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The rapper known as Nipsey Hussle was shot dead at 3:20 p.m. local time in Los Angeles on Sunday, the LAPD confirmed. The 33-year-old hip-hop entrepreneur was one of three men shot in a gang-related incident outside his clothing store in the Hyde Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles.

Nipsey was pronounced dead on arrival at a Los Angeles hospital just before 4 p.m. He was 33. The other two victims are in stable condition, police said.

Witnesses say a lone gunman pumped six bullets into the rapper as he stood with two bodyguards outside his Marathon clothing store in a strip mall on Slauson Avenue.

There are reports that Nipsey tried to run from his killer who shot him in the back of the head at close range.

The gunman fled in a waiting getaway vehicle. He is described as a Black male in his 20s. There was no description of the getaway driver, although witnesses say the driver was a female.

"At this point, we're not even sure as to whether he walked up, rode a bicycle or drove up in a car, LA Police Lt. Chris Ramirez said in a news briefing on Sunday.

Moments after the shooting, fans shared graphic videos of the "Last Time that I Checc'd" rapper on the ground amid the chaos. The back of his white du-rag turned crimson red as Black and Hispanic medics worked frantically to save his life.

Fans also shared what appeared to be the last photo taken of Nipsey in the final moments before he was gunned down. He is wearing a white du-rag with a white t-shirt, red shorts and a pair of crisp white sneakers. The rapper who rarely smiled in photos grinned as he posed with a young fan.

Police say his murder may have been part of a gang initiation. The shooter is probably associated with a gang, a police source told the LA Times.

Nipsey, who was born Ermias Davidson Asghedom, was a devout member of the Rolling 60s Crips street gang, according to his Facebook page.

The rapper derived his name from the late actor/comedian Nipsey Russell, who is best known for his role as the Tin Man in the 1978 musical The Wiz.

He told CBS LA that he was raised by his mother and grandmother, Black women who pressured him and his brother to read books while growing up in gang-infested Los Angeles in the 1990s.

"My mom is American, so I was raised in her household in my formative years," he told CBS LA. "Outside was a little more chaotic."

Despite having a father in his life, Nipsey joined the Rolling 60s Crips gang as a teenager.

He was close to his father, who is from Eritrea in East Africa. In 2018, he and his brother traveled with their father to Eritrea for the second time in 14 years. Nipsey said the trip changed his life.

His father often helped out in his clothing store. It isn't clear if his dad was at the scene when his son was killed.

Nipsey's fans say he was more than just a gang banger with a record deal. Nipsey tried to make a difference in a neighborhood that saw more than its fair share of bloodshed and gang violence.

He owned the Marathon Clothing Company "smart store", where shoppers could use an app to peruse the store stock. He also owned The Marathon Agency, SC Commercial Ventures and Proud 2 Pay.

In 2010, he founded All Money In No Money Out Records, which debuted his mixtape "The Marathon".

In 2013, he released his fifth mixtape "Crenshaw", which sold more than 1,000 cassettes at $100 apiece. The unheard of price per cassette made headlines in the mainstream press.

His last - and most critically acclaimed - album Victory Lap was nominated for a Grammy at the 2019 Grammy Awards. He lost to culture vulture rapper Cardi B, whose career was canceled after she admitted drugging and robbing Black men.

Nipsey performed sold out concerts around the country. His last concert in Atlanta was 10 months ago. A B&W photo of the bearded rapper on a concert listing service bears the words "NO LONGER TOURING" in bold white letters across his chest.

The rapper dabbled in technology and he envisioned a South Central Los Angeles where young Black people owned the corners they stood on.

He inspired the youth to became property owners in an industry where bankers tend to reject Black applicants - even those with good credit.

When the LAPD needed an ally to help stem the rising tide of gun violence in the southern district, they turned to Nipsey.

L.A. Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff tweeted that he and LAPD Chief Michael Moore had planned to meet with Nipsey on Monday to discuss "ways he could help stop gang violence and help us help kids."

"I'm so very sad," Soboroff tweeted.

As news spread of Nipsey's execution, it didn't take long for the conspiracy theories to kick into high gear.

Many accused pharmaceutical companies of hiring a hit man to kill the rapper to stop his documentary about Alfredo Bowman, aka Dr. Sebi.

The controversial "holistic healer" was arrested and accused of practicing medicine without a license in the 1980s. Dr. Sebi claimed his miracle potions and tonics could cure cancer and AIDS, but his claims were debunked by the medical community.

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Nipsey claimed Dr. Sebi won a court case in NY by proving he could cure AIDS. in reality, two juries found that his methods of "healing" with roots and herbs didn't qualify as "practicing medicine without a license." He never provided medical or scientific proof that his potions and strict vegan diet could cure AIDS.

On Sunday, fellow rappers, athletes and associates joined Nipsey's fans in expressing their grief in social media posts. Rapper J. Cole described Nipsey as "a legend".

"I respect and admire your career path and what you did for the neighborhood. My heart broke today when I saw the news. I'm praying for your loved ones," he tweeted.

Nipsey was remembered during a candlelight vigil in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Nipsey leaves behind a 3-year-old son, Kross, by his longtime girlfriend, actress Lauren London (pictured with him in 2018). He also has a daughter, Emani, from a previous relationship with a woman who calls herself Tanisha Asghedom.

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Unwilling to let go, Tanisha frequently taunted Lauren on social media.

In 2014, she tweeted Lauren, "he told me he loves me today weekday about you lol now you can block me."

In 2017, after Nipsey and Lauren briefly separated, a fan asked Tanisha if she and Nipsey were getting back together.

"We never broke up lol," she responded.

Both women are expected to attend Nipsey's star-studded funeral in Los Angeles.
 

Photos by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images, BACKGRID

  • MJF

    I don't know Nipsey personally but this was heartbreaking. Prayers to his family, kids, Lauren London.... give them strength. I can only imagine how heartbreaking it is to lose someone you love. I wish this on no man.

  • KcoolMuziq

    So unbelievably sad.

    R.I.P. NIPSEY HUSSLE

    My condolences to Lauren. I feel for her a true ride 2 die chick.

  • iWasteTime

    Nipsey told us if and when he died, who did it and why.
    Bangers don't let the kids walk away before they start shooting and I'm not into conspiracies at all
    My heart bleeds for Lauren and the kids. I just watched their GQ 20 questions he LOVED that woman and she loved him back. I cried last night for a man I never met but a man I believed in and was so proud of his message and his actions to better his community.

  • AmericanDream

    He had the same age as me but I can’t name one song of his , maybe because I don’t really try to keep up with rap these days .

    With that said, I hope for his family that there are security cameras in that shopping center that at least captured part of what went down . However, I can’t help but wonder why some of these guys have this need to go back to the ‘hood’ when you’re one of the few lucky enough to get out, you owe the hood nothing at all.

    Furthermore , most detectives will tell you that most murders involve people who know each other or have had some kind of interaction. I’m sure detectives will scour his phone records and dig deep in his private life to try to put pieces of the puzzle together . Hopefully , the inbred who did this will be caught . Anyway , RIP.

  • Tiff J

    I TOTALLY forgot that LL has a son with Lil Wayne. I was thinking that her two kids were with Nipsey.

  • Fire & Ice

    This is so tragic and senseless! This black man's life so many others ended way too soon. Heartbroken for him and his family ?. Rest easy Nip ?

  • Trey

    Hip Hop +gangbanging make for a deadly mix

  • WinterIsComing

    His final tweet didn’t age well. I hope they can find the perpetrator(s).

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    "..it didn't take long for the conspiracy theories to kick into high gear. Many accused pharmaceutical companies of hiring a hit man to kill the rapper to stop his documentary..."
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    Just once I would like to see one of these brothas rest in peace without folks coming up with these kooky conspiracy theories.

  • T Willis

    Such a tragic avoidable loss. I heard that Nipsey was very involved in the community - but was gang affiliated. Sad. They say his last tweet was about having strong enemies, which leads me to believe that this was no gang initiation and that Nipsey knew folks were gunning for him. What I don’t understand is, how you have two body guards and *you* end up dead, but they survive and are in stable condition? Smdh. R.I.P.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Thank you ?? Auntie. Respectfully done.

    I think I’ll take an email internet break today. My spirit is heavy behind this.

    Prayers for his loved ones.

  • Tammie Reed

    This was such a sad story! May he RIP!

  • WinterIsComing

    Right! Bodyguards weren’t worth a damn!

