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Nipsey Hussle's family is searching for a venue large enough to accommodate the massive crowds expected to attend his funeral. Nipsey, 33, was fatally shot by a former gang banger outside the rapper's clothing store in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 31.

According to TMZ, Nipsey's relatives hope to hold his funeral at the Staples Center where the LA Lakers play, and where Michael Jackson's funeral was held in 2009.

The rapper's relatives passed on smaller venues that hold up to 2,000 people.

Nipsey's older brother, Samiel Asghedom was the first to reach the mortally wounded rapper seconds after he was shot by former Crips member Eric Holder.

Samiel described to the LA Times how he walked up to his dying brother and starter CPR in hopes of saving him. "1, 2, 3, 4," he remembered saying, as he pumped his brother's chest.

That's when he noticed the gaping gunshot wound at the back of his brother's head and started praying.

A crowd gathered around them. One woman recorded the scene on her cell phone and uploaded the grisly footage to social media.

Samiel was angry that gun laws prevented his brother's employees from defending their boss. He told the LA Times that Nipsey employed ex-cons who were not allowed to possess weapons.

Nipsey did not have security with him when he went to his store to meet an ex-con friend to give him free clothes.

"If somebody would've been there - if I would've been there - I would've shot back," Samiel said.

"Because of that, the man was able to shoot my brother, start running, realize nobody out there had a gun, stop, turn back around, walk up, shoot my brother two more times, start to run... realize nobody was responding, ran back up and shot my brother three more times, shot him in the head and kicked him in the head and then ran off."

Samiel described Nipsey's death as "an execution."

"It doesn't make sense that somebody from the area, that just snuck up, and just talked to him and shook his hand minutes before," he said.

After arriving at the hospital, Samiel spoke with one of the paramedics who worked to save his brother.

"I know who he is," the medic said to him. "I'm a fan. I respect what he was doing in the community."

The medic then said, "We tried our hardest."

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  • Trey

    Is it really that serious?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Fly high King ! All I got !!!???

  • WinterIsComing

    Auntie is being messy. That man did not say he was upset at the gunlaws.

  • Reina1718

    Yes it is

  • Trey

    Not taking anything from Nipsey, but MJ was a world Icon that was famous since he was 5 and was unable to even walk down the street due to his fame. Half the people saying RIP to Nipsey cant even name 2 songs of his.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I will be in attendance....

  • Ebony Starr

    I think its because he has a huge following in LA.

  • Carrington

    Why do I feel uneasy about this service. And, "Staples Center"... clearly, I didn't realize that this dude is as big as he was. Maybe I DO know some of his hymns but don't realize it because I'm past my hippity hoppity music stage.

  • 11pink123

    Finally the truth.

    I will be in attendance.

  • SouthsideServesHerWell

    I’m a proud legal gun toting woman. However, I do believe that we need laws to stop mentally ill ppl from buying them. I don’t know what that process would look like, but something needs to be done! We as a society have to do better! It’s is very sad that we have ppl out here that feel it’s their right to take ppl lives when their lives aren’t being threatened! RIP.

  • Gloria

    Well he's from LA and has done so much work to improve his hometown. I don't think fame matters when you are for your community.

  • 11pink123

    Last Time That I checced
    Right Hand To God

    You’re wrong, Nipsey was the whole LA and beyond. That staple center will be filled.

  • therealashland

    I wish folks would show the love when people are alive.. L.L.N ( Long Live Nipsey )

  • 11pink123

    Actually I heard that by one of his employees. They said they could not have guns outside the store, because the police kept harassing them when they were outside of the store about it.

    But the police was just obviously trying to keep them from loitering, which in return probably would’ve saved Nips life.

  • Parent

    I was going through Nipsey's IG and I must say I love the way he showed his love for Lauren. Even the most gangsta dudes have soft side. I love love.

    On another note, once you become successful you might have to reevaluate your surroundings in order to protect yourself. For instance, Jay and 50 don't hang around Marcy Ave or South Side Jamaica Queens. Why? Because they know some hatin ass dudes would love to take the opportunity to off them. I know some want to give back but you can do that without being easily accessible. I know Nipsey meant well but unfortunately as much as you show love to the hood, the streets don't love anyone. This is an example of when keeping it real goes wrong.

  • AmericanDream

    Uh ! Ok.

  • Fire & Ice

    That place is going to be packed!

  • Trey

    There is no reason to be in the hood unless you are visiting relatives...PERIOD

  • RICHIE_RICH

    It’s fitting for a King ? RIH

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Gotta set healthy boundaries period ! That's how you gain success !!!

