A Real Snitch on ‘Snitchin’

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Famed Harlem gangster Nicky Barnes, who is played by Cuba Gooding Jr. in American Gangster, has something to say about Cam’ron’s take on snitchin’:

When I realized they left me on the battlefield to die, I said, “F*ck it!” … I said, “I’ll pull those motherf*ckers in, let them see what it’s like.” 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 ni**ers? 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 a*sholes 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 bullsh*t.

Is it just us or was the American Gangster movie a let down??? Denzel and Russell Crowe had their acting game on but we were expecting a lot more.

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  • http://www.lovingmeansaol.com 1TruDiva w/The PlatinumVocals

    There’s snitching then, there’s S.N.I.T.C.H.I.N.G!

  • Big Bazz

    cam’ron is not cool, y would ppl want to be like him?

  • http://hollywoodmedics.net Morgan

    Denzel phoned it in. i didn’t feel like he was playing someone, just being himself. I thought the movie was NOT exciting. I was very dissapointed.

  • DJ's MOM

    I agree with DIVA that there are two types of snitches. I hate when people have enjoyed the benefits of their wrongdoing and when they get caught they are ready to rat on everyone. When you are in the game, you need to be able to take the good times with the bad times. Now, when you witness the murder of an innocent person, snitch your a$$ off. I saw AG yesterday and maintain the position that no one can be trusted.

  • IBW- Ideal Black Woman

    Cam’ron is a dumbass and its sad that he displayed his stupidity on national tv for America to see. But I have a problem with people like Cam’ron who are saying Don’t Snitch because they are basically protecting people who commit crimes in black neighborhoods and then leave. Cam’ron don’t live in the hood (i saw the kiddie pool) and neither does Busta, yet they keep promoting this ridiculous slogan to protect criminals who are killing young children, the elderly, and the black populace. So basically they are arguing that if a man came from Madison Ave and committed murder in Harlem, then black people should protect him? I tell you, ignorance like this makes me sick to my stomach.

  • http://www.birdthecouchpotato.blogspot.com/ Bird

    Snitching is part of the game. These rich ass rappers can act like it’s not all they want. They think they can just write off the “accomplishments” of street legends when they were never more than street level hoppers if that. There is not a rapper out there who would even have come into contact with the likes of Nicky Barnes let alone Frank Lucas. Their little guy fake gangster asses don’t need to be talking on something they really know nothing about.

  • Ms. Fab

    Co-signing with Mary J Blige on this one all the way.

  • http://www.birdthecouchpotato.blogspot.com/ Bird

    As for the movie, I wasn’t totally crazy about it. The cop story line seemed overblown and unnecessary. They took valuable time away from the story of Frank Lucas so Russell Crow could have a meaty part.

  • LetMeTellYa

    Why in the hell do Black people have to accept those things that are destroying us physically, mentally, and financially just to be considered “down”? And what makes it even worse, is that those people who push “no snitching” and other b.s. are making records and money off of the increasing demise of certain Black populations. How many songs can somebody make about the ‘hood, drugs, guns, etc? The ONLY thing that gives the “no snitching” its real strength is the FACT that many times those who do “snitch” don’t get protection from the police/witness protection and they end up victims.

  • Sim1

    I enjoyed American Gangster very much. If you went in expecting a ‘shoot em up’, action type movie then I could see how some would be disappointed. Its based on a true story, not fiction. I thought Denzel and Russell Crowe did a fabulous job.

  • kelis

    I have always thought the stop snitching stuff was foul. I will say that TI’s bodyguard was wrong for setting him up… I think u should have some loyalty to your friends, etc, but there is a difference between that and just being ignorant. If I see someone get killed, hell yeah I’m telling in a heartbeat. If I know something about someone getting molested or something of that nature, hell yeah I’m telling. I don’t know much about the Nicky Barnes situation and I haven’t seen American Gangster yet. But I will say this: there is no damn way I’m taking the rap for someone else who wouldn’t take it for me.

  • Dark&Lovely

    I agree, the movie was dry and boring. Denzel did have his acting game on tight but the movie itself was blah. I rather read a book on Frank Lucas.

  • big den

    I thought the movie was empty too. Didnt live up to the hype. Definitely wasnt on the level of training day.

