During an interview with Montreality, Cam spoke openly about several things, including his past interview with Bill O’Reilly. Among the things Cam’ron spoke of, he touched on recent murders of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The Harlem native goes on to explain his disappointment for his city saying,
“I think it’s messed up! A lot of times what I think is honestly, us New Yorkers when it comes to situations like that we kinda soft as a city. But it’s situations like that. Because, I mean, don’t get me wrong our police are probably like police was in the 90s in L.A. You know what I’m saying? I don’t know how they are today in L.A…The police was wild! Police are like that today in New York because everybody makes a big deal about Mike Brown and that is a reason to make a big deal, a very big deal. But it was a guy two weeks prior to Mike Brown who got choked up by the cops for just selling cigarettes. He got choked out on camera!
“You got this guy Sean Bell four, five years ago gets shot nine times with no weapon,” he added. “Four police. Police get off…But the Mike Brown situation everybody in St. Louis go crazy. They wild out as they should. I’m not promoting the violence and acting like it should be crazy, but something gotta be done. They taking a stand. As opposed to New York we got two people who died recently from police we don’t say nothing…I’m pissed Barack ain’t say nothing about it yet. But just in general it happens in New York a lot and we sweep it under the rug. But then we quick to jump on the Mike Brown bandwagon.”
As tensions steadily rise between law enforcement and the citizens of Ferguson Missouri in the wake of the Michael Brown tragedy, more and more rappers are speaking out against authorities and how they’ve handled the situation.
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Cam’ron is upset, Calls New Yorkers Soft.