Umm…when are we just going to let Tupac rest in peace! Lord, why bring Puffy into this.
Washington Post (full article) – After spending months digging into the 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur, the Los Angeles Times took just over 13 hours to admit that it had been duped.
The newspaper apologized yesterday for relying on what it now acknowledges were apparently bogus FBI documents that the Times reporter never attempted to verify with the bureau. The story, which tied the 1994 wounding of Shakur to associates of another major rap figure, Sean “Puffy” Combs, prompted threats of legal action from attorneys for Combs and a talent manager implicated in the piece.
“In relying on documents that I now believe were fake, I failed to do my job,” Chuck Philips, the story’s Pulitzer Prize-winning author, said in a statement. “I’m sorry.”