As the hip-hop community continues to mourn the death of Nipsey Hussle, the LAPD has identified the alleged murder suspect responsible as 29-year-old Eric Holder with the help of surveillance footage.
“Eric Holder is just the latest in a line of hurt people who hurt people. A lot of brothers are simply in pain and they just keep redistributing that pain to people who look just like them,” The Breakfast Club co-host said. “But Eric Holder, you killing Nipsey not ‘gon kill your trauma.
“If you are still alive right now, whatever you were going through before you killed Nipsey has been multiplied times 100. Now you got a whole other set of problems and that’s why I’m so big on dealing with your mental health, going to therapy and getting to the root of our internal issues because my brothers, we gotta heal. If we don’t heal we’re just going to have another generation of trauma passing itself off as culture.”
On Sunday (March 31) Nipsey and two other men were standing outside of Nipsey’s Marathon Clothing store when Holder allegedly approached them. Nipsey reportedly told Holder, a reported informant, to leave and when he returned he fired several shots at Nipsey and the other men. Nipsey was pronounced dead a short while later at a local hospital. The Los Angeles coroner’s office concluded Hussle, real name Ermias Asghedom, died from gunshot wounds to the head and torso.
Nipsey’s murder has hit a somber chord in fans and admittedly left Charlamagne fearful. “What happened to Nipsey can happen to any of us at any given time. Hearing that happen to Nipsey makes me question my own mortality in a very different way, because if that happens to brothers like Nip, what hope do the rest of us have?”
Charlamagne doubled down on Holder’s alleged crime stating through Nipsey’s philanthropic efforts aimed to help men and women from the community.
“Eric Holder, a brother from Nipsey’s hood, a brother from that community who knew Nipsey and Nipsey knew him that brother literally hurt the very person that God sent to help people just like him,” he said. “We cut our nose off to spite our face too often in our communities and it’s exhausting, it’s very exhausting. It’s sad. I’m disappointed, frustrated and scared because it’s not just Nipsey. It happens way too many times to too many of us.”