In an attempt to soften the statements he made over the weekend on “60 Minutes,” in which the rapper claimed that he wouldn’t cooperate with police even if a serial killer were his neighbor, Cam’ron issued a statement further explaining the rationale behind what he said in the interview.
“Where I come from, once word gets out that you’ve cooperated with the police that only makes you a bigger target of criminal violence. That is a dark reality in so many neighborhoods like mine across America. I’m not saying it’s right, but it’s reality.”
“Looking back now, I can see how those comments could be viewed as offensive, especially to those who have suffered their own personal tragedies or to those who put their lives on the line to protect our citizens from crime,” the rap star said in a statement issued today. “Please understand that I was expressing my own personal frustration at my own personal circumstances. I in no way was intending to be malicious or harmful. I apologize deeply for this error in judgment.”
And then he went on to say, “Hey, at least I didn’t get caught on voicemail calling my daughter a ‘rude pig’.” OMG, Alec, I’m totally joking. Please don’t leave “30 Rock.”