Nipsey Hussle

West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle stopped by The Breakfast Club on Thursday to promote his new album Victory Lap, which dropped last week. He discussed the gang culture and Cardi B's Instagram faux pas that nearly cost her her life.

Nipsey, 32, explained the gang terminology and said words like "flue," which Cardi used in a photo caption, belong in private conversations, not on Instagram.

"I like Cardi B! Anybody that doesn't like Cardi B a hater! Her personality is golden, but wrong is wrong right is right bro," he said. "For the record, that's how bloods talk. Bloods say 'crab,' bloods say 'flue." Crips say 'slob,' crips say 'dead.' If I was with all my homeboys I'd be like bro get me a 'deadbull'. That's how we talk. But I be intentionally respectful on a record because we're talking about a public environment which is the music industry."

He also explained that the unfortunate demise of legendary rappers such as Tupac resulted from rappers not separating their gang banging from their business relationships.

Speaking indirectly to Cardi B, Nipsey said, "We saw what happened with Death Row. You gon' set trip in public? You gonna get caught on camera squabblin'. You gon violate while you worth 300 million, Suge Knight. You gon' go to the pen. Pac, you gon die. Right or wrong, that was gangbangin and set trippin publicly. We'd be bad leaders to recreate that."

 

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Perfectly said Nippsey

  • SpillyNillie

    Whet?

  • U gon learn today

    I could care less about any of this but he is a surprisingly aware mind and prolific speaker. Unrehearsed and keeps it all the way real.

  • tia

    This was an awesome interview. I have a new perspective on this young man.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    love Nipsey.

  • You Could Never

    You one of my faves Nipsey.

  • SumthinSweeter

    well alright then... I may have to actually listen to his lil interview later.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Wow, I loved his interview....very enlightening. He seems to level headed.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Now I kind'a understand what the big deal was. Nipsey seems like a good guy

  • Rayne

    Ion like her nip but I’m not a hater tho. She doesn’t talk about anything profound to me. Oh well ????

  • Lame

    Seriously? The crips and bloods are like little tribal nations at war with one another over some sh*t that don’t even really belong to them. The transcript makes him sound corny.

  • Renee26

    Dude you are a bad "leader" for even being gang affiliated...GTFOH BUM

  • Rere

    Cardi shouldn't have put herself in this position, now folks want to defend her? she knew what she was doing! She ain't about that life so she needs to stop it. Cardi is a dumb ? as I said before.

  • Nathan Hastings

    He's ignorant.

  • MissHarlem

    I may not have understood his appeal before or even his music but I like his interviews lately.

  • Ni Ni

    I don't respect anyone who is affiliated with gang culture, ho culture, and drug culture.

  • ?Royalty?

    ???

  • The Goode Queen

    I think ppl forgot how the crips started and what they used to do. You forgot the black panthers were a "gang" at one point, right?

  • Look@m3

    CAU in the hizouse I see you Cthegaod. Don't like you but I see you repping...

  • Marlika

    ??He’s right!

    She’s gonna get got yet. Just because she didn’t get popped during all star weekend doesn’t mean nothing.

    Gang life is nothing to brag about nor is it something to be proud of. Growing up in Cali I’ve seen enough shit for a life time.

  • Tiffani Jett

    I do not understand gang culture and won't attempt to make sense of it. However, I admire Cardi B's hustle. I think she's funny and has a great personality. My hope is that she makes wise decisions.

  • I SHOULD KNOW!

    The Black Panthers were not a gang. This old nigg(a) need to grow up!

  • Simone

    100% Right! Nipsey Hussle!!! LA all day!

  • Tiffani Jett

    He reminds me of snoop. I think it's his hair, facial features and demeanor.

  • Simone

    All the time...and he is doing major stuff for the community. Restaurants, clothing store and they all in the hood.

  • The Goode Queen

    That's why I put it in quotation marks.....thats what THEY call it ?

  • Neva RuthLess

    That's whats wrong with the black community now. People over 21 claiming gangs. So childish.

  • Candance

    there you have it!

  • Coy little wink

    I agree her personality is golden...that's why I like her

  • ShWa

    Yes he does

  • ShWa

    So true he is right.

  • Trace da Ace

    Well my hat goes off to Nipsy...cause that was straight on point. Period. I think Cardi realized that was so unnecessary.....basically this is a episode of "when keeping it real, goes wrong". Hope she learned...now we ALL can move along with our lives.....

