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BBC To Delve Into 'The Mysterious Murder Of Nipsey Hussle'

BBC To Delve Into 'The Mysterious Murder Of Nipsey Hussle'

Almost a year after his death, a BBC Three documentary is set to explore the mysterious murder of rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle.

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On 31 March 2019, Hussle - real name Ermias Asghedom - was shot more than 10 times in the car park of his clothing store, Marathon Clothing, in South Los Angeles.

A philanthropist, the Grammy-nominated rapper opened Marathon Clothing in Crenshaw, LA, where he was born and raised in order to invest in and provide opportunities in his neighbourhood Crenshaw, LA. In 2017, he also founded Vector 90, a workspace based in south LA.

The much-loved artist's murder shook the community and music industry alike, and saw outpourings of tributes on social media and mass memorials.

Memorials outside Marathon Clothing after Nipsey's death (Credit: PA)
Memorials outside Marathon Clothing after Nipsey's death (Credit: PA)

Now, the upcoming The Mysterious Murder Of Nipsey Hussle is set to explore the unclear circumstances around his death.

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Eric Holder, a 29-year-old man who had confronted Hussle earlier in the day, was arrested and charged with murder on 2nd April 2019. Witnesses testified that Holder had approached Hussle at the shopping mall he owned earlier in the day and the pair had exchanged tense words.

Others testified - including the two people that were also injured in the shooting - that Holder returned and opened fire.

Holder is being charged with one count of murder, two counts each of attempted murder and assault with a firearm and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. If convicted, he faces life in prison.

Landing on BBC iPlayer on Thursday 26th March, the documentary will explore the tense conversation that lead to Hussle's murder as well as other other theories.

A tribute left for Nipsey Hussle (Credit: PA)
A tribute left for Nipsey Hussle (Credit: PA)

The one-odd film will see documentary filmmaker Ben Zand speak to "the people who knew Nipsey best" and "[hear] the stablished facts and conspiracies around his death".

Further information around the documentary remains under wraps for now - but we'll keep you posted.

The Mysterious Murder Of Nipsey Hussle lands on BBC iPlayer from 6am on Thursday 26th March.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: BBC, TV News, TV Entertainment

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.

 

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