Back in 2007 members of 50 Cent's G-Unit clique assaulted rival music honcho Jimmy Henchmen's then 14-year-old son, James Rosemond Jr., on a New York city street [click here if you missed that].
50 dredges up the incident for his new single 'Hold On' and Jimmy's son speaks out...
On the track 'Hold On' 50 spits, /On the phone I heard 'Ya smacked the shit outta a kid/ /Now Jimmy got life/ gonna smack him again/, mocking both the assault and Jimmy Hechmen's recent life sentence for running a drug ring.
Jimmy's son James Rosemond Jr tells All Hip Hop,
"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."