Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle was supposed to meet with the Los Angeles Police Department to discuss gang violence the day after he was fatally shot outside of his LA store, officials revealed.
The 33-year-old rapper, whose real name is Ermias Asghedom, was shot and killed on Sunday outside Marathon Clothing, a store that he owned in LA .
President of the Los Angeles Police Commission, Steve Soboroff, told the Washington Post that Hussle was supposed to meet with him and the city’s police chief on Monday “to talk about ways he could stop gang violence and help us help kids.”
Hussle was previously a member of the Rollin’ 60s, which he called “one of the biggest Crip gangs of our generation” in 2014.
“I grew up in gang culture,” Hussle told the Los Angeles Times in 2018. “We dealt with death, with murder. It was like living in a war zone, where people die on these blocks and everybody is a little bit immune to it.