One of Donald Trump’s final acts as President of the United States included the commutations of over 100 people such as Lil Wayne and Kodak Black. But according to The Washington Post, Trump forgot about Jimmy Henchman, 50 Cent’s longtime foe.
In 2012, Henchman (real name James Rosemond) was charged with four crimes in connection to the murder of G-Unit affiliate Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher, including murder-for-hire and conspiracy to commit murder. The hit was allegedly carried out in retaliation for the assault on Henchman’s son by Tony Yayo. He was ultimately sentenced to life plus 20 years.
For years, celebrities such as retired National Football League legend Jim Brown and late actor Michael K. Williams argued Henchman was unjustly convicted, campaigning for President Barack Obama and then Trump to grant him clemency — and it appeared to work. Last December, Trump called Brown and his wife Monique and said, “Let’s get this guy home for Christmas.”
By the end of the conversation, Brown was convinced Trump was planning to commute Henchman’s sentence. But January came and went without any confirmation of his release.
Henchman’s attorneys believe that verbal agreement between Trump and the Browns needs to be upheld.
“Rosemond is serving a sentence that no longer exists,” his attorneys wrote in a 20-page petition. “This exact situation is unprecedented — it does not appear to have happened in the history of the United States. It’s clear to me that Jimmy doesn’t belong in prison for another day.”
In the Browns’ affidavit, they insist Trump commuted Henchman’s sentence on December 18, 2020. As for why Henchman didn’t make Trump’s final list, the Browns’ attorney, Kimberly Corral, isn’t sure.
“There was sort of chaos — there was an insurrection, there was a number of things happening which certainly created distractions,” Corral said. “There’s nothing that requires additional steps.”
50 Cent made some inflammatory comments about Michael K. Williams following his drug overdose death last month while promoting Raising Kanan.
“Damn if you didn’t see Raising Kanan check it out,” he captioned the post. “that fentanyl is no joke, killing the clientele. RIP michael k. williams.”
He doubled down a few days later after Williams’ official cause of death was revealed to be a lethal combination of fentanyl and heroin.
50 Cent wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post, “Oh damn he smoked that little blue cap out of juke box bag. hey catch Raising Kanan this weekend.”