Conspiracy theories swirled in the days after West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot to death. One of the theories claimed Nipsey was under police surveillance when he was shot. This time the conspiracy theories weren't too far off the mark.

Nipsey, 33, was shot and killed by a former gang member outside his Marathon clothing store in Los Angeles on March 31. According to a police report obtained by Page Six, Nipsey was under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department at the time of his death.

Law enforcement officers from local, state and federal agencies were out in full force, taking surveillance pictures and videos of all who attended Nipsey's star-studded funeral at the Staples Center.

The joint investigation, which included the Los Angeles city attorney's office, surveilled gang activity at a strip mall where the Grammy-nominated rapper owned several stores and a fast food restaurant, according to the New York Times.

The rapper was an unrepentant member of the notorious Rolling 60s Crips street gang. There are unconfirmed rumors that he used his music and various businesses as fronts for gang activity and money laundering.

According to Page Six, the probe is still ongoing into Nipsey's various businesses, which include a barbershop and a cell phone store.

The ongoing investigation almost led to Nipsey's eviction from the strip mall before the rapper, his brother Samiel Asghedom, and a group of partners raised $2.5 million to purchase the mall, the report said.

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  • Elevated Soul

    I said it then and I will say it now...

    Nipsey's drug business was used a front to wash money made by his gang.

  • EasyBreezy

    I choose to keep it positive today. RIP, Nip. I pray his family is able to move forward.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    This is so confusing. I thought he was suppose to meet with them to discuss how to stop gang violence. So all this while under investigation at the same time?

  • luVn_liFe…

    Nipsey's drug business was used a front to wash money made by his gang...
    MEH.. Epsteins trading/investment company was used to traffic young girls and wash his cash..
    same script dif cast.

  • Dowoop

    The ongoing investigation almost led to Nipsey's eviction from the strip mall before the rapper, his brother Samiel Asghedom, and a group of partners raised $2.5 million to purchase the mall, the report said.

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    Police involved in the investigation were pressuring the landlords to evict Nipsey when they couldn't find anything to pin on him so they sold him the property instead. Fixed it for ya.

  • KarmaBackAround

    Chiii they tryin to cover the fact that someone bigger, not Eric Holder, called the shots on his assassination. Whenever people start to get suspenseful, they turn the tide on the black man like we cant have nothing legit black owned. Naw lets get back to finding out who hired-for murder Nip!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Right

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I guess you have never listened to his music or saw his videos.... most of it was preaching and praising gang violence

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Also his baby momma has alleged that his family put her out of an apartment that Nipsey got her and was paying for her to live at and they cut off finances because he was giving her money as well she said they shared custody of their daughter and now his family won’t let her see her child.... boooooyyy all of this is a mess!!

  • free

    they have no financial obligation to her but it's best to keep her on their good side since they kidnapped her child. i hope this doesn't come back to bite them once emani turns 18. meanwhile, they got the child and the money so she better hope UPS is hiring.

  • deidre martin

    not surprised - when are they not?

  • Scromes1212

    Everyone knew this smh his brother just got out of jail from when they raided Nip store a couple years ago. Took him straight to jail from the store. People would like to believe it was all positive surrounding Nip but it's just not reality.

  • Shawty

    Makes me wonder was she REALLY in her daughter's life. There are reports that she has other children that are not in her custody either. Is she playing the doting mom because she know that financial stability comes with her having custody of her daughter. ANY GOOD mom would've had custody of their own kids even if the dad was rich.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Malcolm X was under investigation before his death...so was MLK...so was Dr. Sebi...Marcus Garvey..... Don't be distracted people.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe
  • Marlika

    Who cares if he was using the business as a front. These crackers have been doing that for years! Especially the Italians, Russians and Irish etc ????????????????

  • Toni Toni Toni

    Right!!!!
    THey cant stand to see Black Moves Move Good and be successful. UGH Sick of all of them hypocrites

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. says and you know this MANNNNNNNNNNN https://media0.giphy.com/media/eMwHgJvHYyzwA/giphy.gif

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    to my understanding their is only one incident of drugs or drug possession for N.H. and that was for a bottle of codeine found on his persons. What is the drug business you speak of?

