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Nipsey Hussle's fans were not happy over reports that his family members were selling tickets to attend his memorial service planned for this Thursday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Nipsey, 33, was gunned down outside his clothing store in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 31. Fans have been in mourning ever since.

According to TMZ, only fans holding pricey tickets could would be allowed to attend his star-studded memorial service inside the 21,000 seat Staples Center where the Los Angeles Lakers play and where Michael Jackson's memorial service was held in 2009.

The family and Roc Nation staff attended a private meeting with Staples officials and members of the LAPD to plan the logistics of the event, according to TMZ.

The relatives passed on booking smaller venues that held up to 2,000 people.

TMZ reported that tickets were being sold, and fans took to social media to express their disgust. Some noted that his fans who live in the low income Hyde Park neighborhood can't afford to buy tickets.

"He would never have us to pay to see him be laid to rest," wrote one irate fan on Instagram.com.

Another fan wrote: "Staples Center really [trying to] make money off this?"

But Nipsey's business partner Karen Civil took to Twitter.com to clear up the report that tickets were being sold to the memorial service.

"FAKE F*CKING NEWS!" she wrote before adding:

"I want to officially let @NipseyHussle fans & supporters know there will be NO selling of tickets to his funeral. A lot of incorrect information was released today, please know in the upcoming days and official statement will be made soon."

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There also reports that the beloved West Coast rapper will be buried with his prized possessions, including this custom made gold and diamond chip pendant in the likeness of Civil Rights activist Malcolm X, who was assassinated while delivering a speech at Manhattan's Audubon Ballroom in 1965.

L.A. police officials sparked rumors after they said Nipsey was "assassinated". This statement was made only 15 minutes after Nipsey had been shot - before anyone knew the identity of the killer.

Photos by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic, Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    R.I.P Nipsey was a real one

  • Alextra Ballard

    Selling tickets?!?!...this ain’t no dam concert. ...with Michael Jackson they raffled off tickets, they didn’t sell them. Is this really necessary

  • Anyway

    It's not necessary. They should have had a private funeral for his closet family and friends. I guess a private funeral means no cameras and extra attention.

  • rosey212516

    why not,people ie media especially are exploiting his death to get eyeballs.
    Everyone who showed the video of his murder exploited him. Don't know what he was/is worth but those bills don't stop,at least immediately.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    They are having it at staples tho so I’m sure it will be a big turn out , Nipsey touched a lot of people R.I.P

  • Parent

    This is going to become a spectacle.

  • Anyway

    It sounds like it.

  • Nina Ross

    Prayers

  • Yup, I said it

    Lawd I hope it doesnt become an Aretha Franklin type funeral, because that was the spectacle of spectacles.

  • lovelygamour

    was nipsey that rich to be laid to rest at the staples center. they should have free viewing and then $5 tickets the day of the funeral-pay at the door. yeah, it sounds kinda tacky but why would the staples center give nipsey hussel a free funeral. security alone is going to cost a ton. all i see is a bunch of freeloader neverfans who want to go and not pay. by making people pay hopefully it will limit the "man with camera" and be more fans.

    just want to state again i think he had one of the best rap names.

  • tintin

    I think the family is foolish for this. Have a private funeral. I dont see why they're doing this

  • lovelygamour

    unless its for security purposes. just how ganged up is his family and friends. by having it at the staples center they can see who coming and going. now about the cost, if they cant sell tickets who is going to pay". if the familly paying then its foolish indeed.

  • Michelle Peele

    I will be so glad when they get this man in the ground or cremated. Its becoming a bit much. And yes, I know I don't have to click and read all of the coverage. But I can't help myself! Besides, if they keep him out too long he might not be viewable unless embalming has gotten better at preserving lighter hued folks...

  • 11pink123

    His family knows this has nothing to do with gang violence. Every gang Love and or respected Nip from The Black gangs, Mexican gangs all the way to the Asian and white gangs.

    Nobody is going to do nothing at his funeral. The only people that don’t like Nip is the same ppl that did not like 2Pac.

  • 11pink123

    We would pay if they asked. But you have to remember they have money, his label has money and I’m sure they got high insurance on him. And the staple center just might have more sympathy than you think. Considering they know how much LA love Nip and how much he frequented the staple center.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Circus Antics... Karen Civil??? Chile????

  • lovelygamour

    i considered how much he went to the staple center but even if they cashed in his season seats that would only be enough to maybe cover security. they still have to pay ushers, cleaning staff, parking lot attendants, and the will need police directing traffic. too bad they have to account for his gang ties because having his funeral at one of the colleges or museums wouldve been great for his fans.

  • GuestSTAR

    They tried it tho. Had they not been exposed, shamed they would've continued selling tickets.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Roc nation involved smh ! Bye !!! ??

  • Scromes1212

    He was shot in the head. I'm sure it's going to be closed casket

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Right!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    1. WTF 2. Burying him with jewelry 3. Refer to #1.

    Sensationalism. They can easily have his service at a 5000 seat church, televise it like they did Whitney and we all get to "attend." Karen Civil is indeed our female Jesse Jackson. She always manages to get her name involved in good/bad celebrity news every time.

    There are two mysteries here: 1. How did the killer plead not guilty and 2. what does Karen Civil do - according to her tax returns?

  • Angie Dixon

    I agree!!!!!??

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Exploitation at it's best.. he wasnt that well known. Why not have a private funeral and then perhaps a FREE MEMORIAL CONCERT FEATURING HIS MUSIC. NEGROES do to dayum much. Just gotta be so dayum ostentatious! GEESH!

  • Alextra Ballard

    If it’s announced in advance that it’s a closed casket some folks won’t be attending. I’m sure Hussle had plenty fans who actually loved him, however some folks going just to be nosey.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I wonder will cell phones be allowed

  • Dowoop

    Not necessary. I know someone who was shot in the head at close range and he had an open casket. If it wasn't for the stippling over his eyebrows you would have never even known.

  • BlockingTrollsAllYearLong

    If you don't know this man personally, I think it best to just scroll on. What this expresses is Inclusion. Love. Peace. Community. Good energy. Positivity. Let his team do what they want to do. It's cool to have an opinion, but just try to have some compassion for him and the people who adore & love him. Like.. damn. He has kids, and siblings. And, lastly, he was able to walk amongst EVERYONE in the area that he came from. This is a tragedy. He was smart. Innovative. Passionate about providing opportunities for those less fortunate. He touched a lot of people. Myself. And a close family friend who worked with him, included. Live and let live. Be blessed.

  • Dowoop

    I hope not. If they are we will be inundated with the photos.

  • BlockingTrollsAllYearLong

    ??

  • Michelle Peele

    Is this the same one that was associated with Mac Miller? Yeah, I'd like to know her occupation as well...

  • Karen Brady

    Mostly blurry azz back of people's heads photos at that.

  • Ni Ni

    There also reports that the beloved West Coast rapper will be buried with his prized possessions, including this custom made gold and diamond chip pendant
    ____________________
    If that ain't some nword shet. I hope that's a rumor. That necklace should be kept locked up until his child is reaches a mentally mature age and it should be given to him.

    I'm sure the Staples center is not going to let all those people in their stadium for free. The family should have thought about that before they passed up the smaller venues or pay for it out of Nipsey's account.

    They probably could have the funeral at a high school/college auditorium if they ask and clean it up afterwards (outside and inside).

  • 11pink123

    I don’t know him personally but I definetly have a lot of love for him and was praying for him for the last couple of months.

    Anyhow I understand what you are saying.

  • Michelle Peele

    I was thinking the same thing. Them good morticians know how to cover stuff up.

  • 11pink123

    He’s so loved and I’m so glad the world is understanding that right now....

  • Karen Brady

    It was his name that caught my attn back in 2011 or 2012..had to Google him immediately ??????. RIP sir.

  • Dowoop

    I dont see the issue with selling tickets. I doubt they are doing it to make a profit. I'm sure they will all be sold out either way. The larger venue is pbly just to ensure more people can come pay their respects and selling tickets may just be a way to offset the costs.

  • Ni Ni

    I thought she just ran a blog.

  • 11pink123

    The Staple Center is the only place that can hold the amount of ppl attending. I don’t think you quite understand that Nipsey was LA.

    I know that’s hard for y’all out of state to accept because y’all only see him as a rapper.

    1. Jesus showed us how to overcome satan.

    2. Lincoln fought against slavery

    3. Mlk and kenndy faught against segregation

    3. Frederick Price taught the Bible accurately

    4. 2 Pac showed us what they doing to us

    5. Nipsey opened the doors for us to be business owners.

    And there is many others that I did not mention. But I just want you to get the point that he’s not just a rapper.

  • PhillyFacts

    My hubby work here at the Philly morgue; some bodies are kept in freezers for months at a time they break down but extremely slow so he’ll be okay...

