The senseless shooting death of Nipsey Hussle has undoubtedly torn a rift within the Hip Hop community. On Sunday (31 March) reports broke in the late afternoon the Crenshaw native had been shot six times outside of his Marathon clothing store in Hyde Park.
As a result, numerous tributes from high caliber artists like The Game, Diddy, Kendrick Lamar and countless others have poured in. Nick Cannon took his tribute a step further with his promise to continue the work that Nip had started.
“And the Lord said, “Job well done my son. @nipseyhussle,” Cannon began the caption.
“King this is how I want to remember you! Laughing! Smiling! I ain’t slept yet, thinking about our conversations!
Real ones from a real one! And I’m gonna say this only for the real ones to recognize. Where you left off, we gonna carry one! It’s a MARATHON, so I’m picking up the baton! Because they can’t kill us all.” Cannon continued.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Police Department shared details of the shooting suspect that Police Lt. Chris Ramirez described only as “a black male.”
Though multiple reports allege the shooting may have been gang-related, a slew of conspiracy theories surrounding the death of the Victory Lap rapper have since uprooted following the shooting.
Many have spoken since the rapper’s death to voice their suspicions he was killed because of his work to highlight Dr. Sebi’s medical accomplishments. Brother Polight, a widely known author and activist within the Hip Hop community, shared his thoughts to Instagram as well on Sunday.
“The sacrifice it takes, the fear you have to have, the real gangster in you to tell people about Dr. Sebi – you know you are risking your life when you tell people about Dr. Sebi man,” an emotional Polight started.
“That’s the man that cured me of my diabetes. You are risking your life when you tell people about Dr. Sebi. So what I see Nipsey Hussle do, what I seen him personally do was nothing shy of a miracle for him to have the platform he got and the willingness to tell the world about Dr. Sebi – a man that cured me of diabetes. It’s like I lost Tupac all over again,” Polight stammered on.