The Los Angeles Times has officially retracted a story they published on the 17th of March that claimed Sean "Diddy" Combs and Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace had advanced knowledge that Tupac Shakur would be assaulted at a recording studio in 1994. The article they published was based on FBI documents which were later proven to be false. The paper retracted the story saying “The Times has since concluded that the FBI reports were fabricated and that some of the other sources relied on — including the person Philips previously believed to be the "confidential source" cited in the FBI reports — do not support major elements of the story."
The paper also retracted comments Phillips made in two online chats on March 18th and the 25th along with comments made on their “Soundboard” blog on March 21. The Times also issued another apology to Sean “Diddy” Combs and Jimmy “Henchmen” Rosemond specifically, acknowledging that basic facts about the moguls were wrong.