After almost 20 years of denying he had anything to do with the robbery and shooting of Tupac Shakur in 1994, James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond is now singing a new tune.
Jimmy was recently found guilty on 13 counts of running a national drug trafficking ring. While trying to cut a deal for the charges, he reportedly admitted his involvement in the 1994 shooting of Tupac at Quad Studios in New York City.
Last summer, Dexter Isaac, a former associate of Jimmy’s, reached out to AllHipHop.com to poke holes in the former music exec’s story. He alleged that Jimmy paid him $2,500 to rob Tupac, and told him he could keep all the jewelry he took.
“I still have as proof the chain that we took that night in the robbery,” he said.
Dexter told AllHipHop.com that he wanted to confess to the robbery to prove that Jimmy was involved all along, and to clear his conscience. He is currently serving a life sentence for murder, fraud, witness intimidation charges and robbery.
“I want to apologize to [Tupac’s] family and for the mistake I did for that sucker [Jimmy],” Dexter said. “I am trying to clean it up to give [Tupac and Biggie’s] mothers some closure.”
The controversial incident in which Tupac was shot five times, marked the beginning of a nasty battle between Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G., who were once close friends. The two took to their songs and music videos to fuel what became an East Coast vs. West Coast feud.
But Biggie wasn’t the only one Tupac was taking shots at through his songs. In “Against All Odds,” Tupac called out Jimmy for allegedly setting him up, saying:
“Jimmy Henchman…[you] set me up, wet me up…stuck me up, but you never shut me up.”
In New York, the statute of limitations in a robbery case cannot exceed seven years, which means it has expired and no one can be charged for the robbery and shooting of the hip-hop star.
Jimmy is currently awaiting sentencing on his drug charges, and was also recently indicted for a 2009 murder-for-hire charge in which an associate of 50 Cent, Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher, was killed in the Bronx.