Nipsey Hussle knew his life was in danger days before he was shot dead
Just days before he was murdered, Nipsey filmed a music video for an upcoming song he had created in collaboration with DJ Khaled and John Legend
With reports of a suspect identified in the murder of Nipsey Hussle, it is now being said that someone was out to kill the rapper in the days leading up to his death — and he knew about it!
According to TMZ, those working with the renowned rapper had forewarned him about the impending threat and took extreme measures to protect him. Just days before he was murdered, Nipsey 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.
Speaking to TMZ, sources on the set in Inglewood claimed there was dire concern over Nipsey'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.
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
However, the tabloid website claimed the production ultimately booked the top two floors of the parking structure, while the floors below were open to civilians.
Furthermore, the production also hired 10 armed police officers in a bid to tighten security around Nipsey. While it is unclear why they took extra efforts, sources told TMZ they were scared someone would try sneaking into the set and kill him.
Of course, the protection worked and the shots went smoothly without any delay.
But just a few days later, Nipsey was shot dead in front of his own storefront, as reported by MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) earlier. A couple of hours before the tragedy, the embattled star cryptically tweeted about "enemies."
Having strong enemies is a blessing.— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) March 31, 2019
Law enforcement in Los Angeles has apprehended a suspect in the homicide, saying the killing may have been a gangland shooting, reported MEAWW.
"Eric Holder is wanted for the homicide in the shooting of Nipsey Hussle," the LAPD said. "He was last seen in a 2016 white 4 door Chevy Cruze, CA license plate 7RJD742. Anyone with information related to his whereabouts or this deadly shooting is urged to contact South Bureau Homicide at 323 786-5100."
Nipsey was only 33 at the time of his death.