News: Tupac Shakur's Shooter Confesses, "I Want To Apologize To His Family"
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2011 5:05PM
The man allegedly responsible for shooting rapper Tupac Shakur in November 1994 has come forward to confess to his crime.
According to convicted felon Dexter Isaac, he was paid by music executive Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond to shoot Pac.
"I want to apologize to his family [Tupac Shakur] and for the mistake I did for that sucker [Jimmy Henchman]," Dexter Isaac told AllHipHop.com from prison. "I am trying to clean it up to give [Tupac and Biggie's] mothers some closure." Isaac said he was comfortable going on record relating to the robbery and shooting, since the statute of limitations had expired. Legally, no one can be prosecuted for the assault at this time. Isaac was a lifelong friend of Jimmy Henchmen, who helped the former mogul set up his first company, Henchman Entertainment, in 1989. (All Hip Hop)
Pac's 1994 shooting was initially reported as an attempted robbery.
Trouble really began for Tupac after he was shot November 30th, 1994 at 12:20 a.m. It set the grounds for his beef with Biggie/Puffy and Bad Boy Records. He was shot 5 times in a recording studio in Times Square. There were many theories on this shooting. The media largely portrayed the shooting as a standard robbery, in which Tupac went for his gun, and was shot. (All Eyez On Me)
In the past, former Los Angeles Times writer Chuck Phillips accused Rosemond of being a conspirator in the 1994 shooting.
If the name Chuck Phillips sounds familiar, it's because he's as infamous for slinging questionable articles as Drake is for dropping love songs. In 2008, Phillips was fired from the LA Times after alleging that Notorious B.I.G., Diddy and Czar Entertainment head Jimmy Rosemond knew that Tupac Shakur would be attacked at New York's Quad Studios in 1994. (MTV)
Last fall, Rosemond's lawyer David Feinstein hit up SOHH to address a lawsuit aimed at the New York Daily News and Phillips.
"It never fails every year around Tupac's death that Chuck Phillips raises his fabricated mouth against Jimmy Rosemond but we intend to silence his foul mouth with this lawsuit and bury these tampered minutes and paperwork that Chuck Phillips received from jealous and envious inmates, which is the basis of this fairy tale story the Daily News wrote," the statement reads. "A story void of any characters; Who are these invisible people Jimmy Rosemond informed on? Last year Chuck Phillips said Jimmy and Sean Combs shot Tupac and this year according to Chuck Phillips and the Daily News he's an informant. Make up your mind. This is why we've named them both in this lawsuit and there's more to come as our investigation unfolds. On more than one occasion both Daily News & Chuck Phillips have contacted the same inmate trying to coerce him into saying Jimmy was an informant. We have affidavits from inmates to prove the efforts of their coercion and how determined they were in proving their point. Even after the article's release Chuck Phillips continued in his quest to change the mind of individuals who refused to lie against Jimmy Rosemond at grand jury proceedings." (Statement)
Last September, the New York Daily News reported Rosemond cooperated with authorities in the past.
One of Rosemond's former lawyers even cited his repeated cooperation with the authorities in asking for leniency in a Los Angeles gun case. He noted that Rosemond's dime-dropping helped Brooklyn prosecutors send a man to jail - exactly what the "stop snitching" campaign rails against. Investigators say it's hypocrisy: Rosemond dishes when it suits him, yet makes a fortune off artists like Game (real name Jayceon Terrell Taylor), who titled a 2005 album "Stop Snitchin/Stop Lyin." This is what the court records show: While Rosemond was held on a drug and gun case in North Carolina in 1996, four inmates plotted a jailbreak and asked him to join. He alerted authorities and spent several days in solitary to avoid retribution, his lawyer at the time wrote in court papers obtained by The News from federal archives. In 1997, facing bail-jumping charges in New York, Rosemond gave information about crooked jail officials who altered paperwork to let him post bail. He made "several monitored phone calls to one of the correction officers,"but the target was suspicious and "reluctant to speak with Mr. Rosemond," court papers said. (New York Daily News)
Check out some past Jimmy Rosemond footage down below: