remain quiet then? We as black people always talk about no snitchin’ and all that bullshit but that helps us continue this downward spiral that we have been in for quite a few years.

      For you to talk about death before dishonor tells me that you are very young. Those “rats” did what was obviously what they had to do to survive. You have to keep in mind that even though they were runnin’ Harlem, they were not the type of niggas that looked or felt they belonged in jail.

      Yo’ ass needs to wake the fuck up. People do what is best for them – NOT YOU.

      • http://XXLMAG johnny BOY

        For your info i’m 25. Cats like Nicky, Frank, Sammy etc were out there on the streets killing and committing the same crimes the
        people they snitched on did but because they couldn’t handle the responsibility that came with their actions they decided to tell. You don’t see a probelm with that? I’m talking about nicky
        and the cats mentioned. Not my family members. That has nothing to do we the topic you clown. And for the record we know what you would do.

  • http://www.myspace.com/sinistahmoneybagz Sinistah aka I 4got My Alias For The Day..

    Tyler, what kind of ignorant shit (no Jigga) are you talking about… if you let looks predetermine a person, you in for the shock of ya life, didn’t you know some of the most corrupt muthafuckaz in America 2day wear suits and ties, and say shit like “smooches” and “darling”………

    • NJB32

      Now that is the truth!!

  • missile 6

    that was a cool interview between the two of them.

  • moresickMC

    haha….Nicky barnes dissed Killa Cam’ron.
    They need to start a “most-ignorant raper” award, and the first winner will be Cam’ron. Nicky Barnes living the good life, he smart …in jail he would be a michael vick dog right now…straight dead!

  • BklynBandette

    Brooklyn says:

    He does have a point. The street code is all fucked up in todays world. I dont care how hard you live by the street code, if a innocent child is harmed all gloves are off. I would set the nigga up or beat his ass.

    I Concur. If we can’t protect our own what good are we?

  • z

    The key is what side you on. If you are a crimnal participating in crime and you decide to throw your codefendant under the bus to minimize your time then to me you are a snitch. If you are a citizen that works every day,pays taxes and isnt part of the “game” why wouldnt you demand the full protection of the law just like white folk have since the creation of this country.For so long the police were used as instruments of oppression and the criminal justice system was designed to protect whites and contain blacks. It was completely understandable for blacks to not want to utlize a system that was not designed to benifit them.But that reality has changed. There is no reason for blacks not to demand equal protection under the law. What is happening today is that everybody wants to be a gangster(thug) and popular society glamourizes it more than ever.I wonder why? Its all part of our slave mentality that we have to shake off.

  • http://XXLMAG jOHNNY BOY

    I don’t care what these rats got 2 say. If they wasn’t such cowards they would both be in jail doing their time like men instead of living like bi****s in the witness protection program. I would die before I go out like them. DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR!!!!

  • joints

    Worley,

    it’s either you or cam who missed the point. if child molestation doesn’t fit your bullshit guidelines for “not snitching,” maybe cam should have answered yes. either way, i think you like little boys.

  • http://XXLMAG.COM BPBLOCK

    WUT UP TYLER…. IM FROM SO CAL…. WE GOT FREEWAY RICKY ROSS AND TOOKIE…. AND OTHER FOOLS THAT THEY DONT TALK BOUT…. LIKE WHO MADE THA MEXICAN MAFIA… THATS BIGGER THAN THE CRIPS

  • http://xxlmag.com kane corleone

    I read somewhere Nicky had a crew like a black costra nostra and they had certain rules between each other,like a code(omerta)when cuz got locked up he told his homie to watch out for his bitch,pay his lawyers fees shit like that well said homie start fuckin his girl and stop payin the lawyer,nigga got salty and told on them niggas,cuz said they broke the code and didnt give a fuck bout him .

  • Ghost Deini

    DDDDDDAAAAAAAAMMMMNNNNN!!!!!! LOOK AT THEM COKE BOTTLES!!

  • popo69

    Well “Worley” i hope your not a fan of Cam’ron since he doesnt believe child molester should be snitched on. If someone molested one of his nieces or cousins and there was a witness to that w/ Cam’ron’s same mentality, how much respect would he have for dude?

  • thc.

    stop stitching is just pointing out the obvious police dont give a fck anyway might as well deal with it in the first place

  • Apex

    NB is right and Cam is full of it. The “code” isn’t designed to let criminals do whatever they want. It’s in place to keep the corrupt, opressive cops out of affairs that should be handled in-house. In the case of a child molester, you don’t call the cops because you and the community take care of him and serve justice yourselves.

