According to documents obtained by The Blast, London filed to establish guardianship of her 2-year-old son, Kross Asghedom. London writes that Kross is “anticipated to inherit approximately One Million Dollars at the close of” Nipsey Hussle’s estate. The actress writes that she is the person taking care of the minor child, and will look out for his “best interests” as he receives the lucrative inheritance from his deceased father. She wants to be Kross’ guardian so that she can participate in legal matters involving Nipsey’s estate and probate, on the child’s behalf.
According to reports, Nipsey Hussle spent part of the afternoon of March 31 signing autographs, taking pictures with fans and talking with friends at the Hyde Park strip mall where he owned several businesses.
Less than a half hour into his visit, according to court transcripts, Eric Holder approached the famed rapper, who was with a larger group, and the two shook hands. They had a four-minute conversation, and at some point, the topic turned to snitching.
“Apparently, the conversation had something to do with [Hussle] telling Mr. Holder that word on the street was that Mr. Holder was snitching,” Deputy Dist. Atty. John McKinney told a grand jury. “The conversation wasn’t particularly intense. It wasn’t particularly belligerent.”
Holder then picked up chili cheese fries from a nearby burger shop, got in a woman’s car and they drove off. Soon after, the 29-year-old man returned, a pistol in each hand, and opened fire, according to the transcripts.
Hussle fell to the ground, suffering at least 10 gunshot wounds from head to toe, authorities have testified. Before he fled, Holder kicked him in the head.
“You got me,” Hussle responded.
The narrative comes from a 515-pages of grand jury testimony ordered released at a hearing Thursday by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry after the Los Angeles Times argued in court for public access.
Holder’s public defender had sought to keep the grand jury proceedings secret until after his trial, arguing that making the transcript public could jeopardize her client’s right to a fair trial. Holder has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges.
The documents, which include the prosecutor’s opening statement during the May hearing, as well as the testimony of several witnesses to the killing and investigating officers, offer the clearest narrative yet about the slaying of Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom. His death sparked days of memorials and grieving far beyond his South L.A. neighborhood.
Los Angeles police have said the motive for the shooting was a personal dispute. But the documents reveal more details about the words alleged to have been exchanged between Hussle and Holder.
They include the first account from a woman Holder was dating who drove him to and from the strip mall and was offered immunity for her testimony. She was not identified by name because of numerous credible threats to her safety.
Nipsey Hussle’s family took the stage at the BET Awards to accept an award in the late rapper’s honor.
Along with the traditional red carpet turning blue in his honor, Nipsey was given the 2019 BET Humanitarian Award, which was presented by T.I. Sunday evening in Los Angeles.
Lauren Londonand Nipsey’s mom, Angelique Smith, were among the family members present. The hip-hop star’s two children were also among the group.
The first to speak was Nipsey’s grandma, who said, “Everything has been said about my grandson that could be said.” She added, “I was so amazed by how much love was out in the world for him that you uplifted me.”
Lauren London, who was dressed in all black, briefly addressed the crowd by saying, “I want to thank you guys for all the love and support, and the marathon continues, again.”
Nipsey’s parents were the final two to speak. His mother, Angelique, strongly believes her son’s spirit is in a better place now, and proclaimed, “even though our bodies die on this side of eternity, our spirits live, we lift out of this vessel and we continue on.”
The late rapper’s father was the final one to speak, and said, “he wanted to be here so badly,” referring to his son. He then threw a fist in the air and said, “the marathon continues!”
Along with the award, a special musical tribute was performed by Marsha Ambrosius, YG, and John Legend.
Cardi B takes home the Album of the Year Award at the 2019.
