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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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16.

C Dot    

...these comments are so rediculous

378 days ago
17.

Truetalk    

Unless this "fool" Nipsey whoever he is doesn't realize guns are bad or maybe he is caught up in the 2 chainz saga of unarmed bodyguard that run run run!! Police will take all precautions when "legally detaining" someone of interests during their course of investigation to determine who all the perps are. Bottomline, this yahoo shouldn't be around something that doesn't involve him including a trial that is already over "Not Guilty" end of story, go destroy and protests your own neighborhoods or better yet go protest in Chicago the gun violence capital of the US where 200 Travons are killed by guns each year!! You come to LA for trouble, LAPD will respond appropriately Mr. Never heard of ya rap city lol

378 days ago
18.

oleman    

WHO????? and WHO CARES!!!!!!

378 days ago
19.

thomas    

So the LA cops like to throw down people of color..this is news?

378 days ago
20.

Moe Greene    

I hate police violence but anyone named Nipsey Hussle deserves to be clubbed.

378 days ago
21.

BB not bb    

Yeah well he was having an altercation with people at a riot. That makes cops suspicious. I don't know why he brought his retarded brother there either if he didn't want him to be mistreated.


If you want to be treated nice, stay around nice people.

378 days ago
22.

Jericho Morton    

Ermias Asghedom (born August 15, 1985), better known by his stage name Nipsey Hussle (often stylized as Nipsey Hu$$le), was raised near the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue in South Los Angeles. He is reported to be a member of the local Rollin 60's Neighborhood Crips gang, in an interview Nipsey said "my brother was also involved in the gang, so i came up under his wing" referring to his older brother who introduced him to the gang.
He is of Eritrean descent from his father's side and African American descent on his mother's side. He has a 4 year old daugther named Emani, however, he is separated with her mother.

378 days ago
23.

Areader    

It's sad that Trayvon Martin lost his life. That said, what part of Trayvon Martin was trying to kill George Zimmerman do these people not get!

378 days ago
24.

Freshen Wiser    

Bigotry up and down the comment section.. Once again, the gov't and media (because you can't have one without the other) finds a way to divide the people of OUR country. Key word, OUR... We are all family. Once that is accepted we will be alright.

378 days ago
25.

Truth    

"Trayvon Martin rally " None of those people are missing work. That's for sure.

378 days ago
26.

jenna    

who in the hell is this guy again...??? oh wait a nobody....come on!

378 days ago
27.

OG    

He was minding his own business driving by the riots... Sure guy!

378 days ago
28.

OG    

Where in the hell are the Kardashians? They are the biggest blsckie lovers in the world! Shouldn't they be out there rioting too?

378 days ago
29.

Sharon Osbourne    

What a shame. Poor little gang-banger was detained while all the other members of his gang, "the racist HypoCRIPS" were free to find "Justice for Trayvon" by looting the local WalMart.
A-$-$-H-O-L-E-$! How's that for stylized?

378 days ago
30.

Joseph Diehl    

I love how these gang-bangers claim to be so street tough, yet the police detain him, he's crying like a bitch.

378 days ago
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