Reporter, Chuck Philips, who wrote the now famous L.A. Times article which indicated that Sean "Diddy" Combs and Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond had part in the 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur at a NYC studio, is now responding to the immidate denial and statements that Diddy and Henchman both issued stating that the article was "beyond rediculous" and "completely false." Philips isn't backing down, saying he put six-months into the piece and did his due diligence. Philips says "I try to go and find people who are directly involved or know people who are involved in the actual crime," continuing "I work the same as police do except I'm not a cop so people are not afraid to talk to me because I'm not going to arrest them." Philips says that he gave Diddy an opportunity to reply twice plus also reached out to Henchman, "[Diddy] knew what the story was going to say. He decided not to comment," Phillips said. Philips says Henchman didn't want to talk either, saying "He refused to talk to me, so we printed what his lawyer said." You can read about the story and see Diddy & Henchman's official statements, here.
Philips also says the Czar Honcho had his info wrong anyway. "Read his statement and go look at when Biggie got in the car
accident," Henchman said. "He's putting false information out there.
Biggie didn't get into the accident, until after Tupac was killed in
Las Vegas." Philips says the backlash he has gotten since the article hasn't deterred him as he is currently working on another story about the murder of The Notorious B.I.G. "I deal with a lot of criminals in my work and I treat them with
respect and I'm very secret about the information I gather from
individuals and anybody that I work with," Phillips said. "There are
some dangerous people who I work with, but their information is safe