Nipsey Hussle’s Bodyguard Is Retiring, Shares Sentimental Message
Nipsey Hussle’s bodyguard (who was not with him at the time of his death) and close friend has released a statement about the 33-year-old rapper’s untimely death. Sharing a series of images of him protecting Nipsey, along with photos of him and Lauren London, he writes:
Never in a million years I thought I would be writing some shit like this … we haven’t made a 100 Million yet … we was suppose to grow old and I call u big nose shoot jokes on you all day… but instead I’m here in tears writing this I wish I was there I would switch places with you any day the world need you here I’m so confused , lost , hurt I lost a brother , best friend, a mentor all I can here you saying now is If it was me, I would tell you, “Nigga, live your life and grow”
I’d tell you, “Finish what we started, reach them heights, you know?
He ends his message by stating that he’s retiring.
And gas the V-12 to the pipe and smoke” but it sounds way easier then done … I got the Babies and L forever I’m done with all this Sh*t I retire from being a bodyguard I love you HUSSLE THA GREAT
As previously reported, on March 31, 2019, Hussle was shot multiple times in the parking lot of his store, Marathon Clothing, in South Los Angeles at about 3:25 p.m. Hussle was hit five times in the torso and once in the head. Nipsey was said to have been at the store, without his bodyguard, meeting one of his friends that had just been released from jail providing him with clothes.
Two others were wounded in the shooting. Upon hearing the news, numerous celebrities offered their condolences on social media. Police have identified 29-year-old Eric Holder as a suspect. Investigators believe Holder was known to the rapper and that the shooting was possibly motivated by a personal matter.
Yesterday, Holder was apprehended by members of the Los Angeles Police Department.
— christina heller (@CHellerTVNews) April 2, 2019
In the days leading up to his death, Hussle had reached out to officials from the LAPD about having a meeting with him and Roc Nation about what they could do to help prevent gang violence in South Los Angeles. The meeting had been scheduled to take place on Monday April 1, 2019, but was rescheduled due to Hussle’s untimely death Sunday the day before. According to Los Angeles Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff, the meeting will still take place at a yet to be announced date.