Shot Outside His Store in LA
3/31/2019 4:08 PM PDT
Nipsey Hussle was just shot in LA … TMZ has learned.
Multiple sources tell us the rapper was gunned down Sunday in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, south of the Crenshaw area. We’re told he was at his clothing store called the Marathon Clothing Company. He opened the place back in 2017.
Nipsey Hussle Reportedly Shot 6 Times In Front Of His Store .. 😩😩 pic.twitter.com/PLizuFGhA2
— Hood Starz ⭐️ (@HoodStarzMusic) March 31, 2019
His condition is unknown at this point. Eyewitnesses in the area say they heard multiple shots fired.
Even crazier … Nipsey appears to have tweeted right before the shooting, and alluded to “enemies.” He wrote, “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”
Having strong enemies is a blessing.
— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) March 31, 2019
Nipsey — who’s from the Crenshaw area of LA — is said to have ties to the Crips. That hasn’t stopped him from working with artists who have rival gang affiliations … he’s made music with both YG and The Game — both of whom have been tied to Bloods.
He’s released multiple mix tapes over the course of his 10-plus year career, but just dropped his first studio album last year. It’s called “Victory Lap” … which got him a Grammy nod for Best Rap Album just a month ago. Nipsey lost out to Cardi B at the award show.
Despite being a polished rapper, Nipsey was no stranger to the streets. He got roped into a brawl out in West Hollywood back in December of 2018 … which turned out to be a case of mistaken identity, courtesy of his pal, O.T. Genasis.
Story developing …