Snitching on Yourself: Rapper Raps About Killing Somebody and then Becomes a Murder Suspect
How do you know you’re not ready for prime time? When you don’t realize that keeping it real can go wrong. Who snitches on himself?
A local Virginia rapper, Antwain Steward a.k.a Twain Gotti, was recently arrested because of an alleged connection to a double homicide that occurred 6 years ago. Making matters even sillier, police say that he actually rapped about his role in the homicide.
Virginia police made the arrest after discovering lyrics written by Steward that referred to the shootings of Brian Dean, 20, and Christopher Horton, 16, on May 10, 2007.
The police affidavit contains the lyrics in question were obtained following a court ordered search warrant: Everybody saw when I [expletive] choked him. But nobody saw when I [expletive] smoked him, roped him, sharpened up the shank then I poked him…had me crackin up so I joked him, it is betweezy six feet ova, told ya [expletive] with my money I’ll roast ya
According to BlackYouthProject.com, “Witnesses at the time said that Horton and Steward had gotten into a fight before the shooting took place. Authorities allege that Horton and his visiting friend Dean were gunned down on the front porch of Horton’s house as a result of gang retaliation.”
Someone in the comments section referenced an episode of “Boondocks” in which rapper Thugnificent performed lyrics about an assault that he was involved in and was later arrested and the lyrics were used as the primary evidence. It’s funny how life can imitate art at times.
Steward maintains that he is innocent and had nothing to do with the deaths of the two young men. These updates can be found on his Twitter page which is still being updated regularly despite his current detainment.
What is your opinion on this rapper giving away the details of his crime in his lyrics? Over the top?