Cassidy Statement at MTV.com

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MTV.com has posted some statements from Cassidy and Swizz Beatz. I’m still kinda confused by the whole outcome of his trial, especially by how the prosecution all of a sudden let him slide on involuntary manslaughter charge when they had previously charged and re-charged him with Murder one. In his statement he expresses regret for his actions and the loss of his friend Des Hawkins.

Cassidy: "While I am pleased that I was cleared of the murder charges, my satisfaction is not long lasting, because of the death of someone who I considered to be my friend, Des Hawkins.

"And while I am eager to resume my career as a recording artist, writer and performer," he continued in a statement issued via his attorney, "I am also eager to be reunited with my family, friends and fans."

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Swizz: "When Cassidy gets out, do not expect us to promote this situation as a cocky and violent situation, but as a blessed situation…Cass will continue to make great music, but in a positive way, educating the youth that violence is never the answer, [and] we’ll do the rest of the talking with the music."


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41 Responses to “Cassidy Statement at MTV.com”

  1. TYRONEBIGGUMS Says:

    i dont really consider myself a conspiracy theorist but damn doe sthis shit stink man. sounds like a scam being pulled on the public man does the hip-hop record companies work hand in hand with the law to give these rappers these false charges and give them some fairly tale sentence. dude goes to jail for murder, first degree murder, what a week or 2 before his album is about to come out ( and you think cams stunt smells of publicity ) then he somehow gets out on manslaughter charges and with time served will be out in a couple of months and on top off all this is it me or is it a huge coincedence that cassidy has had a couple of new songs popping on on mixtapes right at the same exact time all this news is being released about him. when beanie was on trial you saw pictures and shit about it everywhere i havent seen one pic of cassidy in court in his jumpsuit nothing. i dont know but this all seems to be falling together to perfectly for me, he wanted a new identity he didnt want to be stuck with that “hotel” shit i dont know man this shit is just suspect to me

  2. eskay Says:

    yeah, but he still went wood so if on the off chance it was a stunt, he lost miserably.

  3. TYRONEBIGGUMS Says:

    yea and again im not sure and im not normally a conspiracy theorist but damn doesnt this shit seem waaaaayyyyyyyy to convienant and coincedental to be true. again the final straw is now as soon as the news breaks about him being released soon he starts popping up on mixtapes. its like before pac died he supposedly had catalogs of materials with specific instructions for what to be released and how and when and based off of when and how he died. its like they had this shit planned a year or so ago. yea we will generate all this buzz about you and this street cred then as soon as the news breaks about you coming home in a couple of months, we will release these songs you just did to blow them up all over the mixtapes to really get your name ringing loud

    “shit just doesnt add up yall/ i swear to god this hip-hop shit is a trap yall”

  4. HOLLYHOOD (FUTURE G-UNIT ARTIST) Says:

    CASSIDY CASSIDY

  5. es Says:

    “When Cassidy gets out, do not expect us to promote this situation as a cocky and violent situation, but as a blessed situation…Cass will continue to make great music, but in a positive way, educating the youth that violence is never the answer, [and] we’ll do the rest of the talking with the music.”

    Word, I’m starting to respect him more and more..

  6. G Off Says:

    If they were trying to use his jail time as a promotion, they need to go back to school. None of the recent rappers who have done time have sold well. Beanie didn’t even though he made his most complete and mature album, Lil’ Kim didn’t sell even though she got 5 mics (I know, complete bullshit), and Cassidy didn’t sell even though he had a huge first single.

    Fact is, if you are behind bars, you can’t get out and make your show money and continue to promote the album to hopefully get it to grow legs. The record companies are just trying to salvage what they can by using the hype to keep the names ringing, but it’s definitely not better than having them out and promoting.

