News: Chris Lighty's Brother Wants The Truth: "I Need Answers"

Friday, Sep 28, 2012 10:07PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Days after rap star 50 Cent revealed he is backing an investigation to find out how close friend Chris Lighty really died, the late music executive's brother admits he too wants answers.

Unsatisfied with Chris' premature passing, Dave Lighty said he needs to know what really happened last month.

"I just feel like there are a lot of unanswered questions and I need answers," Dave said of his deceased brother and the investigation that his family is launching. "I was with my brother almost every day until the last couple of months because I was going to school. Nah, that's my brother. I know we were all going through stressful times. Everybody is sh--. The economy is terrible right now." (MTV)

Earlier in the week, G-Unit's 50 Cent announced he had hired a private investigator.

The city medical examiner ruled it a suicide, but many close to Lighty have their doubts. 50 Cent said he offered to pay for an investigation. 50 cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, told me the hip hop mogul was not financially desperate. He said they just booked an international tour for 2013 that would have netted Lighty millions. Fox 5 obtained a copy of Lighty's will. The will, drafted in 2007, provides a separate $1.6 million trust fund for his children. Aidala said establishing that trust shows great care and planning, especially for a man who at that time was only in his late thirties. (My Fox NY)

Much like Dave, Curtis Jackson recently hinted at his issues with the reported suicide.

"I actually can't wrap the idea around my head of him shooting himself," Fif said. "I don't have all of the information, so I don't want to point or say anything other than what's being said publicly but I don't believe that. Just 'cause of my personal interactions with him, he never gave any indication that was even possible." ("The Angie Martinez Show")

According to reports, there are plans for a Lighty tribute at this weekend's BET Hip-Hop Awards taping.

The upcoming BET Hip Hop Awards awards may have a fairly epic surprise in store. Sources familiar with the situation have told Complex that 50 Cent and Fat Joe will share the stage at Saturday evening's taping of the show during a tribute performance to the late founder of Violator management--and a trusted advisor of both artists--Chris Lighty. The tribute will also feature Violator acts Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliott performing a medley of their hits. BET's Vice President of Communications Tracy McGraw refused to confirm the details of Complex's report. When asked if BET could deny the same thing, McGraw explained: "That's a good question. I think we'll just go with 'Could not confirm.'" (Complex)

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