  • Google Me

    This is some of the most basic, ignorant, nonsensical mess ever. SMH

  • RICHIE_RICH

    The original panthers baby!

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    The fact that gang affiliation has become such a wide spread thing is beyond me. Nipsey really broke it down. This 17 year old boy told me I was violating because I was wearing all red. I told him he was violating talking to me. He said he was a crip and that his OG was 23. I said little boy bye!! Back 20+ years ago OG's were 73 still wearing chucks and c-walking with their canes. When I tell yall circa 1999 back when i was living in LA, I saw this old ass man with a few young dudes all wearing blue jumping this young dude. But when I tell yall this old man was hitting dude with his walker. LMFAOOOOOOOOO I cant.

    On another note, I love Cardi and her personality is so pure and she just is a breathe of fresh air because she so authentic. But I will say this. You continue to keep being "real" around a whole bunch of fakes and you gone end up on the chit end of the stick. You gotta no how to play the game babygirl.

  • more

    His voice

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    ANYONE claiming gangs is just ignorant. Children shouldn't be claiming that nonsense either.

  • garrisonville

    TF is he saying

  • imright

    Nipsey fine as hell ? i see ya Lauren !!

  • dblogged

    Stupidity at its finest. Our ancestors fought and died together. Now, we’re killing one another

  • dblogged

    ? forreal

  • Renee26

    Right....the very things that black folks should disassociate themselves from...the lifestyles are not admirable at all IMO

  • Dollmeshia Dee-Dee Clark

    You gon’ set trip in public? You gonna get caught on camera squabblin’. You gon violate while you worth 300 million, Suge Knight. You gon’ go to the pen. Pac, you gon die. Right or wrong, that was gangbangin and set trippin publicly. We’d be bad leaders to recreate that.”.......WTW?????? i don't speak gang but if you like I love it!

  • Renee26

    But it was spoken so eloquently that people are eating it up LOL

  • imright

    i want someone to whoop Tekashi 69’s ass soooo bad ??

  • Renee26

    LMAO at that visual

  • tia

    you're right

  • You Could Never

    Sitting up here calling this man all kinds of names and he is actually giving back. Just cannot win. If you dont understand him okay. Might not be for you to understand. But giving is universally understood. Too busy trying to poke fun at what he is saying, or finding a reason to disagree, instead of seeing the good he has done. And that I hope he continues to do.

    Blessings to you Nipsey. My goodness.

  • You Could Never

    New post for another rapper who gets ripped apart all the damn time. Its always well what are they doing for the black community? And then they do, and its still not enough. Gone on to the next post and rip TI apart for being a felon. His personal life. For XYZ. Meshach, Shadrach, and a billy goat. And nevermind all he does. Doesnt seem as if its enough for some anyways.

  • ??LordHell2TheNaw??

    Straight up silliness....

  • Ni Ni

    I don't understand it at all. Just imagine how easy life would be without at least half of this foolishness. Kids wouldn't be scared to walk to school, play, etc. Life would be so much safer without these cancers.

  • deanya

    Facts lol Sandra talking about cardi but every gang was looking for 69 all weekend.

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    I think I'm the only one on this planet that doesn't think she will "blow all the way up?" Nothing wrong with being yourself but as a women you have to add Class to your resume'. I think she will be hot for a hot second then she will be replaced with a artist that grind just as hard but with added style, class with the sex appeal.......IMO

  • deanya

    Nah lol cardi a superstar

  • Dee Moe

    WHY?

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    My generation is older than hers so I don't expect most to agree...

  • Dee Moe

    It's funny so many black people have negative things to say about what they don't understand. Gangs are real but but blacks rather criticize others instead of trying to understand and help. Many people like myself grew up in a gang neighborhood. Growing up there was no hope being taught to us. Our parents weren't what many other parents were. This was our life, family and friends. Did that make us stupid or ignorant because we chose to live what our reality was everyday? Today we have options and the internet to see a different world. No gang member from LA, Compton, Watts, etc. wants others to live and promote that life.

  • You Could Never

    At first I thought yes and was rooting for her HARD...but now it seems as if she is in her own damn way. I want it to still happen for her tho. I Wish her the best.

  • deanya

    Lol but she aint doing nothing tho

  • You Could Never

    Wish I could upvote 10,000 times. Unless you have lived it dont be so critical and move aside. Just because your life was one way doesnt mean everyone has the same story. Its not HARD to get that. That irritates the life out of me.

