In respect of music biz heavyweight Chris Lighty's memory, we hope this new development doesn't get ugly.
FOX 5 News is reporting that rapper 50 Cent has been personally contacted by Lighty's mother to hire an investigative team to look into the details leading up to Chris' apparent suicide.
This comes shortly after Lighty's will revealed that, with the exception of a trust fund set aside for his children, everything would go to his wife. "I give my entire residuary estate, real and personal, to her," the document read.
Scott E. Leemon of Leemon Law and private investigator Les Levine have confirmed that they've been hired for the job with Leemon's following statement:
“I will confirm that I have been asked by Chris’ mother and many of his former clients/business associates/friends (including 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes and Q-TIP) to fully investigate all of the circumstances surrounding his premature death. His mother has asked me to help her determine if anyone or more people are legally responsible for Chris’ death. And, if so, whether a wrongful death action should be filed against them. As such, the investigation will focus on those questions. The investigation is being lead by private investigator Les Levine and is in its’ extreme early stages. It is being initially funded by 50 Cent with the hope of others helping,” Scott E. Leemon added. “If anyone in the public has information about Chris’ death it may be emailed to: email@example.com.”
Watch the report below, via Lisa Evers of My FOX NY: