Earlier this week, alleged court documents surfaced stating that James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond confessed to setting 2pac up in 1994 at NYC’s Quad Studios during the “Queen For A Day” government program that allows suspected assailants under investigation choose to enter an agreement with the government to confess knowledge of certain crimes with the agreement that the information won’t be used to prosecute them, as he was trying to work out a deal that would lead to a reduced sentence in his drug trafficking case.
Now, Henchman’s publicist is denying the reports and is claiming former LA Times journalist Chuck Phillips is trying to use Henchman to rebuild his reputation as a discredited journalist.
Henchman’s publicist, Sibrena Stowe de Fernandez, released a statement dismissing reports of Henchman’s confession to the attempted murder.
View the statement from Henchman’s publicist (via The Source), below:
“This Chuck Philips character is the “Howard Cosell” to Jimmy Rosemond. This Philips guy is trying to rebuild his torn reputation as a discredited journalist. And let’s be clear, obviously folks are going to print whatever none sense [sic] they see others print. The bottom line is, Jimmy has stated time and time again, he had nothing to do with the shooting at Quad studios and rapper Tupac Shakur. If anyone knows Jimmy they know he doesn’t have a problem with telling folks that and if he did shoot 2Pac he damn sure wouldn’t say he didn’t do it and if he did, what would be the motive? Jimmy’s had more more money than 2pac, he had a street cred that dudes would love to have and he had card blanche with any record label and exec in the business. Why would he shoot Tupac? Certainly not for jewelry, nor money, nor envy of a reputation. Trust me, when Jimmy comes home, he’s going to beat the shit out of Chuck Philips and if I were folks I wouldn’t count him out and show me the proferring statements that they claim say he shot 2pac. What happened to journalists fact checking the stories they run?”