Nipsey Hussle Was Scheduled To Meet With LAPD To Discuss A Solution For Gang Violence The Day After He Was Killed
He truly lived up to his name of Neighborhood Nip.
April 01, 2019 at 5:34 pm
Born Ermias Ashgedom, Nipsey was gunned down Sunday afternoon outside his clothing store, Marathon Clothing, in South Los Angeles. As Blavity previously reported, the shooter is still at large, but possible suspects have been named. The Los Angeles Times reports the shooting may have been gang-related.
Celebrities, fellow musicians and fans immediately flooded social media with notes of condolences and tributes for the 33-year-old father of two. However, there was one tweet in particular that caught the attention of mourners.
According to Los Angeles Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff, "Neighborhood Nip" was scheduled to meet with him and members of Roc Nation on Monday to discuss ways they could collectively stop gang violence in the community.
"We (@LAPDChiefMoore and I ) were meeting, at the request of @NipseyHussle with him and @rocnation tomorrow at 4 pm to talk about ways he could help stop gang violence and help us help kids. I'm so very sad," Soboroff's tweet read.
We (@LAPDChiefMoore and I ) were meeting , at the request of @NipseyHussle with him and @rocnation tomorrow at 4pm to talk about ways he could help stop gang violence and help us help kids. I’m so very sad https://t.co/rcGtvw9c6L— Steve Soboroff (@SteveSoboroff) April 1, 2019
In the wake of his murder, users are encouraging the LAPD and Roc Nation to hold the meeting to honor the Grammy-nominated rapper's request.
Meet anyway. Find a way to accomplish those goals.— Fiyah ✊🏾 Angelou (@SweetKixx) April 1, 2019
Don’t let hit death be in vain. Still try to come up with a resolution. I’m sure he had other people close to him that knew his message. Let’s carry it on.— AttyMyles400 (@AttyMyles400) April 1, 2019
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