Man Claims Responsibility for 1994 Tupac Shooting

Incarcerated killer says he was paid $2,500 by music mogul to assault the rapper

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Tupac Shakur in New York City, November 13, 1994.
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A man named Dexter Isaac has claimed responsibility for shooting Tupac Shakur in Manhattan's Quad Studios in November 1994, setting off a chain reaction of violent reprisals that resulted in the eventual murder of both Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G., who was originally blamed for the assault.

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Isaac, who is currently serving a life prison sentence plus 30 years for murder and robbery, released a statement to AllHipHop.com, explaining that he was paid $2,500 for the shooting by James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond, a music industry figure who is now the CEO of Czar Entertainment and the manager of the Game.

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In the statement, Isaac apologized to Tupac and Biggie's families and said that he kept quiet until now because the statute of limitations for an assault charge has expired and he cannot be charged for the attack. Isaac also expressed regret for getting involved with Rosemond, whom he refers to as a "sucker." Rosemond is currently a fugitive wanted by the DEA and federal marshals for his involvement with a cocaine trafficking operation.

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