In Season 5 Episode 16 of Empire, the FBI officer trailing Lucious Lyon opened up to him that her all-time favorite song from the hip-hop maestro is “Snitch Bitch”.
The song was performed in Season 2 Episode 2, while Lucious (Terrence Howard) was in jail.
The song is a direct aim at Lucious ex-right hand man Vernon. It’s revealed that, before Vernon was killed, he snitched on Lucious and informed the police that Lucious killed Bunkie. After learning this Lucious is deeply hurt and is bent on revenge once he gets out of jail.
This song was featured with Petey Pablo. Turns out Pablo’s Empire guest-spot was a decade in the making. Here’s the story Pablo told Raleigh’s WRAL: The two ran into each other at a Hustle & Flow premiere party back in 2005, where Howard had apparently lost his wallet. Pablo kindly loaned Howard $200, then never heard from him again … until Pablo received a call from Howard out of the blue earlier this year offering to repay him. Instead of simply giving him the cash, Howard invited Pablo to appear on Empire and write four songs for Lucious, including “Snitch Bitch,” on which Pablo is featured. He even settled his old debt with added interest that totalled $15,000. Pablo played Clyde on the show as Lucious’s friend.
Streets are watching, eyes are on me
Closest to me done, switched up on me
Days are long n’ nights are lonely
It’s better to know it, cause now I know it
You ain’t nothing but a snitch, bitch
Snitchin’ ass bitch