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A photo of rapper Nipsey Hussle, 33, is seen among candles as people gather to mourn him on April 1, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. The Grammy-nominated artist was gunned down in broad daylight two days ago in front of The Marathon Clothing store he founded in 2017 on the day he was scheduled to meet with Los Angeles Police Department brass to discuss ways of stopping gang violence. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Several People Injured At Nipsey Hussle Memorial In L.A.

A reported 19 people were injured during a memorial honoring slain rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle Monday (April 1), after a stampede caused mourners to flee in a panic and police to control the shaken crowd.

The Los Angeles Times reports the incident started after 8 p.m. PT outside of Nipsey's Marathon Clothing store where hundreds gathered for a touching vigil for the rapper. Inaccurate reports claimed there were possible stabbings after an alleged shooting, but Police Chief Michel Moore of the Los Angeles Police Department debunked the news on Twitter. 

"Our people are on scene making every effort 2 protect everyone in attendance at the Nipsey Hussle vigil,” added on Twitter. “Reports of shots fired at the vigil do not appear to be accurate. We do have injured in the chaos and are attempting to restore order.”

Robert Arcos, an LAPD assistant chief provided clarity to the situation, claiming a fight interrupted the makeshift memorial. One of the people involved was carrying a gun, causing panic in the crowd. Several people were injured from the novena candles that were crushed from the stampede, leading some to believe fans were stabbed.

One person was seriously injured after being struck by a car. “The majority of the injuries are minor and as a result of trampling injuries from the crowd,” Margaret Stewart, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Fire Department told The New York Times.

The memorial began in a peaceful manner but once the stampede happened police reportedly pushed mourners behind yellow tape in an effort to control the crowd.

A suspect has been named in the rapper's shooting. Eric Holder, known to many as 'Shitty Cuz,' and his rapper name, 'Fly Mac,' was identified by the LAPD as a person of interest Monday evening. Holder allegedly shot Nipsey after the two had a tense conversation related to accusations of Holder being an informant.

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It appears Kanye West's Coachella Sunday Service show really inspired him. The rapper is reportedly looking to expand on his gospel segment by starting his own church.

According to a new report from People, Kanye is seriously considering starting his own church where he can perform new music and promote spirituality on his terms. "He has talked about starting his own church, and what exactly that would be," a source told People. "It wouldn’t be the traditional, 3-hymns-and-a-sermon thing. Instead, it would be a way to point people to Jesus through the arts and through a community of people who love and care for each other. He also wants his kids to be raised in faith, and the best way for him to do that is to live out his faith."

It doesn't stop there. Kanye is also looking to help those in need. "Say what you want about Kanye, but he really does want to help people who need support," the insider continued. "He understands brokenness and the need for healing, probably more than most people. He believes in the healing powers of music, but also believes that God can step in and heal people’s brokenness and their issues."

Kanye West kicked off his Sunday Service performance on Easter Sunday (April 21) with a number of his celebrity friends, including Chance the Rapper, Ty Dolla $ign, and Teyana Taylor. DMX also delivered a moving prayer. "He is extremely passionate about his faith and wants to share it more regularly with people,” the source added. "He spends a lot of time studying and praying, and wants to share his journey."

Of course, Kanye's plans are not official at this time, but it would be interesting to see what a church headed by Ye would look like.

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Harvard Says Blac Chyna Has Not Been Accepted To Its Business School

Blac Chyna fans were shocked to learn the reality TV star had been accepted to Harvard Business School after she shared the news on social media. But it turns out, that might have been fake news.

Harvard University reportedly told TMZ that Chyna was not admitted to the school to obtain a degree or even a certificate. "Harvard Business School Online has not admitted nor provided an acceptance letter to a person named Angela White," the statement reads.

The statement follows Blac Chyna's big reveal on social media Thursday afternoon (April 25), in which she said, "school is going to help me take things up a couple of notches. People are always talking about me, might as well talk about the good."

Black Chyna has not responded to this report at the moment.

 

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Gang Leader Linked To Tupac's Murder Sentenced To 10 Years Over Drug Charge

A gang leader who is believed to be connected to Tupac's murder case is reportedly heading to prison for a long time. Darnell Brim, who was a South Side Compton Crips leader, was reportedly sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for drug distribution, TMZ reports.

Brim, received his sentencing after agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) caught him selling crack cocaine.

Brim is believed to be one of the four men who was riding in the white Cadillac that pulled up and opened fire on Tupac and Suge Knight on Las Vegas Boulevard in 1996. The LAPD suspects Brim fired the fatal shot that killed the legendary west coast artist, but he was never charged. Tupac was pronounced dead at 4:03 pm PT on Sept. 13, 1996. Brim was reportedly shot in a drive-by shooting in Compton two days after Pac's murder, which cops believed was retaliation for the rapper's death.

The rapper's death was never solved.

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