With allegations swirling about Alfamega being a DEA informant and Rick Ross being a former corrections officer, SOHH caught up with Busta Rhymes to get his thoughts on these recent rap relevations.
Busta believes all artists are entitled to their privacy but thinks lying to and misleading the public is wrong.
“Privacy is something that everybody should respect when it comes to people’s personal life,” he explained. “[But] you’re always held accountable for the decisions that you make. The universe will deal with a muthaf*cka through a thing that we call Karma. When you try to conceal some sh*t and you a wolf walking around in sheep’s clothing and you misleading the people, even if nobody ever gets to find out what it is that you’re concealing as a truth. You still gotta live and die in your own inequity. Something somewhere in your life is going to happen to you.” (SOHH)
In early May, reports surfaced which showed T.I. associate Cedric “Alfamega” Zellars had worked with the government.
Court records show that Zellars began working with law enforcement officials after he was sentenced in September 1995 to 110 months in a federal gun case (Zellars, who had a prior felony robbery conviction, was collared for selling weapons to an undercover federal agent). Zellars “agreed to cooperate with authorities and was debriefed” about the criminal activity of several individuals. In return for his snitching, Zellars had 18 months shaved off his prison term when he was resentenced in July 1997 by Judge J. Owen Forrester. (The Smoking Gun)
As a result of the allegations Tip publicly severed ties with the rapper.
“Even though all of our artists and employees are asked by us to be honest and open about their past history at no time did Alfa disclose to me or Grand Hustle what has now appeared in the media,” Tip said in a recent statement. “He essentially deceived us by failing to fully disclose the truth about his past and there is no place in our organization for dishonest and misleading behavior. As I’ve always said, you must take responsibility for your own actions, we at Grand Hustle do not support or condone blaming others for our own mistakes. I hope and pray to god bless his financial plans but I do not foresee me or my company playing the role of his personal or professional business.” (File Factory)
Earlier this year, it was revealed that Florida-based rapper Rick Ross had concealed his past as a prison guard.
It’s been confirmed that the rapper worked as a prison guard from December 1995 until June 1997 at the South Florida Reception Center in Dade County, despite denials by the rapper. He was reportedly earning a salary of $25,794.34 upon his departure. (SOHH)