Right after receiving backlash following the New York Times report that Nipsey Hussle was and still at the center of an investigation into his gang ties. The Los Angeles Police Department is trying to clarify information, according to TMZ. The investigation is reportedly still going on even after the death of Nipsey, but according to TMZ, the LAPD has shared that their investigation isn’t necessarily Nipsey-centered.

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The outlet states that the Nipsey wasn’t the direct target of the department’s investigation, but police were concerned about the gang activities around his Marathon Clothing store on the corner of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard. TMZ stated their sources are apparently from two different agencies and neither of two would give details on exactly what they are investigating other than trying to eliminate the enduring gang influences in the area.

Also, there weren’t any details given as to how Nipsey was directly attached to the investigation, but the rapper wasn’t shy about his connection with the Rollin 60’s Neighborhood Crips. However, it isn’t surprising that Nipsey was being investigated. Hopefully, the LAPD has also noted that Nipsey stick to his own set of strict rules when it came to his establishments, helped those released from prison—especially gang members—integrate back into society by giving them jobs and clothing, and also spoke openly against gang violence.

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