Scammers Are Creating Fake GoFundMe Accounts In Nipsey Hussle’s Ex’s Name

Los Angeles, CA – Tanisha Foster, the mother of Nipsey Hussle’s daughter, has apparently fallen victim to a fundraising scam.

On Wednesday (July 17), Foster, who goes by Chyna Hussle on Instagram, warned her 124K followers there was a fake GoFundMe account going around with her face attached to it. The page reads: “lot of real single mothers who don’t for nothing but need help. Help Nipsey’s child mother” and has a goal of $500,000.

“So now ppl are playing and making fake accounts,” she wrote in the caption. “plz be aware that is not me.”

It’s unclear who is behind the scam.

Following Nipsey’s March 31 shooting death, the family reportedly rejected any type of fundraising in his name.

In April, retired NFL player Reggie Bush and his wife donated $10,000 to a GoFundMe campaign with the hopes of raising $100,000 for the slain rapper’s 7-year-old daughter Emani and 2-year-old son Kross.

“[Nipsey] touched a lot of lives in a positive way,” Bush explained at the time. “He wanted to make a difference in his community, and communities like it all around the world. As a tribute to Nipsey, I would like to offer support to his children, and all funds from this GoFundMe will be transferred directly into a trust that was created solely for his legacy, his two children, Kross & Emani.”

Sources close to the family reportedly said Nipsey’s children were “set for life” thanks to the multiple trust funds their father set up. He reportedly owned all of his master recordings and the Marathon Clothing store at the time of his death.

Alleged killer Eric Holder is expected in court this week for a preliminary hearing. He’s pleaded not guilty.

Nipsey Hussle Was Under Investigation for Gang Activity

Nipsey Hussle was under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department at the time of his death.

According to The New York Times, officials in the Police Department and city attorney’s office were investigating the community hero and his business associates to determine whether there was gang activity at his strip mall on Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue, where he was gunned down on March 31.

The investigation continues in the wake of his death, and the city may still take action against Hussle’s remaining business partners. A few years ago, the city pressured Hussle’s former landlords to evict the rapper and his associates from the mall, which includes Hussle’s Marathon Clothing store, a cellphone shop, and a barber shop. Instead, the landlords sold the property earlier this year to Hussle and a group of investors for $2.5 million.

While he was being investigated, Hussle was also being praised as a leader in his community. Mayor Eric Garcetti called him “an artist who touched our city” and LAPD Commissioner Steve Soboroff hailed him as a peacemaker. Chief of Police Michel Moore also revealed that he had plans to meet with Hussle the day after he died to discuss ways to reduce gang violence.

Hussle, a former member of the Rollin’ 60s Crips street gang, was working to curb gang violence. He had planned to build new apartments in his community and even helped former gang members get back on their feet after prison.

During his memorial at Staples Center, the rapper’s brother, Samiel Asghedom, recounted how the city and the police were pressuring them to evict Hussle and his partners from the strip mall.

“I don’t know if anybody knows, but we had a 30-day notice and they were kicking us out of all the businesses we owned in the lot,” said Asghedom.

Instead of kicking them out, the landlords offered to sell them the property. “I honestly don’t know how we did it, but we were able to close and get the lot,” he said. “And Nip was so proud of that.”

Nipsey Hussle’s Son To Inherit $1 Million As Per Lauren London

As news continues to break out about the investigation Nipsey Hussle’s gang ties, some positive news has finally come from his camp. According to The Blast, Lauren London has filed to establish guardianship Kross Asghedom, her 2-year-old son with Nipsey Hussle. In doing so, she is legally making sure that her son is protected. The court documents include a statement from London, which reveals the amount money that Kross is set to inherit from Hussle’s estate.

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London reportedly writes that Kross is “anticipated to inherit approximately One Million Dollars at the close ” Nipsey Hussle’s estate. The actress also states that she is the person who is responsible for Kross right now, taking care him and keeping his best interests at heart. 10-year-old Emani Asghedom was listed as Kross’ sibling in the documents.

There has been a lot information coming out about Nipsey Hussle, his murder, and his family in recent months. It’s now been a while since the Los Angeles native was gunned down in the parking lot his The Marathon Clothing shop, which remains one the most tragic moments in the history hip-hop. Kross never truly got a chance to know his father, which is one the saddest things about this whole situation. Long Live Nipsey Hussle.

