It was early Thursday morning the news of hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty’s death hit Twitter alerting the world to the passing of a legendary name in hip hop amidst reports of allegend suicide. It was reported that Lighty shot himself during an argument with his ex-wife inside his Bronx apartment.

Lighty, 44 — a longtime manager of 50 Cent, Diddy, Ja Rule and Mariah Carey — put a gun to his head and fired after a spat with his former wife, Veronica, inside the South Riverdale apartment about 11:30 a.m., police sources said.

It is believed that the founder of Violator Management Lighty, who divorced his wife last year, may have been dealing with financial struggles, including owing about $5 million to the IRS.

Soon after artists began tweeting about the news. Here’s a snippet of celeb tweets on Lighty’s death.

One Response

  1. Michelle Spice

    You were not able to rest here on earth, but now R.I.P. Chris…

    I hope your ex-wife feels really rotten right about now!


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