  • MJF

    I think I will too. So sad, co-workers don't get it, they all white and talking about basketball smh. Definitely mourning today...

  • MsSapphire9800

    Good Morning....RIP Brother....Look out here come all the conspiracy theory.

  • Rayscoty

    They really think the pharmaceutical industry putting hits out..

    Johnson& Johnson and Novartis had no idea who this man was.

  • WinterIsComing

    Thank you!

  • Ni Ni

    His little girl is gorgeous.

  • http://realitytea.com Goddess

    So tired, embarrassed, heartbroken, sad, and disgusted with Black people killing themselves and others. We can't provide the solution if we don't acknowledge WE are part of the problem.

  • tia

    Before watching last year's Breakfast Club interview, I never really followed him. This young man was amazingly intelligent and a huge asset and blessing to his community. I see folks on other posts talking about conspiracies and what not, Dr. Sebi, the white man, this or that, etc. However, at the end of the day it was still another Black man that pulled the trigger. It's like we HATE each other and I actually despise the whole Black Lives Matter movement. I know dirty cops and any other sprite can harm me and may or may not get the justice I'm due. Nevertheless, I am also very aware, that my own people can snuff my life out at the blink in the blink of eye as well. I'm so over the senseless violence.. we gotta do better. This tragedy is nothing more than ni@@a stuff. rest in eternal peace!!

  • Lady_Elle

    RIP Nipsey!
    So sad...
    Sick of the gun violence!
    Sick of the in-necessary loss of lives! :-(

  • Pamela

    "he lost to culture vulture Cardi B".
    ?????????????

  • xxxgracious

    I remember riding with my boyfriend my freshman year of college and he played Nipsey's mixtape. That was in 2010. I asked who it was and my boyfriend said "how do you not know who Nip is your from Cali." Ever since then I'd vibe out to a few of his songs. Keys to the City is my favorite. It brings back nostalgic memories from when I was younger. I hit up my ex last night he's pretty down. My heart goes out to Lauren and his children. He was such a young man that was extremely wise. RIP NIP!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I've seen so many of these conspiracy theories pop up, right after his death. Big Pharma did it.. the military did it.. the Illuminati... he was "a sacrifice" etc. SMH. People kill me with that stuff.?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So this guy couldn't even come up with an original handle--he had to alter someone else's name.
    With all of the black people defending R Kelly and MJ last month and now so many black people are focusing on this story I can say that the black community is officially lost.

  • Mielle Downey

    RIP Nipsy and I pray that God covers and protects your family.This is when Black lives matters, not when some cave dweller shoots us. It when we take the lives of other brothers and sister should black lives mater really matter!!

  • xxxgracious

    I'm not going to lie I was rooting for her at one point of time. Now not so much.....

  • Pamela

    This description: Black and Hispanic medics. ????
    RIP and prayers to his family and friends.

  • Bossy704

    Drug companies wouldn't have got him like that. It was gang related.

  • tintin

    Completely senseless. The man was giving back to his community. And this is why sometimes celebrities bounce and never look back. He helped all he could and they still shot him down.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    This shit is ridiculous. I fear being killed by a black person more so than some white cop or hillbilly racist... senseless!!

  • NewNew

    Wow. I wasn't a huge fan but I did enjoy his music. For some reason I'm really hurt by this and especially hurt for Lauren. This shìt is tragic. I don't believe that this has anything to do with Dr. Sebi. Sometimes the simplest answer is the best one - some knucklehead gang banger got him like so many other black men before him.

    RIP Nip. ??

  • Pamela

    Roderick please leave MJ out of it. R Kelly, ok.

  • GuestSTAR

    Because they weren't real, trained bodyguards. Likely his boys from the hood he wanted to employ.

  • NewNew

    Dude, not today. Keep it to yourself. Nobody wants to hear it.

  • WhoKnew

    This was indeed a sad and senseless shooting. I did something I don't usually do and I did watch the video of the paramedics trying to save his life. It appeared he was clearly deceased. But what "pinged" at my heart was just seeing him lying there on the ground dead. No one wants to go out like that. Hopefully his daughter did not see the video.

    His daughter's mama sounds petty AF for trolling Lauren. Yesterday, I read an article in the "Blast" bout his death and the article had said the following: "the rapper's baby mama has been informed of his death and has been making the rounds calling friends and family." Ummm, Lauren does have a name. I hope that the daughter's mama will act civilized at the funeral, cuz, guh, for all your trash talking now neither one of you have him so what are you going to troll Lauren about now? Who gets his money? You both have a child by him so both children will get his money.

    These petty ass desperate women gonna learn one day that sharing a man, or chasing a man after he's left you only makes you sloppy seconds and we know what they say about sloppy seconds.

  • WinterIsComing

    As you should. Statistically speaking an individual is more likelihood to be killed by someone of the same race.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Was a white medic there?

  • Cannelle

    I read about his death in the Washington Post. This is absolutely horrible. I don't know much about Nipsey, but it looks like he was really trying to make a difference in his community, especially by helping young people.

    I feel so badly for his family. Hopefully the murder is found and brought to swift justice.

  • Kimberly King

    I do NOT believe that this was gang related. Period. He meant a lot to the people in LA. RIP Nipsey !

  • WinterIsComing

    Well put about the first baby mama. Harassing the next baby mama doesn’t seem productive. Now like you said neither of them have him. Smh.

  • Pamela

    I'm just wondering whether it was necessary to include the medics race. Other than that, the write-up is informative.

  • NewNew

    Jealous Ones Still Envy. Perhaps he didn't mean much to the rival gang.

  • WinterIsComing

    Yup! Or even to members of his own gang. People are funny like that.

  • Pamela

    Maybe they were taken by surprise by the scumbag shooter? No time to react.

  • NewNew

    It be your own people who don't want to see you shine. Look at Malcolm X

  • Kimberly King

    Thank you ! This is not gang related ! IDGAF what no one says. And I’m wondering if the body guards were strapped ? Like gah damn ! They shot Nip so many times. I do not wish to come across that video of him lying lifeless on the ground.

  • WinterIsComing

    Say that!

  • CookieMobster

    If he is a crop, why does he have red on in the above pic. I ain't bout that life, but I thought that was an extreme no no!!

  • Kimberly King

    Y’all are getting blocked today. The sheer blindness and ignorance is something I don’t have time to deal with. Not on Monday. This was not a gang related murder. However, I’m sure that’s the way LAPD wants us to think.

  • Pamela

    Have you ever met him kcool?

  • Fire & Ice

    I heard on YouTube that people believe it's someone affiliated with his gang.

  • WinterIsComing

    It’s annoying and ridiculous.

  • WinterIsComing

    Wouldn’t surprise me.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    So senseless and so heartbreaking... words fail... again, RIP young man.

  • NewNew

    Big Pharma may have gotten Dr. Sebi but they aren't behind this.

  • MsJC

    This is why if you make it in slight, you move TF out of Los Angeles. Gang bangers are 1of the most ignorant life forms on earth! Once I graduate college I moved inland in California to raise my children. If gang bangers were so passionate about a career the way the are with murder, we could have a vault of educated minorities in Los Angeles!.

  • xxxgracious

    Yeah that bothered me too. Sounds like my son's father baby mama. He and I were engaged and he cheated and now has kids two months apart. My son is the oldest and she not only trolled me but my parents as well. And his father messy a$$ gave her my parents numbers. I never uttered a word to her because children were involved but three years later I saw her punk a$$ at his mother's when I was picking up my son. Sweetheart didnt have the same energy but I ran up to her and said HELLO and she looked down and I screamed again HELLO and she finally said hi. I said I hope you finally found happiness. As me and my son was walking out the door her daughter begged could she come with us and I let her know nicely that if her mother has no problem she is more than welcome to join us. His grandmother text me and said she loves how classy I am with a wink face lol. Sadly once my son father got married she trolled his wife and her family on Facebook. The wife divorced him after 8 months because she said he couldnt control her. That fool needs Jesus.

  • MsJC

    I think he was trying to show it makes no difference. Trying to change an ignorant thought process. That's what he said on the radio any way, about the colors he wear.

  • Elevated Soul

    I believe this was a turf situation.

    Nipsey use to be in the Rolling 60's Crip sect and supposedly up the street Bloods were upset he was there.

    I have heard people like Tariq Nasheed push the government nonsense because he was doing the documentary on Dr. Sebi.There are even Blacks that think it was a government sniper who pulled the hit because of the accuracy of the shots.