Nipsey Hussle's Son To Inherit $1 Million As Per Lauren London
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LAPD Still Investigating Nipsey Hussle’s Alleged Gang Ties

Los Angeles, CA – Nipsey Hussle’s tragic shooting death in March undoubtedly left a huge hole in not only the rap community but also the Los Angeles community. But according to a new Los Angeles Times article, the slain MC is still the subject of a LAPD investigation at the time of his death.

Officials in the Police Department and city attorney’s office were reportedly looking into his alleged gang affiliations. They were investigating Nipsey, his property and business associates in an effort to determine if the strip mall at the corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue was a gang activity hub.

That same intersection was the location of Nip’s Marathon Clothing store and sadly, the very spot his life was taken on March 31.

The LAPD’s investigation will continue in the wake of Nip’s passing, meaning there’s a possibility authorities could take action against his business partners.

Although the city pressured Nip’s former landlords to evict the Grammy Award-nominated rapper and his associates as part of the investigation, the landlords instead sold the property to Hussle and a group of investors for $2.5 million earlier this year.

Despite his Rollin ’60s Crips affiliations, Nipsey rightfully earned the nickname “Neighborhood Nip.” Before his murder, he was working with the city to reduce gang violence.

The 33-year-old intended to build new apartments, which was considered an “important investment” in the neighborhood in the face of gentrification. He often offered gang affiliates jobs and tried to help former inmates who had served prison time for gang-related crimes.

Megan Rapinoe Quotes Nipsey Hussle After World Cup Soccer Win

This weekend, the United States Women’s soccer team won over the hearts the nation when they celebrated their World Cup win, bringing home their record fourth title. The group women was led by Megan Rapinoe, who is insanely proud to have contributed to the win. As she remains in awe what her team was able to accomplish, she quoted one our modern legends, Nipsey Hussle, to communicate just how she was feeling.

Megan Rapinoe Quotes Nipsey Hussle After World Cup Soccer Win
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As reported by Page Six, Rapinoe posted a shot on social media to revel at all that’s happened in the last few hours. She posted a tribute to the sport, saying, “Ain’t really trip on the credit, I just paid all my dues/I just respected the game, now my name all in the news/Trippin’ on all my moves, quote me on this, got a lot more to prove,” wrote the soccer star, using the lyrics to “Hussle & Motivate” to tell everybody she’s got way more in the tank. 

Rapinoe made headlines when she criticized Donald Trump, passionately saying that she would absolutely not go to the White House if her team ended up winning the cup. She ended her post by adding a #TMC hashtag, using Hussle’s “The Marathon Continues” slogan to detail her next steps. Shout-out to Megan Rapinoe and the entire women’s team on their win. This is a classy move.

Crips End Trademark War with Nipsey Hussle’s Family

The Crips are putting their trademark dispute with Nipsey Hussle’s family in the past.

In May, both the Crips and Nipsey’s brother, Samiel “Blacc Sam” Asghedom, filed trademark applications for the late rapper’s catchphrase “The Marathon Continues.” Now the street gang is withdrawing its application and apologizing to Nipsey’s family.

An official for Crips LLC, the official company formed on behalf of the Crips street gang, tells The Blast, “there will absolutely be no trademark legal battle between their organization and Blacc Sam, brother of the late Nipsey Hussle.”

The statement adds that the company, “respectively vows to support the wishes of Lauren London and the Asghedom family.”

William King Hollis, corporate communications director for the Crips LLC, adds, “We are deeply sorry for any disruptions and melee that the trademark acquisition may have caused to his family, friends and fans.”

Hollis said that he had been in contact with Nipsey prior to his death, and the two had agreed on plans for a “mutual collaboration” for “The Marathon Continues.”

According to documents, Nipsey’s brother filed an application on May 28 to trademark “The Marathon Continues” for various uses, including entertainment services, music, and “charitable activities and the doing of good deeds for others and the promotion of ethical and character values.”

The Marathon name has become synonymous with the Crenshaw legend. He owned the Marathon Clothing store in South Central L.A., where he was killed in March, and released two mixtapes with the name, 2010’s The Marathon and 2011’s The Marathon Continues.