  • deanya

    ? but like 75% of male rappers literally brag about gang life lol and don't nobody say anything

  • OvertheMississippi

    So the life should be embraced and celebrated??

  • Nathan Hastings

    Anyone affiliated or promoting the gang lifestyle is ignorant imo.

  • Look@m3

    Aye!!!

  • PinkGucci

    There’s some good murderers rapist pedophiles pimps punks thugs and whites out here with nice personalities too but they get NO fknPass from me....you out here got Lauren linden thinking she some type of G now and also Keeping her around as a side piece...poor delusional thing!!! Cardi B is overrated and that’s because this world has become so boring and basic!!! It’s pathetic shes entertaining none the less but I wouldn’t say her personality is golden she has some mad issues and insecurities.....still hanging around a dude who is borderline out the closet and has cheated on her multiple times...this is a broad who raps about sleeping around for money and claiming to be a blood in her music....I do NOT believe for once second that broad is a blood...FOH...she went from
    Stripping to gang banging and now she’s famous for one song many folks don’t even understand the lyrics just basically Hyped up
    Off the beat!!! Call me mfn hater if u must but I rather stand out then fit in. Most ppl that uplift broads like Cardi B is because she’s light skin kind of cute has the big ol fake butt and loud persona...if she was dark skinned flat chested and flat bottom nobody would be sweating her like that.

  • thrift.store.jungle

    but why are u rusty tail adults “in a gang” any damn way?

  • Toni ToniToni

    GANGS ARE POINTLESS AND WORTHLESS if they are NOT DOING something to make the community stronger and BETTER FOR A POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT.

    Why on earth would this people want to have beef with someone because of where they are from, or what they wear or whatever the heyell is wrong that day? GEESH!

    DO BETTER BLACK PEOPLE!! GANGS IS NOT THE BUSINESS!!!!

  • Liah

    Exactly!...I really dont get it!

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    Me too....

  • EMILY POST

    Gang banging in 2018??????

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I agree...she wont ever make it to the "top of the hill" without poise and some elocution. She would have never made it this far if it were the 90's or the early 00's but you know with these Generation Z kids she's like the second coming of Bey smh...

  • You Could Never

    Understood and help is what I saw.

    "criticize others instead of trying to understand and help"

    "No gang member from LA, Compton, Watts, etc. wants others to live and promote that life."

    Not one thing about embrace it.

    Help us. We are surrounded by gang culture. I am in a gang and I dont want you to be or anyone for that matter. Can you take time out and understand this is our way of life? And instead of bashing...think about if it were you or your family in our shoes?

    That is what I read.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I agree with what he said. Cardi needs to tone it down or do that in private. She in her own way now, nothing good is going to come from that.

  • Roxie Moxie

    Welp! Guess I'm a hater then! Sorry if I don't like trash music, a trashy image and someone who represents the "gang lifestyle" that is being pushed to our youth. No, Tipsy Bussle...it's called a difference of opionions.

    AND....I feel like black men/women who are in gangs are weak anyways. They are scared of white people and won't confront them on issues that effect THEM, yet they will kill the ones who look like them over a COLOR. Or a block....a block that they don't even own sh*t on. LOL

    Ah, the lives of i'gnant nuccas.

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    Nispey can look at you in the eye and say Gay men are destroying the Black male image, while promoting Gangs that are responsible for drugs and violence in the community lol

  • Applebootay

    As usual no one actually listened to the YT video.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Yup I agree, not sure why somebody has to be a "hater" if they are not a Cardi B fan, not everybody likes the same music. Not everybody likes stripper culture or gang culture or find her attractive or talented, that's a matter of opinion not fact and people are not "haters" Nipsy, if they disagree with her skyrocketing to fame for being a vulgar mediocre rapper with big breasts and butt implants and light skin and let's face it, that's why she's acceptable, palatable... If she were a dark sista nobody wouldn't care. Nobody would be laughing at her loud ghetto uneducated personality! They would be calling her a hood rat that needed to sit down! Some people don't even know who she is because they don't keep up with rap music or care about it, that doesn't make the a hater. That was a childish thing to say otherwise I'm glad he called out the nonesense that can get people killed over nothing.

  • Renee26

    RIGHT!! All of those things have brought communities down and destroyed the black family in many ways

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I love Cardi but we all know she is immature. Sometimes grossly immature. She needs a real handler.

  • TheyDontHearMeTho

    Pac died for going against the oath and outing the illuminati. The gang shit was an easy cover up bc ppl will easily latch onto that idea. ?