    As a Tupac collaborator said in the song " Trading War Stories",it was the "nigga behind tbe trigga". Nipsey went back and was killed by the very people he tried to help....You can't go back.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    RIP!

    ALWAYS keep your head on a swivel... Bodyguards or not???

  • WinterIsComing

    A damn shame! She sounds bitter and as if her identity was wrapped up with the baby father.

  • MythCalledLove

    When celebrities die they always write, say, or do something haunting.. Leaving people to decipher, debate and read into what they meant. My prayers go out to Lauren I just feel so bad for her. Sudden death of a loved on is always hard.

  • NewNew

    Jesus, what's wrong with people? Who has the energy for behavior like that? I'm just not built that way. Being super petty must be exhausting and time consuming.

  • Kanyade

    his death made MY local news this morning.

    condolences to his family; especially his children. bless.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    it was already reported that the police called it 'gang related' ...my question though, how do they Know that without the benefit of investigative evidence? like do they regard this man's murder as an 'open and shut' case based alone on the victim and the alleged killer????? just wow.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Block me.

  • MsJC

    Gangbangers are 1 of the most ignorant life forms. Being from LA, these ninjas will kill they mommas if the OGs say so. Young, impressionable minds, manipulated by dumb street ninjas!

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Yesss! Two different worlds, I tell ya!

    This is tragic. Nip is a real one, not a cornball like most artists. Today is wild.

  • justlooking

    Have you lived in LA area? A rival gang member ain't got no love for the rival.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Oh the man-child who slept with other people's under-aged sons?
    If you don't like the truth don't read my posts.
    Block me.

  • WinterIsComing

    Those little niglets stay terrorizing the inner city and suburbs up this way. They travel 40minutes out to rob folks.

  • Primo Levi

    Damn! Rih Nip but im not on this cause it's still the same ole ? doesn't matter if ur famous a dude woman kids murders of our own not gone stop but im trippin in j cole calling him a legend if so what was Eazy E then since he LA & compton on the map og crip in rap game

  • Guest©

    My heart is heavy. A vibrant black man was cut down in his prime. God please help his family and loved ones in their time of grief. RIP Nipsey ??

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ???????

    I dont she nor ANYONE else on this blog cares ???
    https://media3.giphy.com/media/pPhyAv5t9V8djyRFJH/giphy-downsized-medium.gif

  • stav

    RIP, young man, there will be a resurrection ! Acts 25:15

  • NewNew

    Wow I've never been blocked before, especially when I didn't do anything wrong. What an honor. Please, by all means, block me.

  • WinterIsComing

    Please and Thank You!

  • WinterIsComing

    Bish is on here making wild proclamations without presenting ANY evidence. Bye Felicia!

  • MsJC

    Me too! Once I graduated college I got TF out of LA!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Chile....

  • NewNew

    Lol, da fuq's wrong with her?! A respectfully expressed difference of opinion does not an ignorant person make. Lol, hilarious

  • WinterIsComing

    “Aint nobody got time for that”

  • MsJC

    This sounds messed up I know, but why help them? I was taught to help yourself and share your knowledge, not open up my wallet.

  • Ms. Cree

    Rest Young King. SMH.

  • WinterIsComing

    That’s what I tell my folks-I don’t give away money and I don’t give loans but I will provide an opportunity.

  • Fire & Ice

    I agree that he knew, that he was a marked man. I also believe that he was set up. You have not one but two bodyguards and still get wet up like that??? Something ain't adding up! All kinds of news in out today about this. I even heard that there was a bounty on him.

  • Phillybruh

    All that back and forth, I bet Lauren was smart enough to get policies for her and her son with his blessings.

  • MsJC

    That's why BLM is BS! They only care if another race kills a black person. In reality most black people, die at the hands of another black person. So it appears black lives need to matter, to black people as well. In my order for their message to be receptive to others!

  • WinterIsComing

    Yup! It seems that he was financially savy so perhaps he had a will and trust set up.

  • MsJC

    Facts!??

  • RespectSelf

    This was really tough to hear about. You really think about the loves ones that he left behind. I'm sure their whole world just dropped. I couldn't even imagine. My heart really goes out to his family and friends.

  • NewNew

    That's the first thing my man said when I told him the news. He thought it could have been his own gang.

  • justlooking

    This ninja ran him dad. Some folks are Hungary for street cred.

    Ava DuVernay and him were really close. I am sure she can pick up where he left off.

    Why cant black accept that many of us are not down for each other. You own cousin will sleep with your man as soon as some your mommas. And home boy in the hood will snitch to feds, to you locked up so he cant your corner.

    Big pharma isn't worrying about that documentary then or now. Half the things black have could be cured if you drank water and stop be so glountoneous.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I never met him. But a use to be VERY close associate of mine knew him well and was gang affiliated with him.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    This hurt me.

    He gave back. He owned his work. Employed and helped his community. Why..WHY?!

    This is tough

    Rest in Power Nip. Prayers to his family smh

  • Topic Influencer

    This a dope comment.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • AmericanDream

    Do you have proof of what you’re saying ? If not , then start by blocking yourself . Foaming at the mouth for sh!t you can’t prove doesn’t really help anyone take you seriously .

  • MoneyMillz

    He wore red a lot. It's more than colors.

  • MsJC

    My post is not to bash young minorities. Nor is a niglet a word I can relate to. My issue is the senseless murders in LA by gangbangers. That young white youths keep trying to imitate. I didn't post my thoughts so you Troll could run with my words and twist them. Go find a KKK rally to light a tiki torch at!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I was thinking about that. A girlfriend doesn't have the same financial security in these situations that a wife does. His estate probably goes to his kids... so hopefully he took care of her with some kind of insurance coverage.

  • NewNew

    I don't block people off the rip just because I disagree with a couple of comments. I block when people are consistently disrespectful. I enjoy reading your comments from time to time but today isn't the day for snarky comments about the dead man's moniker. Block me if you wish though.

  • The Art

    Exactly. I don't understand this keeping it real hood loyalty crap. I thought the whole premise behind people's hustle was the desire to make it out of the hood ALIVE and go live a better life elsewhere. You can reach back and help out from a far.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    I barely know who he is! The ONLY reason I remember him is because he slapped this dude that worked for BET in the middle of the street and it was HILARIOUS!

  • Indies beauty

    Crazy! I was watching the interview with him and Lauren on YouTube yesterday morning and it resonated with me all day. She was asked her fav thing about him and he answered his spirit. I remember thinking how much of a great response that was....To hear he passed hours later made me cry and reach out to my loved ones.

  • Curtis

    Every gang member knows his or her time is limited. You can't find senior citizens gang bangers unless those locked up. He lived that life and done alot of dirt, his time was up. He made it past 21 years should be thankful about that.

  • NewNew

    I was thinking last night that I hope he had life insurance/a will to make sure his family would be taken care of.

  • MsJC

    Exactly! Jealousy is real!

  • MsJC

    I hate to say it, this is the main reason I have never dated a gang banger. You either lose them to death or prison!

  • WinterIsComing

    I see reading comprehension isn’t your strong suit. I’m a black woman that was raised in the inner city and I still do community service in the inner city. I see and hear about niglets killing, robbing and shooting hardworking folks EVERYDAY. I’m at ground zero EVERYDAY. So I have the absolute right to express myself in any manner I CHOOSE on this subject.

  • MJF

    sigh, sad but true. Imagine finding your soulmate then losing them like this...smh

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. He had a clothing store in the hood too, of all places? Nope. Couldn't be me.
    I feel like once you're rich, you're better off staying away from the hood as much as possible. That by itself will probably add a few years to your life expectancy.

  • The Art

    Witnesses, perhaps. The other people who were shot actually survived. The news reports are limited on details, so who really knows what the police know and aren't sharing.

    But this government hit theory is just laughable. Killing him would not stop the documentary. I'm sure that he alone didn't conduct the research and so on. So is the government going to kill the entire production team too? The fact that this theory is even being taken seriously is just as scary as him being murdered in broad daylight.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i may be desperate for a 'ray of hope' in this tragic story, but i actually thought your description of Blacks and Hispanics working together to Save a life, provided a positive contrast to the well-publicized confilicts that can exist between the two 'groups' ....also, their professional presence in that community suggests that some of its POC are bettering themselves and providing positive role models within their community. *shrug*

  • Kimberly King

    I’m the Queen. Nobody can block me. Now go away ugly

  • Kimberly King

    Your thirsty ass cares. That’s who

  • Fire & Ice

    My Mr. Said the same thing last night. He said that it was probably someone in his circle/affiliated with.

