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2Pac's Shooting: Diddy Didn't Do It

3/17/2008 1:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sean "Diddy" Combs and James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond are furious over an L.A. Times article today that implicated them in the 1994 shooting of 2Pac.
Tupac, Diddy
The shooting -- which occurred at Quad Recording Studios in N.Y., two years before his "death" -- has never been solved and no charges have ever been filed. But an L.A. Times report out today claims the FBI has received new information that ties the shooting to two associates of Diddy: Rosemond and promoter James Sabatino.

In a statement, Diddy says, "This story is a lie. It is beyond ridiculous and is completely false. Neither Biggie nor I had any knowledge of any attack before, during, or after it happened. It is a complete lie to suggest that there was any involvement by Biggie or myself. I am shocked that the Los Angeles Times would be so irresponsible as to publish such a baseless and completely untrue story."

Sabatino is currently in prison for unrelated crimes, but Rosemond says he has never been questioned by police over the shooting. Rosemond attacks the writer of the article, Chuck Philips, by saying he "has reached a new low by employing fourth-hand information from desperate jailhouse informants along with ancient FBI reports to create this fabrication." Philips has been covering the 2Pac shooting and his eventual murder for years, but told AllHipHop.com this weekend, "I don't believe that Biggie and Puffy set Tupac up [to be shot]."

Rosemond added that he is "currently consulting with my attorneys about my legal rights regarding this libelous piece of garbage."

2Pac had long-claimed that Diddy and Notorious B.I.G. were involved in the shooting.
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31.

BlueberryMuffin    

Who CARES?? If he were such a great contribution to the world he wouldn't have been involved in that trashy ghetto scene to begin with. We're better off wit outcha!!!

2226 days ago
32.

larry doby    


will somebody PLEASE shoot PUFFY already !!!!

2226 days ago
33.

Standards are badly needed.    

Uh Oh. P-Diddit?!?

2226 days ago
34.

give her a break    

He was shot in 1994, outside of a recording studio, but didn't die. "On the night of November 30, 1994, the day before the verdict in his sexual abuse trial was to be announced, Shakur was shot five times and robbed after entering the lobby of the Quad Recording Studios in Manhattan, New York City, New York, by two armed men in army fatigues. He would later accuse Sean Combs, Andre Harrell, and Biggie Smalls — whom he saw after the shooting — of setting him up." -wikipedia
TMZ has the dates correct guys......

2226 days ago
35.

DaDude    

@ Brad's comment "who gives a rat's ass"

Well .... first of all, we need to establish who you are. If you're a redneck, then of course you would not understand.

Rap music can both be good and bad. It's can inspire and it can also do damage. No different than any other type of music.

And if you need a point of reference to understand how important Biggie and 2Pac were to the Hiphop community. Let's travel back to 1970 ..... and imagine if the Beatles and the Rolling Stones had been murdered. Yes, they were that big to anyone who enjoyed their music.

Long live, Biggie and 2pac

2226 days ago
36.

skater    

Is it just me or does Diddy look like Mr. Potato Head?

2226 days ago
37.

tlo    

First to all of those on here confused by this story, they are not talking about the day Pac was shot and killed, but another incident that happened a few years earlier. He was shot in NYC coming out of a record studio. He lived to make more music.

For those who think he didn't make a difference in this world, you are wrong. He was a thug and he did have bad habits (just as any one else) but his music spoke to many people. And not all of his music was about bad things. He had some positive songs, that most of the haters on here wouldn't understand because they did not have to live the same type of life he talks about.

Just because you can't understand it doesn't make it bad.

2226 days ago
38.

Bonita    

The shooting took place in 1996 and it's 2008....who cares??????????? What the FBIs should be investigating is who killed the two best rappers and leave all that other crap alone.

2226 days ago
39.

He's Boring now    

And that goof is pushing a line of clothes on people? Why I want to dress and look like a man connected to a murder?

He the same idiot that J Lo ran with when he was packing..shows how much of a good Mother she will make.

The Public is so stupid, just because a man dresses well, articulates a message that seems good, that they dont realize he's a thug who isnt afraid to put out orders to have people hurt.

Its a Prison culture and its been admired for far too long. I had hoped when Obama became President it would be cleaned up, but after hearing the garbage spiritual message that man has gotten for 20 years, I realize the prison culture will remain in vogue.

Stay armed and aware...no one else is going to change things so protect yourself.

2226 days ago
40.

He's Boring now    

People on here calling other people haters because they dare take a different view or ask a question. No wonder Poor people stay poor, they also stay ignorant.

Free the mind, the body follow. Cant free the mind if you dont let other views and information flow in, aside from what dumb ass junk you put in there.

Dont fall for that code word "hater"...its really just a way to keep things status quo----and to keep poor people poor and even more ignorant. Shame on all who subscribe to that because its keeping things the way they have been. maybe ya'll like it that way..have at it, the whole lot of you.

Sickening

2226 days ago
41.

bzsurfn    

2pac was killed in 1996 in las vegas riding in suge knights car, he has just left a casino from a brawl in which he ripped a chain from a gang bangers neck. rumors say the gang bangers were associates of bad boy crew from new york were in vegas for theboxing match

2226 days ago
42.

BY    

I don't understand why people would bother to post questions criticizing TMZ, if they didn't read the article in the first place, let alone were fans of Tupac's. For if they were fans or had read the article, they would know Tupac was shot twice. Secondly, regardless of how much time has passed, it is still relevant to many, many people. Tupac was a great artist and poet who spoke to many people through his music - the fact that his album sold 800,000 copies in a week is testament to that. Yes, he made mistakes and was far from perfect, but that doesn't make him a bad person, it makes him human. He left behind an incredible legacy of music - songs like Brenda's Got a Baby. Dear Mama and Keep your Head Up that were very important social messages and commentaries. He also wrote music that did not have social messages per say, but were also commentaries on what he experienced in many ways and were commercially very successful, which like it or not, is what the large majority of musicians do.They make music that record labels want because it is what sells. Tupac was an extremely young man when he died and the saddest part of all, is that the public was denied the chance to see how both he as a person and musician would have evolved over the years. It also still resonates with people, because it is astounding that two such large superstars could have been gunned down in their prime and yet the cases remain unsolved. Regardless of what you think about Tupac and how he chose to live his life, he was a young, talented man who did not deserve the end he met and who certainly deserves justice. If he had been white, I have to think he would have found it by now. And that is coming from a white woman. For those of you who are quick to label him a gang banger and assume that pretty much wraps up who he was, you should read his poetry, his writings about his favorite artist - Van Gogh and learn more about the man than just the image portrayed by the media or the one he cultivated to sell albums, He was a mulit-faceted and complicated person, but then, most of the great artists are. I took a course on him at the University of California at Berkeley and was amazed by his many dimensions, someone who was not much older than me at the time he died. Tupac was an amazing artist and I hope he found the peace in death that alluded him in this life and that those sorry people who took him from us finally meet the justice they deserve. Bravo to the LA Times for not letting this issue drop.

2226 days ago
43.

Edumacated    

"22. down low club= puffy, shamar moore, will smith, russell simmons, you know?"

Additional charter members of the Down Low club: Kanye, Usher (lived with Diddy when he was only 15 so Diddy could "mentor" him), John Legend, Common, Jay Z. But the President for Life is Diddy. He has been screwing men formany, many years (Fonzworth and Mace among his long-term affairs). One of his most recent flames is Zac Posen. If you google "Diddy and Zac" you will find pictures of them at a party with Diddy embracing Posen FROM BEHIND and the two of then cuddled up like a couple.

Posted at 2:02PM on Mar 17th 2008 by llthree

2226 days ago
44.

Edumacated    

"22. down low club= puffy, shamar moore, will smith, russell simmons, you know?"

Additional charter members of the Down Low club: Kanye, Usher (lived with Diddy when he was only 15 so Diddy could "mentor" him), John Legend, Common, Jay Z. But the President for Life is Diddy. He has been screwing men formany, many years (Fonzworth and Mace among his long-term affairs). One of his most recent flames is Zac Posen. If you google "Diddy and Zac" you will find pictures of them at a party with Diddy embracing Posen FROM BEHIND and the two of then cuddled up like a couple.

2226 days ago
45.

MACCAPONE    

CUZZ I HAVE ALWAY'S SAID PUFF HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH TUPAC DEATH .........

2226 days ago
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