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    I thought she was known for credit card fraud???

  • JENNYJONES1

    NIPSEY LOVED HIS COMMUNITY & FANS, HE SUPPORTED THEM AND THEY HIM SO OF COURSE HIS FAMILY IS GOING TO LET EVERYONE SAY THEIR GOOD BYES. PEOPLE AND A COMMUNITY ARE HURT SO BETTER TO LET THEM GET THEIR TEARS OUT AT A MEMORIAL THEN TURN TO VIOLENCE. HE WOULD LOVE TO SEE ALL OF THE SUPPORT AND LOVE PEOPLE HAD FOR HIM AND HOPEFULLY IT'LL ROLL OVER TO SUPPORT AND LOVE FOR THEMSELVES, THE COMMUNITY AND THE KIDS LIKE HE DID TO BETTER THINGS. I WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF THEYDROVE THE HEARSE WITH HIS BODY IN IT PASS HIS STORE AND DOWN SLAUSON LIKE THEY DID BIGGIE IN BROOKLYN. HOPE SO.........JENNY JONES!!!!

  • Shamwow

    Especially if you pay them well.

  • JENNYJONES1

    TAX WRITE OFF FOR THE STAPLE CENTER. THIS IS A HUGE DEAL IN L.A. SO THE MORE THE VENUE, CITY, POLICE DEPT AND RECORD LABEL DOES IN HONOR OF HIS NAME THE BETTER IT IS ALL AROUND.........JENNY JONES!!!

  • http://realitytea.com Goddess

    Circus antics of the record company trying to get that 'bigger in death' status up to collect more royalties.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Selling tickets would prolly keep the Hoodlums out I wouldn’t be mad if they did

  • http://realitytea.com Goddess

    I wouldn't be surprised if his record label isn't paying. So much better to create a Legend lost in the prime of his career.

  • http://realitytea.com Goddess

    ...West Coast rapper will be buried with his prized possessions, including this custom made gold and diamond chip pendant...

    A West Coast grave digger will be having a come up soon.

  • Michelle Peele

    I just busted out laughing and I feel so horrible for doing so. But your comment is so true.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I will be attending to give my respect for this great man that put in the work for caring about his community. I seriously doubt tickets will be for sale. It will be done the same way as MJ's funeral was at the GREAT,legendary Staples Center where Nipsey attended regularly.

  • Frank Blunt

    They can enjoy the hearse on horse and carriage through Hyde Park before turning off Manchester for the memorial service?

  • Dahl

    I did the EXACT same ????

  • K’man

    I live outside of LA. I don’t blame them for selling tickets because the venue, security and the logistics of this event will be expensive. I doubt it’s going to be donated, everything cost money and especially if they want this funeral to be done.

  • Frank Blunt

    Bishop Blake and West Angeles Church possibly rejected the notion DUE TO that bottom line figure! Complete with "In remembrance of me table"

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I can see him having on that pendant while in the casket... but being buried with it? Makes no sense.

  • 11pink123

    Good way too look at it, that’s definetly true

  • Frank Blunt

    One of the bloggers Daniel Caesar was "protecting" his YT Queen and said African Americans need to be nicer?

  • 11pink123

    or maybe his family realized that people loved him outside of his friends and family and they choose not to shut out those people.

    Nipsey loved everyone, not just his family, which is why he is not here today. His family understand the love he had for everyone, despite the fact that it cost him his life.

    So maybe they realized if people were this important to him, who are they to interfere.

    Maybe his family are just as loving as he was. Everything ain’t about money or fame because if it was Nip would still be here.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree with that. Having it at a megachurch just seems like it would have been a lot less hassle and expense for everybody involved.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • missmiami305

    Already has.

  • missmiami305

    I had no idea he was this famous and made such an impact on so many folks. Give folks roses while alive.

  • 11pink123

    He could’ve had it at Crenshaw Christian Center which is larger than West Angeles and closer to the size of the staple center and the Pastor likes and prays for Nip long before this took place, so I’m sure they would’ve accepted it if they would’ve asked, but obviously they did not ask and needed a bigger venue to hold the amount of people asking to attend.

    They know how many supporters he got.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • missmiami305

    Same! It should be a very intimate homegoing. Close friends and family ONLY!!!! Considering his death via video made it’s rounds on social media; you’d think they would want some privacy. Maybe it’s just me. But...hey. Some moments should remain private.

  • missmiami305

    Totally agree. A real spectacle. I hate saying that because his death was so tragic.

