Wow, it looks like one of the biggest mysteries in rap music has finally been solved. Back in 1994, Tupac Shakur was shot at Quad Studios in NYC, an attack that many believe sparked the East Coast/West Coast rap fueled. Tupac blamed the shooting on Diddy, Biggie Smalls, and Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond.
According to the Village Voice, Rosemond secretly confessed to setting up Tupac during one of nine “Queen For A Day” proffer sessions with the government late last year. These sessions basically allow suspects under investigation to admit to all of their crimes, and the information gathered will not be used to prosecute them.
According to federal prosecutors, Rosemond’s confession came as as he was trying to carve out a cooperation deal that might have led to a reduced sentence.
“Rosemond apparently came clean about his involvement in Tupac’s ambush shortly after his former best friend, Dexter Isaac, stepped forward last summer to publicly confess that he had led the attack on Shakur in 1994. Isaac released a statement on June 16, 2011 to AllHipHop.com, saying it was Rosemond who had paid him to rob and pistol-whip Tupac.”
The statute of limitations on robbery is seven years, so although this confession brings minor closure to a huge chapter in Hip-Hop.
The involved parties will see zero jail time for this.