  • MsJC

    Girl please! Clearly not yours I can see. Nothing I said was false. Upsetting to some obviously! I was born and raised in LA, but left once I graduated college (with my Masters degree in nursing!) This "ghetto love" you express is so endearing. Yet you sound stupid AF! Miss me with your ghetto lingo and hyperbole! I dont want my kids to die young. I personally dont care what a low life, such as yourself has to say. Im voicing my thoughts and opinions. Your insults mean absolutely nothing to me! You doing community service? Girl, go tell Leroy and them to join you! Have a great day!

  • WinterIsComing

    Exactly.

  • T Willis

    Ignore the other poster. You are absolutely correct in your observation. The problem is the single mothers + poverty. Folks do not understand that this is a breeding ground for this type of idle behavior. Black women are obsessed with breeding in poverty and have no time/interest in raising their bastards. None. As a result, they hang around other idle kids who get solicited into v!0lent gangs.

  • WinterIsComing

    I don’t know what that hoe is talking about ????

  • WinterIsComing

    ????? You’re making no sense!

  • CrunchyBlack1

    This one dont feel right! My spirit been messed up since I got word last night. BHIP

  • T Willis

    They have no entity in the home to protect them. #singlemothers

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    What I don’t understand is, how you have two body guards and *you* end up dead, but they survive and are in stable condition?
    __________________________

    that part!
    i'm not hopping on any conspiracies, but this here is a VALID QUESTION.

  • T Willis

    Blocking is such a immature response lol. I say you take in stride lol. Let the childish and ignorant sit on the sidelines with their #block bullsh*t

  • Indies beauty

    I know, his last tweet was very cryptic and almost foreshadowing

  • MsJC

    When you cant read or understand clear context,I guess you would say that! I wonder why no one else has a problem understanding my post? Sounds like a personal issue you are experiencing!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I see all the time with our people. These chicks "playing house" with these dudes, having babies by them, dude calling them "wifey", but not putting a ring on it... and if he passes unexpectedly she's got no legal or financial protections in place. Not smart.

  • WinterIsComing

    I agree with rhe majority of what you said. Can you break down what you mean by black women being “obsessed” with breeding in poverty?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • WinterIsComing

    I thought You were done with this conversation? You just need something to be upset about. Take your mad ass on somewhere.

  • Kimberly King

    Right. It happened in a plaza so there has to be cameras somewhere that can show the license plates number and maybe the faces of the person who drove and shot him. LAPD said they didn’t know anything about the suspect except that he was black. 2.5 seconds later NOW it’s gang related ? I feel like they would only know that if they had the suspect, which they don’t. I think the media wanted to spin it as gang related because he was affiliated with a gang. Regardless, this whole situation is sad. And honestly, these comments alone shows how many blacks are brain dead. “Ooh that’s why you leave the hood and don’t come back.” Lmao like moving into a neighborhood full of whites will help you. They kill (and eat) your ass too ! Our race needs to come together, but there are weaklings who gotta go before we can do that.

  • MsJC

    Clearly! You couldn't possibly! I dont expect an imbecile to be receptive to knowledge! You being a hoe and all, probably why you love living in LA!

  • WinterIsComing

    It’s downright stupid, particularly when you have children.

  • Telley

    People really believe this was a gang related shooting huh? I am not one to believe every death has something to do with the government or anything like that but in this situation I have to believe this was a conspiracy. Nipsey has never left his post in LA. He stayed and helped his community. If the gangs wanted him dead all that time and opportunity they had all these years why all of a sudden they choose now before he makes this Dr Sebi documentary? Besides he's pardoned in LA can't no gang member come after him unless it is ordered by a head huncho. Everyone in the hood benefited from what he was doing. Say what y'all want but this was not a gang shooting. None of these niggas know how to shoot that well. Y'all are just using the city's reputation and running with that.

  • WinterIsComing

    ???? I’m nowhere near LA. Are you okay?

  • 11pink123

    Nip you are loved ?. This really hurts.

  • Kimberly King

    Yea I saw that where he talked about that. Very chilling. Hate that more black children will grow up without their father. Then they said his daughter was there, which sealed it for me. I definitely cried last night. I liked his music! My ex put me on it back when we were together in 2011. His music brings memories, but also I liked what he talked about. RIP !

  • Topic Influencer

    I don't buy into conspiracies. Mostly facts driven. However this sounds crazy overall bc yes, he could have BEEN killed.

  • justlooking

    Malcom X, Martin Luther King, Biggie, Tupuc, Medgar Evers, Kudirat Abiola and Fred Hampton you name a few...all had body guards.

  • MsJC

    You love it so! You defend the hood ninjas and life style as if your life depended on it! Oh you live there or want to live there! Make up your mind! You do or you dont.

  • justlooking

    Hell throwing in John F. Kennedy.

  • MsJC

    Why are you still talking towards me! Clearly your options mean ZERO to me, yet you are entitled to them. Just because the make no sense and are totally irrelevant, doesn't mean you cant post them though. Just stop posting towards me. This is a teachable moment here!

  • WhoKnew

    If it wasn't gang related what do you think it was? I'm asking seriously. There was a waiting get-away car according to witnesses so we know it was not an attempted robbery. We know it was not "big pharma" so honestly what is your opinion on what you think went down.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    "None of these niggas know how to shoot that well. "
    ---------
    You don't need to know how to shoot well to walk up to a man in a parking lot and shoot him multiple times, from up close. It's not like the person shot him from a distance. Your argument really doesn't make a lot of sense there.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    All truth.. no one saw nothing and the description tha vague..mkay..yeah this is more than whats being said..

  • WinterIsComing

    Are you stroking out and just randomly pressing buttons? Your response makes no sense whatsoever. ?????

  • MsJC

    Conspiracy theories clearly at work here! They said the same thing about Tupac, now we know it was gang related though. Even all the way in Las Vegas!

  • justlooking

    He about to meet with LAPD was too much.

    I dont think folks realize what a person knows and will take you outta here if they think you stepping on their money. Millions of dollars are made in street drugs. Millions a day...

  • 11pink123

    Stop speaking on him, Clearly you not from Cali and you’re for sure not from LA, talking like that, nobody and I mean nobody in LA wanted Nip dead. And I ensure you no gang enemy was bold enough to kill him on Crenshaw and Slauson, in that shopping center.

    This was not a gang hit, Nipsey bought up a lot of that area and cleaned it up, from the houses to the businesses. He not only own that store but the Fat Burger siting behind it and so more stuff.

    No gang member over there is that dumb. It clearly was a professional hit, like only one the gvt or his label could’ve pulled off.

  • WhoKnew

    Very classy of you to handle it that way. These chicks are just ignant.

  • NewNew

    Dam?, who knew we'd have to pull out the block button finger in a Rest In Peace post?! Ish is getting weird in here quickly.

  • WinterIsComing

    Lololol right!

  • Melanated Goddess??

    Tupac murder wasn't gang related. It was set up to look that way. A very powerful Jewish lawyer, death row the government as well as the LAPD were behind Tupac's murder. This one guy had proof of what took place called the police to tell them that he had. Set up a meeting with them and was murdered like a week later. Gang related my ass.

  • Joy King

    Nipsey was a son, Father, friend, loved by so many and now he’s gone. I was devastated when I first heard about his death and I still am. I don’t entertain conspiracy theories but I do believe this was a inside job/setup. No one is walking up on a man like Nipsey, in broad daylight where he conducts his business and murder him, unless they feel extremely comfortable. Too much can go wrong, like the shooter getting shot instead. I know his entire family must be sick to their stomach and poor Lauren. There are no words for how heartbroken she must be.

  • Phillybruh

    When I the interview that she gave a up a role on a tv show that is still airing today, to have his baby I thought he secured something for her.

  • Topic Influencer

    or his label
    ^^^^
    And he was yet another one who owned his own masters. Im personally not gonna pretend here that there is NOT an uptick of bullshit linked to the artists who own their masters.

  • MsJC

    Oh you dont remember the Crip dude he was beefing with earlier in the night, came back with his friends along side Tupac and shot up his and Suge Knights car?

  • The Art

    Married or not, I think everyone with children should have a whole life insurance policy as well as burial insurance.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Born and raised in Atlanta.. went to college here too... when I tell you I want to move to no mans land... tired of urban blight, black on black crime, and all of the above.