  • Gowns. Beautiful Gowns
  • Gowns. Beautiful Gowns

    https://media1.giphy.com/media/LHZyixOnHwDDy/giphy.gif

    going to order my shirt off marathon right now

  • Trentaye

    As they needed to... he was a gang-member. Why do black people always excuse and defend black heterosexual criminality, but hate homosexuality?

  • KcoolMuziq

    Nipsey fixed up that strip mall*which I saw recently) pretty well. The rust color brought out the area ...

  • Dowoop

    I read a similar article and it seemed like she wanted the money more than the kid. The majority of it talked about the large sums of cash he used to give her and how the family cut her off from that.

  • Dowoop

    And based on your comments we know you are a fat, white, middle aged man in his mommas basement.

  • Dowoop

    Since an executor has not been named in the estate yet why would they give her money out their pocket if she don't even have the kid? They offered joint guardianship and she said nope. Since they are in court for guardianship I don't see how they can just cut her off. Something is off about her story.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Nipsey fixed up the Marathon strip mall(which I saw recently) pretty well. The rust color brought the area out. Hopefully the mall won't get seized.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2b74f78206ebe647beff6b9b2ea940761331c9e4db6da98f419dbb1d71541653.jpg ...

  • T865!

    Well it’s common sense to me that police would hate him and wanna see him behind bars. Imagine the lil niggas you harassed and told they wouldn’t be shit, now living better than you and Flossing in your face everyday.... police are haters too

  • Fire & Ice

    ??

  • Slickone

    I ordered when he 1st died and it was just delivered right before the 4th of July.

  • 11pink123

    What they really trying to say is Nipsey was funding his homeboys legitamite businesses. Turning them from gangsters to businessmen. So after Nip climbed out of his hole, he start helping his homeboys climb out of theirs. So yeah thats they definition of funding gang activity. lol Nip done already been said he is no longer an active gang member. He has said it in multiple interviews @sandrarose .

    one time he explained and said he from the gang but not from it and then explained he is no longer active but when you join youre signed up for life.

  • Slickone

    Unfortunately this is true. Thats why he did so much for his community because he was still polluting it at the same time.

  • 11pink123

    This is crazy if this is really over the property. I dont understand why is everyone fighting over that corner. I really dont understand. And the police is harassing people all day over there right now. its like 10 cops circling and harassing everyone

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    No judgment has been made yet as to custody but I think the move of cutting her off financially and getting her out of a place to stay would benefit their case to show that she is not able to care for the child by providing a home and basic necessities in this case she should play the surviving victim role meaning go get a place and a job and show she is TRYING in spite of them kicking her out of a place to stay and trying to cripple her financially.

  • imright

    man ???? SHUT UP !!!

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Like i said while nipsey wasnt the worst, that nigga was a nigga. Babymamas gf and sidechicks included. The hood love elevating okay dudes to god status. Bye

  • guest

    Now the media and social news is going to ruin his good business reputation and tarnish his name. SMDH
    Does anybody know why and how long his brother Sam was incarcerated?

  • kiturner52

    STFU!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Elevated Soul

    I'm not saying that he was selling drugs...I'm speaking of him using his business to "wash drug money" especially for the Crips crew. It would explain to some extent why the Crips wanted to trademark (The Marathon Continues).

  • Vonda K

    I came on here to post in support of Nipsey but your post said IT ALL.
    ??????????????

  • ALLMINE?

    ?

  • ALLMINE?

    People die.. celebrities are real human beings

  • Love Luv

    https://www.tmz.com/2019/07/16/nipsey-hussle-investigation-gang-ties-city-death/

    PS. Kennedy was involved with dealings and higher ups were afraid he would roll on them so he was conveniently assassinated by someone who supposedly looked like him. As in this case.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Call a thing a thing babe

  • ALLMINE?

