Newspaper apologises to P Diddy for Tupac shooting implication

The LA Times issues apology over 1994 attempts on rapper's life

The Los Angeles Times newspaper has issued an apology to P Diddy for implying that he was involved in the shooting of Tupac Shakur in 1994, after it emerged that documents the implications were based on for the story published on March 17 were doctored.

The newspaper’s editor, Russ Stanton, admitted that documents newspaper staff had originally believed to be FBI records and witness accounts among other sources, turned out to be false.

Writer Chuck Phillips says he was “duped” by the documents.

“We apologise to both our readers and to those referenced in the documents and in the story,” Stanton said, reports BBC News.

Two years after the attack in New York, Shakur died in a separate shooting incident in Las Vegas.