West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle has stepped forward to speak out on getting arrested Friday (August 29) night in California after a police raid.
Hussle jumped onto social media to update fans on his status following the widespread arest news.
“LAPD pullin me and @allmoneyinbh over. They searched my car for 2 hours and found nothin.,” Nipsey captioned to a photo of police August 30.
“LAPD raiding our flagship clothing store…searching it for hours to find nothing. Then Bookin me for “obstructing an investigation”” (Nipsey Hussle’s Instagram)
According to reports, the bust went down in Los Angeles after cops raided a Hyde Park clothing store.
Emmias Ashghedom, known by his stage name Nipsey Hussle, was arrested at Slauson Avenue Clothing on the 3400 block of West Slauson Avenue around 11:30 p.m. According to the LAPD, officers had arrived at the location because of a probation complaint search. The man suspected of violating probation was taken into custody, as was Nipsey Hussle. (CSN Philly)
Hussle eventually posted bail and escaped police custody early Saturday (August 30).
Hussle was picked up in downtown Los Angeles and booked for obstructing a police officer. According to police, they were raiding a clothing store looking for a possible probation violator and Hussle (real name Emmias Ashghedom) happened to be there as well. It’s unclear what Hussle did to get himself arrested, but his rep says Nipsey feels the arrest was “unjust and without cause.” He was released Saturday morning after posting $13,000 bail. (TMZ)
The hip-hop artist was expected to perform at rap mogul Jay Z‘s Made In America multi-city festival this weekend.
Nipsey Hussle was booked on charges of obstructing a peace officer, LAPD Lt. Julius Guay said. Nipsey Hussle was scheduled to perform during day one of the Made in America festival in Grand Park Saturday. It is unclear if the arrest with interfere with his scheduled appearance. (CSN Philly)