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Rapper, hip hop philanthropist and businessman Nipsey Hussle was reportedly executed in a hail of bullets that severed his spine.
A Los Angeles court was also told at the start of the rapper’s murder hearing that the gun attack punctured his lungs three times and pierced his liver.
Deputy District Attorney John McKinney revealed the graphic details to a jury of nine women and three men in his opening statement at the trial of aspiring 32-year-old rapper Eric Holder – accused of using two guns to shoot Hussle, 33, at least 10 times in March 2019.
The deputy DA said “It was a devastating attack… a very personal attack.”
Branding the musician’s killing “premeditated and deliberate” murder, McKinney added Hussle was “shot from the bottom of his feet to the top of his head”.
He said the attack was launched after the rapper accusing fellow gang-member Holder of being a “snitch”.
Just before firing, he added Holder told Hussle: “You’re through,” and when the first shot hit him, the Grammy-winning rapper is said to have shouted: “You got me.”
Holder grew up in a tough area of south Los Angeles where he and Hussle were recruited by the Rollin’ 60s gang, also known as the Neighborhood Crips.
He is charged with one count of murder, two of attempted murder, two of assault with a firearm and one of possession of a firearm by a felon, and has pleaded not guilty.
Rapper Nipsey Hussle was killed in March 2019