September 3, 2020 — According to sources in Southwest Detroit, Black Mafia Family soldier Chris (Pig) Triplett was killed last month in a case of mistaken identity. Speculation ran rampant back in the summer regarding a motive for Triplett’s slaying, with theories ranging from a beef over a woman to a message being sent to the BMF brass.
Pig Triplett, 49, was gunned down on Detroit’s Westside on the evening of July 12. In the 1990s and early 2000s, Triplett was a top transportation lieutenant for BMF bosses and co-founders, the Flenory brothers, who distributed tens of thousands of kilos of cocaine throughout the country and reached the apex of hip-hop pop culture before the organization was brought down by the feds in the historic 2005 Operation Motor City Mafia bust. The Flenorys pleaded guilty in the case and received 30-year prison sentences.
Demetrius (Big Meech) Flenory and Terry (Southwest T) Flenory started BMF in Detroit in 1990 and then expanded to Atlanta, L.A., New York and beyond, grabbing control of the nation’s drug economy at the dawning of the New Millennium. Terry Flenory, 50, was released from prison in May on a compassionate release due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The more high-profile Big Meech, 51, isn’t slated for parole until 2032.
Triplett grew up with the Flenory brothers and pleaded guilty to his charges stemming from BMF activity. He did 8 years in federal prison, getting out in 2012. A 2014 heroin-trafficking conviction in Ohio sent him back behind bars for a four-year bid.
50 Cent’s upcoming television series about BMF (set for a 2022 premiere on Starz) will feature a character based on Triplett. Sources close to the Flenorys say both brothers were “torn up” and “emotionally devastated” by Triplett’s death.
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