Hours after taking the stage at the CNN democratic debate, Sen. Harris was hit with allegations that she was responsible for Kim's 2005 prison sentence. No, really.
Kamala wants is to believe she listens to Cardi B in meetings but locked Lil Kim up. She not gang 😭😭— Mehmet Okurrrt (@Natural_OneDurr) August 1, 2019
Kamala Harris locked up Lil Kim to stop the growth of hip hop yet y’all boutta still vote for her pic.twitter.com/K6nK1n1ngT— shygirl118 (@iamnottorre) August 1, 2019
how old were you when you learned that lil kim wrote durty about kamala harris pic.twitter.com/HXLnJsgwdz— quing E (@chipotlebaby) August 1, 2019
The accusations stem from a resurfaced clip of the 2006 BET special Lil' Kim: Countdown to Lockdown. The series explored the rapper's perjury case and included commentary from Harris, who was serving as the San Francisco district attorney at the time.
"It is much more serious than 'What is the code among friends who are on the street,'" Harris said in the clip. "What I would like to see is in the way that we're handling cases like those of Lil' Kim, we say as a community, 'We're not going to glorify the gangster.'"
Clearly, Harris wasn't too sympathetic toward the Queen Bee; however, Harris was not involved in the 2005 case in which Kim was accused of lying to a federal grand jury about a 2001 NYC shooting. The rapper's trial was held in Federal District Court in Manhattan—not San Francisco—and resulted in a 366-day prison sentence.
"I testified falsely during the grand jury and at trial," Kim told sentencing judge, Gerard E. Lynch back 2005. "At the time I thought it was the right thing to do, but I now know it was wrong."
Kamala Harris had nothing to do with the lil Kim case. She was DA of San Fransisco at that time. I am confused as to why they used her face in it.— AuntieBS (@BsAuntie) August 1, 2019
Kamala was DA in San Francisco. That’s in California for those who don’t know. Lil Kim was prosecuted in federal court in New York. A local DA da not prosecuted local cases in their jurisdiction. 🙈— Resistance 🏳️🌈 (@ResistanceSean) August 1, 2019