USA: Murder plot to kill rapper
US investigators say they have uncovered a plot to assassinate America’s biggest selling artist, rap superstar 50 Cent, in revenge for a derogatory song.
The American rap music scene has been shaken in recent years by a spate of big name killings. Tupac Shakur and Notorious BIG are just two stars killed in a long-running rap industry feud.
Detectives are looking at the possibility that Jam Master Jay, member of rap band Run DMC and mentor to 50 Cent, was shot dead in 2002 because he continued recording with the star.
The Guardian, September 8, 2005: