There are many events in rap history that are either unknown or forgotten, from album releases to deaths to random ass events most of us can't even recall. As an attempt to remember those moments, Complex will share an event that helped shape hip-hop in some minor way. Join us as we look back on This Day in Rap History.
March 20, 2007
In 2007, G-Unit member Tony Yayo was accused of slapping the 14-year-old son of Czar Entertainment founder Jimmy "Henchmen" Rosemond, who was also the manager of 50 Cent's longtime rival The Game, on March 20. According to Rosemond's son, James Rosemond Jr., the assault was provoked by a Czar Entertainment t-shirt he was wearing. Yayo arrested a few days later on March 24 and initially charged with misdemeanor assault, harassment, and endangering the welfare of a child. However, those charges were dropped due to a plea deal—Yayo instead received a minor sentencing of 10 days of community service.
Meanwhile, G-Unit affiliate Lowell "Lodi Mack" Fletcher claimed he was the one who assaulted Henchman's son. Lodi Mack was sentenced to nine months in prison. Two weeks after being released from prison, Lodi Mack was shot and killed in the Bronx. Jimmy Henchman was eventually implicated in the murder.
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