SOHH.com has learned that Jimmy Henchmen and Chris Lighty recently met to settle 50 Cent's lawsuit against Czar Entertainment Inc. and broker peace between The Game and 50.
In the suit, 50 charges that he agreed to a free interview with Czar Entertainment Inc. for a documentary about Brooklyn thug Kelvin Martin, known formerly as the "real" 50 Cent. According to the suit, Czar agreed to make a donation to the Martin family or the G-Unit foundation in exchange for the interview. The suit claims that Czar never made the donation and that the interview wasn't used in Infamous Times -Volume 1:The Original 50 Cent DVD. On the other hand, the Martin family has confirmed that Henchmen did indeed make the promised donations.
"I have been in constant touch with Czar Entertainment over the past year regarding The Infamous Times, Volume I: The Original 50 Cent DVD. I supplied information and pictures from Kelvin's childhood and Jimmy and Czar have kept their word on everything they promised in return," Patricia Martin, Kelvin's aunt, stated on behalf of the family. "Czar contributed a headstone for Kelvin's grave and, based on the sales of the DVD, we are expecting a donation to be made to our family. Our relationship with Czar is solid and we do not support Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson's allegations of misrepresentation."
According to an anonymous SOHH source, it was 50, not Henchmen, who initially agreed to pay for Martin's tombstone. Since then, Henchmen reportedly told several media outlets that the Queens rapper reneged on his promise. Encouraged by Flava Unit's Shakim Compere, Queen Latifah's manager, Henchmen and Lighty recently met to discuss a cease fire.
While Lighty hopes that Henchmen will retract his statements about Fiddy not paying for the tombstone, Henchmen says that it's now out of his hands.
"I can't take those words back. He gave up his services for free, and that was enough payment for even being involved in the DVD. We are very grateful of that; the fact that he didn't pay for the tombstone, that could've been his payment. And I'm cool with that, I could live with that," Henchmen revealed to SOHH.com.
Meanwhile, Henchmen believes that the lawsuit possibly has to do with 50's on-going feud with Game, which Henchmen manages through Czar Entertainment. The beef recently escalated with Game simulating the beating of 50 by hitting a man dressed in a rat costume during Hot 97's Summer Jam concert.
"That's a speculation, and I did speculate that before," Henchmen stated to SOHH.com. "We're just trying to get all this behind us and get into talks to bring peace between Game and 50. It's like the Jews and the Palestinians."
Whether he can take his statements back or not, Henchmen hopes he and Lighty will find a way to resolve the conflict by the end of this week.
"Me and Chris are businessmen in the same profession and we both are managers among other things. This lawsuit hurts both of our credibility and we are hoping to resolve the situation before the first court date," Henchmen explained to SOHH.com."" hoping for an immediate resolve at the end of this week, so we can get back to business. Just because it might take a long period of time doesn't mean it's not gonna happen. They both have strong leaders behind them and we are working on how do we make it better for these two guys."