Nipsey Hussle's last words reportedly prompted killer to fire more bullets at him
The gunman, who is believed to be Eric Holder, also known as 'Sh***y Cuz', on hearing Hussle's last words immediately turned around and came back to finish Hussle off, fatally shooting him
According to a new revelation, rapper Nipsey Hussle's killer was apparently walking away after opening fire at him, but when he heard the rapper's last words: "You shot me, you got me, I'm good," the murderer was prompted to fire more bullets.
As per witnesses, the gunman, who is believed to be Eric Holder, also known as 'Sh***y Cuz', on hearing Hussle's last words immediately turned around and came back to finish Hussle off, fatally shooting him on March 31. Holder, as per TMZ, then kicked the 33-year-old rapper, whose real name is Ermias Joseph Asghedom, as he lay dying outside his South LA clothing store, before finally fleeing the scene.
A source close to the rapper informed Variety that a memorial service for Hussle will be held on Thursday at the 21,000-capacity Staples Center in the rapper's hometown of Los Angeles. The accused 29-year-old killer, meanwhile, appeared in Los Angeles Court dressed in his blue prison uniform on Thursday alongside his defense attorney Chris Darden.
Darden gained nationwide fame as part of the prosecution team at OJ Simpson's 1995 murder trial. Holder, as per the Daily Mail, was arrested on April 3 over the murder of the rapper. He has been reportedly held in solitary confinement in prison.
Holder's attorney Darden has reportedly told the judge his client was pleading not guilty to charges of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. The judge has set Holder's bail at $5million at the request of the District Attorney, a drop from the original $7million set by LAPD.
Police authorities have claimed that Holder and Hussle, who knew each other, had several conversations on the day of the shooting outside the South LA store, and if convicted, Holder could even face life in prison. Holder was seen on surveillance footage arguing with the rapper and later, walking away and returning with a handgun to shoot him and two associates.
Hussle's associates survived but the rapper was pronounced dead at the hospital. Just days before he was murdered, Hussle filmed a music video for an upcoming song he had created in collaboration with DJ Khaled and John Legend. 'Higher' is set to appear on Khaled's highly anticipated album. Claiming that Hussle knew his life was in danger, sources on the set in Inglewood said there was a major concern over the Grammy-nominated rapper's well being throughout the shoot. In a bid to protect him, the production team wanted to shut down the entire parking structure the crew used to film so that only those working on the shoot would have access to them.