After all of the reports that recently surfaced stating that Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond was responsible for the shooting plot leveled against Tupac Shakur back in 1994, it would seem that it is a foregone conclusion. Not so fast. Henchman’s publicist, Sibrena Stowe de Fernandez, is now saying that the reports are bogus. Hernandez points the finger at the LA Times and others who are obsessed with the idea that Rosemond was behind the incident.
Fernandez goes in on Chuck Phillips with the LA Times, and then explains what Rosemond is thinking. The problem is that Rosemond built a career on deception, so no one knows what to believe in his case.
Jimmy’s team issued this statement in response to the allegations. Do you believe that he was innocent in all of this? Yea, we don’t believe it either.
“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 nonsense 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 did do it and…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 sh*t out of Chuck Philips and if I were folks I wouldn’t count him out. Show me the proferring statements that they claim say he shot 2Pac? What happened to journalists fact checking the stories they run?”