Tony Yayo Details Jimmy Henchman’s Failed 50 Cent Murder Plot

Tony Yayo has revisited one of Hip Hop’s nastiest beefs and shares details on how deep the feud between 50 cents and Jimmy Henchmen really went.

The public feud itself between Fif’s G-Unit camp and record executive James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond it all began in 2005 when 50 Cent was publicly dumped The game from his label live on air on Hot 97. The game was moderated by Rosemond at the time, who went to speak with 50 Cent personally at the New York radio station. A dispute ensued, shots were reportedly fired, and more acts of violence followed in the coming years.

Another notable escalation occurred in 2007, when Rosemond’s 14-year-old son was jumped by Tony Yayo and “Lodi Mack” Fletcher. From there, Rosemond would become progressively more violent, and Yayo said things came to a head while 50 Cent and Akon were filming the music video for their 2007 single “I’ll Still Kill.”

“On paper, the Henchman and them were supposed to get through, but I guess their gun jammed, but we had God on our side,” Yayo shared Vlad TV. “And they backed out on the frame, but we also had straps, and that was really it.”

Vlad then asked if the Henchman’s people had mufflers and Yayo agreed saying that everything he said was listed in a report that was available online though. DX could not independently confirm this claim.

“No one saw them, they so-called followed a car. I don’t know which car because it was like three or four different cars,” Yayo said. “If you wanted to shoot, I’m pretty sure someone would have shot back , but you got a silencer so that probably gave you up, but I guess they didn’t know how to handle the weapon or something.

“It’s in the papers and the gun went off in the car. So when the gun went off in the car I guess it jammed and they backed out of what they were going to do; so God is good. I guess that God was on our side at that time.”

Yayo went on to say that moments like these are why he never glorifies street vendors. “All of [Henchmen‚Äôs] people told about him,” Yayo said. “People glorify the street shit and … nah, the best thing is to make your money and get off the streets. Fly around the world, live your life, take care of your kids, take care of your girl. Whatever you’re up to, take care of yourself. Because at the end of the day, all his shooters were talking about him.”

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In 2011 Jimmy Henchman was was sentenced in Federal District Court in Brooklyn for running a cocaine ring that brought in $11 million a year.

He was also found guilty of hiring men to kill G-Unit employee Fletcher in 2017. Henchman’s original trial resulted in a hung jury, but he was ultimately convicted of murder for hire in 2014 and sentenced to life imprisonment the following year to orchestrate Fletcher’s death in 2009. In 2016, a judge ruled that there should be new trial due to the second trial being unfair, but the end result was the same.

This is far from the first tumultuous story Tony Yayo has shared from his early days with G-Unit. But whatever he and the rest of the crew came up with, Yayo credits 50 Cent with keeping him safe.

“You gotta be smart, you got a n-gga like Fif that helps us survive a lot of shit,” Yayo said on Only Way Out Podcast back in August. “Because he’ll be like, ‘Yo, if you’re going to bring a gun, why the hell are you going? Just go party at my mansion, I’m not even there. Just take over my mansion.’

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