Infamous mafia turncoat Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano was set free after serving 17 1/2 years behind bars, on Monday, September 18. The release comes nearly five years short of the full 20-year sentence he received for pleading guilty to running a $500,000-a-week drug ring in 2001. Gravano’s lengthy detention is not to be confused with the five-year sentence he was handed – of which he served less than a year – after helping to bring down Gotti and the New York mob in the early 1990’s.
Following Gravano’s historic plea deal, which virtually did away with the fate he would otherwise be facing for admitting to 19 murders, he lived under the witness protection program for a time, before relocating to Arizona. Gravano was a marked man as it was, considering his testimony as an informant on the witness stand in Gotti’s murder and racketeering trial led to the conviction of the Gambino Family boss and 39 other high-profile mobsters across the city’s five-family Cosa Nostra syndicate. But he’d draw an even larger target on his back by organizing a nearly 50-member team of ecstasy drug dealers to work for him, while under the watchful eye of the FBI.
Gravano will remain under federal parole for the rest of his life, per the orders of federal Judge Allyne Ross during his sentencing in 2002.
The internet has been on fire since The Game publicly through shots at Meek Mill at his concert and dropped a record dissing the Philadelphia rapper, and now we may finally know the reason why. According to TMZ, The Game is reportedly accusing Meek Mill of being a snitch because of the investigation into a robbery involving Sean Kingston at an L.A. club.
If you remember, Kingston got hit in the head with a bottle before his $300,000 chain was ripped off his neck. Both Game and Meek were in the club during the incident and Game allegedly believes Meek told Kingston’s team that Game or someone in his crew was involved in the robbery.
Meanwhile, Meek has responded to the feud with his own Instagram post featuring a picture of him with Nicki Minaj at his side. “U wanna fight? Next morning a diss raps…… Then the pre-order links! THE JIG IS UP YALL GUYS REAL RAPPERS! Make sure y’all go support them industry cats!”
The Game clapped back on IG with a photo of Nicki Minaj holding his arm from the “Pills N Potions” video with the caption: “The last time Nicki held a REAL NIGGA !!!”
The Game has a problem with Meek Mill. The 1992 artist was filmed at Story in Miami dissing Meek onstage for being a “snitch” and seemingly threatening to “beat [his] ass.” According to Uproxx, Game’s anti-Meek comments were made on Thursday. Meek hasn’t directly responded to Game’s comments just yet, but he did hit up Instagram with what may be a subtle reply early Friday morning.