What is it going to take to get you people to understand that this is more than music?
“Throughout his career, Cam’ron has put more than a few MCs on notice, but now he’s turning his scorn toward sexual predators who try to hook up with kids on the Internet. In October Cam plans on putting out a DVD featuring several of his own sting.
‘I saw a special that MSNBC had done one time on [adults] on the Internet thinking they’re talking to 13- or 14-year-olds,’ Cam explained of the inspiration for his latest and most surprising endeavor. ‘These people drive 200, 300 miles just to meet a 13- or 14-year-old. It ranges from teachers to rabbis to construction workers. It’s just disgusting.
‘We set up a similar situation where we are videotaping people thinking they’re gonna meet little kids,’ he continued. ‘When they get there, it’s gonna be me and [my manger] Big Joe like, ‘What the hell are you doing, you damn pervert? What the f— is wrong with you, coming to meet a 13-year-old boy?’ We’re gonna talk to them and not let them leave until we find out what’s wrong with them.’
So far Cam has caught two people in compromising positions, he said, and he wants to catch at least eight more for the still-untitled DVD. According to his crew, the Diplomats, there will be no police involvement.”
This is so random/extreme/hilarious/awesome that I don’t even know what to say. First of all, I’m dying because the first thing I thought of was, hey, they just did that on MSNBC… And here he goes talking about that was his inspiration. Comedy. Secondly, what exactly are Cam and his manager going to do with these pedophiles. “Talk to them and not let them leave until we figure out what’s wrong?’ So like, a therapy session? Will Cam wear the pink chinchilla? Why will I actually go out and purchase this just to see? I can’t even hate though… R. Kelly pisses on a kid; she’s “fast,” he’s the Holy Grail of music… any bit of awareness/proaction/exposure counts.
But this does throw some complications into my psyche. I conveniently forgot the controversy over that one song where Cam’ron says something about Nas’s daughter and R.Kellying her face. But you know what? I’ma let that slide because the man apologized, acknowledged his line-steppage, and is finding a (albeit zany) solution to the problem, rather than mocking it.
This might be a movement.