At the start of Lil
Kim’s perjury trial Tuesday (March 1) in New York, prosecutors announced that
rapper Capone, members of Kim’s former Junior M.A.F.I.A. crew and her former friend
Damien Butler, whom she allegedly lied to protect, will be called upon to testify
against the rapper.
Daniel Gitner, assistant
Manhattan U.S. attorney, charged Tuesday that Lil Kim, whose real name is Kimberly
Jones, and her personal assistant Monique Dopwell repeatedly lied about seeing
Butler and another member of the rapper’s entourage, Suif Jackson, open fire
in a midday shootout involving rappers Foxy Brown and Capone-N-Noreaga.
Gitner also revealed that
jurors will view two surveillance videos that would confirm that Kim and Dopwell
left with Jackson and Butler.
The shooting took place
outside New York’s Hot 97 radio station on February 25, 2001.
According to Gitner, Butler
pulled out a handgun and Jackson pulled a machine gun.
The prosecutor said ballistics
evidence would indicate that at least six guns were fired during the shootout.
Gitner said the episode
quickly escalated into violence after Kim’s rival Foxy Brown ridiculed Kim.
After the incident, Kim
and Dopwell jumped into a limo and fled the scene, Gitner alleged.
Kim’s lawyer, Mel Sachs
charged that when Kim was interrogated before a federal grand jury two years
ago, prosecutors pressed her to answer numerous questions to the best of her
Stating that surveillance
videos would not persecute his client, Sachs claimed that Kim was thrown to
the ground and shoved into her limousine, "frightened, scared, and shocked,"
according to reports.
Seibel also revealed Tuesday that Kim allegedly lied under oath after the government
granted her immunity from prosecution.