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Nipsey Hussle:

LAPD Cops Used

'Excessive Force'

7/17/2013 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Nipsey Hussle tells TMZ ... "hyper-sensitive LAPD officers" overreacted and used excessive force when stopping the rapper and his crew at a Trayvon Martin rally yesterday -- and he insists he did NOTHING wrong.

We broke the story ... Nipsey was handcuffed after cops believed he may have been brandishing a gun ... but later let him go when they realized he was not in possession of a firearm.  

Now, Hussle tells us ... cops blamed the mix-up on officers who were monitoring the event in a police helicopter ... and they believed they saw Nipsey with a gun.

Nipsey says the confusion may have stemmed from an incident with a random person who threw a bottle at Nipsey's car. Nipsey says he and his crew got out of the car to say something to the bottle-thrower ... then quickly got back into their car and drove away. Moments later, they were surrounded by cops.

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Nipsey tells TMZ ... he's especially upset at the way cops treated his brother (who is disabled) -- "They pushed his face on the concrete. They dropped a knee in his spine then twisted his arm and cuffed him while he was not resisting."

Nipsey says cops held them on scene for 4 HOURS ... before they eventually determined no one in Nipsey's crew had a gun.

Despite being at the Trayvon Martin rally ... Hussle doesn't think the situation was a case of racial profiling -- "I think it was the result of hyper sensitive LAPD officers overreacting once again."

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1.

Spunky Funk    

Enough with the no-names! Nobody outside of LA (and probably many within LA) knows who this guy is. NOT NEWS!

377 days ago
2.

exlax    

serve ,honour, protect, and treat you like a king, thug you are

377 days ago
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Vince    

Of coarse they did.....and al sharpton will be there to protect your civil rights in a few minutes. Why is it that California is having all these protests and in Florida the people are being civil about the whole issue. Seems to me every no name no talent wanna be star wants to be in the news for something......

377 days ago
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ABB    

"and he insists he did NOTHING wrong" -- Bullisht! that's what they always say!

377 days ago
5.

Jamoak    

Douchebag is full of crap.... who has ever heard of him... just doing it for publicity...

377 days ago
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tmz addict    

maybe this is like a police tactic... if you arrest a calmer rioter it will set an example to the other more dangerous rioters... or whatever they learn in police school...no one knows.....

377 days ago
7.

Michelle    

Nipsey? Lil Twist? Lil something or other???? All rappers??? WTF??? Get a name and all of you morons are not rappers. I don't blame the LAPD at all. You began acting like thugs when you and your "posse" got out of a car. LAPD took justifiable action to ensure that a peaceful protest would remain peaceful. I live in LA and am not fond of the politically driven law enforcement system. But this case is the exception.

377 days ago
8.

Ry    

Nipsey who? Another race baited like that piece of crap Al Sharpton?

377 days ago
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ABB    

When was the last time a classical musician was arrested? LOL!

377 days ago
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Lindsay Lohan Fan Forever    

He makes TMZ? Seriously ?

377 days ago
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kimkardashisatrainwreck    

Serves him right. You get what you deserve ghetto man!

377 days ago
12.

Joao    

LAPD, excessive force? Who would have ever thought. Those bastards are just thugs with badges. if they weren't cops, they'd be robbers.

377 days ago
13.

Donka Do Ball    

Nice neck Tat, Holmes. Get a job.

377 days ago
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exlax    

wrap on this, chistmas bonus in jail

377 days ago
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My 2 Cents    

They thought he had a gun, realized he didn't, and released him. Profiling is real but you guys live in denial. Then turn around and call all black people "thugs" and "ghetto trash" smh

377 days ago
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