Jimmy Henchman’s Lawyer Says Tupac Confession Is a Lie
Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond is responding to claims that he was involved in the 1994 botched robbery of Tupac Shakur that left the rapper wounded several times over.
Inmate Dexter Isaac admitted to the 1994 shooting of Shakur one day before what would have been the West Coast MC’s 40th birthday, and while an investigation into his claims has been opened, Rosemond is crying foul through his lawyer.
Although he is currently missing in action, a lawyer for Rosemond has denied Isaac’s claims. “It’s a flat out lie,” Jeffrey Lichtman told the New York Daily News. “Dexter Isaac is not claiming this 17 years later to clear his conscience. He’s doing it because he’s told anybody who will listen he doesn’t want to die in prison. He has kids and wants to work off his sentence. He can’t be trusted.”
Isaac, who is serving a life sentence for murder, told AllHipHop.com that Henchman paid him $2,500 to rob Shakur, revealing that his conscious would no longer allow him to remain silent. “I want to apologize to his [Tupac's] family and for the mistake I did for that sucker [Rosemond],” he told the website.
Isaac also implicated Rosemond and Bad Boy label-head Sean “Diddy” Combs in the shooting, which took place at Quad Recording Studios in New York City, during the height of the East Coast-West Coast feud spearheaded by Tupac and Biggie. While Shakur survived the shooting, in 1996 he was not so lucky. After being shot on the Las Vegas strip, he died from his injuries six days later in a local hospital.
Rosemond is the founder of Czar Management whose clientele includes Game, Mike Tyson and singer Sean Kingston. He has been accused of being a government informant, is facing federal cocaine charges and has recently been named for his acquaintances’ involvement in the murder of an associate of rapper Tony Yayo.