Nipsey Hussle’s Family & Lauren London Earn Apology From The Crips

The ongoing battle to find out who will own the phrase “The Marathon Continues” has ficially come to an end with the Crips gang realizing they had done wrong by one their brothers. They had been embroiled in a legal war against Blacc Sam, the brother Nipsey Hussle, in order to file a legal trademark for “The Marathon Continues.” The slogan was used during Nipsey Hussle’s life and when he passed away this year, it became one the main phrases associated with his character. The Crips had tried to gain ownership the slogan but they have ficially given up and apologized to Sam and other members Nip’s family.

As reported by The Blast, the ficial company formed by the street gang, Crips LLC, has told the Asghedom family and Lauren London that they will not be trying to trademark the TMC phrase for future use. In addition to the surrendering their legal battle, the Crips also “respectively vow to support the wishes Lauren London and the Asghedom family.”

Nipsey Hussle's Family & Lauren London Earn Apology From The Crips
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William King Hollis, a spokesperson for the Crips, has issued the following statement: “We realize that our actions may have been fensive and we have reached out to his family, respectively Nips sister, Samantha Smith. We are deeply sorry for any disruptions and melee that the trademark acquisition may have caused to his family, friends and fans.”

Hopefully, Nipsey Hussle can rest in peace now that his family will have control his most popular slogan. The Marathon truly Continues.

The Crips LLC Apologizes To Blacc Sam & Lauren London For Trademark Legal Battle

Los Angeles, CA – The war over Nipsey Hussle’s signature catchphrase, “The Marathon Continues,” is reportedly over. The Crips and Nip’s brother Blacc Sam both filed trademark applications for the phrase last month.

But according to The Blast, an official for Crips LLC (the company formed on behalf of the Crips) said “there will absolutely be no trademark legal battle between their organization and Blacc Sam, brother of the late Nipsy Hussle.

“We realize that our actions may have been offensive and we have reached out to his family, respectively Nips sister, Samantha Smith.”

The statement adds they “respectively vows to support the wishes of Lauren London and the Asghedom family.”

The Crips LLC’s Corporate Communications Director William King Hollis took it a step further and apologized for their actions.

“We are deeply sorry for any disruptions and melee that the trademark acquisition may have caused to his family, friends and fans,” he said.

In Hollis’ statement, he explains he and Nipsey had agreed to work together on a “mutual collaboration” for “The Marathon Continues” prior to his March 31 shooting death. He insisted there was no ill will when applying for the trademark and revealed there are currently no members in the LLC who belonged to the Rolling 60’s Crips.

The Crips LLC will eventually turn over the trademark to Nipsey. The application hasn’t been fully processed so they can likely pull theirs and let Blacc Sam’s go through.

As a sign of good faith, the LLC has offered to donate all the proceeds from an upcoming Bloods & Crips-themed beverage.

Nip was killed outside of his Marathon Clothing store at the intersection of Slauson and Crenshaw in Los Angeles. The alleged killer, Eric Holder, has been in custody since April. He’s pleaded not guilty.

Slim 400 Shot in Compton

Rapper Slim 400 was rushed to the hospital after being shot during an attack in Compton.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that they got a call around 8:30 p.m. on Friday (June 28) for a male who suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Details surrounding the shooting remain unclear, but a black vehicle suspected to be involved was seen leaving the scene.

Sources close to Slim 400 say he was shot eight times and underwent surgery. He is reportedly in critical but stable condition. A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department official confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that a shooting occurred and that the victim was still alive.

The 31-year-old Compton native is best known for his “Bruisin” collaboration with YG and Sadboy Loko. He is also featured on YG’s 2016 album Still Brazy.

The shooting comes nearly three months after Nipsey Hussle was murdered outside his Marathon Clothing store in South Central L.A.

Eric Holder Allegedly Killed Nipsey Hussle After the Rapper Cautioned Him to "Take Care of" Snitching Rumors

Outside of the latter’s clothing store on March 31st, 29-year-old gang member Eric Holder shot rapper Nipsey Hussle to death.

Hussle – real name Ermias Joseph Asghedom – had spent the afternoon signing autographs, taking photos alongside his fans, and chatting with his friends.

Following the shooting outside of his store – The Marathon Clothing at Slauson Ave. and Crenshaw Blvd. in Los Angeles – EMTs the rapper to the hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.

Initially, police believed the shooting was gang-related.

