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Russell Simmons Attacks L.A. Times Shakur Article

Russell Simmons and the Hip-Hop Summit have responded to and challenged the Los Angeles Times article concerning Tupac Shakur:

"During the past 16 months, the Hip-Hop Summit Action
Network has worked hard throughout the hip-hop
community to promote unity and to celebrate the
evolution of hip-hop as a unique creative force for
progressive change in America and throughout the

"Today's article in The Los Angeles Times entitled,
"Who Killed Tupac Shakur?" does more to inflame
passions and emotions than to clear the air with
actual facts concerning the tragic murder of Tupac
Shakur six years ago."

"We challenge the following inaccuracies in the LA
Times story:?

– "Christopher G.L. Wallace (Notorious B.I.G.) was in
Las Vegas on the night of the shooting of Tupac. In
fact, Christopher Wallace was at his home in New
Jersey on that night as his family and friends have

– "Christopher (Notorious B.I.G.) Wallace paid money
and supplied the weapon for the murder of Tupac.
These allegations are inaccurate, untrue and

"People should not rush to judgment concerning this
tragedy based on inaccuracies as reported by the LA
Times. We need healing in our community. Only facts
and the real truth will bring ultimate justice and

Russell Simmons, Chairman HSAN

Benjamin Chavis Muhammad, President HSAN