  • 11pink123

    I don’t believe a gang member killed him. My heart been moved to pray for Nip for a while now. He been trying to finish everything 2Pac started from cleaning up his own area, to teaching ppl.

    He was like MLK to the whole LA, he was the only one trying to clean it up and he was doing just that at a super fast pace.

  • MsJC

    So not true! Real woman no matter the race, decide what future our childrens have! Being a good parent, no matter being in poverty or their race can raise successful, law abiding citizens.

  • Mielle Downey

    TI, DL, BLM and Shaun "Cave demon" King are all Race Pimps. They spit venom when it fit their narrative but will never be put to task on the issue of black lives. Black on Black violence is a real issue and until we face this realization there will be more nonsense less Black on Black violence. It's like telling someone not to beat their wife and you are the main one kicking your wife's behind. Shuan king has been called out on many of his hoaxes on reporting cave dwellers attacking black people. When you know better you do better.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    It's funny to me that so many ninjas think Big Pharma would really care that much about Nipsey Hussle.

  • T Willis

    It’s called a cycle of poverty. More and more black women (80% illegitimacy rate) are *choosing* to having children while unmarried, with no financial security. As a result, they get on government assistance and leave their children unattended. Idle children seek out other idle children. They are vulnerable in their streets, no guidance, no protection, no values, no parental supervision. The streets take them in and give them the only sense of security, love, and protection that they’ve ever experienced. However these kids are unaware that all this love and protection comes with a cost - gang initiation/v!0ence etc - it’s a vicious cycle that black women are helping to perpetuate. These little hate filled, v!0lent gang bangers aren’t surfacing from thin air. They are purposely bred in these conditions and joining these gangs as a form of love and protection. Impoverished single mothers cannot save nor protect these kids and that’s why they seek out the only alternatives that can give them what their mothers can’t. People get mad at me all the time lol when I accurately place the blame on black women. Any therapist or even economist can draw the parallels between broken homes and poverty - except the very black people that are being affected. It starts with us, and we have to make better decisions. Start breeding with a husband, purpose, and financial security and we’ll start seeing less senseless m*rders?????

  • 11pink123

    Nobody is going to get street cred for this, every gang in la had respect for him from the Mexican gangs to the black ones. There is no way it was a gang hit, not right there. It’s too many things that don’t add up.

    Like how they know he was there? At that moment?

  • The Art

    So would ownership of his masters be transferred to a label upon his death? How would a label benefit from his demise? Was he outselling mainstream artists and jacking money from the label? Why would they focus on little ole Nipsey? Even after reaching, the whole label and government theories make absolutely no sense. His death sounds like it was a personal hit probably by someone he knew. Like an ex close friend, a business partner, maybe even the man of a side piece or something like that.

  • WinterIsComing

    I agree with you. Thanks for expanding on it.

  • Raquel

    Damn. This really hurts yo. I liked Nipsey....he did a lot for his community yet never needed cameras and the media there to tell his story unlike SOME attention seekers *cough* T.I......

    .....I pray for his family and children. Damn man.......

  • WhoKnew

    There is an instagram that was circulating last night of someone with a death wish claiming he was the shooter and he was stupid enough to show his face talm bout the police getting ready to come get him.

    I did not believe for one second that he was the actual shooter. What I did believe is that he is one dumb ass nigga for posting that he was the shooter cuz somebody gonna put some hollow points in his ass just on GP for spewing that lie like this is a game.

  • 11pink123

    Nipsey was not trying to keep it real, he was doing real shyt, he was rebuilding the area, literally. He did not just own that store, he was buying up the whole area and putting business there and giving hood niggaz real jobs, that they would never get else were. The whole community loved him, from the homeless ppl to the police.

    The was bigger than gang violence.

  • Seldomseen

    Wait he had body guards?

  • ShWa

    I hope that other BM don't start no mess with Lauren London obviously she is who wanted because that is who he was seen with did interviews with, etc, women can be so catty n jealous, may NH rest in power.

  • Banka

    You should save your trolling for another day !!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yeah, i don't even have the facts on the documentary, so i'm not able to 'ride' for that particular theory (nor discount it). but, i hate it when "gang affiliation" becomes the convenient 'go to' when young Black men are killed. if that ends up being the case, then so be it, but at least present it as fact and not just mere speculation on the part of police. if it's indeed eye witness evidence and they recognize the killer as a 'gang banger' then that's what it is.

  • Topic Influencer

    Im not on conspiracy theory but this shit doesnt make sense. Personal. Ok. Gang? I just don't buy that. Period.

  • Melanated Goddess??

    Nipsey Hustel was murdered by the higher ups in the industry. His murder was set up to look gang related. All y'all shouting conspiracy theories are really lost. Most of y'all believe anything the media feeds you even though it has been proven time and time again that the media can and has been bought. It has also been proven that the media lies all the damn time especially when it suits the narrative they're trying to sell. Every single time someone in the spotlight gets ready to expose something or goes against what they were told to do . They're murdered. Their murdereds are always set up to fit the narrative of their lives as well. So that its more believable to the public when they're bumped off. The public won't question a " drug addict" dying from an overdose. They won't question a president being " assassinated " by a crazy person. They won't question a public figure " assassinated " by someone that disagrees with their views. And they won't question a former "gangster/ gang member " being killed by other " gang members " . Y'all need to think for yourselves and realize when something just doesn't make anysense. THEY stick to and use the same script EVERY SINGLE TIME.

  • justlooking

    It was his store.

    Text a call...he here now.

    Gangs respect their drugs and money.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree with most of what you're saying there, but I'm not one of those who despise the Black Lives Matter movement. They haven't been perfect, but I think they did a lot of good. They brought a lot of awareness to the issue of unarmed black people being killed by cops, and caused a lot of police departments to review and improve their procedures, including increasing the number of police department that now that require body cams.

  • Cricket404

    This gives me anxiety...I'm scared of these little mf's they are killing machines, every day in my city, every damn day..

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yeah, my main question centers around HOW they know it was gang related if they don't (yet) have the suspect. i don't thnk it's an unreasonable question, but i get that others have already decided that it is. *shrug*

  • justlooking

    I was so confused about that. I was Pharma can't mean pharmaceutical.

  • BeUtFullSoul

    I have a wave of emotions going on since I first saw this on yesterday within minutes of it happening and the post starting to circulate...I Stopped what I was doing at that very moment and began to Pray.?? .. I wanted so badly for this to NOT be True, ...yet in the END it was!...And it HURTS!
    It feels as though I Lost a Family Member?..this takes me back to a time when I lost someone very close to me, I literally Cried for DAYS nonstop and the pain was unbearable ??...this gut wrenching sickening feeling is just terrible! I can’t wrap my mind around all of the senseless violence going on in Our Very Own Communities, Against Eachother!... WHAT is the SOLUTION??

  • Raquel

    I mean, who DOESN'T get this by now. I knew it wasn't gang related when I first heard about it.

  • Raquel

    Man, F the hood and them roaches in it! I have no desire to "keep it real" among those who are ONLY the same color and NOT the same creed!

  • The Art

    Shaun King is about fighting systemic racism. And black on black crime has a whole lot to do with systemic racism. But, fact is crime will always exist and will always affect some segments of the population, both black and white. But systemic racism is much like slavery and only effects a group of people based on the color of their skin. Shaun's focus is at the head of the snake. We have more power to affect change in our communities than any community leader does. We live these hoods, we know who these gang bangers are, our women procreate with these no good men, we raise these bullies and murders, we glorify guns and everything that's negative about life. I'm not sure what you expect Shaun King and TI to do about that. Are they supposed to raise these fatherless kids with mental health issues and give young women self esteem? If so, how?

  • BythegraceofGodIcanexplain

    Still sick and tired of the hate. Prayers to his family and friends .

  • Melanated Goddess??

    The same people that believe the government is our friend. And that they would never lie to us or do anything to harm us. AKA FOOLS.

  • justlooking

    Don't forget about about
    Merck
    Pfizer

    Billion dollar company talking about a documentary about black having a cure for HIV, but yet many ain't even had a cup of water, but yet has drank 3 gallons of koolaid and 3 bags of sugar over the week-end.

  • justlooking

    Take Care of yourself. We know not the time or hour.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Being in a gang will get you this and a lot worse

  • The Art

    Well, they can't breed by themselves now can they? This a whole community issue, not just a male or female one.