Now, the true motive has come to light.

A conversation about snitching leads to Nipsey Hussle’s murder.

Yesterday, a judge in Los Angeles ordered the release of 515 pages of grand jury testimony.

The documents reveal Hussle and Holder had a four-minute conversation prior to the shooting.  The conversation soon turned to Holder’s alleged “snitching.”

Deputy District Attorney John McKinney told a grand jury last month,

Apparently, the conversation had something to do with [Hussle] telling Mr. Holder that word on the street was that Mr. Holder was snitching.

McKinney explained the conversation “wasn’t particularly intense… [nor] particularly belligerent.”

Yet, the snitching accusation set off Holder, who quickly left the parking lot.  The deputy district attorney added “it moved Eric Holder to a point of wanting to return to the parking lot and kill Nipsey Hussle.”

Following the talk, Holder ordered chili cheese fries from a burger shop close by, got in his girlfriend’s car, and left.  He later returned with two guns in both hands and shot the rapper.

Nipsey Hussle received at least 10 gunshot wounds.  Prior to fleeing the scene, Holder kicked the rapper in the head, prompting Nipsey’s final reply,

You got me.

Prior to the release of the grand jury testimony, Holder’s public defender had begged the judge to keep them a secret.  This, the attorney said, would jeopardize Holder’s right to a fair trial.

The testimony also includes the getaway driver’s account who was dating Holder at the time.  In exchange for her testimony, authorities granted her immunity.

After being accused of snitching, the unnamed woman heard Holder’s response to Nipsey.

Cuz, have you ever snitched?

Then, driving around, she saw Holder load a gun.  Ordering him to put the gun away, his girlfriend warned,

You’re not gonna do a drive-by in my car.

She had pulled over so Holder could eat.  Then, after telling his girlfriend he would quickly return, she heard two gunshots.  Holder then returned to the car furious and upset.  He told the woman to drive away under the threat of physical assault.  She dropped him off at his cousin’s house.

Prior to the shooting, Hussle and Holder had greeted each other.  Hussle reportedly cautioned Holder, saying,

Man, you know, they got some paperwork on you.  Like you need to maybe take care of that.

Explaining why Hussle accused Holder of snitching, Herman Douglas, a worker hired by the rapper, said,

[Hussle was] basically telling the guy you need to be careful.

Speaking about the rapper’s final moments after the shooting, Douglas added,

He was still breathing, you know, like biting his tongue a little bit, then he — he was just trying to fight it, trying to gain consciousness, and he was going out.  And he just kept — he just kept fighting.

Following the testimonies, the grand jury indicted Holder with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and assault with a firearm, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.  He remains behind bars on $6.5 million bail.

 


Featured image by Nipsey Hussle (YouTube screengrab.)

Nipsey Hussle’s Murderer’s Getaway Driver Fears For Her Life, Offered Protection

Nipsey Hussle’s murder was one the biggest tragedies in hip-hop this past year as he was shot and killed in front his store in Los Angeles. The alleged suspect is named Eric Holder and witnesses are starting to be asked questions about what happened on March 31st which was the day the shooting. The key witness in the proceedings is the woman who was believed to be driving Holder around that day. Just yesterday, we reported on how the witness explained her role in what went down.

As she divulged, she was excited to meet Nipsey that day although things turned sour when Hussle allegedly called Holder a snitch and told him to leave. The getaway driver’s testimony is a huge part the prosecution’s case against Holder and police are taking both her word and her safety very seriously.

Nipsey Hussle's Murderer's Getaway Driver Fears For Her Life, Offered Protection

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According to TMZ, the woman told police that she fears for her life and that she has had multiple death threats made against her. An LAPD detective looked into these threats and he deemed them credible enough for her to receive police protection. Both police and the woman are scared that she will be a part an act retaliation and that’s why they want to protect her.

The woman has not been charged with a crime in connection to the murder.

YG Won’t Have To Speak On Bloods Affiliation In Vegas Beatdown Lawsuit

Los Angeles, CA – A Los Angeles judge has reportedly granted a motion filed by YG in his assault and larceny case. It will allow him to remain silent about his gang affiliations, past criminal convictions and the alleged incident that occurred at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas in May 2018.

The Blast reports the Compton native was in court earlier this week when the judge handed down his decision. While the judge denied the request to sanction YG for $5,370, he will have to identify any witnesses he has available.

