An article posted a week ago has gone viral, saying Sean “Diddy” Combs was arrested and charged with the murder of Tupac Shakur 18 years later is fake.
“Sources close to Sean “Puffy” Combs have confirmed that Mr. Combs was arrested this morning in connection with the 1996 shooting of Tupac Shakur in Las Vegas, NV. This news comes just two days before the 18th anniversary of Shakur’s death,” it says.
The article isn’t real, as it was posted more than a week ago, and there’s been no mainstream media coverage.
Other blogs and fake news sites have since republished the viral article, but that doesn’t it make it any more credible.
According to hoax-debunking website Snopes, it’s not real. “However, neither the New York Police Department nor the Clark County District Attorney’s office announced the arrest (or imminent arrest) of Sean Combs or any other party in connection with the murder of Tupac Shakur on 10 September 2014, and any such announcements would certainly have generated much wider publicity in the American news media,” it says.
Diddy has been tweeting the whole time.
“The art of shutting the [expletive] up and when not to. Few master it…,” he wrote on Twitter on Thursday. “Intelligence is one of the sexiest things someone has to offer,” he also stated.
It’s not the first time Diddy’s been subjected to viral hoaxes. A few weeks ago, a satirical report claimed his Ciroc alcohol had traces of cocaine and was pulled.
Two days ago, the Los Angeles Times also reported on his $40 million mansion.
“Completed this year, the European-style villa has about 17,000 square feet of living space in a two-story main house with a 35-seat theater, a gym and a wine room. There’s another 3,000 square feet in another structure,” it reads. “The more than one acre of grounds includes a lagoon-style swimming pool with a grotto connected by an underwater swimming tunnel.”