    Yup compare him to a president

  • Trace da Ace

    damn...can this man rest in peace already?? folks always want to keep shit going...smdh

  • Jonathan Lewis

    if he is a killer he is the worst nigga, i have never been a fan.

  • China doll

    They didn’t want him there. The area is under gentrification. And they felt it didn’t look good for them being there. I strongly believe Lapd used Eric holder as a pawn. But no matter what I stand wit Nipsey. I will never judge him. He turned his negatives to positives! I PHUCKS WIT HIM ?

  • Shelly

    And that ding a ling Lauren can’t claim nothing. Playing house will get you nothing. That piece of paper carries a lot of weight.

  • Candance

    Why is everyone so worried about what she can claim. Isnt she claiming checks in her own name?

  • BlockingTrollsAllYearLong

    The investigations prior to these deaths only stand to prove the "conspiracy" theories regarding them.

  • BlockingTrollsAllYearLong

    Those nignogs just want the money and the notoriety.

  • MrsSpice1

    White men are niggas too. They just get away with it because of the triple threes...race. Power. Money ?. The government is the top GANG in the world!! Nipsey was just another product of his environment growing up and what he was expose to. Trust me it was created to be that way. And it took centuries to reprogram the black race to stay stupid and ignorant to their own strengths and values power and purpose as a culture! Thats why drugs were dropped off specifically in poor areas of the african american race. They led to junkies especially when they started taking jobs out of middle class black communities which led to depression and broken families. Which left many black children abandoned which led to gangs as families and protection. When any BLACK man or any man attempts to destroy that plan they die for it. From Abraham Lincoln to mlk etc. Theres more going on in this world then we will Ever know and understand.

  • onelove

    Yes it does!! i don't think he wanted to marry her..that's why he didn't!

  • LeGard JoJo

    I'm sorry but she has her own money and his estate is making sure that his two kids are taken care of sooo?????

  • 88

    Nipsey Hustle should never be mentioned in the same sentence with those Great men.
    #utrippin

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    no, you're out dated in your thinking...all your heroes/community leaders are not going to come from the pulpit using their pastor voices to lead you to freedom. Least we forget Malcolm was a pimp and dope dealing fiend, before he found ALLAH. I'm from Cali. I'm a product of the area. So please understand my opinion is not based on bandwagon jumping or Sandra Rose posts.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    no, you're out dated in your thinking...all your heroes/community leaders are not going to come from the pulpit using their pastor voices to lead you to freedom. Least we forget Malcolm was a pimp and dope dealing fiend, before he found ALLAH. I'm from Cali. I'm a product of the area. So please understand my opinion is not based on bandwagon jumping or Sandra Rose posts.

  • jujumanji

    How is this news? Who is surprised by this? My God may this damn man rest in peace.

  • jujumanji

    How is this news? Who is surprised by this? My God may this damn man rest in peace.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe
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  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    say it again for the folks in the back please!

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    say it again for the folks in the back please!

  • KarmaBackAround

    U saying nothin..this man was assassinated by the same folk tryin to now make him seem like he was under investigation.

  • ALLMINE?

    I guess

  • Banka

    Better say it louder for the people in da back !!!!!.....

  • Nicol B

    FAKE NEWS!!!
    RIP NIP!!

  • Nicol B

    We don't know the inside of their relationship. We weren't there. Maybe she didn't want to marry him? It's not like she's a scrub. Last time I checc'd she was on TV making her own $$$.

  • 88

    I affirm my statement you are really desperate if you think Nipsey Hustle was some kind of positive leader for black folks.

  • Nicol B

    Am I missing something/

  • Nicol B

    You forgot to mention the White House!!!

  • 11pink123

    Same! I believe it was U and he may have a few shady connects.

    Im riding with who Nip showed us he was while he was here, everything else is VOID. He is not here to defend himself.

    I stand with king Nip. they might as well cut the crap, he lives in our hearts. They dont understand Nip is our loved one.

  • Nicol B

    It's s power play. If she can't provide and doesn't do anything to show good will, it's a wrap!

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    oh ok.

