It has been nearly 15 years since Tupac Shakur was shot for the first time in what appeared to be a robbery attempt inside the lobby of New York’s Quad Recording Studios in 1994. Although the shooting has remained unsolved, much like his murder in Las Vegas in 1996, new evidence has surfaced that links P. Diddy (real name: Sean Combs) to the shooters.
Via a web-only presentation that will appear on LATimes.com on Monday (March 17), staff writer Chuck Philips deconstructs the 1994 ambush of the superstar rapper, which he calls the first shot of a lethal, bi-coastal feud that culminated in the killings of both rappers.
Philips confirms that Diddy knew, in advance, that Shakur was walking into a trap, citing sources familiar with the incident.
Monday’s story will be accompanied by photos of the cast of characters, copies of confidential documents, an interactive timeline and audio of lyrics from Shakur and Notorious B.I.G..
The story will go live first thing Monday (March 17) at LATimes.com/Tupac.