Earlier this week, reports broke that Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond confessed to his involvement in Tupac Shakur’s shooting at Quad Studios in 1994. But after the news spread across the web, his publicist Sibrena Stowe de Fernandez has denied his participation in the murder attempt, releasing a statement to The Source that dismisses the reports.
In the statement, Rosemond’s publicist says that journalist Chuck Phillips is trying to use Rosemond to “rebuild his torn reputation as a discredited journalist.” The publicist also said that Rosemond will “beat the shit out of Chuck Philips [sic]” when he comes home.
Read the full statement 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?”