Jimmy Henchman Wants to Take 50 Cent to Court
It was reported earlier this month (Nov. 1) that former music manager Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond had his murder-for-hire conviction overturned. Last year, Henchman was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years for a 2009 murder-for-hire plot against G-Unit associate Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher. With his name back in the headlines, the 51-year-old former music exec spoke with HipHopDX Tuesday (Nov. 8) about what his next move is. According to Henchman, he definitely plans on calling Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson to the witness stand in his new trial.
"Here’s the thing, if I am retried on the murder-for-hire, and this is something that me and my attorneys have discussed already, I am 100 percent calling 50 Cent as a witness," said Henchman in the piece. "The reason I’m doing that is because there is some underlying stuff that happened throughout this whole thing that made them charge me; that made them feel like they could’ve gotten a conviction on me. His name came up in my trial more than it needed to. We will be calling 50 Cent to the stand. If the prosecutors won’t call him, then we will call him because the things they are accusing me of doing to 50 Cent and Tony Yayo definitely didn’t happen. Where they are getting this from is unbeknownst to me."
As the former CEO of Czar Entertainment, Henchman managed hip-hop acts like Akon, Sean Kingston and The Game back in the early '00s. During 50 Cent and Game's beef in 2007, Lodi Mack and Tony Yayo assaulted Henchman's son while the fourteen-year-old was on his way to his father's office. Although Yayo got off, Lodi Mack served two years for endangering the welfare of a child and, as soon as he was let out on parole in 2009, was found murdered in the Bronx.
As the news of Henchman's new trial started to spread last week, the G-Unit boss reacted online. Fif believes Jimmy snitched in order to gain a second trial, posting photos on his Instagram that seem to confirm Henchman’s status as an informant.
“Here is the paper work on OG Rat Jimmy. Vlad scared of that fool, saying 50 called you a rat,” 50 wrote on the 'gram, referencing the VladTV interview Vlad had done with Henchman following the report. Fif also posted two highlighted documents, one of which includes the sentence, “I don’t want any aspect of the fact that he has tried to cooperate to make — to made public.”
Rosemond’s newest trial, which doesn't have a court date yet, will be the third proceeding regarding his role in the murder-for-hire case.
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