Tony Yayo Arraigned, 50 Cent’s Lawyer Denies Involvement
Tony Yayo was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on Sunday on charges of assault and endangering the welfare of a child in connection with his alleged assault of 14 year-old James Rosemond. The G-Unit rapper was released on $5,000 bail shortly after the hearing according to the New York Daily News. Rosemond, son of Czar Entertainment head Jimmy “Henchmen” Rosemond, says that Yayo attacked him because he was wearing a sweatshirt emblazoned with the logo of his father’s company. Henchmen, who manages L.A. rapper The Game, has been involved in a war of words with G-Unit boss 50 Cent for some time now. According to the younger Rosemond, 50 prompted the attack with a hand gesture while sitting in a nearby vehicle. Benjamin Brafman, 50’s attorney, denied that allegation on Sunday and vowed to conduct his own investigation into the incident. “One thing I can say with absolute certainty, however, is that at the time of the alleged incident, 50 Cent was not in New York State,” stated Brafman. An unnamed source told the Daily News that 50 was at his home in Connecticut packing for a trip to Africa and Portugal at the time of the attack.