The family of late music manager Chris Lighty is seeking further investigation into the circumstances surrounding Lighty’s apparent suicide. The family has launched a petition urging that certain forensic tests be conducted that were not taken care of at the time of the famed industry mainstay’s August 2012 death. “The main problem that we encountered was that the NYPD did not do a thorough investigation into Chris’ death,” Attorney Scott Leemon said in a statement. “In fact, what they did do was cursory, at best.”
Leemon states that a gunpowder residue test was not conducted at the death scene, nor was a DNA test conducted on the weapon used in the death. “We have uncovered real information that needs to be followed up on by those in authority,” said Lighty’s mother. The family’s petition is available to sign at iPetition.
Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly was laid to rest today at Memorial Baptist Church in Atlanta. Family and many industry friends were there to pay their final respects. Da Brat and Jermaine Dupri wore their pants backwards in tribute to Chris, who along with Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith made it trendy to wear your clothes backwards during the height of their fame.
Smith and Kelly were discovered by Dupri at an Atlanta mall in 1990. The duos debut album, Totally Krossed Out, is certified 4x platinum by the Recording Industry of America. The 1992 album spawned the hit record “Jump.”
Rihanna’s mother, Monica Braithwaite, is supporting her daughter’s relationship with Chris Brown. In Rihanna’s recent Rolling Stone interview, her mother was asked her opinion on her daughter’s relationship. No matter what anyone else thinks of her daughter, Monica believes in Rihanna’s ability to make the right decisions. “I know her,” said Monica. “I’m very proud of her.” Monica believes that her daughter is headed in the right direction and is very conscience of the decisions she is making. “She has her head on straight. I have to let her make her decisions, and I can only sit back and hope and pray for the best,” said Monica. Monica’s decision to support her daughter throughout her roller coaster relationship with Chris just adds to the constant motherly love she provides to Rihanna. Monica tells Rolling Stone that she is amazed by her daughter’s ability to make the right decision.
And.the.story.continues. Following this mornings report, claiming Chris Brown wants to tell detectives his side of the story, because he did nothing wrong, things look slightly different now. The Pop star was spotted Tuesday afternoon leaving his house wearing a cast over his right hand. A witness originally told TMZ that Chris threw the first punch after Frank refused to shake his hand. However, Brown claims that he did not make the first move. Chris’ lawyer, Mark Geragos, stated the surveillance video they obtained from Westlake Studios shows that Chris did not throw a punch. But the video also clears Frank of any wrongdoing, only showing their crews fighting.