  • WinterIsComing

    ???? I go there for community service events.

  • Adora35

    Rest In Peace! Why cant our men do right! Like some dont have any ambition, they dont care etc. Please its time to make a change! Please go to college even if its community college or get a trade! Im tired of seeing yall just sit around smoking weed, getting drunk and stop being promiscuous. And I watched a video of the shooting the other day ,For to say he was shot in the head, Where was all the blood? Not even a trikle was seen unless that was what the medics were covering when he was on the stretcher.

  • Trey

    That counts as a positive congregation....anything else is a no-go

  • tia

    He looks like an Ethiopian. Rest in peace King! I hope the fans and/or public conduct themselves accordingly at his home going.

  • 11pink123

    Yes! Haven’t you realized that by now.

    His brother speaking out is probably the most closure we have gotten. Atleast we know now the dude was not an enemy, which is why they thought nothing of it when he came up. And also explains why he went back 2 additional times.

    Who was in his ear watching and telling him Nip wasn’t dead yet?

    And who made sure Nip was positioned to be snuck up on?

    Now I think it’s clear that this was orchestrated.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Must be your men ... cause man ..... nothing but Kings surrounding me .... Chile... goodluck with those other kinds cause dem types can rot ! Word up ....

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Damn nipsey you should have left that Gang a long time ago... I feel like you got tricked by the devil he let you revel in a murderous cult let you rise to the very tip top with a beautiful family and kids and gave you one of the most horrific deaths I have heard of... SMH

  • Dowoop

    You ok over there Robert?

  • jazmine

    Who made that choice? I’m surprised Lauren would want it to be so public

  • 11pink123

    That’s exactly what happen spiritually. He thought Nip was going to promote gang violence and weed, but Nip switched it up on him and start helping people. That triggered satan to set this up.

    The only mistake I believe Nip made was he should’ve crossed all the way over to Jesus and not stayed in the middle playing both sides. He should’ve had his butt at church with his family that day.

  • Rayscoty

    "I know who he is," the medic said to him. "I'm a fan. I respect what he was doing in the community."

    So the medic said all this before telling him Nipsey dead.. Da Fuk

  • 11pink123

    Right! ?

  • 11pink123

    Best comment

  • 11pink123

    So I hope y’all have this same energy when satan strikes one of y’all leaders on the east coast.

  • Lanegra??

    His dad is Eritrean. I thought he was Ethiopian as well.

  • Let them eat cake

    True. There cant be any open doors.

  • onelove

    right!

  • Alextra Ballard

    I hope it won’t be packed with drama and maheim

  • 11pink123

    Why not? They know everybody loved Nipsey. It would be selfish of them to have it private. This hurt a lot of ppl, my mom and dad don’t even listen to rap but they were so proud of what he was trying to do with the community.

    People are fasting trying to get understanding, loosing sleep. Still hopping he come back.

    He was a leader and activist, and regardless that obviously somebody wanted him dead, they know 99% loved him. So why make everyone suffer, Over one enemy?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Whoever his next of kin prolly made that decision.

  • SpillyNillie

    I'm sure his homegoing will be fit for a King....RIP Nip!!!

  • Renee26

    They held their morning meetings outside of the store... That was the norm for them

    Probably passing blunts

  • Keyshia Ray

    Right....

  • Renee26

    Looked like Nip was making noises as he struggled for his life.. Then too there was somebody hiding behind that car door so no telling what was said or heard.

    Not hearing returning gunfire may have been all the comfort the killer needed.

  • Soda

    That was said by a paramedic, not the doctor who pronounced him deceased.

  • WhoKnew

    Still so heartbreaking...SMH.

  • Trey

    stay away from the hood and probability of these thing happening will reduce

  • 11pink123

    I honestly thought God was gone give him a pass though. I know I prayed for him to get a pass. But obviously it ain’t work.

    So I see God is tightening up his circle too. I believe God allowed Nipsey to go because he was dabbling around with ppl we all know ain’t prob ain’t making it into heaven. So maybe he allowed satan to orchestrate it, so he could take Nipsey before he got to deep in.

    Nipsey should have stayed un signed, no puma deal and far away from Satan’s two best workers. But he didn’t and now he’s gone.

  • tia

    Thanks so much. didn't know exactly what, but I knew he was "something" (poor word choice).

