The rapper was shot and killed in Los Angeles on Sunday (March 31)
The Crips, Bloods, and other gangs in LA have gathered for a “unity meeting” in the wake of Nipsey Hussle’s death.
- Nipsey Hussle, 1985-2019: A musician who gave a voice to the voiceless and changed the face of indie rap
The rapper, who was a member of the Rollin 60s Neighbourhood Crips Los Angeles gang, was shot and killed in the city on Sunday (March 31).
Despite belonging to a gang, Hussle had a philosophy of non-violence and was reportedly scheduled to speak with the LAPD’s commissioner about ways to reduce gang violence before his death.
Nightclub promoter Marquis Diamond posted a photo on his Instagram page of members of different gangs including the Crips, Bloods, Bounty Hunters, Deuces, and more coming together for a peaceful meeting. “This SPEAKS VOLUMES!!!” He wrote. “@NipseyHussle Look what you started.
“Just some of these hoods in the same building is POWERFUL! Trying to use Their BLACK POWER TO BRING UNITY TO THE CITY! I pray that we can stay on this positive path.”
Yesterday (April 4), a suspect was charged in Hussle’s killing. Eric Holder, 29, is now facing life in prison after prosecutors charged him with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder.
Holder is being held on a $5 million (£3.8 million) bail after he pleaded not guilty. He is being represented by Chris Darden, who formerly prosecuted O.J. Simpson. The not guilty plea was entered through Darden, who did not contest the bail amount.