  • http://www.liveagl.com alexdelarge

    I didnt like the movie much either i mean, Its like the director and writer just wanted to make a movie about a black being tough..I mean they could of put alot more work into developing a more interesting plot..It felt liked the writer wrote the script the night before…the production start schedule

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  • lexdiamonz

    in reference Nicky Barnes he is a snitch but alas there is no honor among thieves and pu**y is every man downfall remember New Jack city these so-called “hardcore” thugs get done in cuz one of their boys was boning their woman that nonsense.drug dealers ALWAYS snitch on each other why you think some get locked up while others get a free pass there are better things to do and you can snitch or not snitch when the FEDS need to make their quota you going down… umm here’s a thought instead of campaining for “STOP SNITCHING” here’s a new slogan “STOP COMMITING CRIMES “!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SoulHunter
  • mimi

    I THINK THAT THE MOVIE WAS GOOD, I WOULD HAVE ENJOYED GETTING TO KNOW THE FRANK LUCAS CHARACTER MORE, FROM A YOUNGER AGE,AND HIS LIFE AND EXPERIENCES DOWN SOUTH BUT I GUESS THEY FELT THAT RUSSEL CROWE WOULD HAVE BROUGHT MORE SALES, SO THEY HAD TO MAKE THE MOVIE THE WAY IT IS. AS FAR AS SNITCHING, MY HEART GOES OUT TO TI, I THINK HIS BODYGUARD WAS OUT OF LINE, BUT I REALLY LOST SO MUCH RESPECT FOR CAMERON (NOT THAT I LIKED HIM OR ANYTHING, I HONESTLY THINK HE’S A ONE DIMENSIONAL FLUNKIE, AND HE’S PRETTY MUCH GARBAGE) BECAUSE HE WOULDN’T TAKE CARE OF AN INNOCENT CHILD WHO GOT MOLLESTED? AND FROM READING SOME OF THE PREVIOUS COMMENTS, HE WAS MOLLESTED AS A CHILD? WHAT’S UP WITH THAT? BUT I GUESS HE’S LIKE “NO ONE EVER HELPED ME WHEN I GOT MOLLESTED, SO I’M NOT GOING TO HELP ANY OTHER CHILD”(HE’S SUCH A STUPID A**). I JUST HOPE THAT NO ONE EVER DOES THAT TO HIS CHILDREN, AND HE IS IN THE POSSITION TO ASK SOMEONE TO STEP FORWARD AND GIVE INFO.

    YOU KNOW, THESE MAJOR DRUG DEALERS ARE SO SMART, AND HAVE SOME OF THE GREATEST INTELLECTS KNOWN ESPECIALLY WITH MONEY AND NUMBERS ( AN AREA WHERE THEY CAN MAKE MAJOR LEGIT MONEY) WHY DID THEY NEVER DECIDE TO BECOME STOCK BROKERS, OR ACCOUNTANTS? I JUST HATE THAT WE ARE ALWAYS ON THAT IMMEDIATE GRATIFICATION BS, YEAH, THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN BROKE IN SCHOOL BUT ONCE THEY GOT OUT OF SCHOOL, THE MONEY WOULD BE THERE. I GUESS THEIR ROLE MODELS WERE LIVING THE LIVES OF CRIME ( JUST LIKE HOW FRANK LUCAS LOOKED UP TO BUMPY JOHNSON,AND THEY REALLY COULDN’T AFFORD TO GO TO SCHOOL BACK THEN EITHER.) TOO BAD WE DON’T HAVE MORE POSSITIVE INFLUENCES IN OUR YOUNG BLACK MEN’S LIVES. WE WOULD BE UNSTOPABLE.

  • ChiCitY

    Unbelievable…did Camron really say he wouldn’t tell police who molested a child, if he knew?? Im seriously speechless on his stupidity…

  • Nish

    Great Movie! Well written, acted and directed. If you want shoot em up, bang bang, and no real storyline at all, rent one of the million low budget hood movies that have been made. You could start with “Belly”, and work your way down.

  • http://www.richromances.com http://www.richromances.com

    Dont care

  • michelle

    Loved the movie. However, it left alot of unanswered questions for me. For example: Whatever became of his wife besides her moving back to Puerto Rico? On BET, it mentioned that he had a daughter, where was she in the movie and where is she now?

  • IAMLEGEND

    The term “dumb-asses” is way too kind to describe rappers.

  • the sweetest ny peach

    first off, cam’ron, and 50 dun cooperated with the police, 50 on numerous occasions, read thesmokinggun.com where you can see all there police records, rappers such as jay z’s mug, i think fab, nas, busta, and a few more. So son’t be believing all the hype about snitchin cause people still do it. there is a difference if u were a “runner” just making runs and you get heat from them boys, facing 15 yrs for drugs not yours. your boss pays for the lawyer but your on your own for the rest of the way, no commisary nothing, but you HAVE to remain loyal, shut up and do the time? Alot of people aint gon do it. but then i guess where consequences step in if you rat, that could be your life, depending on who you dealing with I guess.

  • N-Qui-Sa-Tive?

    It’s funny how some people don’t want you to snitch but heaven forbid if a person close to them was murdered in a brutal way…….they would want to hear a snitch then. It’s a selfish mentality. If it doesn’t affect them then to hell with everyone else. When did people stop giving a damn about e/o?

  • http://www.myspace.com/mahoganyrouge Purple-Rain

    “Suppose a child was molested and you knew who this molester was. Would you tell the police?” He said, “No.”

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    That’s what is wrong with this society. People think it’s ok for crimes like abuse of a child is ok. Nicky Barnes was on point.

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