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Who Is Darryl Baum and How Is He Connected to Mike Tyson?

Published 01/30/2022, 12:00 PM EST

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Mike Tyson was a superstar of boxing in the 1990s. Making his way to the top, Tyson appeared in the headlines with some sensational boxing performances. ‘Iron’ Mike became a flamboyant name in no time. As a result, he also started building upon his relationships with some Hollywood stars, rappers, and more.

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In his every event and appearance, Tyson always had a team of security personnel, his friends, and more to accompany him. Also, ‘Iron’ Mike was always attached to everyone in and around him.

But did you ever hear about Darryl Baum? How was he associated with ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’?


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Darryl Baum, also known as Darryl ‘Hommo’ Baum, served as Tyson’s bodyguard. In 2000, Baum shot 50 Cent. He was also killed a few weeks later. But did this entire incident spoil Tyson’s and 50 Cent’s bond?

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Mike Tyson and 50 Cent appear as good friends. ‘Iron’ Mike has remained close to several rappers and 50 Cent is one of those.

The duo was even spotted at many parties, events, and occasions together.


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What happened to 50 Cent?

The rap sensation got shot 9 times outside his grandmother’s house in Queens, New York. Speaking on The Oprah’s Next Chapter in 2012, 50 Cent opened up on the incident.


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He said, “I came out like twelve o’clock in the afternoon on May 24th.”

“She was bent over planting flowers in the garden and I walked over here to get in the vehicle where my friend was waiting for me and a car pulled up on the side of us and a guy came out of the passenger seat of that car, came round behind it, and shot through the actual car.” (h/t Ladbible)

Who was actually convicted of shooting 50 Cent?

Federal investigators believed Kenneth McGriff aka ‘Supreme’ and employees of rap label Murder Inc. planned to assassinate 50 Cent.


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The latter made a disparaging song, detailing ‘Supreme’s criminal past.

Why did Darryl Baum shoot 50 Cent?


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A lot of fans believe ‘Supreme’ might have ordered Darryl Baum to shoot 50 Cent. Also, ‘Supreme’ is serving a life sentence for the crimes he’s committed in his life.

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Written by:

Prathamesh Singh Chauhan


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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.
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