Nipsey never stood a chance
Nipsey Hussle threw an album release party in Los Angeles but his fans were more concerned with throwing down. In a video from the event, Nipsey can be seen trying to pull someone away from the still-gestating fight before all hell breaks loose. The crowd slams into the rapper and everyone around him while at least one guy gets slammed onto the hood of a car.
It’s a mess, and Nipsey didn’t exactly get to be a hero. At least he tried… but ultimately, the fight died down of its own accord.
On his new album, Nipsey said his main goal was to inspire his fans. He said that Victory Lap was meant to be a direct link to the people who buy his music and told Rap Radar that if his fans left the project without feeling inspired then he had failed.
“Everybody is driven by what fuel? We are driven by inspiration. The money will pay for inspiration. People buy drugs to be inspired, to be stimulated. People pay for experiences to be inspired,” he said. “So, if you could put that in a bottle and know the strategy behind your creativity is not getting through an institution’s parameters like the radio, it’s to inspire. If you create an exchange between you and your fans like that, we simplify everything.”
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Unfortunately, all people were inspired to do at the album kick-off in Los Angeles was throw hands. While Nipsey didn’t do much to get involved or stop the fight, we shouldn’t go thinking that Hussle is afraid of a confrontation. He recently called out a local reporter who talked trash about Diddy’s potential plan to buy the Carolina Panthers.
“F**k the n***a that was doubtin’ them on the news, woofin’ that s**t. We gon’ catch you and beat yo ass, n***a,” he threatened. “Got some homegirls for that b***h, too!” he said to TMZ.
The reporter, Henry Wofford, responded to the challenge and said that he’d box Hussle for charity.
“I saw you on @TMZ saying you’ll beat me down when you see me. Here’s your opportunity. I’m old school and only fight for a cause,” Wofford said. “Let’s raise money for the Black Community. We can box or go MMA style in a celebrity fight. Hug when it’s over. Let me know time and place!”
Nipsey responded with a 4-part tweet.
“1st: I’ll beat yo white washed Samuel L Jackson in DJANGO a**
2nd: We rejected you from the black community after you COON’d you own people to try to fit in on mainstream TV.
3rd: I don’t hug Uncle Toms.
4th: You ain’t hard enough … & yo knuckles ain’t scared enough.”
“Make the prize at least 5 mill and I’ll do it in between my album promo … teach this b***h a lesson and when I knock cuz out he gotta play the story of OJ by Jay Z any time he on air,” Nipsey concluded.
Unfortunately, the station got to Wofford before he could continue. In a statement, he said that he apologized to Diddy and seemed to put the idea of a fight to bed.
“Sean Combs has a long history of success in the music industry and he has done a wonderful job investing millions of dollars in multiple businesses. He has a great reputation for making large donations to help the community. He’s a man who has worked from the bottom to the top and for that I respect his accomplishments. My comment was never intended to downplay what Diddy Combs has accomplished as an entrepreneur nor was it intended to question what he’s capable of accomplishing in the future. Sean Diddy Combs has the work ethic, wisdom, dedication and contacts to be a successful NFL owner.”
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