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Rapper's Killer Gets 60 Years
Rapper's Killer Gets 60 Years

Rapper's Killer Gets 60 Years

Nipsey Hussle was shot to death on an LA street in 2019

(Newser) - A Los Angeles judge on Wednesday sentenced the man convicted of gunning down rapper Nipsey Hussle to 60 years to life in prison. Superior Court Judge H. Clay Jacke II handed down the oft-delayed sentence to Eric R. Holder Jr., 33, who was found guilty of the 2019 first-degree murder...

Nipsey Hussle Murder Trial Ends With Conviction

Eric R. Holder Jr. and Hussle, 33, had known each other for years

(Newser) - Jurors on Wednesday found a 32-year-old man guilty of first-degree murder in the 2019 fatal shooting of rapper Nipsey Hussle. The Los Angeles County jury also found Eric R. Holder Jr. guilty of two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter instead of the two attempted murder counts prosecutors had sought for...

First Award Handed Out 30 Minutes Into Grammys
Here Are Your Grammy Winners
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Here Are Your Grammy Winners

Dozens of awards were also handed out before the ceremony

(Newser) - The Grammy Awards telecast is typically chock-full of performances and skimpy on actual awards handed out ( dozens of them are given out before the televised ceremony begins), and Sunday night's 2020 ceremony was no different: After Lizzo opened the show , Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani performed; Alicia Keys...

Performer at Grammys Has a Problem
at Grammys
Has a Problem

Performer at Grammys Has a Problem

Rapper YG is arrested on suspicion of robbery

(Newser) - Rapper YG was arrested Friday at his Los Angeles home on suspicion of robbery just two days before he is scheduled to perform at the Grammy Awards, officials said. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies took YG, whose real name is Keenon Jackson, into custody at his Chatsworth home as...

Among Those We Lost in 2019: 39 Less-Known Names

Including a socialite who was convicted but later acquitted of trying to kill his wealthy wife

(Newser) - Being reminded that Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Luke Perry, US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, Karl Lagerfeld, Nipsey Hussle, Ross Perot, Toni Morrison, and Doris Day died in 2019 will likely come as no great shock. But the AP's roll call of some of the people who shuffled...

This Is What We Googled Most in 2019
The 10 Most-Googled
Terms of the Year

The 10 Most-Googled Terms of the Year

Disney Plus tops the list, and yes, 'Baby Yoda' makes an appearance on a sub-list

(Newser) - What did Americans want to know about this year? Google is letting us know via its annual list of the most-searched-for terms in the US:
  1. Disney Plus : Disney's addition to the ever-growing list of streaming services tops the list for 2019.
  2. Cameron Boyce : The Disney Channel star was found

Nipsey Hussle Was Target of Secret LAPD Probe When He Died

Centering on possible gang activity at the rapper's strip mall

(Newser) - Rapper Nipsey Hussle was praised as a peacemaker who worked to reduce gang violence in South Los Angeles. But Hussle, who was shot and killed in a parking lot in March, was secretly under investigation by the LAPD at the time of his death, the New York Times reports. Sources...

LAPD Starts Internal Affairs Probe

LAPD Starts Internal Affairs Probe

Witness to rapper's slaying was turned away at police station

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Police Department has opened an internal affairs investigation into a front desk officer's response in the aftermath of rapper Nipsey Hussle's slaying. The department's Office of the Inspector General confirmed Monday an investigation was underway, the AP reports. Grand jury testimony shows the woman...

Rapper Slim 400 Shot 8 Times
Rapper Slim 400 Shot 8 Times

Rapper Slim 400 Shot 8 Times

He's still alive after assault in Compton

(Newser) - A Compton rapper and producer by the name of Slim 400 is in critical condition after being shot eight times during a Friday night assault, reports TMZ . It's not clear what led to the shooting, which took place in Compton about 8:30pm, reports the Los Angeles Times . The...

Nipsey Hussle Witness Says She Heard Talk About 'Snitching'

Los Angeles court releases transcripts

(Newser) - Court transcripts unsealed Thursday show that rapper Nipsey Hussle and the man charged with killing him had a conversation about "snitching" shortly before the rapper was shot. In the grand jury transcripts, the AP reports, a witness testified that the rapper told Eric Holder of rumors that Holder had...