  7. TYRONEBIGGUMS Says:

    g off :

    i wasnt saying it was smart but seriously doesnt all theis shit seem too coincedental too you? when the charges first came up i thought hmmmm album drops in 2 weeks a rapper with less than zero street cred gets muder charges sounds suspect but my exact thought was ( how is dude gonna get out and promote his album if he is either locked up or retending to be, so i let it slide thinking maybe he did get his gangsta on but this shit just adds up to the same shit the timimg of everything is really what does it for me? have you heard any new cassidy tracks on mixtapes over the last however many months? why now are they popping up exactly as the news of his future release is getting out??? sounds like they got the timetable right this time, to set it up right and use all this buzz and free extra promotion to set up his next album i gaurntee you his next album sells more than his last 2 probably more than both thenm combined

  8. DEEZ NUTS Says:

    FUCK THESE PUSSY ASS RAPPERS. HE BETTER WORRY ABOUT A LAW SUIT AND DES HAWKINS FAMILY RETALIATING.

  9. ... Says:

    no witness put a gun in his hands, he should be a free man /

  10. Des Says:

    you would be suprised what enough money and a lawyer can do i dont think this was a publicity stunt.. word

  11. TYRONEBIGGUMS Says:

    des : cassidy dont got no money to be pulling this shit if anything it was just a weak case with the witness’s and other victims changeing their story so they stuck cass with what they could to set some type of example ( thats how thelegal system really works trust if this real thats why it happened like it did not cause cassidy is rich ) but im still not convinced

  12. TheTruth Says:

    I can see how it could seem like a conspiracy, but while street cred could help image, it doesn’t help sales. I actually believe the opposite, that the law and prosecutors are out to get a lot of hip hop stars because they are such easy targets (riding around with unregistered weapons) and if they do slap these rappers with some light charges, then the law is in effect adding to the rappers’ street cred. The conspiracy seems to present a catch-22 for the government.

  13. JGhost Says:

    actually he got ionto that problem after his cd came out

  14. Des Says:

    @ TYRONEBIGGUMS…

    u dont have to be rich to get a decent lawyer. you would be suprised what 2000-8000 would get you and thats speaking from experience..lol

  15. DEEZ NUTS Says:

    I AGREE TYRONE BIGGUMS. I’VE BEEN IN A SITUATION WHERE THERE WERE WITNESSES AND I COULD HAVE WENT TO TRIAL BUT I DIDN’T WANT TO RISK THE WITNESSES SHOWING UP. THEY SAID THEY WOULDN’T TESTIFY BUT U CANT TRUST A SNITCH. I GAVE THEM PURE HELL AND THE PROSECUTION GAVE ME A SIGNIFICANTLY LIGHTER PLEA BECAUSE THE WITNESSES WERE BACKING OUT AND IT COULD HAVE GONE EITHER WAY. THAT’S WHAT MAY HAVE HAPPENED TO CASSIDY. HE MAY HAVE TOOK THAT PLEA JUST TO END IT. REMEMBER THAT NIGGA HAD A M1 CHARGE AT FIRST. YOU GOTTA HAVE BIG NUTS TO ROLL THE DICE.

  16. Bird Says:

    I finally think I am getting my fill of these blogs. The other day I got see Rosa Parks torn to shreds on a hip hop blog. Now you got idiots talking about some huge Cassidy conspiracy and I mean HUGE. The Philly police, various local and national media outlets, the judge, the victims family and countless other unlikely people would have to be involved. Now do you really think that is the case? Why would all these people and organizations run by The Man do all this to enhance Cassidy’s “street cred” as you people like to say. Just because you heard a mixtape? Come the fuck on people. PALEASE get an education or do something to get those brain juices flowing because hip hop heads are looking and sounding dumber and dumber these days. Rest in peace Desmond Hawkins. I know your death ain’t no damn joke young brotha.

