Many people remember Nipsey Hussle as a talented rap artist, entrepreneur, and community activist. And since his death in March, some of his songs have even received Grammy nominations.
His work in music and in the community has many calling his influence ‘legendary’.
However, not everybody is convinced Nipsey Hussle is a legend. Music industry veteran and manager of The Game, Wack 100, has made it loud and clear that Nipsey’s legacy isn’t anything special. Here’s his latest controversial statements along with responses from Nipsey’s pals from the Rolling 60s Crips.
Wack’s Latest Controversial Comments On Nipsey
At The Game’s 40th birthday party, TMZ interviewed Wack 100.
In the interview, the TMZ reporter mentioned Wack’s outspoken comments he made about Nipsey back in October. The reporter was referring to leaked audio files where Wack reportedly said Nipsey should not be considered a ‘legend’.
Wack quickly responded by saying, “He wasn’t. What’s a legend? Define a legend…If Dr. Dre, right now, died, we would say we lost a legend, right? Based on what? Numbers, right? Body of work, right? How many albums did Nipsey drop? One album, right? This not no personal shit I’m talking, right? This just real shit. The man died with a million followers, no radio hits, no platinum hits, right? No world tours, right? After he died, he went platinum, sold a bunch of records, his followers went up nine, 10 million, right? First of all, we got to define what the fuck a legend is, what the fuck a legend ain’t.”
He went on to say that before he died Nipsey was “on his way” to becoming a legend. But that “at the time of his demise…let’s keep it real. The truth could never be defined as disrespect. If it is, that means you lying to your muthafuckin’ self.”
60s Crips and Fellow Rap Community defend their stance that Nipsey Hussle is a legend
People were outraged at Wack’s comments and many defended their position that Nipsey Hussle is a legend.
His friends and fellow 60s Crips were very quick to show support. Pacman Da Gunman took to Instagram. His post simply featured a picture of Nipsey with the caption, “Legend”. J Stone also posted a photo to Instagram saying “Happy C Day Hov!! Rest N Peace Nip Hussle tha Legend!!”. J Roc also chimed in by posting a picture of Nipsey with the caption, “Nip Hussle tha LEGEND”.
Fellow rap artist, T.I., also addressed the drama on Instagram by saying, “This shit say Nipsey all over it…Record sales and #1 hits ain’t the only barometer for legendary status. IMPACT is what’s important. Although his notoriety DID grow exponentially more after his demise… his impact is undeniable. #HadToBeSaid”.
Record producer and rapper, Hitboy, also shared a video of Nipsey on his Instagram with the comment, “First words out my mouth. West Coast LEGEND. Hip Hop LEGEND.”
Nipsey has recently been nominated for three Grammy Awards ahead of the 62nd annual ceremony in January. Two of these awards are for his song ‘Racks In The Middle’. The third is the nomination of ‘Higher’ for best rap/sung performance. The project was a collaboration with DJ Khaled and John Legend before his death.
Big U on Nipsey Hussle
One of the most controsverial character’s in Nipsey’s colored past with the gangbang lifestyle, is his relationship with OG ‘body snatcher,’ Big U. The gangster turned community activist usually stays out of negative commentaries. Nor does he respond to rumors. For this claim however, he too stood up for the late, Nipsey Hussle the Great. The legendary Rolling 60’s Crip gang member had the following to say:
“Nip was more than a legend to me. That’s why I gave him the world while he was living, you know. Before he passed, because he meant so much to me while he was living. And in his death, he is even more to the world. [Now] the world get to see what he was saying and talking about.,” said Big U.
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