  • thatonechick_

    WHO CARES?!! Let this man rest...

  • currvalicious

    I wouldn't be surprised (money laundering thru business ventures & such) as I believe he had one foot in/out of that lifestyle (my personal opinion)... However, that's neither here nor there at this point. Not unless someone within A$I took charge upon his unfortunate demise.

  • CeCe

    She didn't require him to marry her therefore he didn't. She was fine playing house so he let her. It keeps him unmarried and free which is what he wanted. If he wanted to marry her, if she meant that much to him, he would have. And P.S. I dare say she wanted to marry him. Whether we admit it or not, most women want to marry. Many move in, live together and have child in the hopes that it leads to marriage.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    This is new to A WHOLE LOT OF gitwits, naysayers empathizers AND smpletons! Most hadnt heard of Nipsey til his death. I was first made aware of him in 2007 but was turned off by the name.. There's Nippsey HUSELL then there is E Actua Nippsey Russell... So I was like another L.A. gang banger busting on scene bus the rap game. Then he became connected to Lauren London and I was like dayum she has a kind. Then their domestic issues became news, then he attacked a guy and his notoriety increased NOW HE'S MURDERED BY HIS COMRADE and folk all on him postumasley !! Love by the the Sword die by it. Yes his intent and effort were great but his lifestyle and past got 'em!

  • Leigh Burton

    Lauren is already filthy rich. Plus, she also has a baby by Lil Wayne!

  • Maxx

    Not these days honey. Women like to keep their options open just as much as men. A lot of women now a days don't grow up dreaming of a wedding dress. They grow up dreaming of a closet full of designer dresses, clothes, shoes, etc and how they are going to be a BOSS!

  • Shamwow

    There’s something to this. Hmm many have forgotten that BET smack down. When he laid hands on an BET employee for doing his job .

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Walks back out of this post... Nope not today.

  • Ni Ni

    ?

  • Maxx

    People need to dig deeper & get some understanding! You said this perfectly!

  • Maxx

    He was no longer an active gang member. Periodt

  • Maxx

    Why not? He was attempting to help the black community as they were. None of the men named are GODS neither were they without sin. Some were adulterors & criminals themselves so please with that.

  • Jessy

    If you watched his service, Blacc Sam stayed that the District Attorney was trying to get the previous owner of the strip mall to evict them from the units they were only leasing (I believed they already owned The Marathon Clothing store but were leasing the others). The previous owner was so upset by this that he offered to sell it to them in lieu of evicting them as he just didn’t think it was right. They helped turn that intersection/ are into what it is today. Even with the continued struggles it is a far different neighborhood then it was in the 80’s & 90’s. So, yeah we knew that the police were investigating him and that everyone didn’t like the progress he was making in the community or the fact that he was empowering ex felons.

    There’s more to it too and I’m sure he was set-up and they’ll try to drag his name through the dirt at this trial. We know what it is tho. Long live Nipsey Hussle, The Great. PERIOD.

  • Jessy

    ??????????

  • LeeLee

    Imma let you finish, but PLEASE get all the “Nip was an entrepreneur like me, so I KNOW he handled all his $ bizzzz” naysayers back in a Nip-estate f-up!!!! Bc if it was SO HANDLED, LIKE I SAID when his sis filed to get Imani, WHY COME LL is now filing for guardianship of Cross to handle those same $-affairs RE:THEIR SON! What’s that? You mean “THE BOND” w/a business-minded man didn’t make sure that was already LOCKED-up?! Where’s the TRUST y’all spoke of which detailed such? So it ain’t as simple as “y’all wives ain’t covered just bc you’re married” & “GFs got more coming”/“Bond over title” type ish? Come out, come out, WHEREVER u itches ARE!!! ????? - adjusts ring....

  • LeeLee

    OPTIONS! Ok. Is THAT what the 75% of unmarried single moms are doing all while making significantly beLOW the per capita income of every OTHER group? I didn’t know.

  • LeeLee

    Sooooo it wouldn’t have HURT her to have Mo Mo eh, Mo Money, Mo Money!!!!

