Real Boston Richey has responded to claims he snitched after an apparent interrogation video surfaced online.
The Freebandz rapper went viral earlier in January after a vlogger named 1090 Jake uploaded papers that allegedly showed Richey had cooperated with law enforcement during two separate cases. One related to a Grand Theft Auto case in 2013, and another allegedly related to a murder case he was involved in at 19.
While Richey’s co-defendant in the Grand Theft Auto case told Say orange! that the Tallahassee rapper didn’t snap, things got worse for Richey on Tuesday (Jan. 24) when 1090 Jake shared an interrogation video online that allegedly showed Richey snapping at police. He claims Richey identifies various people involved in the case and “name drops” an “alleged shooter” before listing gang members.
Richey has been trying to clear his name for weeks and recently called Akademiks to criticize the video and push back on allegations that he was cooperating with authorities. He also said it was the first time he had seen the interrogation video and that the interrogation was conducted when he was already on his way to prison in relation to a separate case.
Richey added that his conversation with police was about an “incident” he allegedly had with another person, and that police saw that person as a person of interest in a separate homicide case.
“In my town, this shit ain’t even a big deal because everybody knows about this,” Richey told Ak at the 22-minute mark in the video below. “So like I’m being interviewed, it’s my second time being interviewed, so now I’m like on some shit like, ‘Y’all snitched’ on me and my brother had a situation, but that shit I know for sure this man it kills not my cousin.’ I don’t know who killed this man,’ we give him the whole run around. That shit was a goose chase just like me and my whole interview.”
He went on to say that no one involved in that incident ended up being charged with any crime and that Richey fed the police false information just to get out of the situation.
“While I’m in an interview and I was on my way to jail, I had already been hit with two new charges and I’m out on bail on a gun charge, all that shit,” Richey continued. “So you know they’ve been pushing me all week why they’re coming by like, ‘Oh yeah, you’re going to be hit with RICO charges … because we know your cousin was killed behind your incident with Mr. Wiggins. “
Richey again confirmed that he did not grab anyone and that the video shows him simply giving police “the run around”.
“There are so many n-ggas who don’t know what the true definition of snitching is and what is not snitching,” Richey continued. “N-ggas do too much. Bruh, I’ve been in jail since I was damn close to 12…Why the hell do I tell on a n-gga I know I’m not going to jail for? This situation has nothing to do with me at all!”
Richey went on to say that he doesn’t need approval or “satisfaction” from other people to know that he’s not a snitch and that he’s had money long before his time as a rapper. He added that when he was first accused of cheating, he was told by his peers to keep it moving and not react to anything.
“I have people I don’t even know trolling,” Richey concluded. “There’s not a street n-gga hitting my phone and saying, ‘Hey yo boy, you told me!'”
Real Boston Richey is signed to Future‘s Freebandz label and was recently removed from his One big party trip. Fans speculated that it had something to do with the cheating allegations, but Richey said in a separate Instagram post that he was removed for a completely different reason.
“Fuck, I look like I’ve been taken off the road,” he wrote with a laughing emoji. “I’m locked in getting this music sorted for this album. I’m trying to ditch the cutting and finessing joint!”