Former Diddy Associate Files Motion to Prevent Mogul from Distributing Court Records
James Sabatino, a former consultant for Bad Boy Records, has filed a motion to prevent the mogul from distributing FBI interrogation records that suggest that Sabatino was connected to the murder of Tupac Shakur. According to the Associated Press, the motion was filed on Wednesday (November 14) in Miami’s federal court. Sabatino, who is currently imprisoned on fraud charges, filed a lawsuit against Diddy last month seeking $19 million for audio and video recordings of the Notorious B.I.G. that he claims he was never paid for. The interrogation records that he wants suppressed contain testimony from an unidentified informant who claims that Sabatino was present at the Quad Studios in New York on the night in 1994 when Tupac was shot in what appeared to be a robbery attempt. According to the informant, Sabatino showed no concern when the rapper appeared in the studio bloody and wounded, and yelled out, “Get that piece of shit out of here!” The informant also claimed that Sabatino said the rapper needed to be “dealt with” before he was sent to prison. ‘Pac was due to be sentenced in his rape trial the next day. In the motion filed on Wednesday, Sabatino suggests that Diddy is now distributing the interrogation records as part of a smear campaign. No law enforcement agency has ever charged Sabatino in connection with Tupac’s murder.