It’s no secret that Cam’ron has been M.I.A. for months, and everyone from hip-hop fans to industry folk and even the Dipset family themselves, were wondering where the rapper was.
But now, in an exclusive interview with Hot 97’s gossip queen, Miss Info, Cam’ron has broken his silence.
As most remember, the last time anyone really heard anything from Killa was when he posted the infamous YouTube clip from his “vacation” home directed toward 50. Then, clips of Cam began to surface of a rogue paparazzi catching him around Jersey.
Despite speculation, Cam had an unexpected family emergency to attend to, resulting in his disappearance. Specifically, his mother was sick.
According to Miss Info, Cam’s mom suffered a number of strokes that left her paralyzed on her left side, so the Dipset general moved her to Florida, set up her rehabilitation and therapy, and kept an eye on her: “I told her, you not dying on my watch,” he’s quoted as saying.
Additionally, Cam revealed that he had been going through problems with his label, Asylum, contributing to why the public hasn’t heard from him.
“Me and Asylum weren’t seeing eye to eye at the time,” explained Cam. “But we recently worked things out. We had a conversation with the lawyers and with Todd (Moscowitz), so now we’re straight. I wasn’t gonna drop the mixtape until that happened…”
After his label situation was worked out and his mother was well enough that he didn’t have to be there 24-7, Cam says he sat back and plotted his return, but as he did so, he said the rumors got out of control.
“I still laid low, because when I come out, it’s gonna be done it right,” said the rapper. “But I just sat back and bugged out at how everyone else was acting…
“I kept hearing all these stories: Cam was in a car crash, Cam was begging for a deal, some hood DVD dudes were up on [140th st] to try to find me. Folks were asking for interviews. I’m like Bigfoot, it’s crazy,” joked Cam.
Cam also address the rumors swirling around his relationship with Jim Jones and his recent alliance with 50 — and it looks like there is no hard feelings, although they still haven’t spoken.
“I still haven’t spoken to Jim,” admits Cam. “But Jim ran with me for over 10 yrs, he worked hard, and I wish him the best of luck. Everybody thinks I’m mad at Jim. Why am I mad? I told people for years that Jimmy was gonna be a star. So its better on my resume … I wish him the best … The only thing is, him being with 50, I can’t really run with that. Hang out with who you want to hang out … but me, I can’t really do nothing like that.”
The next project on deck for Cam’ron is a highly-anticipated new mixtape, titled Public Enemy #1, in which he says he will clear the air about 50, Tru Life and anything else he had on his chest.
“I make a comment, but I keep it moving,” he tells Miss Info. “On the first joint, I talk for like six minutes. I still get at 50. The Tru Life shit. I clear that sh** up.”
Public Enemy #1 is slated to hit the streets November 6.