  • missmiami305

    Okay! She annoys me.

  • missmiami305

    I’m just as surprised.

  • 11pink123

    My mom said the same thing, she don’t know nothing about nothing,

    she was like does he know Jay z? I’m like yeah, she was like is his wife as pretty as Beyoncé? I’m like prettier. She was like well maybe they jealous., lol

    Then my dad said Jay probably bought all those CD’s cause he knew he was gone be able to flip them after he go, if it was limited.

    Now I wasn’t gone say nothing but them two so evil, I would not put nothing pass them. Beyoncé claiming she praying for him but the last time I checked wasn’t she using the Bible as a tampon. So who she praying to?

  • missmiami305
  • GuestSTAR

    I was telling hubby earlier that he's more famous now than when he was alive, but I believe much of it has to do with his former gang affiliation, how he died, the brutality involved, and how he really was trying to give back to the community he was raised in by providing jobs, opening businesses, plus he was a successful Grammy nominated rapper doing well.

  • missmiami305

    Lawd black folks can be real ignorant. Materialistic much ?.

  • davine puddin

    I understand not having his home coming at a place of worship. He has many fans across religious sects. Many religions disallow for the entering of other religious places.

  • Michelle Peele

    I like they did XXXTentacion memorial. They had it at a hockey arena. People were able to file though and see him then exit. The next day they had a private funeral. This way the fans had a chance to see him. Makes sense to me...but it ain't my call...

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I would make it private. Fu$k the public.

  • Love Luv

    How else will they be able to pay for it while allowing all those who want to mourn him come? Personally I think it’s safer. Harder to start mess in a large venue like this. Wisely done IMO

  • Frank Blunt

    Let me find out folks attending to use those bereavement hours?

  • Frank Blunt

    That.
    Either way Karen telling the people to chill before submitting their Bereavement/PTO to attend.

  • Michelle Peele

    @ frank blunt --- LMAO!!! I'm done!!!!! Cause u no somebody gonna try it. On turning off my phone!!!

  • currvalicious

    Also, he was shot in the back of the head, so he'll be good. He'll be laying on the back of his head so it won't be an issue.

  • dontgetblocked

    They're doing too much. I don't know one Nipsey song. He was one of Lauren London's baby daddies and she's a C-list actress. Choose your heroes wisely. A Rolling 60's gangsta is not to be admired unless he quit the gang. He didn't so he died by the gun. He knew the game!

  • dontgetblocked

    He didn't. Just the folks in LA...I guess.

  • dontgetblocked

    HE WAS A GANG MEMBER!!!

  • dontgetblocked

    And why is Chris Darden representing the killer. I agree the memorial service is overkill.

  • WhoKnew

    I think it's in poor taste to charge for the tickets. It makes sense to just scale down the service and keep it simple. I do believe that they originally intended to sell the tickets. They just didn't expect such an outpouring of backlash.

  • INCOGNITO?

    unfortunately your right

  • the guest

    He was more than famous, he was dearly loved and respected.

  • the guest

    They need to sell tickets for crowd control. I hope they sell tickets.

  • the guest

    Exactly.

  • Igottimefordash*ts

    Lawd you got time today???

  • KcoolMuziq

    The funeral services IS NOT NEXT THURSDAY! It's the following week the family will make THEIR announcement.

  • Dystaney Kimble

    All true . But life isn’t black and white . This wasn’t gang related but he was a part of a gang . He did have a child by Lauren London but he was so much more . He knew the game but he wanted change and was working with the city to make sure there was change . Even using his own money. Those are the grey areas you missed

  • 11pink123

    We supported him, he know we loved him. All the Cali rappers messed with him before he signed a deal. That’s why Lauren chased him down along time ago. I think we just forgot to spread the word outside of California.

    I just assumed the whole world knew. But to my surprise after his passing I’m finding out some of y’all scratching y’all head like wtf, is going on.

    Yeah this man was an activist, community leader, teacher and he financially invested in peoples dreams without wanting anything in return.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    How much would most people be willing to pay?

  • NewNew

    The Staples Center is expensive to rent. It's tacky to sell tickets to the funeral but I'm not mad at it. They could have done a private ceremony but the public wants to attend. Why should the family have to foot that whole bill?

  • Anji

    He was a SURVIVOR. He overcame it. Get over yourself.

  • 11pink123

    This is some messed up shyt. Like idk. I want to move past it, but damn Nipsey Why...

