Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle was arrested Friday following a traffic stop in Burbank, California. He has now issued a statement explaining his arrest and tells the public that he is innocent.

Nipsey Hussle, whose real name is Ermias Asghedom, is said to be innocent of any illegal activity. His lawyer issued an official statement saying that Nipsey was arrested because he had an outstanding traffic warrant. Although he did have codeine in the car, he apparently has a prescription for it due to a strep throat condition. Nipsey Hussle was released on bail and his lawyer is current working on clearing everything up.

Read the official statement below.

My client, Ermias Asghedom, has a severe strep throat condition from performing multiple shows monthly and was prescribed cough syrup as a remedy. He is currently in the final stages of the recording process of his new album Victory Lap, and couldn’t project his voice without treatment. The night of his arrest we was not driving but parked in front of a recording studio in Burbank when he was approached by the police. He willingly allowed the officers to search his car and told them where the cough syrup was. After running his name they found an outstanding traffic warrant that he was taken into custody for and cited out for later that night. I have contacted the courts and began the exoneration process for the cough syrup simply by providing his prescription. He is doing great and excited about his upcoming album release.

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