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The BET Hip-Hop Awards wil take place this coming weekend at the Boisfeuillet Jones Civic Center in Atlanta and will air Tuesday, October 9.
50 Cent and Fat Joe are rumored to put their long standing feud aside this weekend in the name of their late manager, Chris Lighty. Complex is reporting that former acts from Violator management including 50 Cent, Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott and more will perform a medley of hits in a tribute to the Hip-Hop super-manager. 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.'”
The report goes on to say that TMT Promotions, which just announced this past July, is no more, with the lawyers of one TMT’s fighters reporting that their client will be repped by Mayweather Promotions after being told 50 Cent was no longer promoting bouts. But even more head scratching, it seems that initially the plan was for 50, Mayweather and Pacquiao were to form a company, according to Pac Man’s advisor Michael Koncz..
“50 Cent and I have been talking now for maybe the last two months. They approached us with the idea to form a promotional company. Initially it was going to be 50 Cent, Manny and Floyd. But right now I don’t think Floyd is going to be a part of it. I explained the idea to Manny. We already have a promotional company, MP Promotions, and we have already done three separate promotions from Top Rank…on a small scaler. I have to take the blame for that. I’m in charge of it. There is an element missing there, but I have so much to do with Manny – that I haven’t got that company to where I want it,” Koncz told BoxingScene.com.
“I think with 50 Cent, with his entertainment connections and his popularity there, combining that with Manny’s popularity and expertise in boxing – we can bring a new flavor to boxing – we can excite some young boxers and I think we can sign some top quality boxers. I spoke to 50 Cent tonight and confirmed that we’re going to go forward. Manny is coming here this weekend for other business, but we’re all excited about it. With 50’s influence in the music industry – we want to put a different flavor on the shows.”