In a deal cut with the Feds Czar Entertainment CEO James 'Jimmy Henchman' Rosemond admitted it was he who set up the 1994 Tupac shooting at Quad studios in New York that set off the great East Coast / West Coast rap wars...
From The Village Voice
Rosemond secretly admitted to involvement in Tupac's ambush during one of nine "Queen For A Day" proffer sessions with the government last autumn, court transcripts show. (In such sessions, suspects under investigation choose to enter an agreement with the government to confess knowledge of certain crimes with the agreement that the information won't be used to prosecute them.) His confession unfolded as he was trying to carve out a cooperation deal that might lead to a reduced sentence, according to federal prosecutors.
During the opening arguments of Rosemond's trial, his lawyer denied that the defendant had anything to do with Tupac's ambush and berated a March 17, 2008 Los Angeles Timesarticle that blamed him for the assault, blasting the article as "utterly false." But within moments, prosecutors complained to the judge about the veracity of the defense counsel's accusations.
"If [Rosemond's attorney] is going to argue that this was a fabricated article, it's the government's position that we can put in the defendant's own admission about that particular shooting," the prosecutor said. "In saying it is not true, when in fact it is true, the government should be able to rebut that argument that he's making, [and introduce] that the defendant actually admitted to this 1994 shooting."