  • Marlika

    It’s very disheartening to hear the step by step details of his execution. I still feel he was set up ????? The truth may never come out publicly, but his so called peeps that’s was there that day know the truth. Although I wasn’t a fan of his music ( Guess I been away from Cali too long) he didn’t deserve this. It’s like someone keep telling the loser to go back and shoot him again and again.

    I wouldn’t have his funeral public either but that’s just me. Everything is not meant for everyone. If his so called friends and fans wanna help him, go get that bitch that was the get a way driver. Make sure this punk Holden doesn’t make it to trial or another night in this earth. ????

  • Soda

    It could happen anywhere. Just say you didn't like the man and move on.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Exactly sick of these heartless fools.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile who dunT clone Roberts name

  • Marlika

    You sound dumb. X wasn’t in the hood and he got clipped. Same with PAC and many others, you don’t have to be in the hood to get clipped!! I’m sure when you get clipped you won’t be in the hood.?

  • Phillybruh

    Shootings happen everywhere, everyday. But when they happen in certain neighborhoods they just make for better news.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    People a young man lost his life due to some stupid jealous hater. Please if you don't have nothing nice to say then say nothing at all.

  • tintin

    I understand he had many fans and people that admired him but I think they should keep it more private. Just like Whitney's funeral, although we know thousands of people wanted to attend, but her family ensured it was kept at capacity.

    Too many people can bring too many problems. It can end up getting too rowdy.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    RIP NIPSEY I am sure the funeral will be epic.

  • Lanegra??

    Lol I know what you mean.

  • Shawty

    What do you say to those that live there? can't tell them to stay away. People live where they can afford. This stuff happen everywhere not just the hood.

  • Alextra Ballard

    My sentiments exactly...I hope they keep it somewhat dignified

  • Shawty

    If she's his wife she is the next of kin. I'm sure she was pressured into letting others pay their respects. They should have a private wake and a public funeral. That way family can mourn privately without being filmed and put on social media.

  • Ni Ni

    The more i hear about this, it definitely sounds like a hit, esp if what Nipsey business partner said is true. But, you never really get the truth out of these types of people on both sides. One side aint gonna talk, the other side might talk some, but you won't get the full story because of other possible implications. It's just a mess.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Of course Just putting some poetry to the situation.. I think I’m going to go to his funeral and tell his friends and family the same thing

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    He was very connected to the community so I guess the family wants the community to be able to show their respects at a public event.

  • Ni Ni

    Right they were shooting and carrying on at the vigil.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Well I don’t believe in fairy tales it’s more of karma what I was speaking about

  • Phillybruh

    They likely will, MJ and Whitney both had private services and a public one

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Just heartbreaking. smdh Why is his business partner making statements saying their was never a beef or argument between him and his killer. This entire story is getting so confusing.

  • Soda

    Most likely you copied and pasted a comment from another site. You ain't slick.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    There's lot's of black men doing right, and just moving in silence. That's not the kind of thing that's going to get a lot of media coverage. It's when black men do wrong that it becomes something that can sell newspapers or get clicks on websites.

  • Phillybruh

    You aren't paying attention to the ones who do right. Only the ones who aren't must peek your intrest.

  • Adora35

    Thats about men in general who you come across everyday, whether its in the hood, on the job, someone you know, when you out in the streets chillin, you will run across a man that does these things, but not all. Some people dont want anything out of life but want to be mad and jealous cuz the next person made it. Ijs for men to want to do better for themselves, who wants to

  • chan chan

    Well damn but that’s ironic..., never mind

  • Meme

    Glad to see you have changed your tune from when Nipsey Hussle first fell, so it goes to show that you do are after all!

  • Jordan’s Memory

    ESPCIALLY since he is a gang member that alone can create some problems and tension.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    He was a musician who was doing a lot for his community and was loved by a lot of people You don't have to invent a cure for cancer for your death to cause lots of people to feel grief that you're gone.

  • Dowoop

    Positive congregations get shot up too..

  • Dowoop

    Right! I'm actually really surprised by his comment.

  • 11pink123

    Could be, but the only thing that matters is who he was when he died. He was a child of God, who accepted Jesus. He defeated the odds by turning from a bad teen to a leader and he was loved by his community and beyond.

    He motivated a lot of black ppl to step out and be business owners.

    So maybe his work was done and he was taken at 33. The same age as Jesus!

  • NewNew

    There was no shooting at the vigil. Someone did get stabbed though

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    He's from south central LA and was beloved in that community. Most of the people from there know his music well. And they'll be the ones mostly going to his funeral at Staples Center.

