Dexter Isaac Says That He Was Involved In 1994 Shooting Of Tupac Shakur At Quad Studios [UPDATED]

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Tomorrow would have been Tupac Shakur's 40th birthday, and a new revelation involving his life has come out: An associate of James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond has confessed to being involved in the robbery and shooting of Tupac Shakur at Quad Studios 17 years ago in a statement to AllHipHop.com.* Dexter Isaac, who's currently serving a life sentence at MDC Brooklyn, says that he was paid $2,500 plus most of the jewelry he took by Rosemond to carry out the crime, and that he still has a chain taken on that day. The meat of the confession after the jump.

In 1994, James Rosemond hired me to rob 2Pac Shakur at the Quad Studio. He gave me $2,500, plus all the jewelry I took, except for one ring, hich he wanted for himself. It was the biggest of the two diamond rings that we took. He said he wanted to put the stone in a new setting for his girlfriend at the time, Cynthia Ried [sic?]. I still have as proof the chain that we took that night in the robbery.

Isaac goes on to say that he's coming clean now because he wants to provide closure for the families of both the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac, and he also accuses both Rosemond and Diddy (referred to in the letter by his former nickname "Puffy") of being people who want "to come off all innocent-like." (Recall that the FBI file on Biggie's murder alluded to the involvement of both the Notorious B.I.G. and Puffy in the 1994 shooting.) He then drops the old "you can fool some of the people some of the time" threat, which, hm. If you have any questions, you can write him at his address in prison, helpfully provided at the end of the letter! Rosemond, who's currently on the run from the Feds because he's wanted on coke-distribution-related matters, has yet to release a counterstatement.

NOTE: AllHipHop has softened the language framing its publication of the statement from "A man has admitted to shooting rap star Tupac Shakur in 1994" to "A man has admitted to being involved in the attack on rap star Tupac Shakur in 1994" since the statement was initially published Wednesday afternoon. The original draft of this post said that Isaac confessed to shooting Tupac because of that framing; it has since been updated.


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Tuprick
Tuprick

Ok. 6 people give a shit. 

Kamo
Kamo

Statement can't be verified and I don't buy the motive.  I think it was a diabolical plot, the robbery deprived 2Pac of some  gold/diamonds he could have sold to post bail. He was sent to a jail for dangerous offenders, the sex crime prosecution was  a kangaroo court, the sex crime itself a frame up by a CIA agent (that poor girl who gave him a bj in the club before) all to what end... to make it so he wouldn't be able to turn down Suge Knight's offer to go to Death Row. And once there, under the control of that guy, he was set up to be killed. For what motive?It was only the year later, 1997, that Barack Obama entered politics. 2Pac had stated his intention to run for president in the future) and if there had been a contest between 2 black guys, Obama and Shakur, Shakur would have won hands down. That's why Obama's handlers took care of Tupac before the motive could be clearly identified, and easy to make it look like a gang rivalry thing.

Rootless
Rootless

He didn't actually say he shot Tupac (actually he explicitly says that he won't say anything about Tupac's death). He just says that Rosemond paid him to rob Tupac.

Ian Simpson
Ian Simpson

Presumably James Richmond and James Rosemond are the same person?

Lee
Lee

no way thats insane, cant believe that

maura
maura

yes, thank you. (my kingdom for a copyeditor.)

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