  • Red Roughensore

    Nipsey Hussle ain't no Nipsey Russle.

  • NeverSurprised

    Preach Roxie, Preach!!!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    This interview was insightful and made me like Nipsey even more. All yall see is the gang culture associated with him but this man grew up in an area where you had to choose or you wouldn't have a choice. This man studied w/ Dr. Sebi, was signed to a label then negotiated that if the label didn't push his album forward he would leave without contest. He went independent again and got the most notoriety from being an indy artist. Then turns back around with more capital to make a partnership with another label. He's one of the first rappers to knowingly invest in crypto currency. He mentioned a book called "The Spook Who Sat By The Door" written by one of the most prolific authors in the 60's. When most niccas I know dont even read the stop signs on the street smh... IJS Dont judge this man cause of his past or his affiliations judge his by his character, intelligence and if ya nasty his other parts...

  • hi-liter

    She's about 90% there already chile.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I think they caught him and whupped that trick at the airport.

  • KISSmyENTIREass

    I like Cardi B but Stevie Wonder could see using that word on social media wasn't a good idea.....

  • JustB

    My research has taught me that gangs mission and mantality has changed over the yrs...not enough OG schooling...and no OG doesn't mean a 25 yr old wanna be

  • Maxima

    I woulda luved to have been a fly on the wall when Cardi got her 3 strikes yer out warning.The tweet about the color and the response to the threats were one and two strikes.

    Ain't nuthin' cute or real 'bout her personality. I said it before and I'll say it again, she look like a junkie to me. So if she OD anytime soon, know that was strike 3.

  • deanya

    Lol that was barely a fight and they probably wasn't even in a gang

  • Michelle1953

    Exactly

  • the guest

    She really thought fame would protect her recklessness. She was wrong. Knowing she is blood affiliated she shouldn't have worn the blue coat to begin with, especially if she felt she had to defend wearing it by insulting her rival gang. She knew better, that's what makes this whole thing crazy.

  • the guest

    LOVE Nispy for breaking this down so truthfully and beautifully.

    He said, no set tripping in public. He's a real and wise OG.

    RIP Notorious BIG and Tupac

  • the guest

    Gangs lost their path and purpose. There was a time where gangs were about protecting and empowering the community but then the rage against oppression turned inward and against each other.

  • KISSmyENTIREass

    She might not act like it but this situation shook her, I'm sure she won't make this mistake again.

  • the guest

    Beautifully stated.

  • the guest

    But she did pave the way for a new era of literally going from nothing to legitimate stardom.

  • the guest

    AMEN!!!!!!!

  • the guest

    Truth.

  • the guest

    Exactly.

  • Ms Thang

    You can see it in her face. Her and her sister better pump their breaks.

  • Ms Thang

    She should've told fashion nova not to send her anything blue

  • kekeb

    I enjoyed this interview. He seems really grounded and reasonable. Salute to him and Lauren!!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    THANK YOU.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    And this is what Lauren London fawns over, an admitted gang banger.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    LOL. Please stop. To us outsiders who don't speak this language, any gang is a menace to society. I never felt protected or familial when I was in class with this gang bangers. Please stop trying to make this to be something you know it isn't.

    You, Nipsey and whoever else had a choice. You werent the only ones to come up in a phucked up situation home wise. A lot of us did too.

  • Slim Goodie

    Me neither but that's growth! I cant even front like I didn't know the entire Hardcore album from start to finish at one point in my life *_*

  • Slim Goodie

    It just sucks because part of her brand is how "gangsta" she is...is she now considered a fraud? or was she confused? Im nosey and just was really waiting for one of her IG rants where she usually be going in on folks.

  • Slim Goodie

    All of this!!

  • Jussjess25

    Who is nipsy hustle??

  • Jussjess25

    Exactly

  • Jussjess25

    Really?? But then agsin I never even heard that word in real life ?

  • Jussjess25

    ???

  • KISSmyENTIREass

    Because you don't know about gang life. She is a member of the opposing gang. Even the members of the opposing gang dont use that publicly like that. That's what Nipsey trying to say. I think it's all stupid but believe or not gang members have killed people over the word. That's why she needed extra security

  • Jussjess25

    I believe it , but cardi is not about that life ?

  • the guest

    Wait, she has a oow baby with Lil Wayne. Nipsey is her upgrade baby daddy. It's safe to surmise Lauren likes top of the line hood brothers.

  • the guest

    She acted shook and she learned her lesson.

