A prison inmate is claiming that he was involved in the infamous shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur in 1994. This shooting led to a feud that resulted in the murders of Shakur two years later and rival rapper Notorious B.I.G.
Dexter Isaac, who is currently serving a life sentence for other crimes, said on Wednesday he was one of the men who ambushed the late rapper outside Quad Studios in Manhattan on November 30, 1994, shooting him five times.
According to Isaac, former music mogul James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond put the hit on Shakur and reportedly paid Isaac $2,500.
From prison Isaac spoke with AllHipHop.com:
“I want to apologize to [Shakur's] family and for the mistake I did for that sucker [Jimmy Henchman]. I am trying to clean it up to give [Tupac and B.I.G.'s] mothers some closure.”
Shakur survived this shooting, but it resulted in a very public and bitter East Coast-West Coast feud in the hip-hop world. This feud led to Shakur’s murder in September 1996 and Notorious B.I.G.’s murder in March 1997. These murders are still unsolved.
While Isaac admits to taking part in the shooting, he said he isn’t working with the government in Henchman’s investigation. He says he’s only coming forward because he wants to prove that henchman was involved in the 1994 shooting.