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50 Cent Responds To Jimmy Henchman’s Double Life Sentencing

50 Cent, who’s had a decades-long contentious relationship with James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond, took to Instagram to weigh in on the latter's double life sentence.

50 Cent, who’s had a decades-long contentious relationship with James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond, took to Instagram to weigh in on the latter's double life sentence, as reported by AllHipHop. “See this is why we have to avoid negativity, and keep a positive vibe,” Fifty wrote before referring to Rosemond as a rat.

Since 2013, Rosemond has been in prison serving life for conducting a drug trafficking system. In a year prior to this sentencing, Rosemond was charged with a murder-for-hire plot of Lowell “Lodi Mack” Flectcher. The G-Unit affiliate's death occurred in 2009 following the 2007 assault of Rosemond’s then-14-year-old son. Rosemond was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years.

The teen was traveling to his father’s office in New York City to conduct his internship, when G-Unit member Tony Yayo approached him, alongside members of his entourage. The boy was slapped, which proved to be consequential for Yayo who only had to complete 10 days of community service. According to Complex, Fletcher confessed he played a major role in the teen’s assault and carried out a sentence for two years. His release from prison in 2009 resulted in his murder.

Despite remaining one of the prominent suspects in Fletcher’s death, Rosemond told the news site that he’s innocent and never ordered a hit on Fletcher. “When [a contact] told me he had a way to get to Lowell Fletcher, I asked if he could bring him to me,” Rosemond told Complex in 2017. “What these guys went ahead and did was ended up killing Lowell Fletcher, which was not what I asked them to do.” In 2016, Rosemond's conviction was overturned due to misconduct on the judge's part, so a re-trial was underway.

Now, AllHipHop published that Rosemond has been handed a double two life sentences for Fletcher’s orchestrated death. The news site also notes this web of controversy was catalyzed by a rift between G-Unit and The Game (Rosemond was his manager), and several shootings in New York City. After the news, the 53-year-old penned an open letter for AllHipHop where he continues to promote his innocence.

“There is a sickness in this system,” he wrote. “My trial was covered up and drown out with unrelated shootings, hip hop gang fairy tales and non-existing ‘rap wars’ that never existed.” Rosemond also said he served as an example for others who tried to elevate their careers.

“When a trial isn’t about fact-finding to elicit the truth and condemn the guilty then it’s not about justice,” he wrote. “My trial was about grabbing a headline and building a prosecutor’s personal career.”

READ MORE: Jimmy Henchman’s Murder-For-Hire Conviction Overturned, New Trial Ordered

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Meek Mill Once Used Soulja Boy's "Kiss Me Thru The Phone" Lyrics In Love Letters From Jail

Who knew Soulja Boy’s ubiquitous 2008 hit “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” once served as a romantic catalyst for Meek Mill? The Philadelphia rapper recently admitted on Twitter that while he was incarcerated in his youth, he used the lyrics to Soulja Boy’s schmaltzy love note within letters and phone calls to girls.

This was my favorite song when I was in jail back in the day calling girls collect.... and I used to his bars in the letters I wrote them no cap lol 😂😂😂 #bigdraco pic.twitter.com/qFqgkylQtm

— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) January 16, 2019

Amid Meek’s cheeky co-sign, Soulja Boy has been one of the Internet’s favorite topics of discussion since his latest interview on The Breakfast Club. The 28-year-old rapper spoke about his legacy in hip-hop and why he deserves more credit than he’s been given for his influence. He also had some choice words for Kanye West when he said the latter is old and "lame."

"I'm younger than you," he began. "I'm flyer than you, ni**a. Whatever. You crying on Twitter every week about Drake? You gotta stop that sh*t, bro. You look lame, bro. You look cap, bro...You up here supporting Trump and sh*t, bro. You supporting Trump? What the f**k wrong with you, bro? That sh*t's not right."

Other artists in the industry also chimed in on the situation:

I’m Not Going To Lie Soulja Boy Been Funny As Fuck

— Sir Ski Mask (@THESLUMPGOD) January 17, 2019

The internet crazy , Soulja boy reinvented himself 🤦🏾‍♂️

— zoey dollaz (@ZoeyDollaz) January 17, 2019

Soulja Boy is a legend

— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) January 16, 2019

WE HAVE NOTHING BUT LOVE, RESPECT & ADMIRATION FOR SOULJA BOY IN THIS HOUSEHOLD *cranks dat in silence* pic.twitter.com/Amacz7NQYO

— The Vibe Formerly Known As (@KARIFAUX) January 16, 2019

For nostalgia's sake, listen to "Kiss Me Thru The Phone" below.

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Prep Your Pockets: Rihanna Reportedly Launching Luxury Fashion House With LVMH

Tackling more than music these days, Rihanna's brand has expanded past her "Pon de Replay" days. Nearly 14 years strong in this industry, the all-Fenty-everything empress is now gearing up to launch a luxury fashion house under her name.

According to multiple sources and Women's Wear Daily, LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) and the 30-year-old singer/songwriter have been attending hush-hush meetings with the worlds largest luxury group. LVMH has reportedly also cherrypicked employees from within the company, including workers from Celine and Louis Vuitton to work with Rihanna and neighboring associates.

Though details about the launch are extremely limited at this time, many have already developed high hopes and expectations for the " Work" singer's newest business venture.

While this exciting new business venture marks an amazing high note for the Barbadian songstress, many fans await her highly anticipated return to music since her 2016 Anti LP. According to Ms. Fenty herself, her next project should be dropping sometime in 2019. The album was originally rumored to be a dancehall record meant to pay homage to her roots, but there has been no confirmation from RiRi since production began.

 

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Gladys Knight To Sing National Anthem At Super Bowl LIII

As reported by the National Football Leauge (NFL) and CBS, Gladys Knight will sing the National Anthem at the 53rd Super Bowl event. The Motown legend will usher in the final game of the season in her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.

"I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta," Knight said. "The NFL recently announced their new social justice platform Inspire Change, and I am honored to be a part of its inaugural year."

In more recent years, Beyonce, Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Natalie Cole, and many more have performed the anthem on this stage.

Alongside Knight, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), will have a performer and deaf activist by the name of Aaron Loggins sign the National Anthem and "America The Beautiful."

Super Bowl LIII will take place Feb. 3 at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The playoffs are currently underway.

Atlanta, I’m coming home! #NFL #SBLIII pic.twitter.com/8rH0O5OAAo

— Gladys Knight (@MsGladysKnight) January 17, 2019

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