More than a month after Nipsey Hussle's murder, an unearthed video has raised questions about his relationship with his suspected killer.
The video was allegedly taken about six months before Nipsey was gunned down outside his Marathon clothing store in South Los Angeles. Footage shows the late rapper among a crowd of people, hugging a man who many believed to be Eric Holder, the 29-year-old who was arrested and charged in connection with the fatal shooting.
This video seemingly supported claims by BG Knocc Out, who said Holder was previously signed to Nipsey's record label under the stagename Shitty Cuz. The Compton-bred rapper told VladTV that Holder was eventually kicked out of Nipsey's circle after he was accused of snitching.
"He was actually on Nipsey’s label before," BG Knocc said. He went on to add, "And then I think he caught a gun case with one of the homies or something. Something happened where they went to jail and he’s supposed to had said something. So, they pretty much kicked him out, you know what I mean? For snitching. They didn’t kill him or beat him down or nothing like that, but they just told him to stay away, like, 'You can’t hang out.' He probably took that some type of way 'cause he got the hood all over his body."
On Tuesday, a member of Nipsey's camp dismissed the rumors surrounding his association with Holder. The source told XXL the suspected killer was never signed to the All Money In label, and that he was not the man seen hugging Nipsey in the aforementioned video.
"Nipsey is embracing Flacco, who is NOT Eric Holder," the source said.
Holder was charged with one count of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. He entered a not guilty plea in early April.