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Ex-Cop Suggests LAPD Could Have Ordered Nipsey Hussle's Murder

27 March 2023 | 1:00 pm | Jessie Lynch

"It could have been a bad day for Holder and he was mad, or it could have been something deeper behind it that caused Nipsey to lose his life."

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A former cop has claimed that the murder of Crenshaw rapper Nipsey Hussle in 2019 could have been orchestrated by the LAPD.

In a new interview with Comedy Hype podcast on March 15, Bernard Robins, an ex-officer of the Los Angeles Police Department, discussed the February sentencing of Nipsey’s killer, Eric Holder Jr., while giving insight into the LAPD's less-than-stellar track record.

Robins suggested they very well could have been behind the murder of the rap legend, who had previously been affiliated with the Rollin’ 60s, an LA-area gang that is connected to the Crips.

Despite his previous affiliation, Nipsey seemed to have distanced himself from the gang in recent years, instead focusing on community activism through a number of efforts in inner-city Los Angeles - though Robins noted that it didn't stop the LAPD as seeing him as just a "gang member".

Asked if he believed more people could have been involved in Nipsey's death, including police, Robins didn't hold back.

“I think that there could have been,” he began. “I’ve never witnessed any law enforcement officers say that there was something going on or even eluded to it. But there’s that possibility.” 

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“We know a lot of the positive things that he was doing in the community. So, there’s definitely that possibility that they were that determined to stop what he had going, that they probably could have sent [Eric Holder Jr.] to go and do that.”

Robins also pointed out allegations that Holder had also been a police informant, which certainly casts further uncertainty over the entire situation.

He continued: “I think also that they said [Eric] was an informant for law enforcement. That was a part of the issue that he had with Nipsey Hussle allegedly so we don’t know. We don’t know what was going on behind those closed doors.”

"It could have been a bad day for Holder and he was mad, or it could have been something deeper behind it that caused Nipsey to lose his life."

Holder was sentenced to 60 years behind bars in February 2023 for the shooting death of Nipsey on March 31, 2019, outside his Marathon Clothing store in South Central Los Angeles after the sentencing had been delayed following his conviction by a grand jury in July 2022.

During the proceedings, it was revealed that Holder had been angered over Nipsey labelling him as a "snitch".

“Nipsey was like, ‘Man, you know, they got some paperwork on you, you know. I haven’t read it, you know. Like you my bro, you know. Like maybe you need to take care of that, you know,’” a witness told the grand jury in 2019. 

Holder then returned to the scene and shot the rapper 11 times.

Nipsey's death sparked an outpouring of grief among the hip-hop and his local community, with many reflecting on the legacy he left behind not just as an artist, but as a philanthropist who worked hard to better his own community and the people within it.

Among just some of his charitable acts included buying shoes for school students in Hyde Park, repaving basketball courts, renovating playgrounds, providing jobs for the homeless, and funding funerals for local families and victims of gun violence.