  • Yoni7

    It's going to be packed!
    Love Lauren's leather outfit.

  • tia

    Saying "RIP, is nothing more than respect. You don't have to be a fan to do so. I can't name one song. However, I am familiar with his benevolence and him being a community activist for his people. During his short time on Earth, he made his mark and that's most important and he has left a real live legacy. Career or not, you have folks that have outlived him and have not done the things he has done.

  • EyeEmJai

    Unfortunately, I don't believe they were legally married. ?

  • Adora35

    Yea i know.

  • NewNew

    She may have been Wifey but i don't think they were legally married. I hope he had life insurance to cover her and the kids though.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    He was also a devout member of one of the most murderous black gangs in California ... his life is a cautionary tale LEAVE THESE GANGS ALONE!!!

  • Ni Ni

    I stand corrected. There was no shooting, but a stabbing.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    She is so beautiful. But every pic I see of her and him together she looks more like a fan than his woman, she looks so smitten and proud. True love I guess.... But he looks kind of Stoic and not bothered. I still lover tho.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Copy and search I wrote that

  • Juliaquan C Spain

    I think just because he made it to the top the former associates was jealous ....and put a hit on him...it's very strange that he was meeting his homie to provide clothing with out his body guards...how would they have known that he was coming so-lo...strange.......R.I.P

  • tia

    The longer I live, I have discovered that you can't really trust anyone. Seriously, the one's the closest to you are the most envious. It's some good folks out there. However, it's few and far between tho.

  • 11pink123

    Oh I see. Yeah. One of his old employees said they could not have guns outside the store. Guess that was a store policy or something according to him.

  • 11pink123

    ?????... I don’t know but it looked orchestrated to me. And obviously to his brother who was there.

  • Shamwow

    I would’ve had cons and professionals. Together as a team. But it’s all in the past now and I hope someone else would be able to possess his grace. Yes may be a far stretch but I have some kind of faith.

  • Adora35

    Lol. No they don't.

  • EyeEmJai

    Ironically, Eritrea shares a border with Ethiopia!

  • Renee26

    Was JayZ there??

    Jk

  • Sassie

    Would his funeral attract THAT many people? He was no Michael Jackson. Not saying it disrespectfully, but a lot of folks didn't know who he was and never heard his music. I'm just saying. Anyway, RIP young man. This really saddens me. I just want to say something though...take it how u want. This is a PRIME example of being TOO attached to your hood. When you reach a certain status in life, you HAVE to move on. Not saying you can't HELP your community, but you can do it from afar. You don't see Oprah hanging out on the block with her friends from her old neighborhood, do you? It's a reason for that. Nipsey's death was a prime example of this. I bet most of those ninjas secretly envied him, yet here he is...rich as hell...celebrity girlfriend....all while still hanging in the hood with ex cons and current gangbangers. I don't see HOW that could have ended well. He seemed like a good dude though. He just put too much energy into a hood that didn't have 100% love for him. Eric Holder was envious. Broke losers usually are.

  • Sassie

    That leather outfit is EVERYTHING!!

  • hottlanta

    Did white folks have a caravan leaving columbine sandy hook n stopped going 2 las vegas when those shootings occurred.

  • Sassie

    I think it was a hit, but NOT a conspiracy. The government has NOTHING to do with this. The hood had EVERYTHING to do with it.

  • Sassie

    Nipsey knew a ton of gangbangers...do we really WANT them hanging around at a funeral? I know I wouldn't.

  • Shamwow

    I thought so too until I saw pictures of him taking videos of her pretending to take a picture. He seemed smitten of her too. I believed he gave her that element of business and hood. The duo she craved I hope she finds that love again.

  • NewNew

    I know, it's all bad. Just wanted to be accurate though

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Because somebody saw him there and notice that beefy body guard wasn't around, then they put a call in. Dude had to first make sure he was actually there and nobody else was around before he did that demonic shittt.

  • AllIN19

    Either way this still hurts this blow by blow of what happened is just too much...

  • Jordan’s Memory

    right and I'm sure there will be a ton of celebrities there as well. Not a good mix.

  • Soda

    He wasn't hanging out. He went to get clothes to give to a friend who had just been released from prison so that he would look presentable when seeing his family again.

  • 11pink123

    That’s irrelevant, he lives in Cali. As a black man that lived in South Central, you don’t have very many options other to join one of the gangs or be gang affiliated. It was not until after our generation that the parents over there realized they gone have to wake up at 3am to send they kids to school in Orange County or the Valley to keep they kids away from gangs.