  17. TYRONEBIGGUMS Says:

    bird : a) im not saying he defintely did fake this or didnt im just saying the timing of EVERYTHING is very suspect. b) also i havent seen or heard any news coverage at all about cassidy except on hip-hop sites, when beanie was and shit just finished going through his shit it was everywhere on the news in north jersey in our newspapers everything, so if i saw any footage of cassidy in court or anything i wouldnt doubt it but this seems to news that is staying within the hip-hop community maybe if i was in philly it would be different i just feel like normally with rappers the media covers every possible second to put these dudes in a bad light so why dont i see them all over a rapper getting charged with murder 1 again im not definte on anything just suspect c) jghost -no he got locked up around 2 weeks before his cd came out, they said they took him to the court and immediately transferd him. d) everyone has been hearing camron say the real reason why jay stab UN was because of charlie baltimore but ask UN what it was about and he will tell you that the whole thing never happened it was just a HUGE publicity stunt. he was on hot 97 a couple years ago talking about how right before i think it was vol. 2 came out they came up with a plan to boost his album sales and that was “the stabbing” now how true is that i dont know, but that shit was on the front page of the paper in on every news channel i cant find anything on cassidy so again no asolute proof but im suspect.

    now what des, says is true also a good lawyer doesnt always cost too much and expensive lawyers arent always good layers. also commenting on and expanding on what deez nutz said, i do think that, that is most likely what happend the witness’s stories werent right from the start. they starting changing testimony ialmost immediately but still a rapper on trial for murder 1 i wouldnt like my chances either so you plea bargain for a better deal your lawyer says listen you guys got a shitty case but we arent trying to risk his life on this so lets figure something out we can both be good with, thats usually how most cases are closed most dont go to court thats just the law, so again this is probably the most likely scenerio but damn if i still aint a little suspect

  18. DEEZ NUTS Says:

    DAMN BIGGUMS YOU TYPE YOUR ASS OFF. WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU A STENOGRAPHER?

  19. TYRONEBIGGUMS Says:

    nah homie im at work on a computer all day i tend to get board so i come on here, i spend way to much time slacking checking out hip-hop shit though while im at work but it helps my day go by much faster and im a wordy dude so for me to lay everything out like that will take some typing

  20. Des Says:

    lmao @ this …

    # DEEZ NUTS Says:
    February 1st, 2006 at 10:48 am

    DAMN BIGGUMS YOU TYPE YOUR ASS OFF. WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU A STENOGRAPHER?

  21. Bird Says:

    I really don’t know why Beanie got all that attention. I could speculate, but that ain’t worth a damn. Beanie made the front page of Philly newspapers and Cassidy didn’t. He was in there, but I had to search for the stories. I guess as far as big media is concerned he is small fries. I think Beanie is small fries too, but his affiliation with J and his high priced representation may have made him a more interesting story. He wasn’t on CNN or nothing like that. Just Philly and New York papers far as I could see.

  22. El Feces Loco Says:

    hahahahah@a thug at work…on a computer all day..with conspiracy theories much less…All the shyt you was typing I swore you was on crenshaw and slauson blogging on your sidekick while you sling dope…go back to work..ALL OF YOU.

  23. eskay Says:

    >>DAMN BIGGUMS YOU TYPE YOUR ASS OFF. WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU A STENOGRAPHER?

    word up this nigga be writing novels. it’s all good though ‘Roney, I always tell people like you with alot to say that they need to get their own blog and get that shit off your chest. DEEZ is another one, can you imagine? That shit would be classic, all his posts in ALL CAPS, ranting and raving and threatening the the white kids.

  24. eskay Says:

    >>All the shyt you was typing I swore you was on crenshaw and slauson blogging on your sidekick while you sling dope

    lmao!

