50 Cent fielded questions last Thursday about reconciling his rap feuds. When the DJ on 92.3FM’s Hot Boyz Radio show got to asking about how 50 felt about squashing beef with Game, he answered more carefully, knowing there is more at stake than the beef between Ja Rule and Rick Ross. “There’s a lot of things that factor into it, Jimmy had some sort of energy towards me, I don’t know where that came from. Jimmy Henchman… I don’t know if he encouraged him in certain ways.” Then everyone in the room agrees with 50, glossing over his response, without any follow-up. It’s as if they knew that the Jimmy Henchman thread to the story is a can of worms: like his longstanding history of controversy from planning the attack and robbery on Tupac at Quad Studios, to running a multi-million dollar cocaine ring.
Enter today’s New York Times article linking Henchman, aka James Rosemond to arranging the murder of one of 50’s associates, Lowell Fletcher in 2009. Quoting a statement from NY Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, he said, “This has not been a good month for Jimmy the Henchman.” The NY Times added, “He said the murder of Mr. Fletcher had been retaliation for an assault on Mr. Rosemond’s son.” Considering the amount of moving pieces to the complicated situation between 50 Cent and Game, you can see why he was more calculated with his answer than shrugging off the past with Ja, Ross, and Young Buck. This is the part where you nod and smile, and keep it moving like last week’s radio show did. For more on the developing story read the full article here.