Nipsey Hussle’s brother, Samiel Asghedom, broke his silence following his brother’s passing.
He shared details of the tragedy in a new interview with the Los Angeles Times. Blacc Sam told the outlet he drove to The Marathon retail store from his grandmother house when he got the call about the shooting.
Nip was still breathing when his older brother arrived. Sam tried to revive him by following the CPR instructions from the 911 call. Paramedics arrived shortly and inserted a tube down the rapper’s throat, placed an IV in his arm, and lifted him onto a stretcher. At the moment everyone on the scene saw the gun shot wound to the back of the head and Asghedom said he began to pray.
Nipsey was pronounced dead when Sam got to the hospital.
A paramedic from the ambulance told Samiel the news: “I know who he is. I’m a fan. I respect what he was doing in the community. We tried our hardest.”
He also argues that the rapper was defenseless because majority of the employees at the retail store are felons are they’re restricted from carrying firearms.
“Because of that, the man was able to shoot my brother, start running, realize nobody out there had a gun, stop, turn back around, walk up, shoot my brother two more times, start to run, realize nobody had a gun, nobody was responding, ran back up and shot my brother three more times, shoot him in the head and kicked him in the head and then ran off,” Samiel told the Times.
“If somebody would’ve been there—if I would’ve been there—I would’ve shot back,” he said. “I just wish I would’ve been there.”
Nipsey constantly lived and preached about ownership and community.
“He made something work in an area that was run-down, that people were scared to come to, and he turned it into a landmark,” Samiel told the Times. “All races. Different states. Many countries. They all come to Crenshaw and Slauson. He was truly the people’s champ.”
“It doesn’t make sense that somebody from the area, that just snuck up, and just talked to him and shook his hand minutes before,” he added. “It’s mind-boggling.”
The rapper’s family is now planning a memorial for what will most likely be a massive crowd.