  • LeeLee

    I just said SIS! You ?!

  • LeeLee

    Nope! My Pop was a product of his environment, til he STOPPED EMBRACING IT! Took his poorly educated street-loving self to the LEFT, & did it DIFFERENT. There’s CHOICES. Even when we’re an orphan, raised in the hood, with an elementary education. My Husband - ALSO a product of it. Went to the left, WALKED MILES to get that HS diploma when nobody cared if he got there. Didn’t eat some nights, spent most of his upbringing sleeping on a couch bc he NEVER had his own. Stole cars, banged, beat folk down, Mom gone, Dad trifling, and he MADE A CHOICE! Now he’s an HONEST EARNER, a husband, father, homeowner, etc., WE ALL HAVE CHOICES!

  • LeeLee

    Huh? What’s where you stick yo....nvm

  • Mrs Mary

    "FILTHY RICH"?! HOW SHES NOT EVEN ON FORBES LIST NOT EVEN CLOSE BYE THIRSTY

  • Mrs Mary

    EXACTLY SHE WAS PLAYING HOUSE WHILE NIP WAS STILL HITTING WHATEVER HE WANTED INCLUDING EX BABY MOMMA #1

  • Mrs Mary

    WAS NEVER A FAN AND NEVER CAN ADMIRE ANYONE WHI REFUSES TO MARRY A WOMAN HE HAS A KID WITH PLAYING HOUSE AND WANTS TOVPLAY SO IN LOVE BUT NEVER TAKE THAT FINAL STEP. BUT HE WAS SO RIGHTEOUS!!! YEA OK

  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    PLAYING HOUSE.

  • Queen B

    Bih whet?!

  • Queen B

    He name himself after Nippsey Russell

  • E Ethel Ballys

    Well I’m not surprised by this. You called someone else a “snitch?” Why would you care if you weren’t engaging in snitchable activities?

  • 11pink123

    Nip is like blood family. Therefore I do not care what anyone has to say about him. Love him for everything he was. Leader, Teacher, LA Nigga, Gang-member, Activist, Businessman, Rapper, Fighter, Peacemaker and everything else he was. LAPD need to investigate themselves.

  • 11pink123

    Nip done said about 5 times he wasnt marrying nobody. If you were a fan you wouldve known that. That nigga never claimed to be prince charming, nor was he trying to be, he just happen to be.

  • 11pink123

    Just cause youre married dont mean your husband love you and it dont stop him from cheating. Some people get married just so they can say they married, while other get married to share the rent. its very few ppl in this world genuinely in love that have found each other.

  • 11pink123

    You got a lot to say for someone who shouldnt be saying much at all. Do you think he wouldve lost any sleep or money without you as a fan?

  • 11pink123

    well he is and he will continue to be. so??

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    The LAW AND THIS DUDE DEFENSE CARES...

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Facts!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    What's live got to do with it. Marriage give you authority when it comes to laying claims to GWAP!

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  • Marlika

    Yes!!

  • Trentaye

    That's funny his "baby Mama" dressed his future criminal children in blue @ his funeral. He lived gang 'ish and died by gang 'ish! He repped that foolish n_ggah ish' till it killed him. #NoSympathy

  • Trentaye

    Thanks. I realize you have n_ggah reasoning as your though process. I don't blame you, I blame the reductive Hip Hop culture I'm sure is your religion. I understand you nappy mongrels only celebrate young slain Hip Hop thugs who deify GUNS, GANGS and DRUGS. It's the nature of your species. Again, thanks.

  • LeeLee

    Wowwwww - You can't spell THOUGHT, you're vested in turning this thread TOWARDS your OWN affinities (homosexuality), while you're STUFFED w/incorrect ASSumptions. Try again. You've failed.

  • LeeLee

    One of the few, and PROUD OF IT! ?? But I bet yah ONE THING - He NEVER devalued me and asked to play house, nor ATTEMPTED to be anything but my fiancé, then HUSBAND. He wanted me to have it all, and STILL DOES!