According to Allen “Boo” Bryant, a former hit man for Hardy’s Cash Money Brothers crew, the drug kingpin wanted to start his own music label in addition to plotting to rob rappers at hip-hop parties.
“World would tell me where there was going to be industry parties and I would gather some guys and we would rob the rappers,” Bryant testified Monday (April 6) in Brooklyn Federal Court. “A lot of jewelry was going to be there, expensive jewelry.”
As it turned out, Hardy’s targets were not identified, nor was there any evidence that Lil’ Kim had anything to do with the decade-old robbery schemes, the New York Daily News reports.
Rappers weren’t the only ones Hardy targeted. In his testimony Bryant revealed that Hardy sent him to pressure radio DJs into playing songs by Lil Kim as often as possible. Despite this, the government witness mentioned that he encountered resistance from an unidentified Hot 97 DJ, who told him that there was no way he could satisfy the demands, “so World better go ahead and kill me.”
Bryant’s testimony is the latest development surrounding Hardy, who stands trial after being charged with six murders tied to his drug operation at the Lafayette Gardens project in Bed Stuy.