  • 11pink123

    This shyt is terrible. I cannot imagine the pain that his family and friends are going through. Hopefully God will give all of us closure and soon, cause each day and this mess ain’t getting no easier.

  • Realnigga101

    It's judgemental, narrow minded people like you that makes this world a bad place. You said you didn't know Nipsey, yet you went on and throw shades at his WIFE ( yes he was married to Lauren, not just one of her baby daddies like you put it) You judged him for bein AFILLIATED with the Rollin' 60's, Key word "affilliated" cuz Nip wasn't part of the gang no more, he had quit the gang lifestyle long time and doing positives things in the community like working with the police to tackle gangs and unite gangs, giving jobs to poor people in South Central L.A, jobs to ex- cons since it's hard for an ex-con to get a 2nd chance in Amerikkka. He opened a STEM center for under priviliged kids to excel in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths with aspirations to go to Silicon Valley and the list of positive things goes on and on but yet you're here casting the first stone and trying to diminish this man's legacy, who was trying to make a difference and make this world a better place tban he found it. God Bless you.

  • Realnigga101

    He was loved all over the world. They having vigils in Europe, Africa, South America and Asia to honor him.

  • Realnigga101

    So explain to me how come the are vigils in Europe, Africa, Adia, South America and Australia to honor this man?

  • http://realitytea.com Goddess

    I agree. It didn't make sense for King Tutankhamun or the other Egyptian Kings either. I'm not trying to be harsh or macabre but in the end the living always win, as they should with buried treasures.

  • Ebony Starr

    I don't blame the familyat all. People make very poor decisions when they are in the throughs of grief and surrounded by people with their own agendas and money is involved. Just try to imagine all of the people coming at you with this idea and that opinion and you're still dealing with all of the drama surrounding your loved ones tragic death. It'sall too much! My prayers are with them all.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    That’s big video he had all them guys was dressed in blue toting assault rifles

  • WinterIsComing

    More diamond chips huh?

  • WinterIsComing

    ?

  • WinterIsComing

    ????? Right! Gonna be posting pics on social media and get fired!

  • WinterIsComing

    I second that.

  • Frank Blunt

    Exactly! The difference between dying with insurance and affairs in order and the funerals you have to contemplate going to because the family is taking collections at the door, selling fish plates? Mad you weren't there in the time of need and you OWE it to the deceased.

  • NewNew

    I'm hopeful that he had insurance and his affairs in order, but what insurance covers a stadium funeral? None.

  • http://meetuplove.com/8rd2Lf5Kenhkds LOIGNE Nans
  • Frank Blunt

    In Nawlins accent?Baby...speaking in general and being facetious through this thread. Roc Nation is most likely footing tbe bill.
    My comment was general 'fune behaviour in black culture; im more than aware he highly had insurance as our firm worked with his team on community education in Leimert Park

  • WinterIsComing

    Depends how big his policy is.

  • Frank Blunt

    Hell I don't want shoes on for all eternity. Buried butt naked with a decorative cloth for open casket.

  • Topic Influencer

    I'm way opposite of LA. So nah

  • Topic Influencer

    We know. We know. We know

  • Topic Influencer

    How Karen linked to two dead rappers so heavily...both dead in 6 months. Mystery as well bc I don't believe too much in coincidence

  • currvalicious

    We won't be buried in it. It will be taken off. Not unless security stays to make sure he's buried in it.

  • 11pink123

    I know that’s supposed to be funny but I’m not laughing. It’s just nothing funny about this situation to me.

  • Coffee1st

    Fish plates. ?
    Didn't even know that was a thing till hubby's g-ma passed last year. The auntie made it seem like it was just a family get together and when erbody finished eating she announced the price of the plates.

  • dontgetblocked

    The first step was too move away from that thug life. He didn't.

  • Dowoop

    And you can't change the game unless you know the game!

  • Frank Blunt

    And life goes on...

  • Coffee1st

    Love for his people drove him. How can you judge love??
    Only people who judge acts of love are the one's who have none themselves.

  • Frank Blunt

    $10 to my name one time paying respects and the family was having a bake sale with a $5 donation at the entrance? Deceased still owed me $50 #nottoday?I give my flowers while folks are alive and have not been to a funeral of anyone that would see it as spectator sport had they been alive

  • Frank Blunt

    This? Keep those possessions for the CHILDREN. If its worth its weight in gold, can be used as an heirloom or economic resource in their future

  • Anyway

    Immediate family and maybe a few close friends are all that's needed for a funeral. Everybody else can get shut out including fans. Many families of celebrities bigger than Nipsey, quietly bury their loved ones all the time.