  • Phillybruh

    Sometimes negroes are murdered by negroes who hate what they have. How dare this negro try and move pasts our foolishness no conspiracy needed. Sometimes its just that.

  • Raquel

    Yea, true. LOL This is why I don't vote. We have more power in NOT voting than doing so.

    Anyway, you're right though. It is much easier to blame it on "gang banging" than it is to believe that the higher ups had a hand in his demise. They will never find the patsy OR if they do, it'll be some random guy they find (like ole boy they found to pin the murder of J Hudson's fam) and that will be it.

    Hell, when I saw "33" years old, I knew it was a hit.

  • Kimberly King

    EXACTLY ! That’s all I was saying. But the majority of people on here don’t think with logic. Y’all don’t even have the dude in cuffs but swear up and down it’s gang related. I don’t wanna hear it.

  • The Art

    Well, we can't have it both ways. it happened in the middle of gang territory. And Nipsey is someone who's branded himself as a gang member at one point in time, so it's not far fetched or stereotypical to assume that his murder was gang related. The same thing happened a few weeks ago when that dude was killed on Staten Island. The media assumed it was mob related because of the mans past and the area it happened in.

  • BythegraceofGodIcanexplain

    Stop giving other people power to be powerful than the most high, Yah.

  • 11pink123

    you are 100% right and I felt the exact same way but could not put it into words as well as you did.

  • 11pink123

    This was not that. This was something above gangs.

  • NewNew

    I couldn't upvote that comment specifically because of what they said about BLM.

  • Ghost

    I am not that familiar with Nipsey Hussle...but the death of any young black man trying to do good is heartbreaking...sorry to hear about this tragedy! Keep your head up LA....??

  • Melanated Goddess??

    I get that. But as a spiritual person I tend to look past what's in front of me. My intuition is telling me that this was a hit by the some very powerful people. Not some random gang banging. Also if gang members wanted to kill him they would've done so long ago. They know who he is and where he lives. Despite how you or anyone else may feel gangsters/gang bangers have laws , orders and codes they have to abide by. So when they do kill you it wasn't random. It was an order. It may look random to you but a lot goes on behind the scenes to set things like that up. Nipsey was killed at 33 years old ( which is a master number ) as a warning to anyone that tries to do what he did. Now you'll be very hard pressed to find anyone willing to do what Nipsey did. They'll all be afraid of gang violence and " black on black crime" just like the higher ups have planned.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    So so sad!! So tragic he was murdered outside of his own store. Something in the water aint clean. This man was trying to make a difference in his community. Condolences to all his loved ones. RIP Nip

  • Banka

    Black women are obsessed with breeding in poverty and have no time/interest in raising their bastards............. You just can't be this uninformed !!!

  • Banka

    Sad but true......

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. But people always want to throw out these conspiracy theories with zero proof, zero evidence.

  • Phillybruh

    My experience with negros is telling me it was a jealous group of negros who plotted and planned and pulled this off.

  • Dowoop

    Unfortunately some people on here are.

  • The Art

    So since you have the inside scoop, tell us who killed him and why. Ava Duverny is still going to move forward with the pharma documentary. So how would the "government" or other mysterious entities benefit from his death?

    I mean he was an ex-gang member, who was killed in gang territory, so why is not reasonable to think it was gang related? What evidence or proof, besides your personal feelings, do you have to corroborate even a fraction of your theory?

  • Melanated Goddess??

    That's good for you but it still doesn't add up. They could've been killed Nipsey. Why now? Why when he was about to expose something. It's so easy to blame jealous niggas when you can't see past what's in front of you. This is why some have the eyes to see and others don't. Jealous niggas killed Malcolm but that still doesn't mean it wasn't a set up by a higher entity. Again his murder fits the narrative they're trying to push so it's easy for you to believe.

  • Faithz

    Preach that is the very reason Many of the Entertainers, Kiss a Hundred Miles of their Sponsors as to get ahead of all the rest Without a problem are a care at all. Just look at those who stays on top no problems no bothers...Just Saying...

  • BythegraceofGodIcanexplain

    You Don't give power to a person who k!ll, steal and destroy with a mental illness. Keep the Peace. R.I.P young man. Thank You

  • Phillybruh

    What was he about to expose? Dr. Sebi's stuff is all over this here internets. I want too hear from the 18 people's he's cured of HIV then I'll buy into the govt killed Nipsy and Left eye

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    sorry, i know nothing about this young man or his background. i was speaking in general terms when i referenced the 'convenience' of attributing the death of young Black men to gang violence.

  • Juliaquan C Spain

    Very heart breaking...Condolences to Laura and all the Hussle family..Clifford Dixon shot and killed and now this...Come on people there is more to life beside killing people..By the time your hit man money runs out you will be in jail serving life asking yourself why in the hell was I so stupid then you quickly realize your life is over as well because you will be sitting prison for entirety.....Think life 1st instead of money 1st.

  • Mind Yo Business

    2 things black folks are good at is faux outrage and hopping on the bandwagon. Even if the government had this man killed they have admitted to doing much worse to our communities and still we haven't done a dang thing. Please just knock it off and send your condolences to this young man and his family ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yeah, there's a lot of emotion surrounding this murder and the issue at large. i'm not here to argue with anyone. in the end, i just hope his family gets to the truth of what happened to him, and that his murderer is brought to justice.

  • Banka

    Say it louder for the people in the back !!!

  • Melanated Goddess??

    I'm not explaining anything to you. Why? Because you're not interested in knowing anything. You already made up your mind you're just looking for a argument. There have been numerous books written on this subject. Case studies done and more than enough evidence put out there to show that when THEY are done and want you gone and or want to implement a plan. They'll do any and everything to push it. Even if it means sacrificing people. THEY don't care. Black people were shouting for years that the cops plant things on them and that the government funded the crack epidemic. NO ONE BELIEVED THEM UNTIL EONS LATER WHEN THE GOVERNMENT ADMITTED THAT THEY DID INDEED HAVE A HAND IN IT. We're told lies every single day , but since no one questions it . It never gets corrected.

  • Desi

    Conspiracy theories without any kind of tangible evidence... Dr. Sebi died 2 years ago and there have been countless articles, research and specials on him. He had a large celebrity following. This is not new information. No one is trying to kill someone about information that is already out there. Just because negros didn’t know about it doesn’t make a hidden secret. People have been fighting big pharma for years. People with far more power. Absolutely insane...

  • The Art

    There's legitimate context specifically around Nipsey's life to support the gang violence theory. Generally speaking, it's unfortunate that the over all public perception that black young men have crafted for themselves through music, entertainment, and other media has helped to perpetuate stereotypes.

  • The Art

    So, you have no proof. Ok, got it!

  • Phillybruh

    So he didn't have any herbs that could cure him?

  • Desi

    What does that have to do with anything?

  • Phillybruh

    He's curing everything, he didn't have anything to help what he had?

  • Melanated Goddess??

    I'm not a conspiracy theorist. I don't believe the bull that we're spoon feed. Every day of our lives. The same bull that that doesn't teach about black history BEFORE slavery. The same bull that tries to convince people a man is a woman. The same bull that says the police are here to protect and serve when they're not. You and the rest of the people here are slow! Y'all put all of your trust into an entity that doesn't give a damn about you. The same entity that you unknowingly sign your children over to at birth. The same entity that claims it's in debt when it has access to printing it's own money. The same entity that's selling America once piece at a time to the highest bidder. The same entity that's force you to take part in its wars for money etc.

  • T Willis

    This ??!!!

  • BythegraceofGodIcanexplain

    Was he stalked with someone with an obssesion who couldn't mind their own business? A hater is not blessing you but lead you to be blessed for Yah to protect you. Praying for people´s spirit.

  • Renee26

    This messy write up tho ?

    RIP young man. Prayers for your family

  • T Willis

    ??

  • Desi

    No government entity is trying to kill someone rapper over a documentary about information already published. There are ceo, lobbyists and scientists with more clout and power that are worthy of a government assassination.

  • Gowns. Beautiful Gowns

    This isnt sitting right with my spirit...at all

  • Melanated Goddess??

    You don't get and right not you're being an ass. Stay in your ignorant bubble. When ish finally hits the fan (and it will) just think back to this post and what was said to you. Maybe then you'll finally get it. Maybe not. Who knows but that won't stop the unseen hand from creating chaos.

