By The Hip Hop Writer
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
What is possibly the most-successful management company in the history of hip hop was sent into a tailspin last summer. Violator Management, owned and operated by the highly-respected Chris Lighty, was thrown for a loop when he committed suicide. The company managed everyone from LL Cool J to 50 Cent.
In the past, Violator Management also was home to Ja Rule, but lost his business when the company began working with 50 Cent. Not even the biggest feud of the last decade could slow Violator, as Fat Joe was also managed by the company. Chris Lighty kept things professional, so the entire hip hop world mourned his death.
Though never confirmed, it was widely speculated that Chris Lighty committed suicide over his estranged wife. Later reports questioned if Chris Lighty actually committed suicide, but still pointed fingers at his wife. Now, there is news that Violator Management has been willed to his wife, raising more speculation.