A Los Angeles man claims that he heard Los Angeles Police Department officers disrespecting the late Nipsey Hussle’s family during his funeral yesterday (Apr. 11) over his son’s walkie talkie, reports The Shade Room. The LAPD deny that it was members of the police force.
LA rapper The Game shared the disturbing audio on his Instagram page today (Apr. 12).
You can listen to it in the Instagram post above. Here’s a transcription of some of it: “They have the whole Gotdamn family standing in line. Nipsey Hussle’s mom looks a lot like a male. Dad looks a lot like a female, so go figure. I haven’t seen any of them. And they’re showing his mom and dad. They’re showing highlights from the funeral. No, I’m on channel 11 and they’re not showing any f***ing highlights. Now what they should have done is after the funeral they should have drove the motherf***** and put him in the ground before he starts stinking up the place. Stink when they’re alive. You can only imagine what they smell like when they’re dead.”
“Audio of what seems to be LAPD officers intercepted on police radio & caught disrespecting Nips parents, his home-going & celebration SMFH. Then y’all stupid mothaf**kas wonder why nobody has faith in the legal system or this corrupt police force/government,” The Game wrote.
“This sh** is disgusting & the voices in this video if they are in fact police officers should be recognized by other officers & they should be brought to the light !!!! Protect & serve right ??!!?!? F**k outta here.”
A Youtuber by the name of The Savoy Show Tweeted about the audio and LAPD replied stating that it wasn’t them.
LAPD’s official Twitter account tweeted, “Thx
@thesavoyshow for bringing these disturbing & disrespectful comments to our attention & for stating this was ‘alleged’. 1) We broadcast using digital frequencies & this doesn’t appear to be a digital frequency. 2) Our broadcasts can’t be intercepted using a toy walkie-talkie.”
Nipsey Hussle, born Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was fatally shot on Mar. 31 outside of his apparel store Marathon Clothing in South Los Angeles. Hussle’s homegoing service took place yesterday (Apr. 11) in Los Angles at the Staples Center where over 20,000 people attended.
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