The rapper opens new inquiry in the case of his former manager.
Ever since Chris Lighty's death was ruled a suicide earlier this month, the hip hop mogul's close friends and family have openly challenged the notion that Lighty would take his own life. Among that group is Lighty's friend and client 50 Cent, and now he's taking his dissent a step further by hiring private investigators to look into the death.
According to New York's Fox 5, who broke the story, 50 hired the investigators at the behest of Lighty's mother. In a recent interview with New York radio host Angie Martinez, the G-Unit general expressed his disbelief that Lighty, 44, would ever kill himself.
"Honestly, I can't wrap my head around the idea of him shooting himself," 50 said. "I don't have all the information... but I can't believe that. Just from all my interactions with him there was never any indication that that was even possible."
Lighty's family ordered a second autopsy after the first one, conducted by the New York City coroner's office, declared the death a suicide by gunshot to the head. The results of the new autopsy have not yet come in.
In his will, the founder of Violator management left all of his assets to his wife, Veronica, with a trust set up for their children.
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