May 12, 2020 — The social-media assault launched by 50 Cent on alleged Black Mafia Family debtors continued this week, with the rapper and actor throwing more shade at Irv Gotti. Legal experts speculate the public threats could potentially cause legal problems for him and the former leaders of the fabled cocaine dynasty.

“Boy, you best be coming up with that money you borrowed, it’s Monday, fool. Irv Gotti, pay your debt,” 50 Cent posted on his Instagram account.

He didn’t stop there.

“How you borrow a million dollars from niggas, see them get 30 years and don’t put nothing on the books. That 30 sounded like forever, didn’t it? Well, Southwest T home now bitch.”

Black Mafia Family boss Terry (Southwest T) Flenory, 50, was released early from federal prison last week on a compassionate release ruling tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. His big brother, Demetrius (Big Meech) Flenory, a drug baron of few equals in American history, is fighting in the courts for one of his own.

BMF was toppled in 2005’s Operation Motor City Mafia and both Flenorys received 30-year prison sentences. The BMF brand and Big Meech’s name specifically, remains prevalent, if only in legacy form, in pop culture circles today. Famous rappers and rap music titans were always in the Flenorys orbit dating back to the 1990s

50 Cent is executive producing an upcoming scripted television series on BMF’s rise and fall for the Starz Network and has signed Big Meech’s son, rapper, Lil’ Meech, to his G-Unit label. Gotti ran Murder, Inc. Records, a one-time powerhouse in the music business and home to 50 Cent’s biggest rival, Ja Rule, the label’s headliner and a superstar of the pre-50 Cent rap landscape. Murder, Inc. artists and music dominated the charts in the early 2000s and with those residuals and a presence in the television world himself, Gotti’s estimated net worth is $15,000,000.

Gotti responded late Monday night on his own Instagram account with a lengthy, unequivocal rebuttal.

“Everyone. Please stop Entertaining Clowns. I do not have any time or energy to Entertain clowns. Me, Irv Gotti does not owe anyone a Penny. Happy to hear T is home. Hoping my nigga Meech comes home as well. Stop with the NONSENSE……Like i hate that I have to post this…… If y’all don’t know by now that homie is a clown and on my dick and will say or do anything for attention. I do not owe T or any man a penny. That’s not who I am. Me and T are cool. Let T say I owe him a penny or he gave me money. That will never happen….. Now please. Stop entertaining homie the clown. And his lies and Bullshit. I’m focused. Back to doing what I’m doing. And living my life. As MAN!! I have a lot of shit to do. No energy or time for clown shit….I never took 1 penny from him. I have always been super cool with my BMF niggas. That goes for T. And it definitely goes for MEECH. With whom I had a closer relationship with. Nothing but Love and Respect. So until you hear T say something. Stop with the clown shit. Happy your Home T. Hope Meech comes Home too.”

The Flenory brothers founded BMF in Detroit in 1990, rocketing themselves to the forefront of the nation’s dope game by the end of the decade. Using Motown, Atlanta and L.A. as their hubs, the Flenorys branded BMF like a designer fashion product and expanded all over the country, establishing territory in 23 different states and planting itself in the center of the burgeoning new hip-hop era built on the glorification of drug dealing culture and material wealth.

Big Meech and Southwest T were close to several hot-selling rappers and hip-hop moguls of the late-1990s and early 2000s, including Irv Gotti and Bad Boy Records president Sean (Puffy) Combs out of New York. FBI documents show informants claiming Combs received his start-up funding for Bad Boy in 1993 from the Flenory brothers.

Gotti, 49, was indicted for money laundering on behalf of legendary New York drug kingpin Kenny (Supreme) McGriff, but acquitted of the charges at a 2005 trial. McGriff headed the Supreme Team crack empire in Queens, the borough Gotti and 50 Cent were both born and raised in.

Per DEA records and NYPD informant files, 50 Cent once worked for McGriff and McGriff ordered him killed. McGriff was convicted of ordering two murders in 2001 and is doing life in prison. 50 Cent survived the hit and leveraged the “being shot 9 times” narrative to his advantage in cultivating credibility early in his meteoric rise to rap superstardom in 2003.

When news broke of Terry Flenory getting cut loose last week, 50 Cent jumped on Instagram and fired off shots at Gotti and Puffy Combs, requesting all payment of past debts.

“Yo Irv, you best be coming up with that bread you borrowed from Big T in Encino, you sucka ass nigga. You didn’t go see him or put nothing on his books. Yeah, he home now, so you can stretch out to him or get stretched out. Take your time getting to the bank. No hurry, just have what you owe him by Monday.”

The message to Puffy Combs seems to confirm, or at least lend substantial weight, to the rumors that the Flenory’s funded Bad Boy’s early years.

“T home, he want his fucking money…..”

Less than 24 hours later, 50 Cent gave Puffy a pass for calling Southwest T and clearing the air. Southwest T has opened his own Instagram account and confirmed the call.

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