50 Cent Talks Chris Lighty's passing, his relationship with Chelsea Handler & more on VH1's 'Behind the Music'
50 Cent has never shied away of showing his respect and appreciation for his manager, the late Chris Lighty. But the rapper still has difficulty accepting that the hip-hop mogul took his own life.
"I got the phone call. It's almost like the noise turned off. I was just like, 'nah, I couldn't actually see him killing himself.' I can't really believe that I just heard you say that to me," 50 Cent says on tonight's episode of VH1's Behind the Music.
"Chris Lighty was a huge portion of my actual career," 50 continues. "It's difficult to a adjust to not have someone around that's in your life, in your life."
"Till this day, I don't believe he killed himself," the rappers says. He heard the news on August 30, before prepping to shoot the music video for "New Day."
"Chris Lighty was a real cocky guy. To me it just didn't make sense," Tony Yayo says of Lighty. "People saying that he killed himself over finances and money, I really don't see that. If he was broke, he could go out and make a million dollars the next day that easily. He's a hustler, just like 50."
"I know 50 is still hurting, he may not show it. He's not good at showing pain, but I know he's hurting inside still," Yayo says of 50 Cent.
The episode, airing at 10pm EST, also briefly explores his relationship with Chelsea Handler and the rapper's "trust issues."