Power 105.1 radio host Charlamagne Tha God recently shared his thoughts on snitching in a newly-released video interview with Vlad TV. The topic of snitching was brought up when Charlamagne was questioned about Vybz Kartel, the Jamaican dancehall artist who was sentenced to life in prison and is rumored to be offering information to Jamaican police in order to shrink his sentence.
Charlamagne began his commentary on snitching by quoting this particular line from Pusha T’s record “S.N.I.T.C.H.”: “Sorry nigga, I’m trying to come home.”
“What you think snitching is, man? Mothafuckas always say what they won’t do until they get into a situation and the judge give you forever,” Charlamagne said. “You gon’ be in jail forever. 100 years, life, whatever. You sitting in that cell, you like—You thinking about your kids. Imagine your kid is eight-years-old and the judge say you got a 50-year life sentence. You gon’ be dead. But just for hypothetical purposes, you serve your 50 years. Your child gonna be 58 [years-old]. Your child gonna be a great-great-granddaddy when you come home? [Nobody] trying to feel that, man.”
He then added that when the years start to add up, those who may have been against snitching before, start to give in.
“A lot of guys talk that talk,” the radio host said. “‘Oh, I’m a G. I’m a standup dude. I’m not gonna do this. I’m not gonna do that.’ Yeah, that might work when somebody says five years. That might work when somebody says 10. You start talking about forever…Average guy gets that kinda pressure put on them? ‘Sorry nigga, I’m trying to come home.’ They telling. It’s going down. Give them the opportunity to tell, they tell. Period.”