Jimmy ‘Henchman’ Rosemond Says He’s ‘Calling 50 Cent to the Stand’ If He Gets Retrial
In an interview with HipHopDX, the 51-year-old said that he has plans to bring 50 Cent to the stand in his new trial. According to prosecutors, Rosemond coordinated a 2009 murder-for-hire plot against G-Unit associate Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher. Rosemond believes 50 is involved in the prosecutors’ campaign of charging him for crimes for which he claims he didn’t commit.
“First of all, I don’t think I should’ve been charged for the murder-for-hire because, at the time, the main witness in that case pretty much said I never told him to go kill Lowell Fletcher, I told him to bring to Lowell Fletcher to me. But, when you go by the law, in order for you to be guilty, they have to prove the elements of the case," he said. "What they did, they brought up the Hot 97 shooting and all of this stuff that I had nothing to do with. I just didn’t understand how me as a manager was being blamed for every hip-hop shooting that was happening in New York. In that sense, when it came down to the murder-for-hire [the witness confirmed] I never told him to go kill anyone. They charged me anyway with murder-for-hire, which they could’ve never proved but I was found guilty on it."
“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," he continued. "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."
Recently, 50 Cent accused Rosemond of snitching in order to gain a second trial and posted documents on his Instagram to prove his point. The documents has since been deleted.
If Rosemond gets his wish for a new trial this will be the third proceeding regarding his involvement in the murder-for-hire case.