    I would have loved to be a fly on the wall for the sit down, negotiations, deals brokered, and money exchanged that it took to save her life and career.

    She was not simply forgiven and by gones be bygones. The business of her infraction was handled at the top and word trickled downward and outward to back off.

    People don't realize how real, serious, organized gangs are.

  • the guest

    Well, Cardi chose to take the oath that limited her fashion choices. She's very vocal about her gang affiliation and color. I'm surprised a designer sent her the coat. Maybe they were low key trying to set her up.

  • the guest

    Exactly.

  • KISSmyENTIREass

    I'm so glad u said it, i was thinking it. They let that go too easy...

  • R Smith

    Love it!

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    What's 90% there when you have gangs threatening your life over the color of a coat, chile? Yall like it that's cool while I'm steering my teenage daughter towards more positive, rags to riches, sophisticated, strong, self respecting women in her real life and as well as a few celebrities that look and represent a relatable image my daughter can truly aspire to be like. That's just me tho.

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    One question? Do you want a Cardi B type woman to influence your female child? Aside for her rags to riches claim to fame? I can honestly say as a mother to a teenage son and daughter.......She is not the representation of a black woman that I grew inside my belly to become.....Not at all......Again, coming from a woman that has over a decade in age over CB....so our opinions will definitely differ on this topic.

  • hi-liter

    You’re not the only parent doing that. Good for you though.

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    I didn't say that to be condescending at all. I know I'm not the only parent that feels that way. Just making a distinction as to why I don't want my child to look to her as "Womanhood goals".......Not under my roof. My child want to respect a "rags to riches" story, all she has to do is come sit on the edge of my bed, close her mouth and open her mind/ears for what I have to outline about my struggles.....(Btw, she has already heard them).......

  • Starsky Willows

    I just lost IQ points.

  • blazewon22

    Nip is one of the realest and smartest out there. Self made millionaire that combines Crenshaw and Wall Street. Heavily invested in Cryptocrurency and full ownership of his brand.

    Don't trip on the public persona. I understand why Lauren loves him.

  • blazewon22

    Smart kid tho. Smart enough to separate the streets from entertainment.

  • Ni Ni

    She's a bird chile.

  • hi-liter

    Got ya.

  • Maxima

    Shame they ain't serious enough to practice Black politics and community self-improvement. They spilled a lot of blood in our community and weakened our position which is why so many of our communities are now communidades. Not attacking your message, I am just SMDH that these gangs stay on the 'hood shit (even though I am glad Cardi got checked).

  • HelloToni

    What brand? Who is he? What does he sing?

  • Queen B

    Nipsey is that u or maybe Lauren ?

  • Joi Williams

    FACTS!

  • Not a Housewife & Neither RU

    He ain't said nothing wrong

  • JENNYJONES1

    I SO AGREE. I DID NOT PLAN ON WATCHING HIS ENTIRE INTERVIEW BUT IT WAS VERY CAPTIVATING AND I ACTUALLY DIDN'T WANT IT TO END. DANG HE'S A VERY SMART BROTHER. YES I SEE THE APPEAL THAT DREW LAUREN IN. THIS INTERVIEW HAS MADE ME WANNA GO BUY HIS ALBUM.......JENNY JONES!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    DID YOU LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW B/C IF YOU REALLY DID YOU'D SEE HIM AS MUCH MORE THAN A GANG BANGER. HE'S ACTUALLY VERY SMART AND A SERIOUS BUSINESS MAN. HE'S FROM THE HOOD IN L.A. WHERE YOU HAVE TO BE EITHER PREY OR A BANGER BUT IT'S NOT HOW YOU START BUT HOW YOU FINISH. HE'S SMARTER & MORE SUCCESSFUL THAN THESE FAKE, LIVING 3 DEEP CHECK TO WEEKLY CHECK, DRIVING A LEASED BMW IN THEIR MAMA'S NAME, STOLEN DESIGNER CLOTHING WEARING, BOTTLE POPPING LOW ENTRY CORPORATE JOB COLLEGE GRAD NEGROS RUNNING AROUND HERE LIKE THEY ARE BILL GATES. NIPSEY IS A NEGRO THAT WILL NEVER BE BROKE OR HUNGRY. LAUREN BEING A L.A. GIRL I SEE THE APPEAL. HIS HUSTLE IS CRAZY!!!..........JENNY JONES!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    DAMN HIS SKIN IS BEAUTIFUL, HAIR TOO.........JENNY JONES!!!!