Prosecutors Call Upon Capone To Testify In Lil Kim Case

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.

Prosecutor Cathy

Seibel also revealed Tuesday that Kim allegedly lied under oath after the government

granted her immunity from prosecution.