    But now that black people have toned down, there is white gangs being built, so let’s see how this goes. Cause if white ppl can shoot up a whole school and themselves, I know y’all don’t think they scared to do one drive by.

  • Soda

    There will be a ton of L.A. Police too.

  • MrsSpice1

    They really should consider having a veryy private funeral for his family and close friends ONLY!!? no media no crazy fans no enemies nothing!! smh why dont ppl get crowds hide mfz that dont need to be there ...dumb! Look at how his “vigil” turned out a bunch of fake fans there for the hype of it all...acting over the top and how crazy is it that the boy knew nipsey was going to be there at that right time unprotected and he was offering clothing to someone who just got of prison for free?!? Why he couldnt just have the clothes to delivered to his home personally something is very wrong about that bs...

  • AListDiva29

    I could see having a public memorial for fans, but after what happened I would think a private funeral for family and invitation only would be held? MJ's funeral was an absolute circus, the media is gonna be all over it, but if that's what they want then so be it!

  • Ebony Starr

    On one of his songs, he stated something to the effect that he has a million dollar policy on his flesh.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    My thoughts exactly!!! #NotSafe

  • AListDiva29

    Sad to know that he might of survived if his security team went with him.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    At least Nipsey tried [stayed in the hood] because I know I would not, the hate and envy is real when you’re just a regular person!

    Being around so many people with nothing to lose is scary, and for Nipsey fatal!

    He deserves whatever kind of funeral family, fans, and new admirers desire for him!

  • Crazy tee

    I agree...I did like his music and never understood why he was not bigger in the industry...then they said he was always independent up until about a year ago...being independent gives you the opportunity to go to events or not...go to signings or not...it can be a blessing or a curse.....when your with a label you do not have that option plus it helps to be more recognized....I am still upset with his murder and hope they keep his legacy alive....

  • Treasureme

    Sam is his older brother. But my God this story gets sadder by the day

  • Soda

    Okay, I believe you. ?

  • Treasureme

    They weren’t legally married. She confirmed that like 3 months ago. (Maybe she was lying? Idk) but if that’s the case, his parents would make that decision

  • Crazy tee

    Same thing I told my husband...you got a lot going on for you and it may make someone harm you and our family...let’s get the F out of here because all this nice ? you have will make us a target...homeboy or not...they don’t have a thing going on and they will take your little bit of happiness...He listened and now he only hang out with home owners...business owners...people who have positive stuff going on....

  • Fire & Ice

    I'm sure security and police presence will be tight!!

  • MJF

    Exactly

  • AmericanDream

    Good thing is we don’t have a leader on the east coast

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. Ninjas in the hood will kill you over a gold chain and feel zero remorse. When you're a millionaire like Nipsey was, you're an automatic target for these dudes who have nothing going in their lives and who place zero value on a human life.

  • Marlika

    I’m still not fan of his music and I’m not sitting around mourning him or anyone I don’t know. To see the video is very disheartening and then to get play by play doesn’t help.

    I hate to see any video of someone’s murder. It something that plays over and over on your mind. Like the video of Lesandro Jr Guzman, I could sleep for a week after watching that.
    It’s one thing to hear about someone dying but a totally different story when you see it in action.

  • Blak

    That pic is disturbing..,.makes his head look like it's in the middle of a target

  • Adora35

    Exactly

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    True. There's lots of haters out there who want nice stuff but would rather take from you than work for it. That's why I dont even stop for gas when I'm driving through certain parts of town. All it takes is one goon with evil intentions to cross your path, and things can get ugly real quick.

  • therealashland

    He getting that Michael Jackson & Prince love ??

  • KcoolMuziq

    Prince didn't have a public funeral. Although I did attend a last minute private funeral for the fans.

  • Miss Thang

    Stfu

  • trae

    agree

  • Rhyme and Reason

    And, what do you think his attorney Christopher Darden’s going to do?

    I believe he’s going to work hard to diminish and reduce his work in the hood to a “drug-dealing” gang banging celebrity rapper! But, there will countless receipts of his outreach, goodwill, and “hood love!”

  • HelloToni

    I think they will probably have something private too

  • Rhyme and Reason

    That’s awesome [strong family], it’s almost like survivor’s guilt, you made it out or came up while others are frozen in time!

  • xxxgracious

    So am I and I agree 100%.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    His Funeral???? Someone aint thinking right... Memorial. Yes! Funeral? No!

    RIP Nipsey ??

  • Yoni7

    GQ released a Couples Q&A featuring them three days before this happened and it's really cute. You should watch it.

