Written by iHipHop Admin
Thursday, July 26th, 2007 at 7:20 am
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno
Swizz Beatz is set to do a two-song set at a “Peace on the Streets” rally this week in Camden, New Jersey, but apparently the Camden Police Department is threatening to pull its sponsorship of the rally. The Camden cops don’t like the name of Swizz’s song, “It’s Me Snitches!”, because the believe its supporting the “Stop Snitchin’” campaign in the streets.
"We call for this artist to retract the position he advocates in his music and if he does not, we retract our sponsorship of this event," Camden police said in a statement. "While the Camden Police Department fully supports community efforts to stop the violence in our community, we believe that such efforts must be appropriately framed and done with responsibility."
But as we all know, the Camden police have got it all twisted. The song doesn’t have any anti-snitching content and Swizz released a statement on why he uses the word “snitches” in the song.
"The use of the word ‘snitches’ in the song was just an edit for radio [for the word ‘bitches’]," Swizz said in a statement The Associated Press. "If I supported violence or the ‘Stop Snitching’ campaign, I wouldn’t have agreed to be a part of the event …"
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