Nipsey Hussle at the time of death was secretly being investigated for alleged gang activity.
The New York Times reports the Los Angeles Police Department had an open investigation into the late rapper’s property and his business associates to determine whether the strip mall at the corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue was a hub of gang activity.
The NYT also reports the City of Los Angeles tried to get Nipsey evicted from his Marathon building but Hussle’s landlord sold the building to the rapper and a group of investors for $2.5 million earlier this year.
“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,” Nip’s brother Samuel Asghedom said during Hussle’s funeral ceremony.
You should note that shortly after his death, Nipsey was praised by LAPD commissioner Steve Soboroff as a peacemaker, and was scheduled to meet with the police chief to discuss ways of reducing gang violence in his community.
Nipsey was a member of the Rollin’ 60s Crips, a prominent street gang that emerged in Los Angeles in the 1970s. Before he was gunned down on the 31st of March, Nip was working with the city of LA to help reduce gang violence.
Although the City of Los Angeles can no longer prosecute Nipsey, the City continues to investigate his business partners.