In an exclusive statement made to thesource.com, a representative for Jimmy Rosemond says that the revival of rumors linking Jimmy to the 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakure at Quad Studios are completely unwarranted. Earlier this week, allhiphop.com posted in their rumors section that Rosemond had secretly confessed to setting up Tupac during one of nine “Queen For A Day” proferr sessions. While allhiphop sites the Village Voice in their post, there is no link to the original article on the Village Voice where the information is said to be sourced from. Today, Sibrena Stowe de Fernandez spoke to The Source regarding these rumors and what she says are false news stories that are spreading across the internet like wildfire. Stowe says former L.A. Times journalist Chuck Phillips is responsible for the lies.
“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 shit 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?” – Official Publicist, Sibrena Stowe de Fernandez
– Sean Lynch (@Kiddfuture)