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Nipsey Hussle’s Body Guard Announces His Retirement In Wake Of His Tragic Death


By Prince Hakeem

Hip-Hop Vibe Staff Writer

Emotions are still high in the wake of the tragic killing of LA rapper Nipsey Hussle, Hussle, real name Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was beloved by many within his community and in the music industry as well. It has been extremely devastating for many of his friends, family, and fans to know that he is longer with us.

It’s hitting his close friends especially hard. One in particular is his body guard J Roc. In a recent Instagram post, Roc announced that he is retiring from the body guard business.

“I’m done with all this (expletive) I retire from being a bodyguard,” he captioned a series of pictures of himself guarding the rapper. “I love you HUSSLE THA GREAT.”



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Never in a million years I thought I would be writing some shit like this … we haven’t made a 100 Million yet … we was suppose to grow old and I call u big nose shoot jokes on you all day… but instead I’m here in tears writing this I wish I was there I would switch places with you any day the world need you here I’m so confused , lost , hurt I lost a brother , best friend, a mentor all I can here you saying now is If it was me, I would tell you, “Nigga, live your life and grow” I’d tell you, “Finish what we started, reach them heights, you know? And gas the V-12 to the pipe and smoke” but it sounds way easier then done … I got the Babies and L forever I’m done with all this Shit I retire from being a bodyguard I love you HUSSLE THA GREAT

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Multiple sources confirmed that J Roc was indeed Nipsey’s bodyguard. However on the day of his untimely death Roc wasn’t with him. He did not know Nip was going to the Marathon store to personally help a friend out. Since the shooting J Roc went on to vow that he would take care of Nipsey’s child and partner Lauren London.


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