Got anotha one..Sincerely,The Industry
Heavy D died young and now this. I am the same age as Chris. It is not natural to die this young. I can not wait until the cause of death is revealed.
Watch for all of the conspiracies that are about to fly. Illuminati, Jay z, Kanye, Diddy, etc. Dude was getting high and OD'd.
wow!!! Snitch thanks for being on point!!! RIP Chris
wow. I always wondered if what raz b said was true.
Wow, 40? Let the speculation begin…..R.I.P.
Cause of death is allegdly suicide... INTERESTING. It must be a part of their contracts to ride out, die out, or have their secrets exposed.. All the money these people have and they still killing themeselves.. (ALLEGEDLY)
He shot hisself in the head. Suicide
@2:25 You're thinking of Chris Stokes. Wrong Chris.
Didn't someone at Violator Records attempt suicide a year or so ago?
Awww come on!!! What the fuck is going on. Shakir did the same thing a few years back and Puffy was right in the thick of that shit. Something in the fucking industry milk aint clean.RIP Chris Lighty! Your suffering is over.
I'm reminded of Shake Stewart from Def Jam dying the same way a few years back. Things seem good on the outside but who knows what is going on in the inside. smh
Damn! I figured that much...suicide! Oh well...
So when is Diddy's contract with the (devil)industry gonna expire?
possibly a DL brotha? That shakir stewart guy killed himself 1-2 years ago,heard he was in the closet.
So sad. RIP.
OMG everyone is not gay!!!! Maybe he couldn't take it Maybe the bank roll wasn't rolling Anymore But damn it doesnt make him team booty bandit... Wow, 40... so young its unfortunate.. RIP
R.I.P. Chris Lighty you will be missed! More young black talent gone, when will this end?
I wonder if he had a "debt" he couldn't pay and was possibly "forced" to commit suicide (allegedly)...
AHHH WRONG! The Conspiracy Theories had already started about him before he even died.RIP
Whaaaat? This is the man that MADE 50 cent! He also made 50 the rich man that he is in facilitating the Coco Cola/Vitamin Water deal that 50 was involved in! Wow! This comes as a shock!I don't know if he was gay or not (don't care either) I do know he divorced his wife last year and it is reported that he was either arguing with her at the time he put the gun to his head, or had just gotten done arguing with her and reportedly he had financial problems and owed 5 mili to the IRS. Damn! R.I.P Chris!
What is going on in this music industry? People are dying all over the place. When is someone going to tell the real deal and what really happens behind those closed doors. This is some scary stuff. It must be some type of unwritten law that before you can tell the truth about the industry you must either be called crazy or kill yourself. Who will be next? And what secrets do they know? The only one who seems to be able to talk about what goes on and not get killed or called crazy is 50 Cent. Hey 50 can you write a book and put the real deal out?
@3:00 HE WAS A DL BROTHA
I hope he went to heaven.
This is what ICE T HAD TO SAY:"Suicide??!! Naaaw.. When I die if they say it was suicide... INVESTIGATE that shit.. I didn't kill myself."
@3:38PMHow do you know? Tell us
Snitch why are you deleting my comments? Did I offend?
Here's his last retweet from August 28th. Weird. Whispers @ImYourWhispersLife is about perspective. It's not what you see, but how you see it. What you see is what you get.Retweeted by Chris Lighty
All I said was Skakir killed himself a few years back and Puffy's name was all up and through that shit. I just wondered what the hell is going on in the industry?I can't really believe depression. Not for nothing, it's rare to hear a young black successful man killing himself.
@3:00 - the rumblings was Shakir wasn't DL but he was made to do some DL shit and it was caught on camera. But who really knows right?
the man was dealing with Depression. Illness unchecked is never well. It's not the industry but the sick people that gravitate toward the industry. I've worked in film and music and there is no shortage of people who are unbalanced and should be medicated. It's just in this industry it is celebrated and considered 'artistic'. RIP to him and God Bless his ex wife and young son. People die everyday, young, old, good and bad.
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With all kinds of strange things happening in the "Industry", people are still selling their souls and doing any and everything to get in.They can keep all that fame, fortune and misery to themselves. I'm good!
Rip. LMAO and dead @ ElleVarner cd in Dollar General! Dayum, that quik! -- BK in Charlotte
I just saw this guy on the TRIBE CALLED QUEST documentary about a month ago. RIP
@chinaffWHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THIS BROTHA WHERE HE CAN'T BE DL? WHY DO YOU TAKE OFFENSE TO ANYBODY STATING SOMETHING ABOUT HIM BEING DL? ARE YOU SERIOUSLY PRESSED ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR BROTHA BEING DL?
5:34 I just watched that shit today.
Diddy did it.. I can't wait until they find out he a damn serial killer....
All of them are DL in the industry. Just ask the no.1 DL President . Russell Simmons.