  • Realnigga101

    What do you mean by he didn't move away from that thug life?
    I told you he was not part of the gang anymore. Do you really think Nipsey Hussle known all over the world was out there, gang-banging, fighting, robbing or killing people? Or you mean to tell me he didn't move away cuz he visited friends and family living the hood, had business ventures in the hood and was providing opportunities for gang members who didn't know better? Please stop judging man, you have your flaws yourself and one day you gon' die too, try to make a difference in this fucked up world and speak positive about people so you can have a positive energy around you.

  • Realnigga101

    I'm lost man, what the hell are u talking about?

  • Coffee1st

    Soooo, before you could purchase the pastries, you had to pay to get in???
    Told my husband, everybody needs to meet at the burial site..... you know, for closure. No church, no repast, no viewing.

  • JNation

    We are inaundated with Nipsey. Never knew him before his passing - had no idea he was this known. Allow him to rest easy.

    Hurry up Thursday.

  • free

    I think when nipsey called dude a snitch in front of everybody and humiliated him, he fucked up and crossed back over that line. A gang member being publicly marked a snitch is not going to hang their head down and walk away from that.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    He was African he grew up with an African culture his famliy been owning property in LA and that gang was prolly extorting him . Now he dead behind that gang smh

  • Frank Blunt

    ?girl?yes..just bury me a G and keep the last memory of me?I donated $0.00 but bought a fish plate ? Store bought baked goods (more so the food ppl start bringing over ?) for "the kids to sell to their schoolmates" and sweet potatoe pie, peach cobbler made by the broke cousin

    Black folks will open a whole resteraunt in a weekend to raise funds for a fune, but will kick your ass for discussing life insurance?

  • Frank Blunt

    I spend more time with a 72 yr old aunt since we sat had this discussion. On closed casket, burial site and repass of identifiable cloves ones only; educated me on property and personnel?

  • Raquel

    ???????

    TMZ deleted/removed this comment: (in relation to Eric Holder being the shooter)

    I wonder if he'll ever TALK like the kid who didn't do so (either....because he was so sedated) in the Batman movie theatre shooting? Once they find a patsy, they drug em up and pin some sh*t on them that they probably didn't even do. I'm starting to notice a pattern.....when they find a "suspect" or a "patsy" we see their face for a little while so the story is believable and then NOTHING. It's happened quite a few times already. This one isn't new. I doubt he did this with any clear mind; could be a sleeper cell. But we'll never know, right? They give us the narrative we're SUPPOSED to believe.

    Why???????? There were other commenters being racist towards black people and able to swear and use vulgar language, yet THIS gets deleted??

    Gives me validation that I'm on the right path.

    *add ole boy who supposedly killed JHuds family.*

  • Frank Blunt

    Just like the Facebook Live serial killer or the shooter in Texas, foster kid- no family recent friend accounts but "black extremist". Where are Eric's ppl and did he truly just come on the block? He knew everyone around was a felon so no gun possession..he knew too much to take that chance blindly with a possibility/hope/maybe no shots back.

  • Coffee1st

    Nips love for his ppl/ community was evident.
    You spoke of ppl throwing shade despite this fact.
    My question was: Who throws shade at someone demonstrating love?
    My answer was: Someone who has none. Only hateful ppl despise a good heart...
    I was essentially piggy backing your comment.
    You good now?

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I had a friend get buried his family had him in some gaudy jewelry it was awful

  • 11pink123

    You have a mission to stamp salt on Nips name, so that you can have an excuse of why you’re lame.

    Nipseys Dad is the only one in America that was Ethiopian. He said he never met any of his other Ethiopian family until he recently. He lived with his Mother who is American.

    Nipseys brother was a hustler and already made a name for himself in the areas before Nipsey came up behind him.

    Nipsey went to Crenshaw Highschool and the only option you have going there is to join 60’s whether you broke or rich. Nipsey was known for getting into a bunch of fights, he was always a leader and always stood up for what he believed, never a lame.

    I know you trying to make him out to be a man that got scammed by the hood, by the ppl who claimed to love him. But that’s a lie, his hood did love him and they would gain no benefit by killing him.

    The guy that shot him was no longer accepted by 60’s along time ago which is where they got the first story from that he was a snitch and Nipsey told him to go away. 60’s told him to stay away along time ago, not Nip.