  • dru and neil

    I’m still having trouble wrapping my head around this LEVEL of jealousy, it’s just disturbing!

  • Yoni7

    Yes it is! I WILL be finding something similar.....to wear, IDK where. LOL

  • 11pink123

    Wonder if they tried the Faith Dome, it holds like 15,000 ppl I think and ain’t nobody dumb enough to pop off in a church.

    The staple Center he deserves, and everybody And they mama will fill it up but they gone need Satple Center Secirity And have to a have a long Instagram talk with folks on how they need to act, be peaceful and loving to one another.

  • SpiceGirl

    I can feel the love for this man....may he continue to rest easy and still sending prayers to Lauren and his childrenfamilyfriends.

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    A large arena is setting room for more problems. Dont do it family. There are gang members that will be there. Yall are really setting yall self up. I get he got fans, but chyt. Protect myself. Justsaying..

  • 11pink123

    I agree. Glad you know that.

  • 11pink123

    I don’t think he gone make it to trial.

  • 11pink123

    Exactly

  • Shamwow

    Even some relatives are haters. But I get what you mean as of now I only visit my mother.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Yeah maybe I should. I mean he clearly loved and cared for her because they been together for a while. So I'm no insinuating she was a groupie or anything its just the way the pics came off. I am glad their were able to do that because now she has that to refer back too when she is missing him. I feel so bad for her and her children. I hope she is NOT reading the blogs the news or anything because I would not want her last memories to be the way that he died, more like the good man he was when he was living. I can't imagine if she came across that tape of his murder. smdh

  • Ebony Starr

    Or just call the store and tell them to give him what he wants? A lot of what it's. Still so very sad.

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    I hope not.

  • Ebony Starr

    That's with the shooter kept circling back, he noticed that no one was shooting at him or trying to stop him.

  • Topic Influencer

    Rest easy Nip.

    True fan here who actually CAN name more than 2 songs of yours, and who has been harping about your dopeness a long, long time here.

    Gonna miss you. Feel like I lost my own lil bro/nephew.

  • Yoni7

    I still haven't seen the tape of the murder. I did unfortunately, see when they were administering CPR to him. My goodness!

  • Vonn

    Inquiring minds want to know if you are Sir Keith Holman?

  • Tamara Artis-Dawkins

    Sounds about right. That is why he probablywalked up shooK Nipsey's hand first and talked with him first to scope out the scene. Low down dirty piece of nothing..........

  • Tamara Artis-Dawkins

    I read they got married in 2018 in Mexico but kept it and their family business on the low. But it did not save him...one minute of slippin and he is gone forever.

  • Sassie

    Were they legally married for real, or are folks just saying that. Media outlets I've come across have referred to her as his girlfriend. If she was really his wife, then SHE makes the decisions going forward, NOT his family.

  • Sassie

    Thank you! I said the same thing from the beginning. When u reach a certain status in life, u gotta let that shit GO....you can help your community but u have to learn how to do it remotely. There is NO other way. Niggas STAY jealous of those who have more than them.

  • Parent

    They killed our King on March 9, 1997 so we know what this feels like!

  • dinedaaka

    I heard that too, but I think just going to the hood is dangerous. You almost have to go in like a thief in the night. Real stealth, and strategic with it. Like at different times and always with security. As for myself, if I ever became a millionaire, I don't think I'd go at all, just have my people working there. As many people have stated above, just as a regular person doing somewhat OK you get hate in the hood, imagine the level of hate as a millionaire!

  • Sassie

    That boy wasn't mentally ill....he was about as mentally ill as everybody else in the hood. Not buying it. He wasn't retarded an he knew right from wrong.

  • Sassie

    Dude was respected and known in the hip hop world, but that's really about it.

  • SouthsideServesHerWell

    Do you know him personally? Alright then, ppl can still be mentally disturbed and know right from wrong.

  • LeeLee

    It's LONG been the status quo.

  • Chipswife

    Senseless! Tragic and senseless! No other way to explain this

  • Vegas1989

    Believe me LAPD is out and about...and have been since Sunday...

  • Ms..N

    Sad story all around!! If anyone needs security they need to all be licensed to carry! If not it's pointless!

