Update: Tony Yayo Arrested For Assault of Teen

Tony Yayo has been

arrested, as the 14-year-old son of a music industry rival is charging the rapper

assaulted him. Yayo,

born Marvin Bernard, and other members affiliated with G-Unit Records have been

detained by New York authorities for their connection to the assault of Jimmy

"Henchmen" Rosemond's 14-year-old son. Yayo

was with an entourage that was returning from a brief trip to Africa when authorities

apprehended them. Sources

weren't clear what charges, if any, have been levied on the men. Representatives

for Violator denied that 50 Cent was detained, but refused to comment on Yayo's


and others were taken to a precinct in downtown Manhattan to be identified by

the teen, who will be accompanied by his mother. The

police also questioned the men as well for statements on the alleged assault.


alleged assault happened on Tuesday (Mar. 20), as Rosemond's 14-year-old son left

school on the way to an internship with his father's Czar Entertainment, an entertainment-based

record label/management firm. Czar

Entertainment, located on West 25th street in New York, is in close proximity

to Violator Management, the company that handles 50 Cent's career. According

to sources close to Czar, 50 Cent and Tony Yayo were leaving the offices of Violator

Management and saw the boy walking down the street, wearing a Czar Entertainment

T-shirt. They

were apparently unaware that the teen was Rosemond's son. According

to sources, Yayo backhanded the teen then screamed profane words towards Czar

Entertainment. Violator

wasn't available for comment on the charges, but sources within the company denied

that 50 Cent was present at the alleged assault. Counsel for Tony Yayo wasn't

available at press time. If

found guilty, these charges could have an adverse impact on both 50 Cent and Tony

Yayo. Tony

Yayo served two consecutive sentences after he was arrested in December of 2002

on a weapons-possession charges. He

was eventually sentenced for bail-jumping and wouldn't be released until early

2004. 50

Cent has been arrested a number of times in his formative years for selling illicit

drugs, but currently has an album on deck tentatively called Before I Self

Destruct. The

disputes with the two camps have several layers. Jimmy

"Henchmen" Rosemond and his Czar Entertainment manages The Game, one

of the fiercest opponents of the G-Unit movement. Furthermore,

50 Cent and Rosemond battled in court over The Infamous Times - Volume I: The

Original 50 Cent , a DVD about the "original 50 Cent," a deceased

criminal from Brooklyn, NY named Kelvin Martin.