  • 110street

    nickey may look like a nerd,but he would kill your whole family with out thinking dont disrespect the real g’s also frank was a south nigger yes,but was thought the game by a harlem G,Bumpy Johnson do your history yall niggas just be typing to type. one

  • http://www.xxlmag.com mike from the wood

    only southern brothers hustle the best,,,,take those brothers from arkansas that went up to detroit and set up shop….and came up with the term “ridin dirty”

  • sowhat?

    dumb ass niggas. he from the south, he from the west. biggin up niggaz who fucked up their communities and we livin in the aftermath. stupid ass niggas nowadays, i wished them dudes never existed and maybe more people would of made it out like me. why we giving this shit props, dumb ass backwards thinking folk holding us back, i really know why i get stereotype everwhere i go cause my people are idiots. not all, thanks to those that arent. sad.

  • It is what it Is

    Thanks Fire for doin your research. What’s Tyler’s point bout Lucas being from the south? He could’ve been from Alaska, he still would have brought his ass to the East cuz,that’s where the money was at. The south was poor, the North had it crakin. Anyway, them dudes are legends no matter how you put it from a business point of view. True urban gangsters.

    You wanna see real snitchin, watch the 1st 48 on A&E and watch these so called “thugs” crumble and spill they guts on another dude just to keep themselves out of jail, not even knowing the D’s already know what happened. Never know what your own people would do when they backs are against the wall.

  • render

    not to defend cam’s nignorance but nicky barnes snitched to get off a life bid…aint no honor or respectability in that…only person he saved from being molested is himself

  • FORTY

    First of all Camron said that dumb ass shit about not telling on a Child Molestor because he’s a lame ass nigga and doesn’t no what “STOP SNITCHING” means. Thats’s just some straight hood shit which oriented from the hood. If you see a nigga get merked or whatever you keep your fuckin mouth shut. Telling and running your mom aint gone do nothing but get you killed anyway because somebody will find out who snitched. Once the word is out your ass is a gonner. Child Molestation doesn’t have nothing to do with no hood shit. People who do that are just some straight pussys. If I knew that there was a child molestor in the nieghborhood he would have a problem because I fuck that mutha fukka up myself but if for some reason I could’t get to the bastard I would let the proper people know.

  • monekdksnmsdsf

    IF A PERSON MOLESTED A CHILD AND I KNEW WHO IT WAS I WOULDN’T TELL THE COPS BUT I WILL FUCKIN KILL THAT MUTHAFUCKA!!!…AND LET THE COPS FIND HIM.

  • http://sixshot jahzilla

    you cats talkin but be for real…..which iz more ignorant, sayin you’ll fuck a child molester up on national t.v.(self serving justice)or simply tell these crackers you’ll move away from a child molester?read between the lines pansieflakes…..i did hard time and child molesters aint no different than a “nigga murkin serial killin ass kkk undercover brotha”a crime iz a crime smartards

  • beatz23

    Actually Cam’ron wasn’t talking about a child molester, he was talking about a serial killer.

  • PBreezy

    I’ma take the words of two TRUE O.G.’s and bonifide gangsters, (they’re beyond the term “hustlers”)over anything you fake internet wankstas gotta say.

    You see read what Nicky Barnes is insinuating, he looks down upon the animals that live by that bullshit code… the man made millions, is a street legend, BUT the thing is.. HE’S STILL ALIVE TO TALK ABOUT IT. Now you internet wankstas can take your “stop snitching bull-yay to the grave with you.”

  • http://www.myspace.com/starrscream StarrScream

    I would have to say if a child is being molested then why tell the police…. I think you should beat the shit out of the molester and…. strip him and drop him off in an alley on church street or MLK (the 2 worse streets in EVERY neighborhood) and strap a sign that says child molester to him…..oh and of course take away his cell phone and let the prostidudes get his ass … literally

    Now Listen To My Shiit!!!

    http://www.myspace.com/starrscream

  • Can’t Lose

    The Stop Snitching Movement is Base on a Code that very Few truly Live By.
    People that speak about the CODE don’t really WALK THAT WALK.
    CAMROM is a Clown that will sing like AL GREEN when SHIT HITS THE FAN.
    I KNOW NBA ALL-STAR weekend LA … lol !!!

  • Rodjilius

    the whole stop snitchin thing got too outta hand even tho alot of times the popo are unreasonable so the people become that way too eh basically the whole world is messed up

  • nellz

    y does every1 have respect for these niggas? all they did was fuck up the black community even further. real talk.

    • http://XXLMAG JOHNNY BOY

      Thank You Nellz. It’s cats like them that give NY a bad name. Everybody always praising Alpo Why!! All he did was tell on WP.
      And he probably did more s***.

    • jahzilla

      WORD LIFE DOGGIE!

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  • Knowledge

    Eff the streets and it’s codes. The streets is beyond codes and rules, it’s about greed and jealousy and there are no rules to regulate that.

