Nipsey Hussle's Business Partner Says The Late Rapper And Entrepreneur Had Plans To Open A Las Vegas Resort In 2020
He also had intentions to start a foundation in his South Los Angeles neighborhood.
April 17, 2019 at 2:35 pm
Rapper Nipsey Hussle's death profiled his charitable efforts and business endeavors as key elements to the late musician's legacy. An emotional Instagram post from longtime friend and business associate David Gross revealed Hussle planned to expand his businesses past South Los Angeles and open a resort and casino in Las Vegas in 2020.
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“Spoke some things into the universe and they appeared...” . You always emphasized how important articulating a vision was to actually executing . We always planned to tell the story behind these pictures but didn’t get the chance to because we were busy executing on the next idea, and each successive opportunity got bigger and bigger... . This moment deserves sharing because this was a full circle moment. The significance and symbolism of this was profound for both of us because this was us realizing the American Dream at a high level; we took different paths, but both started with no money, connections or a legacy roadmap that got us to this moment. . This was about 4 months after our syndicate (@djkhaled, @luoldeng9, @rdpeebles) put in a bid for the Viceroy Santa Monica. We were unsuccessful in that but we still shared our attempt with the world. Some people were puzzled why we would share a “failure” but we knew... . A few weeks later, senior execs from Virgin Hotels reached out to Atlantic (@dallaslifestyle) to meet with us to see if we were serious about being in the hospitality space. We were 👌🏽 . This is the meeting a couple months later, that would result in us becoming partial owners, of not a hotel... But a resort and casino in the desert... . The Virgin Las Vegas coming 2020 #legend #facts #TheMarathonContinues 🏁
Gross penned the tribute to his late friend Tuesday, and several photos of the two accompanied the caption that detailed their intentions to open The Virgin Las Vegas.
"We always planned to tell the story behind these pictures but didn’t get the chance to because we were busy executing on the next idea, and each successive opportunity got bigger and bigger," a portion of Gross' remarks read.
Per his statement, Gross and Nip were slated to become partial owners of the hotel, which The Star Advisor writes is scheduled to open in November 2020.
"This is the meeting a couple months later, that would result in us becoming partial owners, of not a hotel... But a resort and casino in the desert."
Gross' revelation follows a previous Blavity report that explained Nipsey's family politely rejected outside donations because the 33-year-old ensured his family would be set for life before his March 31 death. The "Grindin All My Life" artist reportedly created several trust funds for his two children, 11-year-old daughter Emani and 2-year-old son Kross.
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The Virgin is not the only outstanding project Nip won’t see come to fruition. According to TMZ, the Grammy-nominated rapper was also in the middle of starting a foundation for vulnerable adolescents in Los Angeles. Not only would the unnamed foundation restore local parks and playgrounds in Crenshaw, the entertainment site also writes it would help facilitate more STEM programs for scholars.
The marathon absolutely continues.
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