Cam'ron Stands By 'No Snitching' on 'The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore' [WATCH]
Wilmore kicked off the conversation by saying, "I think snitching is one of those very complicated issues, it's not one of those black and white issues. When you live in a certain community ... there's a price to be paid for the act of snitching as we all know, right? We're not all ignorant of that."
The host then referred to a past interview with Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes in 2007, in which Cam'ron declared he was raised to not snitch.
Cam'ron shared that years later, he still feels the same way.
"Just because you snitch, that doesn't mean they're going to get convicted," the rapper said on The Nightly Show. "Now you're snitching on somebody, that has to go through a court process, go through trial, go through etc., etc., and then comes out back on the street and looks at you like, 'That was you who told on me.'"
Mayor Ras Baraka of Newark was one of the guests on The Nightly Show discussing the act of snitching. He believes that snitching needs to be addressed as two separate concepts.
"Really, we have to define this. Snitching is co-conspirators. If I'm involved in a crime with somebody else and I tell on them, that's snitching. If somebody did something to me or something takes place in my neighborhood, I'm telling the police on you, because I don't want you to do it again."
Baraka added that the concept of community and how sharing what is going on in one's community is important.
"Well, in my definition ... in reality, if something happens in your community, if you're a part of a solid community, you're going to say something ..."
Check out a clip from the discussion via Comedy Central below.