  • UPNORTHBULLY

    HAHAHA THAT SHIT IS TO FUNNY MOTHER FUCKER GOT ALL PISSED OFF BECAUSE HIS WIFE WAS GETTING HER PUSSY BEAT UP WHILE HE WAS IN JAIL SOO HE GET’S ALL VEX’D AND STARTS SNITCHEN ON PEOPLE THAT MOTHER FUCKER IS A RETARD BUT I DO AGREE WITH HIM THOS FUCKEN RAPPER ASS MOTHER FUCKERS DONT NO WHAT THE FUCK THEY TALKING ABOUT HALF THEM FAKER THAN 3 DOLLAR BILL… CLOWN ASS PUSSY’S… TALK ABOUT THEY THE AMERICAN GANGSTERS GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE WHAT THE FUCK DID U DO THAT WAS SOO GANGSTER EXEPT THE SONG U FUCKEN JUST WROTE NOTHIN YA U FROM A GHETTO PFF WHO CARES JUST BECAUSE UR FROM THE GHETTO DONT MAKE U A FUCKEN GANGSTER.. IM SICK OF THESE FUCKEN RAPPERS COMEN AT ME TALKIN ABOUT DONT SNITCH DONT SNITCH… YO DONT FUCKEN WORRY IM NOT GOING TO SNITCH BUT WHAT ABOUT UR FUCKEN STUPID ASS EH PUSSY I BET U A HUNDRED DOLLARS U A SNITCH IN A SEC IF U HAD THE CHANCE U FUCKEN HOMO SO GET THE FUCK OFF ME DICK WITH UR FUCKERY CAUSE ILL FUCKEN SMACK A RAPPER

  • http://www.myspace.com/mc585 M.C

    Truthfully, I’d snitch on anyone. If I happen to see some cat getting murdered and happen to know the dude with the gun–i’d snitch on him..” simply cause hes out at large after some dirt like that” —-

    Cam’ and All these other rappers could suck my dick {no homO] I’d snitch on anyone depending on the circumstances–\

    START SNITCHING—SHt seems as if lil niggaz nowadayz just worry about boddying niggaz–growing up–I was all about jordans and getting pussy….but these little faggots just want to boddy niggaz–SO fuck yeah I’ma snitch–Testifying and everything…Sht yeah- afterward i’d became a target–but mother’s of the victims would stop crying that the dude that took her love ones life is convicted and put to jail……..START SNITCHING

    • jahzilla

      i’ll slap the fire out you son and murk ya grandmother if you snitch on me ….if im caught i’ll do my time, done it before bitchmade ass smartard!

  • http://myspace.com/napps126 Napps126

    To be real I dont think Cam is that stupid….I think he would actually report it but would be anonymous…..he just didnt want to say that on tv…..

  • http://xxlmag.com The_truth

    ***N!GGAS HAVE TAKEN OVER RESPONSIBLE BLACK PEOPLE!***

    Yes, the “stop snitching” thing has went way too far. . .when you’re involved in something you have no business doing, okay, take full responsibility for that gamble. But crimes against children, rape, innocent murders, ets. NO!!! Why protect these cancers in our community for the sake of “being cool?” Why let the irresponsibile people that live misguided lives decide what we should be doing for our people??
    **THESE ARE N!GGAS THAT MAKE THESE RULES, NOT RESPONSIBLE BLACK PEOPLE THAT LEAD BY EXAMPLE!**
    AT LEAST have honor amongst thieves you dumb n!ggas, quit letting these fake artist that raise their own kids in a misguided way MISLEAD YOURS!

  • popo

    hey “napps126″ you aint helpin ya boy Cam at all. If you want us to believe your comment then Cam may not be stupid by your accounts but he’d be a fake, a pu$$y @$$ wanna be gangster.

  • realniggaz

    in the case of frank lucas and nikki barnes they were betrayed but the same niggaz they fed. so they got at them fools the best way possible. this don’t snitch shit is crazy. so u mean to tell me if you were known to be with this certain nigga all the time and them people bout to throw the book at you, you aint gon tell? bullshit………

  • Liqthez

    Truthfully, if you out here play’n a grown mans game, and can’t stick to the script. Steel’n, high jippin, and fuck’n over your homie’s in tha game with you, and them niggaz murk yo azz. It’z what you deserve, for f’n up the game. It’z just 2 bad your moms got cry over her seed, but you was shit 4 brains and it’z her fault 4 raise’n you that way. Thatz tha game, and if you respect it, get in, get out, do something different, after you made it out then you’ll reap the rewards. Don’t sell 4 life, it doesn’t help you, just makes you a wanksta, busta, stupid motha F…

  • money edwards

    If a friend of the family get murder and u kno who did it, and everyday u watch dat family mourn and weep, would u bring relief to dat family by bringing that killer to justice or would u watch dat fam for decades on in, never find closure… Dats not called snitching…