Nipsey Hussle, Mary Blige Honored at BET Awards
Slain Rapper Honored
at BET Awards

Slain Rapper Honored at BET Awards

Nipsey Hussle won best male hip-hop artist

(Newser) - The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X. But the show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry, and the late rapper...

Rapper Waka Flocka Flame Escapes Bullets in Studio

Police say 3 men shot into Atlanta facility, injuring one person

(Newser) - The rap world nearly had a second fatal shooting days after the slaying of Nipsey Hussle . Waka Flocka Flame had to dodge bullets while in an Atlanta recording studio when three men fired shots into the building, police tell WSB-TV . The incident took place in the early morning hours of...

Nipsey Hussle's Longtime Love: 'I'm Completely Lost'

Lauren London refers to rapper as 'my protector, my soul'

(Newser) - Days after the murder of longtime boyfriend Nipsey Hussle, Lauren London is "completely lost." "I've lost my best friend, my sanctuary, my protector, my soul," the actress and model posted to Instagram on Wednesday in her first comment since the rapper's death Sunday , per...

Nipsey Hussle's Accused Killer Arrested

Police say Eric Holder is in custody

(Newser) - The man accused of killing rapper Nipsey Hussle has been arrested. "Eric Holder, the suspected killer of Nipsey Hussle, has been arrested and is in police custody. Thank you to ... our community for the heightened awareness/vigilance," the LAPD said on Twitter Tuesday. Earlier in the day, CNN reports,...

South LA Residents: Hussle's Killing Wasn't Gang-Related

Police believe motive in Nipsey Hussle slaying was personal

(Newser) - Nipsey Hussle spoke openly of his youthful membership in one of Los Angeles' biggest gangs—but police don't believe that's why the 33-year-old rapper was gunned down on Sunday. Law enforcement sources tells the Los Angeles Times they believe the suspect has gang ties, but they believe the...

Suspect Named in Nipsey Hussle Murder

19 hurt as LA vigil turns violent

(Newser) - Los Angeles police say they have identified a man suspected of gunning down rapper Nipsey Hussle outside his clothing store Sunday. Police said late Monday that they are searching for Eric Holder, 29, who they said in a news release is suspected of fatally shooting Hussle and wounding two others...

'He Was More Than a Rapper'
Why Nipsey Hussle's Death
Feels 'Particularly Cruel'
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Why Nipsey Hussle's Death Feels 'Particularly Cruel'

'He was more than a rapper'

(Newser) - Nipsey Hussle's murder has rocked the hip-hop community as well as the rapper's own community of South LA, where a banner for his Grammy-nominated label debut, Victory Lap , has been stretched across the exterior of a mall for most of the year. The 33-year-old was shot dead Sunday,...

Beloved LA Rapper Nipsey Hussle Shot Dead

33-year-old was killed outside store he owned

(Newser) - "Having strong enemies is a blessing," rapper Nipsey Hussle tweeted Sunday. Hours later, the 33-year-old was shot dead outside the Marathon Clothing Company store he owned in Los Angeles' Hyde Park neighborhood. Police say two other men were shot and injured in the shooting in the store's...

Cardi B Makes History at the Grammys
Cardi B
Makes History
at the Grammys

Cardi B Makes History at the Grammys

She's the first woman to win best rap album

(Newser) - A visibly nervous Cardi B won her first Grammy, making history as the first woman to win best rap album, the AP reports. She took the stage Sunday night at the Staples Center with husband Offset, holding his hand. Cardi B's Invasion of Privacy beat out albums by the...

Kendrick Lamar Leads Grammy Nominations With 8 Nods
Here Are
Your Grammy

Here Are Your Grammy Nominations

It's a woman-centric year, with the ladies heavily represented in the 4 big categories

(Newser) - The music of Black Panther, with Kendrick Lamar in its starring role, officially owns the 2019 Grammy Awards. Also of note: Women are heavily represented in the major four categories. The Recording Academy announced Friday that Lamar is the top contender with eight nominations, including seven for his musical companion...

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