During federal prosecutors
ongoing trial against The Inc.’s Irv and Chris “Gotti” Lorenzo
tomorrow (Nov. 21), prosecutors will present evidence regarding a May 2000 shooting
involving 50 Cent, according to a source close to the trial told AllHipHop.com.
Lawyers are expected to allege that Kenneth "Supreme"
McGriff ordered Ja Rule's bodyguard Robert "Son" Lyons to shoot Curtis
"50 Cent" Jackson.
In an effort to prevent the introduction of such evidence, The
Inc. defense team will introduce a number of pieces of evidence connecting Darryl
"Hommo" Baum to 50's shooting, the source said.
Potential evidence includes lyrics to 50 Cent’s song "Many
Men," Ethan Brown's unpublished book "Queens Reigns Supreme,"
an interview with 50 Cent on New York radio station Hot 97, during which 50
Cent confirmed the details of the shooting reported in the book and finally,
an April 2004 interview with Playboy magazine where the rapper identified Baum
as the shooter.
In a separate RICO lawsuit, federal officials claim Baum himself
was murdered by a member of Brooklyn drug gang, The Cash Money Brothers.
Federal prosecutors allege CMB was run by Lil' Kim's ex-boyfriend,
Damion "World" Hardy, who allegedly ordered Baum’s retaliatory
slaying in an unrelated incident.
If the prosecution
is allowed to introduce evidence regarding 50 Cent’s shooting, it is expected
that 50 Cent himself will be subpoenaed to testify in court.