Minister Louis Farrakhan speaks out following the passing of Nipsey Hussle.
The reactions keep on pouring in as fans, friends, peers, and the family of Nipsey Hussle gather their emotions after a rough few days. The Los Angeles artist was murdered on Sunday after being shot six times in front of his Marathon shop on Crenshaw and Slauson. People from all walks of life have taken to social media to send their condolences to his family, with Snoop Dogg, T.I, Kendrick Lamar and others all offering heartfelt responses to Nipsey's death. The sheer number of people that have been affected by his passing speaks directly to Nipsey's involvement in his community and elsewhere. Today, Minister Louis Farrakhan has issued his own statement about Hussle, which you can read below.
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We are gathering as much information as we can on the passing of our brother Nipsey Hussle. But the Nation of Islam mourns the loss of this great brother. His death as well as his life had so much meaning to it—for us and for unborn generations. We thank Allah that his life came this way from God and touched our lives.
I would advise the community not to react to rumors or false information to make us in our time of grief or sadness turn on each other.
A bigger hand than the hand of the man who pulled the trigger is behind it all. More will I say in the future.
To his family, to those who loved him and have been affected positively by him, we offer to all—peace. The peace that we offer is the Gift of God to those who submit their will to do His will.
Best wishes to the family and to all the friends.
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
The name of the principal suspect has been named with police requesting information on the whereabouts of Eric Holder. A security video was also released, which appears to show the moment of the altercation between Holder and Hussle. RIP Nipsey Hussle.