Rapper Nipsey Hussle’s death sent shockwaves throughout the country that were heard around the entire world. The beloved artist and Black entrepreneur had a community that was proud of him, and initially, many of us were led to believe that included the police.
Boy, were we wrong.
Recent reporting from the New York Times has exposed that the police were not exactly being straightforward about their opinion of Nipsey. The police were actually investigating him and his clothing store at the time of his death for gang activity.
The investigation almost got Nipsey evicted from the strip mall, but he went ahead and bought the property. The police are saying that they weren’t specifically after Nipsey, but instead were focused on abating gang activity in the areas where he operated.
Despite the fact this is what they say, Nipsey’s name was still mentioned in connection with the investigation. The media is trying to make sense of how this could be the case if he wasn’t a target.
No matter what police or the media say, the marathon Nipsey was running is still continuing. The physical location of his store has closed for now, but people are still supporting the legacy he left behind. That’s something no investigation can stop!