(AllHipHop News) But 50 decided to address it further on his latest single “Hold On.” The Animal Ambition track includes lines referring to a 2007 incident where G-Unit’s Tony Yayo slapped Rosemond’s then-teenage son.
The victim of that attack is now speaking about 50 and his new song. James Rosemond, Jr. of RoyalDream Music Group reached out to AllHipHop.com to provide the following statement:
First and foremost, when is it cool for four grown men in their 30’s to surround and hit a 14 year-old middle school kid? The incident in 2007 was a bad situation I didn’t deserve, and seven years later it’s now being made fun of in a record? What real gangster condones grown men assaulting a minor or a young man who has no involvement in the beef? Plus, these guys have kids of their own, and they should know better!
Secondly, who gets credit for trying to diss a man who is currently down and in no position to defend himself at this moment? It’s so easy to try to kick a man when he is down. What “real” street person applauds when a person is fighting against the same corrupt and prejudice system that has incarcerated a lot of black men? I guess that’s how some “gangster rappers” build their credibility… At the end of the day we are not catering to any negativity on our side and we have much bigger things to put our energy into.
Rosemond Jr is CEO of RoyalDream. The company recently broke a million dollar deal between Polo Grounds Music/RCA and Cincinnati’s Easy Lantana.