@2:14pm: Yea, he died from ODing as most people who OD have gunshot wounds from all the drugs they take...That sounds fucking stupid right? Think before you write you dipshit, you can't OD and then die from a "self-inflicted" gunshot wound AFTER you already DIED or were COMATOSE...Smh, what a fucking idiotBTW I don't believe this "suicide" story. Hollyweird celebs are dying too much and so young lately. Something doesn't seem right about this story.
@4:27 "God bless his ex-wife?"Child, if his family heard you say that they would beat you half to death! Chris was arguing with his ex-wife Veronica outside his apartment when he blew his head off. V...
What???Damn!Rest In Peace, Son.
How do we know what he died from? Because the media said so? LOL, we dont question anything anymore.
@ 4:14That is the thing with depression: it is a clinical illness that can be deadly if gone untreated. Period. It doesn't matter to whom it affects. When people seem "well" it's a front; a coping mechanism maybe. You never know what people might be dealing with and for reasons unknown. Everyone deals with stress differently! Not saying suicide is the correct way to deal with depression but not everyone can handle stress in a healthy way.
Yes, they are all downlow in the industry... its a requirement to show you are down. If you dont participate you dont get roles, and if your doing the same thing then you're not telling on anyone else. The industry is sick and some men only get contracts when they have pleased the Head (no pun). why do you think less talented people are in industry, there is a world full of better singers, actors, dancers, rappers....
I don't know why some people find it hard to believe that a black man could suffer from depression. It simply goes unchecked in our communities. We run to the church, prayer circles, food, shopping, drugs, alcohol - any place but the therapist.That industry is enough to drive people insane. We've all seen and heard the stories. Celebrities go in and out of rehab everyday. Dave Chapelle told you himself how sick the environment is in the industry, that's why he opted out.Pray for the family's strength.
@2:11 PM BeeGeeYep, R.I.P. and people please stop with all this selling of soul fuckery, don't let them krakkas fool you, you can sell your soul no more than you can sell the color of your skin, your soul is an essence not an physical thing, upon death it returns back to the source smh.
I never believed anyone could literally "sell their soul". I believe its a metaphorical term though. Is it so hard to believe that some people will do anything and everything to reach that pinnacle? And once they achieve everything from their wildest dreams, they begin the slow and painful descent downwards? I don't know about their soul, but these people have given away something. Call it what you will...
There are rumors that he owed 5 Mill to the IRS. In my job I have to sit with people who are at financial failure and my job is sometimes to get them to pay my company money that they owe. I get people crying in my office and acting like their life is over. I tell them that at this point it's only money. There are not too many things that are worth you killing yourself over and money isn't one of them. I tell them pay the bill when you can but your first responsibility is food and a roof over your head.
@7:10 pmI believe "sell their soul" is metaphoric also. My dad always told me before I went into anything to know my own price. Meaning know what I'm willing to do or give up. If you're willing to sell your humanity by being like Diddy and sucking the talent out of people and leaving them dirt poor that's a form of selling your soul. I don't believe Diddy has an ounce of his soul left.
@6:34I think a lot of black people are depressed just based on our history. Depression has been so generational for us that many don't know what being non-depressed looks like. Heck sometimes I wonder if I'm depressed.
LOL at people thinking you cant sell your soul.You allow a spirit in which you called upon to possess your body for whatever gain is intended. Have you ever been to church? Have you ever felt the energy run through the church thats a good feeling, a certain presence? Katy Perry admits to selling her soul to the Devil for her contract.. these people tell you and you dont believe because you never experienced.
Wow another brother gone.
@7:15That's really nice of you. I remember hearing stories about audits and those people act like rabid dogs coming at the "debtors". I'm glad you offered some sensible advice and words of encouragement to those who sat down with you.
@5:42PMI just want to know. You said he is probably DL. I asked a simple question, is that a bad thing?
I hate to hear when any one take their life you can not get in heaven when you take your own life.I'ts being reported that this guy was in a lot of debt and owed the IRS....five million dollars!
'In my several articles on Britney Spears, I described how she was one of the most obvious examples of mind control in the entertainment industry. The singer has absolutely no control over her own personal life, much less her professional life. This is even enforced by judicial courts as her father and fiance Jason Trawick have legal conservatorship over her life. In other words, they are her handlers.~davidicke.com
R IN NYC SAYS:This is spooky as hell. May he rest in peace and may God forgive him for taking his life.
and people please stop with all this selling of soul fuckery, don't let them krakkas fool you, you can sell your soul no more than you can sell the color of your skin, your soul is an essence not an physical thing, upon death it returns back to the source smh. ....................The DEVIL come in many forms....you sell your soul,and don't realize it until HE comes to collect...
The DEVIL come in many forms....you sell your soul,and don't realize it until HE comes to collect...
@ 4:27 This is such a dumb, inappropriate comment you made: 'People die everyday, young, old, good and bad.' Everyone knows people die everyday, good or bad, young or old. That's NOT the topic or focal point of this discussion on this blog. Everybody who die is NOT a celebrity and today we're talking about the death of Chris Lightly who is a celebrity. Now do you see how your dumb comment is out of place and inappropriate? Geez, dude. Are you jealous of rich and famous people?