  • Phillybruh

    I get it, I just don't think what's he's found is driving big pharma to kill rappers who subscribe to his teachings.

  • Jersey Girl

    It is ! Its all about being provocative! This is one of those where sandra is just messy! and all wrong too!

  • Renee26

    Possibly the same group that he got into a fight with last year. It was a case of mistaken identity but negros can't take a punch and keep it moving these days...they want retaliation.

    I wonder if the bodyguards were the other 2 who were shot.

  • Melanated Goddess??

    There you go being ignorant. Like I said you're not looking for any proof just an argument. I'm not feeding you any information. Go and look for it yourself.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Just messy for no reason.

  • Renee26

    Whaat J Hudson's family murderer is innocent huh??? Smdh

  • Desi

    Unseen hand? FFS! Let’s just throw logic out the window then.

  • Renee26

    I was wondering if they were the other victims... If not they failed big time

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Rip ?? Praying for his family and love ones during this trying time.

  • The Art

    Thank you. I already knew this. But, since folks were so passionate about this government conspiracy theory, I had to ask and see if there was anything plausible that could possibly make me reconsider. And of course no one presented anything credible or logically convincing.

  • The Art

    When you make claims you should be able to back them up. Otherwise, it's just nonsense.

  • Banka

    The problem is....... They weren't aiming for the bodyguards...

  • Mielle Downey

    I expect them to stop pimping and trying to brain wash people into thinking they are victims when the real boogy an is the black guy next door. We had a black president and for some reason black people now have resulted in hoaxes to garner attention to fake outrage. We have evolved and the race pimps don't like it so the pimp the same we are victims hear us bullshit. cut the brother off who are killing bothers off because that is the head that is trying to kill other blacks.

  • Candie P

    R.I.P Nipsey, gone but never forgotten.

    It's sad in the wake of this man's death, you are bringing up a twitter fight between his two baby mothers, smh, How tacky of you.

  • Elevated Soul

    So you give the absentee father a pass,I presume??

  • Renee26

    Nip was trying to open a STEM program for that community. He didn't take on the attitude you did... Get away and never come back. Why not?? Because that doesn't HELP the community.

    We have to go back and bring them something positive. You could use your pull to bring programs to change that area. Volunteering in wealthy communities does nothing to help the areas that need it most.

  • Renee26

    Nope... Once you make it you must reach back and help others. Putting money into the hood is needed. He also brought programs to the hood to try and educate the people and show them better. They need mentors. They need guidance. They should see positive examples right in their faces...not from afar

  • Melanated Goddess??

    Again I'm not explaining anything to you. Go and do you're own research. No amount of badgering and reverse psychology is going to make me tell you anything. I couldn't care less how you feel about me and or what you think about me. I'm secure in myself. Bye.

  • Renee26

    Chile.... Same here

  • Joi Williams

    This has my stomach hurting, I was up all night, this is so tragic, my love goes to his kids and Lauren.

  • WinterIsComing

    ????

  • TheOwley

    Once you become a gang banger, you are in it for life. They don't let you walk and they expect a stipend from you forever. The man changed his life and the gang followed him. I hope they find the people responsible.

  • Yup, I said it

    " That Life" is about nothing but death. That was a hit. The fact the he got 6 bullets and a head shot and the other guys were barely injured says it was a guaranteed hit. We need to get back to the anti gang messages from the 70's and 80's because these young people don't understand that gang life is another form of slavery.

  • Melanated Goddess??

    It's a book actually. You should try reading it. Maybe you'll gain some insight on all the lies you were fed.

  • Yup, I said it

    Its like they out here playing "call of duty" or some video games. They don't value life at all.

  • Parent

    Excellent write up Sandra!

    This is so very sad. No words. Hugged my man a little tighter last night.

  • Yup, I said it

    Are you saying this is some Illuminati work? IDK but I know its tragic.

  • Love Luv

    God please be with the children, their mothers and show them what to do from here on out. How to guide them. This is just so awful.

  • Kayke

    Yet ‘black on black’ violence is a thing when all races are most likely killed by their own kind. We don’t hear ‘white on white’ violence when they are at the top of the list for murders and being murdered.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    No problem, hun.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks hun.

  • The Art

    When a societal system is rigged against a specific group of people to disenfranchise them and hinder their progress, that group can be considered a victim of an atrocity. As far hoax's, there have always been liars among us. I fail to see how that somehow negates our right to a fair, balanced, and just society.

  • WinterIsComing

    Sure don’t! Black on black crime is a racist trope and dog whistle to paint a certain narrative.

  • The Art

    You're not explaining it because you can't. There's nothing there.

  • joel adams

    Auntie always comes through. Such a sad story.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I hear you, and I'm not knocking him for doing what he did. But that's now how I would do it. I can give back by donating to local community programs, HBCUs, the UNCF, etc. I don't have to open a store in the hood and put myself in physical danger where somebody could roll up on me any time and shoot me. I believe in giving back, but I have a duty to my family to stay safe for them too.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    If he had wanted to really help black people how would have left that gang and told the youth don’t ruin their lives by joining one

  • Simone

    Thank you very tacky.

  • Simone

    Los Angeles in mourning. We LOVE Nipsey he was good person who did a lot for so many people in the city. We really feeling this...lost for words and heartbroken.

  • Simone

    Thank you

  • Marlika

    Welp I hope both of his kids mothers are let the kids stay in touch with each other. It’s about the kids right now.

  • Anji

    By not leaving and promoting a new, more positive lifestyle, he did more good. Everyone abandons urban youth, even family members. They are human. They have to be reminded of that.

  • MsJC

    You see where that got Nipsy! I want to live, and see my children live as well. RIP Nipsy, he meant well. But you cant help people, who will not help themselves!

  • Coffee1st

    That's a legitimate question.
    But I truly believe he found out ENOUGH, that if the baton was passed to the next researcher(s), it would have been a crippling blow to the pharmaceutical machine.

  • Anji

    Anti gang messages do not work. The issue can not be simply resolved by speech.

  • jay

    Hopefully it's not related to the guy he slapped at Bet awards in LA. Some times reckless behavior can result in situations you cannot reverse. I like some of his music. It was laid back chill style rap. Videos was like a movie. He was a smart brother building up his community. He was a real dude opening up business in the community you grew up in. May the most highest carry you to a more peaceful place Brother. You will not be forgotten and the lessons you left us will be remembered.

  • Coffee1st

    Save your energy for those who are willing to hear. Don't cast pearls to the swine.
    Doin this chit right here will drain you.

  • Yup, I said it

    But he wasnt abandoned. Both his parents were involved in his life. You have no point. Ever, you always respond to peoples comments but make no sense.

  • Anji

    It would be multi-fold. It's not a community problem, it's our nation's problem. MAGA is ridiculous. This country was founded and continues to exist on violence and oppression. WE. Are doing all WE can. Just do your best as a concerned citizen. If you reach one, just one, the benefits are exponential.

  • Anji

    Nip wasn't an active banger. And uhm...yes. Many, many of my childhood friends have reached advanced years and live to tell the tale, often with warnings and regrets. To break some other myths:
    1. They hailed from 2 parent, middle-class homes
    2. They mostly had great intellectual prowess

  • AllIN19

    Lord Cover his kids. This hit me like Pac... I am just speechless.. This just a bad dream truly not right in my spirit at all like someone else. This just don't feel right..

  • AllIN19

    Mines either smh...

  • Anji

    I'll never believe this was about gangs. Not this one.

  • Lucky8

    Nipsey should have had his piece, 'close range'? That's what trusting bodyguards gets you.

  • Yup, I said it

    And he had 2 body guards at that. How did the shooter even get that close?

  • Renee26

    The likelihood of you getting killed while doing volunteer work is highly unlikely.

    If you're not part of the solution you're part of the problem.

    You want to separate you and your family from those people... Yet when others see y'all they still see your black faces first and automatically associate it with the poor blacks you are trying to be separated from.

  • Lucky8

    Looks like he was about to do great things, "only the good die young. Pray for the family RIP.

  • Renee26

    You could also mentor young black boys and let them see a successful black man come back to the hood. You can show them first-hand what can come from legit work.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Messy? Provocative? Where? ?

  • jade

    Your theory on it being a personal hit by someone he knew sounds more probable than the government conspiracy. Just hours before the man was murdered, he tweeeted about having strong enemies. Now either that was just a coincidence, or he had beef. Either way, May he Rest In Peace. May Allah forgive him.

