Hip-HopVibe.com Contributing Writer
Nipsey Hussle was a very wise young man and knew to watch his back. Just days before he was murdered, someone was out to kill him and his team must’ve been warned and took extreme measures to protect him.
Last Thursday (March 25th), Nipsey filmed a music video with DJ Khaled and John Legend for an upcoming record they collaborated on titled, “Higher,” which is featured on Khaled’s forthcoming Father Of Asahd album.
RIP Nipsey. I just spent Thursday with him filming a video for a beautiful new song we created with Khaled. We filmed in Inglewood, close to where he grew up. He was so gifted, so proud of his home, so invested in his community. Utterly stunned that he's gone so soon.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) April 1, 2019
According to sources on the set, there was high concern for Nipsey’s safety throughout the shoot particularly over the parking structure the crew used to film. So much so that sources told TMZ that the production team wanted the entire structure shut down so that only those working the shoot would have access in and out of that area.
For the shoot production only booked the top two floors of the parking structure so that the public can utilize the bottom floors for parking. Along with securing the premises, they upped it up a notch. Production hired 10 armed police officers because of concerns over Nipsey’s safety. It’s unclear as to why, but sources say the team was told they were scared someone would try sneaking on set to kill him.
Seems the protection worked … things went as planned and the shoot was a success!
Of course unfortunately just a few days later, the “Victory Lap” rhymer was gunned down in front of his own storefront, no less. Just a few hours before the incident he tweeted out a cryptic message about “enemies.”
Having strong enemies is a blessing.
— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) March 31, 2019
Police have identified the gunman as Eric Holder last seen in a 2016 white 4 door Chevy Cruze, CA license plate 7RJD742. They have since issued a warrant out for his arrest. Anyone with information related to his whereabouts or this deadly shooting is urged to contact South Bureau Homicide at 323 786-5100.
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