Exclusive: In this second-half of DX's explosive interview with the former "Grand Hustle Muscle," Alfa breaks down his definition of snitching and reveals how his beef with T.I. can be resolved.
In part one of Alfamega’s bombshell conversation with HipHopDX, the former T.I. ally explained in detail his reasoning for releasing his first formal diss record aimed at the King of the South earlier this month, “Green Light.” The onetime soldier for the Grand Hustle crew also offered his insight into why he believes Tip’s “persona’s so fraud” as well as why he believes his former label leader knew prior to The Smoking Gun’s publishing of mid-90s court records that Alfa had falsely testified against a local Atlanta drug dealer, Ali Baaqar, at the order of one of ‘Mega’s allies in the street.
Now, in this jaw-dropping conclusion to DX’s discussion with one of the most scorned figures in Hip Hop of the past year, Alfamega explains why he believes the false testimony he gave against Ali doesn’t constitute snitching, and surprisingly reveals that he was present for a recent taped interview that Ali did – an interview that he believes Ali only did to receive payment for. The author of a forthcoming book about his dramatic life and times, Displaced Loyalty and Revenge, also shares his startling revelation that T.I. only expelled him from Grand Hustle at the order of “somebody bigger than Tip,” but that the King still owes the Muscle an apology for that move or else war will ensue.
HipHopDX: In that video interview you did in that car last July you admitted to lying on Ali Baaqar, that you “folded” but [in your view] didn’t snitch. Once and forever, what’s the difference in what you did in giving false testimony about a guy you didn’t know and snitching?
Alfamega: Snitching - If I do some dirt with you, my nigga, me and you done did dirt [together]. And [so if] I get fucked up and I go to telling all the dirt we done did… What is that?
Alfamega: Alright then. If you get God damn caught by your muthafuckin’ girl and you tell your girl that wasn’t you, what you say? What that is?
Alfamega: Lying. That’s like a nigga getting pulled over and switching seats with a nigga [in the passenger seat to] trick the police like, “Yeah I know that was you driving. [No] it was him driving.” I’m lying. So [Ali Baaqar] didn’t know me, the dude knew of me. What everybody else need to ask is – Ali came home in 2002. I came home in 2002. Why did it take Ali so long [until seven years later in 2009] to say something?
DX: Speaking of, did you see the Hood Affairs video interview from last September with Ali where he reiterated that you didn’t know him and initially couldn’t point him out in court?
Alfamega: I had to see it I was across the street! [I was] watching the nigga tape it.
Alfamega: Like, c’mon man. I’m telling you niggas real shit, man. Ali Muslim; I’m Muslim, man. C’mon man, like let’s be serious.
DX: So have you tried to reach out to Ali just to – I don’t know if you wanna say apologize or just chop it up with him…
Alfamega: [Interrupts] I said what I said when I did that [interview in the car]. It ain’t really nothing else to talk about. Ali been [Inaudible]. So I know what happened, somebody paid Ali to come forward [a few months after The Smoking Gun report]. ‘Cause all the time it was going on, even after the shit ‘posed to have surfaced, he [don’t] come forward still. Everybody was wondering where the fuck he was at. And then he finally came forward. Okay, Ali [was] broke, Ali needed some money, somebody paid Ali to come forward. [Inaudible] muthafuckas sent them wolves at him and forced him to sit down on tape and say something different, but I ain’t gonna do that, let the man say what he say. Let the man do what he do… He got put in the mix. The man got put in the mix. He know why he got put in the mix.
DX: And you don’t feel like you owe him like a face-to-face apology or anything…?
Alfamega: [Interrupts] I apologized on the tape [from the car]. Like, I’m on a different [level] than Ali. Ali ain’t no street dude, homie. I’m in the streets. He deserved to be apologized to face-to-face but I’m not gonna chase him down and apologize to him. I said it on the tape. You seen what I said on the tape, if I could see him I would apologize face-to-face to him. I seen him when he was doing the [Hood Affairs] interview, homie.
DX: And you didn’t feel like, let me just go over and dead this shit right now [while he’s taping this interview]?
Alfamega: Nah, because see I was already told what he was doing. So my thing [was] go on and let the man make his money. The man, he got bills to pay. Somebody paid the man to do the shit [so] go do what you do.
DX: Now, I honestly don’t wanna rehash too much of a 15-year-old case, but just for some closure on this topic, did you, or did you not, reach out to the Feds to tell them that you “had information concerning the illegal activity of several individuals within the city of Atlanta” like they claim?
Alfamega: Nah. Their whole shit was fabricated. I’m telling you their whole shit was a lie. [Laughs] The whole shit was a lie. Like they even said I had 13 children back then. All that shit was a lie. The whole shit was a lie, man, it was put together. I was given a script, dog. I was given a script by a nigga that I would never name the nigga name who did it, ‘cause that’s my nigga. That’s my nigga [and] Ali know who he is. [But] Ali not gonna do nothing but sit down ‘cause he know how dude play. Every other dude know how he play. That’s my dog. My thing is, dude put me in the mix [with Ali’s case because] dude helped me out of some shit that coulda got me 30, 40 years. And in return I had to do what I had to do for him, like he told me. That’s my nigga and if niggas knew the definition of being loyal, a lot of niggas [would] roll like they ‘posed to roll. Like niggas do [what I did] everyday, but niggas don’t say that. How many niggas go to court and lie for they homies and say he didn’t do this, he didn’t do that? But you know your homie did that shit. [And] that’s basically the same shit I did.
Like Ali, he deserve [an] apology, but [like I said], I’m not fin to chase him. I’m not gonna chase him down, [but] if we see each other face-to-face I’ll sit down wit’ him. I’m pretty sure he’ll say [the same thing] to the camera. I’ll sit down wit’ him. Ali was out, man…a few months after I was out [in 2002]. It’s like [Inaudible] said, why Ali didn’t come out [to tell what I did until seven years later]? Why didn’t Ali come forward? [And] how did the Feds want Ali so bad that Ali didn’t end up with nothing but seven years on a big-ass conspiracy charge? How did you end up with nothing but seven years and you came home a little bit after I did? And I never had nothing but a gun charge. Has anybody ever asked that?
DX: So what do you think it was that Tip wasn’t willing to accept in this situation, just…?
Alfamega: Nah, it wasn’t [T.I.]. Man, listen man, it wasn’t Tip like I was told, man. And I got like – I got tapes, homie. I was told that it was somebody bigger than Tip that told Tip to do it [and kick me out of Grand Hustle]. And instead of making a real nigga move, he made a industry move. It made a lot of niggas around him fall-out with him too when he did what he did.
DX: Yeah I noticed on “Green Light” you shout out Mac, Dro, and somebody else I think, [so] is there still any communication between anybody else in Grand Hustle and yourself?
Alfamega: I talk to a couple of dudes over there.
DX: And finally…what will it take in your mind to resolve the situation with T.I.? Or can it be resolved at this point?
Alfamega: This situation [can] always be resolved. I’m a grown man. He’s supposed to be a grown man too. [So] the situation [can] always be resolved. The United States work out their differences with different countries. [But] they gotta do it before it goes to war. So it can be resolved. I don’t want nothing but a apology. Give me a apology [and] I’m through, I’m gone. I’ll let it be, if you give me a apology. If I don’t get no apology [though], that means I’m coming at ya.