Here’s the full list of nominees and winners, with the winners in bold:
BEST GROUP Chloe X Halle City Girls Lil Baby & Gunna Migos (Winner) The Carters
BEST NEW ARTIST Blueface City Girls Juice Wrld Lil Baby (Winner) Queen Naija
YOUNG STARS AWARD Caleb McLaughlin Lyric Ross Marsai Martin (Winner) Michael Rainey Jr. Miles Brown
ALBUM OF THE YEAR “Astroworld,” Travis Scott “Championships,” Meek Mill “Ella Mai,” Ella Mai “Everything Is Love,” The Carters “Invasion of Privacy,” Cardi B (Winner)
BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD Erica Campbell feat. Warryn Campbell, “All Of My Life” Fred Hammond, “Tell Me Where It Hurts” Kirk Franklin, “Love Theory” Snoop Dogg feat. Rance Allen, “Blessing Me Again” (Winner) Tori Kelly feat. Kirk Franklin, “Never Alone”
BEST MOVIE “BlacKkKlansman” (Winner) “Creed II” “If Beale Street Could Talk” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” “The Hate U Give”
BEST ACTRESS Issa Rae Regina Hall Regina King (Winner) Taraji P. Henson Tiffany Haddish Viola Davis
BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT (FAN VOTED CATEGORY) Headie One (U.K.) Jok’air (France) Nesly (France) Octavian (U.K.) Sho Madjozi (Africa) (Winner) Teniola Apata (Africa)
2019 COCA-COLA VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin, “I Like It” Childish Gambino, “This Is America” Drake, “In My Feelings” Ella Mai, “Trip” (Winner) J. Cole, “Middle Child” Travis Scott feat. Drake, “Sicko Mode”
BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT Aka (South Africa) Aya Nakamura (France) Burna Boy (Nigeria) (Winner) Dave (U.K.) Dosseh (France) Giggs (U.K.) Mr Eazi (Nigeria)
BEST ACTOR Anthony Anderson Chadwick Boseman Denzel Washington Mahershala Ali Michael B. Jordan (Winner) Omari Hardwick
BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST Beyoncé (Winner) Ella Mai H.E.R. Solange SZA Teyana Taylor
BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST Anderson .Paak Bruno Mars (Winner) Childish Gambino Chris Brown John Legend Khalid
BEST COLLABORATION 21 Savage feat. J. Cole, “A Lot “ Cardi B & Bruno Mars, “Please Me” Cardi B feat. Bad Bunny & J Balvin, “I Like It” H.E.R. feat. Bryson Tiller, “Could’ve Been” Travis Scott feat. Drake, “Sicko Mode” (Winner) Tyga feat. Offset, “Taste”
BEST MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST 21 Savage Drake J. Cole Meek Mill Nipsey Hussle (Winner) Travis Scott
BEST FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST Cardi B (Winner) Kash Doll Lizzo Megan Thee Stallion Nicki Minaj Remy Ma
VIDEO OF THE YEAR 21 Savage feat. J. Cole, “A Lot” Cardi B, “Money” Cardi B & Bruno Mars, “Please Me” Childish Gambino, “This Is America” (Winner) Drake, “Nice for What” The Carters, “Apes**t”
VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR Benny Boom Colin Tilley Dave Meyers Hype Williams Karena Evans (Winner)
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR Allyson Felix Candace Parker Naomi Osaka Serena Williams Simone Biles
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR Kevin Durant LeBron James Odell Beckham Jr. Stephen Curry (Winner) Tiger Woods
BET HER AWARD Alicia Keys, “Raise a Man” Ciara, “Level Up” H.E.R., “Hard Place” (Winner) Janelle Monáe, “Pynk” Queen Naija, “Mama’s Hand” Teyana Taylor, “Rose in Harlem”
Nipsey Hussle’s efforts for his community and the culture have been celebrated in the wake of his tragic death in late March. At the upcoming BET Awards, the Victory Lap rapper’s legacy will be commemorated, as he will posthumously receive the show’s Humanitarian Award.
“As a prolific artist and leader, Nipsey Hussle was zealous about driving change for the betterment of his community, empowering and employing those in need and being an influential and highly respected leader,” said BET’s Executive Vice-President, Head of Programming, Connie Orlando. “His passing was a tremendous loss to the entertainment industry and to the culture. We will continue to remember his advocacy and be inspired by the groundwork he set forth and his dire commitment to social change.”
Hussle was committed to serving underserved and underrepresented communities, and he planned to invest in California’s underserved areas before his death.
“We are forever grateful, humbled and honored to have experienced his presence and we are invested in doing our part to ensure that the marathon will indeed continue,” she continues. “It is an immense honor for us to recognize him with this year’s Humanitarian Award.”
In a video posted on Instagram and quickly deleted Khaled talks about his music vs other “mysterious” music that you never hear on the radio or in the streets.
All I do is win…
It was previously reported, Tyler, the Creator’s new album “Igor” (Columbia) opened at No. 1 on Billboard’s latest chart with 122.9 million streams — slightly less than the 123.2 million for DJ Khaled’s new “Father of Asahd” (Epic), according to Nielsen.
The deciding factor was how many copies each title was credited with selling in the form of a full album. “Igor” sold 74,000, while “Father of Asahd” had just 34,000. Altogether, combining streams and copies sold, “Igor” had 165,000 “equivalent” album sales for the week, while “Father” had 136,000.
DJ Khaled is NOT happy about his new album Father of Asahd debuts at the number 2 spot.
Multiple music sources told Page Six that the rapper and producer is fuming at his label after his ballyhooed new album, “Father of Asahd,” failed to debut at the top of the charts.
“He stormed into Epic with an entourage,” a source said. And when projections showed his new record looked likely to come in second, “he was angry and yelling. He threw a temper tantrum,” blaming the also-ran album placing on his label chiefs’ not understanding streaming services and bundle deals.
A second source, who also described how the disappointed DJ did not hold back his displeasure, added, “No. 2 won’t do for Khaled. He was not happy when the album didn’t debut at No. 1 . . . Not happy at all.”
An industry insider added: “He was furious. There was some nasty stuff said. Publicly, he’s all about ‘positivity,’ but there is a mean side to him that people don’t see . . . He overhyped the record and blew it up as his biggest album ever.”