    *goes back to work

  25. TYRONEBIGGUMS Says:

    eskay like i said all admit i get into it but thats the way i am i like my explantions and everything i do to be thorough and really i hate most of this blog shit on here but right now you got some interesting shit to be talking about on here.

    now bird again now i think you understand what i meant a bit more but again i just havent seen people covering cassidy that much so it wouldnt be that big of a consipiracy and when i heard UN say that shit was a publicity stunut i said damn anything could be made up how the fuck would we really know?

    el feces loco : i feel bad for your petty ignorant ass, first off how am i thuggin i havent been threating no one ive just been telling my opinions and things from my life, most that shit happened years ago im 25 im not a rapper or an athlete so i got to think about makeing me some legal money and if your gonna clown me for having a full-time job and getting paid then thats just shows how stupid and ignorant you really are, i want to be paid and not worry about looking over my shoulders for the police with everything i do so i got a legit job and no bullshit fast food joint or anything like that i work for a mutherfucking architect im 25 and getting paid learning how to be a full blown architect and your gonna clown me for it, that must make you feel real good homie

  26. DEEZ NUTS Says:

    NAH ESKAY, I LIKE YOURS BETTER.

  27. DEEZ NUTS Says:

    FUCK THAT NIGGA BIGGUMS. YALL NIGGAS DON’T WANNA SEE BIGGUMS, MY NIGGA IS AN AUTHOR AND ARCHITECT.

  28. TYRONEBIGGUMS Says:

    see thats whatsup deez nutz i get money both ways

  29. NEVERMINDWHOIAM Says:

    I’M GLAD CASSIDY “SAYS” HE WON’T PROMOTE THIS SHIT IN A NEGATIVE MANNER, BUT I’M SURE THE YOUNG MAN THAT WAS KILLED HAS FRIENDS AND FAMILY THAT AINT TRYING TO HEAR NO GAY ASS APOLOGY. IT’S AN EYE FOR AN EYE IN THIS SOCIETY SO I WISH HIM THE BEST, BUT I DOUBT HIS LIFE WILL BE DRAMA FREE FOR A WHILE. HE SHOULD PROBABLY MOVE.

  30. havanadaboss Says:

    FA SHOW,DA KID CASSIDY ON SOME REAL MAN SHIT RIGHT THERE BY NOT PROMOTIN THAT JAIL SHIT. EL FECES LOCO: YOU’RE A BONAFIED DUMBASS .THIS CAT BIGGUMS TRYIN TO DO SOMETHIN LEGIT AND PROFITABLE AND YOU HATIN. DA CRACK GAME IS SO 1994 CUZ.GROW UP AND QUIT THINKIN YOUR A GANGSTA

  31. Nate Says:

    well meven though cass i fina get out he’s still not better than BUMP J THA CHEIF OF CHICAGO

  32. Nate Says:

    SO THA FUCK WHAT BUMP J THA CHIEF OF CHICAGO IS STIIL BETTER THAN WEEZY WEAK ASS AND CASSIDY

  33. nate Says:

    naw me too tha Prince of tha east I’m bout to get on just because tha boy got plug wit Bump on tha east so look out for me

  34. nate Says:

    so yeah to all yall niggas and bitches reading these entries i put on here respect the east and know ya rap game it aint all bout rappin its mostly all bout tha money so u know i’m out here get paid and aint a nigga gon stop me so check my background and study my history and show RESPECT me and tha east side $$$$$$

  35. m0st_h4t3d_me Says:

    this nigga cam talk all this shit in you let y6ou boy get beat up i don’t give a fuck how many nigga was there if a nigga came up wit me we going levead dis shit together

  36. Dat Dude Says:

    Cassidy is one of da best rapper alive man do da damn thing

  37. lil nick Says:

    Oh boy , when my nigga get out , shit it is all ova he already got the game took ova all he go to do is just come out and stand in his place that’s real rap. Shit my nigga is one of the realist nigga’ s alive and if ya’ll nigga’s got a problem with that ya’ll nigga can kiss my ass…. and that’s on my momma

  38. Lil Ezzy Says:

    yo cassidy is my favorite rapper and i respect the dude wether yall think he fakin or not
    cuz of him i became a better rapper cuz i followed his style of rappin and fo dat i respect him

  39. BiggaFiggaNigga Says:

    Lil nick and Lil ezzy are bitches and that is on my momma ol dick riding fagets

  40. kobe wit a fro Says:

    cass

  41. kobe with a fro Says:

    cassidy

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