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Nipsey Hussle murdered over 'snitch' remarks

PICTURED: Nipsey Hussle (Photo credit: YouTube / Directed by Sergio)

RAPPER NIPSEY Hussle was shot after discussing "snitching" allegations with his suspected killer, according to newly-released court documents.

Members of a grand jury indicted Eric Holder on six counts, including premeditated murder and attempted murder, last month for reportedly shooting and killing Nipsey on 31 March.

Details surrounding the "personal dispute" which prosecutors believe led up to the hip-hop star's death had been sealed in court, but on Thursday (Jun 27), a California judge ruled the 515-page document should be released, following a motion for public access filed by editors at the Los Angeles Times.

The papers reveal that Nipsey, real name Ermias Asghedom, had been hanging out with friends, signing autographs and posing for photos with fans outside his Marathon Clothing store on the afternoon of 31 March, when Holder and his girlfriend pulled into the parking lot to stop for food.

Holder is said to have walked over to Nipsey for a chat, during which the talk turned to a rumour about a 29 year old, who was said to have been working as a police informant.

Deputy District Attorney John McKinney told the grand jury : "Apparently, the conversation had something to do with (Nipsey) telling Mr. Holder that word on the street was that Mr. Holder was snitching. The conversation wasn't particularly intense. It wasn't particularly belligerent."

Holder was allegedly heard saying to Nipsey something along the lines of, "So you've never snitched?"

The information was provided to prosecutors in testimonies given by Nipsey's business associate, Herman Douglas and a woman identified as Witness 1, who had been dating Holder. Both were present during the conversation.

Witness 1 claims to have unwillingly served as his getaway driver after Holder allegedly used two different guns to kill Nipsey, and then threatened to slap her if she didn't get him away from the scene of the crime, music-news.com reports.

Holder has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is currently being held behind bars on $6.5 million (£5.1 million) bail.

If he is found guilty, Holder will face life in prison.

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