In December (14), Rosemond, 50, who is also known as Jimmy Henchman, was found guilty of concocting the murder-for-hire plot over the 2009 killing of Lowell 'Lodi MAC' Fletcher, an associate of 50 Cent's G-Unit group.

The verdict came nine months after his previous murder trial on the same charges ended in a mistrial.

He was handed a life sentence on Tuesday (24Mar15) at a court in Manhattan, New York, with Judge Colleen MCMahon ruling Rosemond committed a "heinous" crime over a "childish feud".

The court previously heard the rap mogul, who ran hip-hop management company Czar Entertainment, targeted Fletcher because an affiliate in G-Unit had slapped Rosemond's son in an argument two years earlier.

Rosemond is also serving another life sentence on narcotics charges for using his rap business as a front for a drug-smuggling ring.