  • oshh16

    Very sad when I heard this news very early this morning I was up at like 3:30 am.
    I don't know these people but I thought about Lauren, I was happy for her and him, happy that some folk got to be with the one they really loved. Now I am sad for her and his children/family.
    God bless his soul.

  • Melanated Goddess??

    That is your opinion. You're a complete waste of my time and energy. Your overall energy is combative and disgusting. No use in casting my pearls to swine. Believe what you want to believe I don't care. Stop trying to gaslight, bully and or use passive aggression to get me to feed you information. If you really wanted to know you'd do your own research. Toodles.

  • Anji

    But you DO understand history of Black flight in LA. Inland Empire gang proliferation. Rural US gang proliferation. If we all run. They win. They not being defined as "gangs". I. Could not rest easy abandoning my tomorrow.

  • Kayke

    Gotten him killed in a way that would have folks say “his past came back to get him” or “ it was gang related”. Oh... ok.

  • Kayke

    It is. So even our own kind will dismiss a suspicious murder, citing that bullchit rhetoric.

  • 11pink123

    Nah. Nip already warned us his life was on the line about this documentary. He knew what was up. Nobody wanted him dead. Nip was loved, if they wanted Nip dead he would’ve been dead along time ago. They’ve had plenty of access to him.

  • Anji

    Reading comprehension is fundamental. Nip is not the definition of "urban youth".

  • Anji

    I always respond on something I have inside knowledge of. Nothing more.

  • WinterIsComing

    “Suspicious murder”?

  • Coffee1st

    It's always the durn body guards.
    My body guards would have to take pop lie detector tests.

  • justlooking

    Nobody wanted him dead?

    I'm certain nobody reacted, because who ever rolled up it wasn't somebody that looked out of place. But whatever you say....

    Unfortunately, he's dead and gone.

  • PrettyNetty28

    Exactly what I'm thinking...

  • PrettyNetty28

    Hopefully in a time like they can put whatever bickering behind them and just try and be 1.??

  • Coffee1st

    Oh my god.
    I'm just going to say it.
    See.
    If you can.
    I mean, really go back through the anals of history and put the pieces together. The picture is bleak but clear.
    There is NO protection for the Black man, especially the unapologetic, fearless, forward moving one - there's no protection for him outside of the spiritual realm. Many of you may subscribe to various spiritual beliefs and I'm not here to debate. The one I'm talking about is Yahuah of Armies. Not the one taught in church, but the one who led Joshua. He alone is our salvation.
    We move IN Him, THROUGH Him - we'll be unstoppable.
    Peace to all who agree and to all who disagree. Have a great week.

  • PrettyNetty28

    Yeah. That doesn't seem like an initiation . That was a direct assasination.

  • MsJC

    Unfortunately gangs are like roaches, you can keep trying to exterminate them and clean up but they always come back. Best way to rid yourself of them is to leave! Period!

  • currvalicious

    Jesus please take the wheel w/all of this killing....all of this death...what is the point in having 2 bodyguards if they can't/won't protect you?? I'm in shock over this. Sometimes we must be careful what we speak out our mouths. His last tweet about enemies; it was sarcastic, but it could've also put the chain of events in motion. Be careful the words you speak into the universe... I hate that this happened...I can't say rest in peace b/c he should be here! There's no excuse for this!!! May God bless him & his children..

  • MsJC

    Actually when people see me and my family they think, oh you made it! There is nothing wrong with not being involved with BS and non sense. Why associate with people who don't care to be apart of a civil society? Yes, me and my children stay far inland as possible and living our best lives!

  • BythegraceofGodIcanexplain

    Perfect! Everyone please share this comment.

  • Desi

    Darling, I do read. I study science, law, history, mathematics, technology, psychology, health and wellness. I believe in logic and fact based critical thinking. You seem to spend far too much time listening to rap music if you think that anything they are doing is that important in the grand scheme of things. You have an idle mind.

  • WhoKnew

    I've read some of the comments on this post both positive and negative and whatever this man may have done in the dark did not give anyone license, authorization or a right to take his life. What those cowards involved in this killing did was take away his children's father. Does anyone understand the pain of losing a father? Does anyone understand the importance through a child's heart and a child's eyes of having a father in in their life? If they did this senseless killing would not have happened. And to be watching him and lying in wait while he took a picture with an innocent child. Really? Did killing him help you get your cherry? Prison life for the killer plus the woman who drove the get-away car ain't gonna be easy for you. IJS.

  • imright

    ???

  • currvalicious

    It was definitely a hit. How was the shooter allowed to get so close to him?? He's a celebrity, w/bodyguards...Sometimes it isn't worth staying in these places once you've reached a certain level of success. Help out from a far.

  • Cap

    incredibly heartbroken

  • currvalicious

    Your entire posts is Truth. How can someone just be brazen enough to get that close to someone like Nipsey. Sure he was a man of his community, but he also was a star, not some average person you can just walk up on. Clearly, he was smart enough to have bodyguards so he was aware of his environment & conscientious of his safety. So then, how could this happen, if not a set up from the inside.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    No the hell he didn’t just promoted you can gang bang and get rich also

  • Anji

    No. You're wrong. LA has rid itself of much Black gang activity. Definitely curbed since crack's heyday. But leave the stats for us the actively concerned. I own properties in the IE. It ain't da Promised Land. Gangs have never bothered me or my son but it could happen. Latino gangs are the greatest danger here now. I can afford an upscale community, but I have to go in where angels fear to tread. To live in fear would be death.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Thought the same thing but maybe the shooter caught the bodyguards slipping and shot them first then Nipsey..

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ??

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    I agree!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ??
    The ONLY thing we do know is it WILL happen!

  • anonymouse

    Mire than likely, they are giving the absentee fathers some a$$ and that's why they are pi$$ed at the mothers.

  • Desi

    Exactly, this is what happens when you take hip hop way too seriously. Although he was known in rap, no billionaire pharmaceutical company is trolling around black twitter and worrying some documentary about a man who died 2 years ago. Believe me, if they were worried about this doc, they would have killed him before he got a chance film anything and all traces of this doc would be gone. But, that wouldn’t work because this Dr is still known and followed so it would make no sense. If they wanted were worried about this mans ability to cure all these ailments, they would killed him in the 80s and his legacy would been forgotten.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Chile.... Dont bother?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    I wanna play!

    Who killed Jam Master Jay?

  • Cowan Cowan

    Agreed!! If these rappers and entertainers are going to have bodyguards, at the very least they should hire professionally trained body guards who will put their life on the line to save them when needed. And the fact that he he two bodyguards and the shooter was auto get so close to him.and fire that many shots is scary.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Auntie this write up is A1, excellent read. This is so sad.

  • Elevated Soul

    Nah....They are pissed because they hate them.

  • C Mack

    The Cardi part for one. We hear enough about her and it wasn’t necessary. Things like that negatively impact the reading because it shows an intentional effort to go off track.

    I loved the rest. Sad all around. RIP Nipsey

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The Cardi part is true. She derailed her own career after winning an undeserved Grammy. Trust me, the Grammy people are kicking themselves for not having the vision to award the Grammy to the rightful winner.

  • Tlowe89

    Condolences go out to his family and especially Lauren and his children.

  • C Mack

    I get what you’re saying. Just could see how that looks shady amongst the great insight you provided on Nipsey’s life.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It's only shady to a Cardi B fan. It's a fact to everyone else.

  • Fodderwing

    Wonderful article. A poignant consolidation of a life story that ended far too soon. This is a tremendous loss for humanity. So it is true then...only the good die young?

  • Logan Roberts

    RIP Nipsey. On GMA this morning was the first time I ever heard you speak & you sound just Snoop.

  • C Mack

    Lol duly noted

  • C Mack

    If someone was talking about your life and took a moment to bring up Necole B it’d be the same. It wasn’t needed bc the post had nothing to do with her lol. Mentioning her Grammy win wasn’t needed because it took away from the tribute to him

  • missmiami305

    He wore a lot of Red to be a crip. Is that still a rule or nah ?????

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    What does Necole B have to do with me? Other than I gave birth to her and her ilk. ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Did you see that video where a Hispanic medic was giving Nipsey CPR, while a Black medic callously flipped Nipsey over on his side? I thought that was odd that he would flip Nipsey over while someone is giving him CPR.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Well, the sad take-away from the Nipsey tragedy is the sobering reminder than we are, sometimes, our own worst enemy. ?

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    Lol I love you

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