Hip Hop fan Benjamin Naderi claimed he saw YG at the Vegas casino and asked him for a photo. YG refused to pose for the picture and appeared to get angry. Naderi says he heard YG order his entourage to “get him.” From there, Naderi says he was punched repeatedly and robbed of his jewelry.

Consequently, Naderi filed a civil lawsuit.

YG was charged hit with three felonies, including grand larceny and larceny from a person relating to the incident, and pleaded not guilty. His legal team argued Naderi’s civil lawsuit should be put on hold until his criminal case has been resolved, but the judge disagreed and ordered the case to move forward.

If convicted, he’s faces up to at least 20 years in prison.

YG ‘Hard Bottoms & White Socks’

We gon’ do this one for hip-hop.

YG pays tribute to Nipsey Hussle in the video for “Hard Bottoms & White Socks,” the opening track off his latest album 4REAL 4REAL. In the black-and-white scenes, the 4Hunnid boss performs in a theater to a well-dressed crowd including Machine Gun Kelly, Todd Gurley, and Kamaiyah.

Dressed in a black tux, complete with hard bottoms and white socks, YG takes the mic in between footage of him toasting with friends, riding through L.A. in his blue Lamborghini, and posing in front of a mural of Nipsey.

“I’m really West side, I catch a case for this shit,” he raps. “Let the marathon continue, it’s not a race with this shit.”

On Sunday night, YG performed “Last Time That I Checc’d” as part of a tribute to Nipsey at the BET Awards, which also featured DJ Khaled, John Legend, and Marsha Ambrosius. His album 4REAL 4REAL was released last month in memory of his late friend. A percentage of album proceeds will go to Nipsey’s two children, Emani and Kross.

“Lost for words but, We love you bro. THE MARATHON,” he recently wrote on Instagram.

Watch YG, DJ Khaled, & John Legend Pay Tribute to Nipsey Hussle at BET Awards

The Marathon continues.

Three months after his death, Nipsey Hussle received a star-studded tribute while being posthumously honored with the Humanitarian Award during the 2019 BET Awards on Sunday (June 23). T.I. took the stage first to salute the activist, philanthropist, and businessman, who dedicated years of his life to helping his community.

“There will never be another Nipsey Hussle,” said Tip before Nipsey’s family including his grandmother, mother, father, sister, son, daughter, and girlfriend Lauren London accepted the award on his behalf.

“I want to thank you guys for all the love and support, and the Marathon continues again,” said London before Nipsey’s mother delivered a stirring speech where she recalled the moment she learned that Nipsey had been shot.

Marsha Ambrosius kicked off the musical tribute with her and Nipsey’s Victory Lap collaboration “Real Big” as Nipsey’s sister sang along in the audience.

YG then paid homage to his brother by performing “Last Time That I Checc’d.” Decked out in all white, DJ Khaled capped things off with a rousing performance of his Father of Asahd single “Higher” featuring John Legend. They all joined together on stage for the emotional finale.

“Long live Nipsey Hussle. The Marathon continues!” said Khaled.

Watch them salute the legacy of the late great Nipsey Hussle.

Nipsey Hussle’s Passing Unifies Crips & Bloods In Cease-Fire Agreement

We previously reported on the unfortunate passing Nipsey Hussle leading to a series gang truces. The rumors peace talks were also reported numerously along with a gang summit involving rival gangsThe LA Times now reports that the peace efforts continued across LA and have resulted in a cease-fire agreement. LA Bloods and Crips, young and middle-aged gathered in a Compton park to confront their arch nemesis. Following two hours negotiations in a tense climate, an agreement was made for a tentative cease-fire. Each side had experienced great loss hence it was far too soon to call it a truce or a move towards friendship, but moreso an agreement to stay out each other’s territory and stop shooting at one another. 

“It’s a troubled past. A lot occurred, and we can’t heal that fast. But it’s important for us to take the initiative and school the youngsters on what’s at stake and what they can gain,” shared Lamar “Crocodile” Robinson, a 46-year-old Swamp Crip. More cease-fire talks are being initiated throughout LA to curtail violence in their way own way following the killing community activist, entrepreneur, and Hip Hop artist Nipsey Hussle. Indeed, the marathon continues.