by Nolan Strong
According to recently released documents, McGriff told The Inc.’s Christopher “Gotti” Lorenzo that he would seek the assistance of Sean “Diddy” Combs and Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter to help fund his defense against racketeering, narcotics and murder charges. The Federal Bureau of Prisons caught McGriff’s conversation with Lorenzo on an Apr. 29 call from a Brooklyn, New York Federal prison stating that he planned to send letters to both moguls, which would be delivered by his defense team.
Lorenzo agreed this would be a good strategy since Combs and Carter both allegedly asked about McGriff’s wellbeing. “I mean both of them is situated really, really well,” McGriff said of the moguls. “Wouldn’t be nothing but peanuts to them, if you know what I mean.” The latest filing also claims that 50 Cent staged his shootings for publicity purposes.
McGriff and Lorenzo spoke in detail about 50 Cent, labeling his latest album The Massacre “garbage.” “It’s copycat s**t now man,” McGriff ranted. “The cracker [Jimmy Iovine] is pimping him. He aint nothing but a motherf**king house n**ger who set everything, set us back 150 years. Next thing he gonna be doing is macaroni and cheese commercials.” The brothers also referenced Irv Gotti’s possible deal with Warner Music Group through Lyor Cohen, who as head of Island Def Jam, provided start-up money for Murder Inc.
“I thought he [Irv] was talking to Lyor,” McGriff asked Christopher Lorenzo. “Yeah but that can’t happen ‘til we are clean…until we clear Universal. And Universal’s not moving, they taking their time because they know what they doing. They know they crippling a n**ger. They got Ashanti out with an album, Ja out with an album, they aint doing nothing for their next singles. The public thinks we it’s just..we over.” Christopher Lorenzo replied.
If convicted, McGriff faces the death penalty. Murder Inc. CEO Irv "Gotti" Lorenzo and his brother Christopher pleaded not guilty in January to money laundering charges.