New York City police have begun an investigation into an online posting supposedly from a convicted felon who claims to have shot and robbed (but not killed) slain rapper Tupac Shakur. If police determine the post is legitimate they will seek to interview the prisoner, a police spokesman said yesterday. The claim was posted on the website AllHipHop.com, where Dexter Isaac says he was paid $2,500 by another hip hop mogul, James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond, to rob Shakur outside a studio in Manhattan in 1994. Shakur suffered gunshot wounds but eventually recovered. He was later killed in 1996 in an unsolved slaying.
"Now I would like to clear up a few things, because the statute of limitations is over, and no one can be charged, and I'm just plain tired of listening to your lies," Isaac says in the online post. Much of his post is laced with bitterness directed at Rosemond, who Isaac claims wrongly accused him of being a government informant, “I still have as proof the chain we took in the robbery," he writes. Isaac is serving life in prison and is housed at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website.