Less than 24 hours after reports of an arrest being made on the alleged killer of G-Unit affiliate Mazaradi Fox surfaced, new information suggests the murder may have been fueled by revenge.
According to reports, Fox is believed to have killed murder suspect Jamal Scott‘s brother in 1998.
Scott’s brother Curtis was 21 when he was shot dead by Fox and another man outside the of Jamaica’s Baisley Park Houses on July 7, 1998. Fox, after getting into an argument with several men, ordered an associate to open fire. Curtis Scott, who was walking down a hill on Foch Blvd. was hit above his left eye. A second man, identified as Jamal Ethridge, 23, was struck in the chest. Scott was with his brother when he was shot and killed, officials said. Fox was never found guilty of murder, but was convicted of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree in 2001 and sentenced to four years in prison. (NY Daily News)
Fox’s unnamed girlfriend claimed he did not kill Scott’s brother and questioned last month’s fatal shooting.
Fox’s longtime girlfriend, who wished not to be identified, couldn’t understand why Scott was gunning for her beau of seven years over a beef that’s more than a decade old. “(The shooting) was almost 16 years ago,” she said. “Jamal didn’t pull the trigger, he didn’t shoot him, he just happened to be there when it happened.” “This is 16 years ago and you’re still harboring that?” she asked. “Killing Mazaradi, that’s not going to bring your brother back.” “I don’t know them, I don’t talk to them, but I knew the situation,” she said when asked about Scott and his family.”I knew that Jamal never pulled the trigger.” (NY Daily News)
Upset by the news, G-Unit’s Tony Yayo acknowledged the violence around his neck of the woods following Fox’s passing last month.
“It’s crazy out here, man,” Yayo said in an interview with DJ Whoo Kid. “Yeah, yeah, yeah, rest in peace to Mazaradi Fox. Southside all day. You know how it is in these streets, man. Yeah man, it’s not a game out there. People’s not playing. Sh*t is definitely real. You know? Rest in peace to Fox, condolences to his family, his daughters and everybody. Yeah, man. They only got guns in America. When we go to Paris – they don’t have guns over there.” (“Whoolywood Shuffle”)
G-Unit Records released a statement on Fox’s shocking death in early January.
“We’re sorry to hear about the tragic news. Our sympathy goes out to his family and friends. Despite reports, he was never on the G-Unit record label,” says a representative for G-Unit. “50 Cent was in his New York studio and was saddened when he heard the news. He sends his condolences to Mazaradi’s family,” said a rep for 50-Cent. (This Is 50)
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