  • WhoKnew

    Nipsey's brother Samiel did an interview with the Los Angeles times and he said the following.
    __________________________________________________________
    “...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 had a gun, nobody was responding, ran back up and shot my brother three more times, shoot him in the head and kicked him in the head and then ran off," he said.

    Asghedom says he's now trying to come to terms with his brother's "execution," but wonders if the attack was a hit job.

    “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,” Samiel said. “It’s mind-boggling.”

  • SouthsideServesHerWell

    I hope it’s Thursday this week. These super fans and band-wagoners need closure.

  • Michelle Peele

    I think you're being generous with C list. I ain't seen her since The Game wrapped. No disrespect but I think they doing a little too much.

  • SouthsideServesHerWell

    Family and close friends should only be attending his funeral. Fans should just step back and respect his family! This would take the stress off the family of having to find a large venue for the funeral. Solved! Most of the fans probably just going to be nosey and say they attended anyways.

  • WhoKnew

    On another note blacker than dark with no street lights on non-rapper Kodiak Black made a very disrespectful statement about Lauren London saying he'll give her a year to cry and shyt before he hits on her. WTF?

    Some people have already put the word out to him and said don't bring your black ass to LA if you know what's good for you. I'm trying to dial back on my cussing and it is Sunday and what not but this black mutha 'shut-my-mouth' is so black he burnt black and you can't even scrape that black shyt off. This nigga walk by the woods and you can't even see his ass anymore he just blend right in. If you take a picture of this freak the whole picture just come out black. His ugly ass just black for no good reason. Black ass punk. This is why I have never listened to rap music. The people who spit it have a truth different from respectable people and they believe their truth is always the right way even if it's disrespectul, even if it degrades women, even if it promotes drug use, gun violence and any other manner of crimes. I can't with them.

  • SouthsideServesHerWell

    But if they murdered Kodak for the comments he made wouldn’t that be the continued cycle of black ppl murdering other black ppl. What would that solve? I think educating Kodak on what he said was wrong to many ppl and he should apologize.(He did apologize) He is young and ignorant. Bringing harm to Kodak won’t solve anything.

  • WhoKnew

    They said he half-way apologized for making that statement. Half-way is not good enough.

    You're right. Taking him out wouldn't solve a thing. It would only keep this nonsense going. And as far as educating him. I'll pass...on second thought...some people are just stuck on stupid and being ignant and no amount of education can or will help them.

  • Raquel

    EXACTLY! Things don't add up. Critical thinking skills are lost among some people and they have VERY short attention spans which doesn't allow them to connect patterns and consistencies. It's not far fetched to think outside the box because the truth is always stranger than fiction. Notice how the media has a rebuttle to EVERY statement/observation given by people who would know the most about this situation (close friends, his brother, etc). It's kinda like when 9/11 happened.....all of the truer statements were made by eyewitnesses who were THERE (and those ppl were killed or paid off) but they took their truths and the media spun it with a different account or some rebuttle so that it would silence the masses questioning. Don't EVER give up your free thought and ability to think for yourselves.

    Another reason they wanna legalize certain drugs; to keep you in a drugged up stupor so your thoughts are clouded and you don't think! We all have brains; don't let being IN/OF this world change that.

  • Raquel

    So, your closet is clear of skeletons? What if one day you decide to become a politician, will you have a clean slate or nah?

    People change....you DO realize that, right? Or your narrow-minded self can't fathom that?

  • Raquel

    Did you say the same about Aretha Franklin's 6 hour service? Let people do what they do. Jesus Christ.

  • Michelle Peele

    I sure did!

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I can’t stand no black man who preach gangs and gang violence on other black men ..go look at his Rap Niggas video????

  • 11pink123

    I seen it. I understand, but you did not come from what they came from, you obviously were not dealt the cards they were dealt. Nipsey over came that right before he passed away and was reaching that group of people to show them how to overcome it as well.

    I don’t care what Nipsey did before. It’s what he was doing at the moment. And he was only trying to help another man out, instead of persecute them like you’re doing.

    He could’ve easily took his funds, moved far away with some security. He choose not too. He was sent by God, nothing less. His mission was complete.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    First off you don’t know where I come from but let me tell you this I come from a very similar area and I had the strong mind and sense of independence that I didn’t engulf my life into a criminal life style just because that’s the way the white supremacy wants a black man to act

  • pure_rachet

    Lol that’s some break up shyt! All his songs sound the same too.

  • Realnigga101

    Oh yeah, sorry I understood it the wrong way... Thanks for clarifying that. One Love!

