News: Mike Tyson Accused of Plotting Revenge In The Death of 50 Cent's Alleged Shooter
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<p class="MsoNormal"><u>By Brandi Hopper</u></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Former heavyweight champion <strong>Mike Tyson</strong> is being
accused of contributing $50,000 for a murder contract against top members of
Brooklyn drug gang Cash Money Brothers whom allegedly murdered the man
suspected for shooting rapper <strong>50 Cent</strong> nine times in 2000.</p>
According to The New York Daily News, witness Dwayne Meyers testified yesterday against Iron Mike claiming he and another man, Muhammad Nuir, placed a $100,000 bounty on both Damion Hardy and Edward Cooke for killing his bodyguard in 2000.
When asked why Mike Tyson would go to such drastic measures against the two men, Meyers contested the former boxer had a special relationship with the victim.
"He was close friends with 'Homicide," Meyers said referring to Darryl Baum by his other alias.
As a showing of his closeness with the victim, Tyson paid homage to Baum back in 2000 after a 38-second TKO.
A month prior to his death, Baum was accused of infamously shooting 50 Cent, an incident that proved to become most valuable for the rapper as he has gained fame since then. The slain bodyguard is also anonymously referenced in 50's "Many Men" song from his debut album Get Rich Or Die Tryin'.
"Cause he got hit like I got hit, but he ain't f*cking breathing."
Using the same drug gang name as Wesley Snipes' from New Jack City, Hardy and Cooke are known for controlling the drug trafficking throughout Brooklyn and murder.
In related news, WBLS New York radio personality Wendy Williams' husband Kevin Hunter is currently being accused of trying to place a hit on rival station Hot 97's Miss Jones. As of now, Williams has publicly refuted the claims against Hunter.