G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo rejected an offer from prosecutors today (July 24) to serve nine months in jail, for allegedly smacking the 14-year-old son of music executive Jimmy “Henchmen” Rosemond.
The rapper was charged with assault, harassment and endangering the welfare of a child in March, after he and several associates allegedly cornered the boy, as he went to his internship at his father’s label Czar Entertainment, which is located on 26th street in Manhattan.
“The prosecution’s nine-month offer is one Tony vehemently rejected,” Tony Yayo’s attorney Scott Leemon said in a statement. “It’s not even a good offer for a guilty person, and Tony denies the allegations absolutely.”
Czar’s offices are on the same street as Violator Management, which handles the careers of Tony Yayo, 50 Cent and other G-Unit artists, as well as other.
50 Cent and G-Unit have been embroiled in a high profile, violent feud with Czar, the company that manages The Game, Too $hort, BloodRaw, producer Bryce Wilson and others.
Tony Yayo, born Marvin Bernard, pleaded not guilty to the charges and is free on $5,000 bail.
The case was adjourned until Sept. 6.