  • YellowSauce

    never have been a fan of public funerals but if that's what the family wants or if Nip wanted that then so be it
    All of this is so very sad

  • Grace B

    We love him unconditionally. PPl dont understand LA is a very WHITE city, and the black people we live in areas across economic background. Many of us grew up with him, passing him, in the crenshaw or fox hills mall, bev center, played basketball with him or even went o John Burroughs middle or Crenshaw High. Shit has hit us like we lost a prophet because he WAS a prophet. Too many blessings and favor on his life and that demon could not stay his light. Rest well and eternally King. Every day we lift you and your queen Lauren and your prince and princess.. Love to Blacc Sam and his sister Samantha...and all of us that feel hurt. We as black people have to do better. We are taking the leaders that look like us that understand. Tragic...*REAL TEARS*

  • NewNew

    I sure hope so. Once you get married/ have children it should be mandatory

  • GuestSTAR

    If I were a celebrity I wouldn't want a bodyguard who couldn't carry. It kinda defeats the purpose.
    Someone in his position, definitely needed someone who could carry.

  • T3

    U know folks have no reverence or respect for anything these days. Sadly, we are living in a time where people will shoot in a church. It has happened. So sad.

  • Karen Brady

    ?

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    Thsts good tthen

  • Curtis

    Gun laws aren't the problem and there's a reason excon can't own firearms. How on earth did NH own a business without a gun in the premise? Hire just one person who is clean for godsake. Every small business owner will tell you he/she is always armed. My friends who own car repair shops and pizza places are packing.

  • Let them eat cake

    eritrea was ethiopia at one point. just one nation but they had a war and split with each other it hasnt even been that long since they split. they're the same people but dont tell them that they'll get pissed lol

  • BTweekin

    That's His Older Brother.

  • Satui Lerne

    It's starting to become a game of mine. Find in every post where they said they've been there or met that person. It's fun ?

  • the guest

    Amen.

  • the guest

    I'm in tears.

  • the guest

    the hate and envy is real when you’re just a regular person!

    THIS.

  • dontgetblocked

    It's sad that he was killed, but let's not lose sight of things. He was a gang member. He was still deeply involved in that life. I saw a video of him fighting ...like a thug on TMZ. Come on now. How many of those thugs he was helping went to jail for rape, robbery or murder? What about their victims? The lesson is...live by the gun...die by the gun! Staples Center my azz!

  • Dez Nuts

    I heard the most realest thing on the radio on Nipsey..”You can’t have one foot in and one foot out the hood” He definitely meant well, I really wish he took his family and moved, if ppl hated fck them, they’ll forget about him & hate on somebody else..we all have the same 24 hours in a day, yu can either do something with your life or not..okay I’m rappin ? but still so sad..& everything his brother said, I kno he’s never going to forget that whole scenario on the last moment with his brother ?

  • dontgetblocked

    I was given that advice a long time ago. People are very jealous. Don't tell them what you have going on in your life...what you buy...nada. Jealousy is real and they will try to take you down.

  • dontgetblocked

    You really have to survey the people around you. If they're supportive and moving you in a postive direction. If not...move away swiftly!

  • Kingrice4

    Bitch shut up

  • dontgetblocked

    In my city, they're certain things you can only get in the hood...like good fried fish, barbecue, authentic Caribbean food and of course, the Asian hair stores. When I make a trip into the ghetto, I move in silence. Bright daylight, no designer purse, tennis shoes, and walk swiftly. I'm always on the lookout for signs of trouble. If any arguing pops off...I'm gone. If I get too many mean mug looks...I'm gone. Ain't no way in hell...I would set up shop in the hood. Gonna shoot the man down and kick him in the head. Nope! A black person will take you out faster than a white person. Why? Some of us just don't give a damn!

  • dontgetblocked

    LOL! Get a life and quit crying over my post. The truth hurts!

  • Rhondalousey

    Im glad he opened up a business in the hood and employed people who couldn't get jobs elsewhere but, what was he doing there? He should've had one of his employees hook his homie up with some clothes then had the homie meet him elsewhere. You can't do what you used to do when you were trying to make it. Once you make it, you gotta leave the hood behind.

  • Rhondalousey

    This is why people get money and bounce and not look back. Call me a sellout if you want who cares.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    I don’t think so...
    Sir KL has had a email posted here, as he is a FOB... the writing style is different.

    Have a wonderful weekend ?

  • Rhondalousey

    It is sad. But my question is, when he was lying on the ground getting cpr by the paramedics ,why did they take his sock and shoe off? They always do that i wonder for what? But anyway, poor baby, he did not deserve to go out like that. He should be growing old with lauren.

  • Mrs Mary

    Amen!!! All he spewed out his mouth was "nigga this" "nigga that" and he was NO MLK!!!