@8:50 I CO-SIGN PEOPLE OPEN THE DOOR FOR THE DEVIL TO COME IN BY THEIR LIFE STYLE!RIP..
He wasn't a nice person, arrogant, player back in the day..wasn't a good father...heard he owed a grip in taxes...but wasn't man enough to deal with life...so he took his own. Hope he's at peace everyone deserves that in death.
Violator's Chris Lighty Victimized By Madoff SchemeJanuary 28, 2009 | Danielle HarlingShare Violator Management CEO Chris Lighty recently shared with the New York Post that he is one of the victims of former businessman Bernie Madoff's investor fraud scandal.Although Lighty would not share how much he lost in the scam, it is said that as a result of the fraud, clients of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC have lost in total around $50 billion dollars."Nothing to talk about. It's not life-threatening," Lighty told the Post. "Not worth the ink you would waste." Up until now, rumors stated it was 50 Cent, one of Lighty's clients, who had lost millions in the fraud.For years, Lighty has managed artists such as 50 Cent, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, Diddy, and more. Most recently, Lighty created Brand Asset Group, a branding company that aims to increase revenue through proper and aggressive branding of artists.According to the U.S. Attorney's Office in the southern district of New York, Madoff allegedly admits to defrauding clients for up to $50 billion in an intricate investment scheme committed over a number of years.Other well known clients of Madoff's who claim to have been affected by the scam include Kevin Bacon, Steven Spielberg, and Zsa Zsa Gabor. Wells Fargo and Co. claims they wrote off $294 million, because Madoff's alleged scheme defrauded their customers and left them unable to pay loans.Hip Hop(e) Writer
May God bless this man's soul. He was going through a lot, with divorce and all.
Of course a soul can be "sold". Demons take possession, sometimes by force, sometimes by guile. When you no longer are in possession, you are no longer the owner. Now we can argue about the price of the transaction, but the transfer of ownership definitely does happen.
All of his previous artist managed by him are in on this "sacrifice". Every last one of those artists mentioned have a project slated for release or have recently released material. These deaths in hollywood benefit a group, not just one person. Remember the death of the model who fell from the 10th story of an Atlanta hotel during a party last year? Her death is still unclear as far as how she fell out of the window, there are many theories floating around. The strange thing is that everyone attending the party was in some shape or form involved in the industry. The shocker is that they all hired lawyers.
@AnRnBThug... @4:29... That shit is the truth. I'm the big cousin & saw my own young cousin telling me this same shit almost 3 years ago with tears rolling down his cheeks. His group went on 2 world tours then everything changed. Without going into all the details he said almost the same exact shit to me and how ole boy in the group was going solo. Well,all ole boy got was a dick orgy, a few thousand, a bullshit contract and shame. Ohh,and last I heard he was a fiend living on the streets of LA.
Supposedly, he paid most of his debt off to the IRS. I've seen that reported on a few reputable sites. I find it very odd that many of our successful/influential/talented black people are either committing suicide, OD'ing or getting some incurable disease [marley]. I don't believe anything reported by the media anymore. If they want you gone, you'll be gone or they'll ruin you and make you appear nuttier than squirrel shit.
very sad, my condolences to his family and loved-ones
@2:09 Are you talking about Anthony Harrell and his group Brutha that was signed to Def Jam by Shakir Stewart? Them niggas have ALWAYS been on someweird shit even before high school! Everyone out here in the valley knows that! I went to school with Grady n Anthony!
Being a music label executive has nothing to do with being talented or smart but has everything to do with who you know and what you are willing to do to obtain that executive position you so desperately desire. The music industry is revolved around CONTROL, CONTRACT AND DEATH which all leads to major profits for the governors of that industry which is a group of individuals that know nothing or care nothing about anybody's welfare but THEMSELVES. The ones that refuse to believe this are the very ones that keep these no talent artists in the spotlight and keep the music industry as one of the biggest revenue generating entities in the world.
@9:26 Ur so right. I'm in the industry, to get put on, you have to do all kinds of shit, mostly drugs and homosexuals, people outside the industy don't believe it but its true. They sell their soul for fame and fortune. I read last night that Chris was smashing bonecrusher's ex when she was married, they had this affair. Motive?
@2:09, I believe u, I'be seen it. Hard for people out of the industry to understand, I believe u.
As a hip hop journalist, I have conducted interviews in the most unsavory places around the most amoral people. They are always offering me opportunities to make more money, cover an event, write for them..all the while trying to pass me drugs or dyck. They have no shame and will abandon family, miss funerals, birthdays.. anything to make a quick buck. There are some sick azz people in this world. Doing things you wouldn't believe. And they have convinced themselves that there is nothing after life but death and nothing more. In fact, Chris lighty tweeted that there is nothing after the end. The end is just that. For his sake, i hope he's right. Because if there is anything after life and its based on how we live.. a lot of people are in trouble.
John 3:16, as much as any other passage in the Bible, expresses God's valuation of human beings when it says that "God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten Son..." If we were worth the death of the Son of God, we are too valuable to treat our lives as something to dispose of as we please.