Just one day before what would have been Tupac Shakur's 40th birthday, a man named Dexter Isaac has reportedly come forward to claim responsibility for robbing him at Manhattan's Quad Studios in 1994, an incident during which the West Coast rapper was also shot five times, setting off a feud between himself and the Notorious B.I.G.
According to a letter published by AllHipHop and reportedly sent by Isaac, he was paid $2,500 dollars by James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond to carry out the November 1994 robbery. "James Rosemond hired me to rob 2Pac Shakur at the Quad Studio," reads the watermarked letter. "He gave me $2,500, plus all the jewelry I took, except for one ring, which he wanted for himself. It was the biggest of the two diamond rings that we took. He said he wanted to put the stone in a new setting for his girlfriend at the time, Cynthia Ried. I still have as proof the chain that we took that night in the robbery."
The Quad Studios robbery and shooting occurred less than one year before Tupac was murdered on Sept. 7, 1996.