  • Jussjess25

    I always thought you were a dude “ don't get blocked” good to know. But you cant spend your life running in fear that something is going to pop off. Just sayin

  • Jussjess25

    Your right. He may have not been banging anymore but Im sure he's committed his share of crimes. Although we are all guilty

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    They take off the shoes and socks to check for pulses in the feet or nerve response in the feet or for signs of swelling.

  • Vonn

    Thank you, enjoy your weekend.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    His Brother's story ???? it's just so sad

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Hugs. He was a talented brother.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    ??????????

  • Bella Boss

    So sad. Nipsey just shook that man hand according to reports then he comes back to shoot him and not only that, Nipsey was still alive to feel the man kick him in his head while he was down after just shooting him like he wasn't shi..... how disrespectful. GOD give Nipseys' family strength through this very trying time.

  • allAboutThemBillz

    California has the dumbest gun laws in the nation; even for legal owners

  • WokeBlackMan

    Go sit your negative hateful azz in a tub of gasoline and light a candle

  • WokeBlackMan

    Go suck a dirty dicc bad breff azz bitch...why all the haters on here spitting negative poison

  • Darkandlovely617?

    You too?

  • Jack Blakk

    Nothing against Nipsey this is a crazy event, but I hope black people realize, a funeral at the Staple Center for a rapper maybe former gangbanger is making it look like our community only cares about these rappers or people who exploit us and our community than innocent brothers and sisters who get brutalized for being black. Meek Mill for what ever reason is now considered a spokesman for black people (not for me)! Don't blame the white man for this, he keeps a ear in the community and moves how and where the pulse is stronger, which only tells you he feels we as a people can't think for ourselves so if he sensationalize these people and events they will be immortalize in our community and black people will feel they are getting somewhere. You may say 'NO', Obama didn't do anything for the black community, but research how many murderers, dope dealers he pardon and they are now back in our community. Why didn't he pardon the brother and sisters wrongfully accused?

  • Halima

    Nipsey didn't exploit us and our community. He did just the opposite

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  • 11pink123

    You said all of that to say what?

    Nipsey did nothing but try to rebuild LA finaciallly and motivate the people.

    He completed his mission. The man was a servant of God. He was only here temporary.

    The staple center is fit for a king.. like someone else said on here.

  • 11pink123

    They won’t shoot in that one. God won’t allow it.

  • Jack Blakk

    I pray you're a troll, but if you can't get my post 3 things for you.
    1. Go back to school.
    2. Continue to do drugs we don't need you in our community.
    3. Keep hope alive.

  • Jack Blakk

    No he didn't, so go pay to get in the funeral festivities.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I feel you. I was thinking something like this when I read that rival gangs decided to call truce during this time. Huh? During this time? How about forever.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    You're smart. You have to blend in when in the hood. I wanted to get a Lexus SUV but cuz my house (owned over ten years) is in what is now hood as hell, I didn't get it. I didn't want my vehicle to stand out. You definitely have to dress the part in the hood.

  • 11pink123

    I have a degree and I’ve never tried drugs in my life.

    I could never take a man serious that uses the word troll.

    Don’t get mad at me because you feel less of a man because you can’t be Nipsey or Meek Mill.

    We need more men like Nipsey and less corney azz men like yourself who think because you got a degree you conquered the world and know everything.

    Solute to Nipsey, he died a man, a hero, a king. Imstead of the bytchass, corney weak nigga that you are.

  • 11pink123

    You mad ?. It bothers you that we love Nip?

    Is that the kind of love you always wanted?

    Are you mad that he’s gone but still touching people hearts?

    Sound like you need to get off of here and go hang with Erick and Chris. Cause I think they might understand where you coming from.

  • 11pink123

    This is so beautiful and perfectly said?

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  • Jack Blakk

    No, it doesn't bother me in any way I have to cover myself and my responsibilities (children). I know you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. You and your 'Degree' deodorant can keep following your Moses on wax and Social Media.

  • Vonn

    ?

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    It sucks that you have to do that. @barbeez:disqus and @lorenzochaps:disqus I've been working hard to establish my own laundromat and I am 40% in to start it in brownsville bk then 20% don't want to ruin my business before it starts by establishing it there cus I grew up there and know what it could be. The other 20% of me is like just move the hell on elsewhere. The last 20% of me is like listen to my momma and avoid it all together. As much as I want to give back to my neighborhood and establish jobs for the youth. the look of doing well causes insecure folks all types of feelings to destroy my efforts. SMH

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