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Rap News Network
1/26/2005 5:56:49 AM
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Two bodyguards for hip-hop superstar Ja Rule are suspected of gunning down a pair of men — one fatally — after a party for the rapper at a Midtown nightclub.
The shooting may have been revenge for the robbery of a brother of Ja Rule's bosomy buddy, racy rapper Foxy Brown, law-enforcement sources said.
Security-camera tape seized by the NYPD after the shooting at 3:45 a.m. on Dec. 27 showed part of the action when Ja Rule and his entourage emerged from the LQ nightclub, and two of his protectors peeled off and allegedly opened fire.
When the smoke cleared, two ex-cons connected to the hip-hop world were hit.
William "Willie Bang Bang" Clark, 39, was fatally shot, and Troy Moore, 37, was wounded.
Moore is the older brother of Tyran "Ta-Ta" Moore, who has been linked to the massive federal murder and drug probe surrounding the record label formerly known as Murder Inc., which launched the careers of Ja Rule and Ashanti.
Sources say investigators want to question Ja Rule's bodyguards in connection with the shooting.
They also want to quiz the megastar rapper, his chauffeur and a young woman who was with him at the time of the slaying.
"We think Ja Rule had to know what his people were about to do," one law-enforcement source said.
Both victims were well known in the tight-knit universe of rap
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