  • dontgetblocked

    When I do die, the word gang will not be associated with me. The very fact that he was surrounded by ex-cons and gang members says it all.

  • WhoKnew

    Word...as I said I don't listen to rap but someone sent me this link and asked me to listen to this tribute from J. Cole to NH.

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1114730914834145280

  • 11pink123

    You and him aren’t the same breed.

    Nipsey was positive and had a goal to help people.

    You are negative and have a goal to tear down people.

    Its people who are loved just as much as Nip that are not from gangs. Such as Steph Curry.

    My point is you don’t have to be a gangster to receive this type of love. You just have to give this type of love out.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I agree it should be done as soon as possible. But Nipsey was a people person and his legacy should show that at his home going.

  • Kayke

    They were never selling tickets. TMZ never said anything about selling or pricing.... just that you need a ticket for entry. Exposed those spreading fake news for clicks.

  • dontgetblocked

    Known all over the world? We don't know him here in America. He wasn't really famous.

  • Realnigga101

    Well, you probably didn't know him but the brother really had an impact in many people's lives and many people are hurt by his death and now his life has being celebrated all over the world. I saw people having vigils in Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia. Now how do you explain that?

  • 11pink123

    Crazy the news isn’t covering this. That whole block is still fulll of people on all 4 corners, there’s a line the length of a Taylor Swift concert for something that I have no idea what for. All the businesses surrounding are still closed, and some of them have large paintings of him on the side of the building (other businesses that he did not own). It looks like a parade on slauson and Crenshaw 7 days later and it’s more packed than it was the first day.

    They are out there uniting gang members from different sets. Christian and muslims some what out there on the same page.

    This is what I mean when I say satan made a mistake. Gang banging and black on black crime is done.....

    Satan ain’t see this coming at all. He took everyone’s loved one. Nipsey was for everybody.

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    So now that they are getting backlash they won’t be selling tickets?

  • 11pink123

    All the businesses surrounding are still closed. It looks like a parade. All 4 corners are packed. Christian and Muslim leaders are out there on the same page, uniting gang members. Outside of his businesses, other businesses have large paintings of him up on there buildings. There is a line around the block with an ending that I can’t even see, for something that I have no clue what.

    it look like a parade and is more packed than the first day.

    Gang banging is finished, black on black crime and mexican on black crime is finished.

    Whoever the “they” are, are about to do there best to set us up against each other again. Because they plan just went straight down the drain. And I don’t think they seen this coming. Watch out for the positioning is agains each other in movies, promoting a random incident in the news, making it look like it happens every day and etc. they shook right now trust me.

  • 11pink123

    No you did not give af.

    We did!

    Do you know another rapper that sold his mixtapes for $100 with no record deal and no commercial exposure?

    Name one?

  • GinJen

    you sold drugs in order to fund your college education, did you not?

  • WinterIsComing

    Maaaaaaaaaaaan

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    I took time off work early to say farwell to Gerald Levert's memorial service and there were no tickets sold and it was in November so I remember standing in a long line to get in. Bless his family that hurts my heart he was doing a good deed and killed.

  • 11pink123

    Whatever, obviously his family don’t agree. So it does not matter what you think,

    As of now I can’t think of a celebrity, pastor or politician that has made this huge of an impact in the United States on the black community this week.

    Some very important moves was made today. You will find out soon?

  • Trey

    smh...should have

  • BeUtFullSoul

    THANK YOU! I'm so tired of people saying, nobody knew of him before his passing..A lot of us KNEW of and about him and ALL that he was doing waaaayyyy before, and we are not jumping on "bandwagons" or "acting" hurt.. his passing has touched people ALL OVER THE WORLD.

  • Lady” Youngblood

    He’s a young dummy and he can’t read, he has a pending rape charge and said dark skin women were all ugly. There’s no saving him. He’s one of those people you should stay away from. Cancel this young dummy, He ain’t even proud of his black skin

  • NewNew

    Oh good, I'm glad he took care of the insurance thing. We all need it, you never know what will happen. Gotta be prepared.

  • NewNew

    Very true.

  • Raquel

    Maybe her time is better spent in a grammar class of sorts. LOL

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    When Michael Jackson dies tickets were sold.
    There were people who were able to get in and turned around & sold the "ticket" and commemorative booklet for cash.

  • Raquel

    Well, when you die, hopefully your family just pours out a lil liquor and put ya ass in a barrel. LOL No big event for you, neither. *thumbs up*

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