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CBS News in Los Angeles is keeping us up to date on all the latest about History’s Most Famous Man:

Farrakhan Refers To Rapper Nipsey Hussle As ‘Nipsey Russell’ During Memorial Service
April 11, 2019 at 10:40 amFiled Under:Nipsey Hussle Memorial Service

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Minister and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan referred to Nipsey Hussle as “Nipsey Russell” more than once during Thursday’s memorial for the slain rapper.

During a speech at the Staples Center ceremony, Farrakhan called Hussle – whose real name is Ermias Joseph Asghedom – the name of Russell, the former comedian and actor who was best known for “The Wiz” and as a panelist on numerous TV game shows.

And then there’s the prominent Haitian-Canadian rapper who performs in whiteface: Al Molson.

Farrakhan made the flub a second time, saying, “I thank Nipsey Russell” before backtracking and saying, “I said it right”. He then referenced Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, who dedicated his historic 20/20/20 game to Hussle after his death.

“And he said, ‘This is for you, Nipsey’,” said Farrakhan, before going on to connect the numbers with the Book of Revelation in the Bible.

Farrakhan added: “Nipsey Hussle and Russell Westbrook? Who are they? What happened to Nipsey Russell and Bill Russell? Why are there so many new black celebrities all the time? If we can make so many celebrities, how come we can’t make any money?”

 
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  1. J.Ross says: • Website

    Why does this keep happening? Manila needs more Holocaust museums!

    As police raid Israeli-operated boiler rooms in Asia and Eastern Europe, local law enforcement has yet to indict a single operative from an industry that has stolen billions

    At least eight Israelis suspected of a multimillion dollar online scam are still in custody in the Philippines, after being denied bail by the Philippine Justice Department, according to Philippine media reports.

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/israelis-nabbed-in-philippines-are-tip-of-iceberg-in-alleged-fraud-gone-global/

  2. J.Ross says: • Website

    Congress is working on a bill to create a law enforcement office specifically to persecute white people, on the compelling grounds that white extremists killed less people than Omar Mateen. Remember that this is after cooking the books, dishonestly including prison violence when the attacker is white but not when the victim is.

    https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/894/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22white+supremacy%22%5D%7D&r=1&s=2

    https://archive.fo/QVpYX

    S. 894

    To authorize dedicated domestic terrorism offices within the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to analyze and monitor domestic terrorist activity and require the Federal Government to take steps to prevent domestic terrorism.

    (3) An April 2017 Government Accountability Office report on the significant, lethal threat posed by domestic violent extremists explained that “[s]ince September 12, 2001, the number of fatalities caused by domestic violent extremists has ranged from 1 to 49 in a given year.” The report noted: “[F]atalities resulting from attacks by far right wing violent extremists have exceeded those caused by radical Islamist violent extremists in 10 of the 15 years, and were the same in 3 of the years since September 12, 2001. Of the 85 violent extremist incidents that resulted in death since September 12, 2001, far right wing violent extremist groups were responsible for 62 (73 percent) while radical Islamist violent extremists were responsible for 23 (27 percent).”.

    • Replies: @bomag
    , @Pericles
  3. @J.Ross

    Just doing the jobs Philippinoes won’t do.

  4. PaceLaw says:

    Louis Farrakhan with the comic relief at the funeral of the great civil rights icon and ambassador-of-peace Nipsey Russell/Hussle! Ya gotta love it. Only in America . . .

  5. inertial says:

    Ermias Joseph Asghedom is a far more awesome name than Nipsy Hussle.

  6. “…how come we can’t make any money?” Louis, you need a business plan, like Morris Dees, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. They don’t care if the community is solvent as long as they are flush.

  7. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross

    There are lots of shady Israelis and Russian Jews in the Philippines, Thailand and SE Asia making tons of money in dubious ways.

  8. The Nipster wasn’t quite Keats or Shelley but he came awfully close back in the day!

    • Agree: Desiderius
  9. anonymous[479] • Disclaimer says:

    Farrakhan is the black Al Gore.

    I remember when they asked Al who his favorite baseball player was, and the only player he could remember was Ned Yost, because Ned Yost sounds so much like Ed Yost.

    And I remember when they asked Al his favorite bible verse and he said where your heart is there your treasure will be, getting it completely backwards.

    Celebrities are funny that way, lots of them are really really stupid —- well lots of us are, and that is ok — but it is hilarious when they try to pretend they are not.

    Nipsey Russel !!!!

    And yes I know one of those stories is a John Kerry story …..

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  10. I just watched the video. That’s a dark-ass crowd! Derb woulda split (sensibly) the minute they started filing in, assuming he heeds his own Talk.

    Farrakhan said that Nipsy’s death has produced a profound change in the hood. Blacks are going to stop killing each other! I’m excited about reading the news this weekend: a bunch of befuddled cops will be complaining about how they have nothing to do.

    And what would, say, Baltimore actually be like day-to-day if one of these fatuous calls for peace actually worked somehow? That might make a cool flick.

  11. trelane says:

    Why can’t we make any money? Bad customer service.

  12. M_Young says:

    Bringing Cosby’s “To Russell, my brother, whom I slept with” would bring this to a whole ‘nother level.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
  13. El Dato says:

    He then referenced Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, who dedicated his historic 20/20/20 game to Hussle after his death.

    Jesus! I didn’t know Russell Westbrook had died, too.

    But even I know that someoned called @gasstongbo contacted someone called Cinco Loco (@thatscinco) during his show (Mr Loco’s show, not @gasstongbo’s) and stated that he (@gasstongbo) had shot Mr Hussle in front of his daughther.

    Mr Loco then had this to say on Instagram (in a now deleted post):

    SOOOO THIS NIGGA SAID HE SHOT @nipseyhussle WHILE I WAS ON LIVE …. I don’t know This Nigga N REAL LIFE ….. I JUST KNOW HE GOT ALOT OF BEEFS W OTHER PPL BASICALLY ALL OF LONGBEACH AND LA ….. BUT THIS NIGGA DOING TO MUCH NOW ♿️♿️♿️♿️♿️ ALL OF NEIGHBORHOOD GONE BE ON CUH

    Shared by CINCO LOC …B.G.M (@thatscinco)

    I’m sure memes are already on /b/

  14. njguy73 says:

    “…how come we can’t make any money?” Louis, you need a business plan, like Morris Dees, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. They don’t care if the community is solvent as long as they are flush.

    If only the Nation of Islam had some yiddishe kops working for them.

  15. Vinteuil says:

    Louis Farrakhan is 85.

    And he’s rich.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  16. PhDPepper says:

    I keep reading this guy’s name as Nipple Hustle.

  17. The LATE Nipsey Russell not the “former,” unless Nipsey is still with us but has decided he’s somebody else.

  18. Negro stupidity never ceases to amaze me.

  19. @J.Ross

    Well, they are God’s chosen people. Fraud and sharp business practices are a small price to pay for us goyim to be blessed with their presence.

  20. Barnard says:

    I had no idea Nipsey was originally from Eritrea until I saw the pictures in the Daily Mail article today. The processional to the Staples Center featured the kind of chaos we used to only see in African cities. What would happen if a black man who is legitimately famous died?

    • Replies: @El Dato
  21. Anon7 says:

    Nipsey Russel made many appearances on Network tv in the Sixties and Seventies, he was known as a TV personality and loved sharing his doggerel poems. I didn’t realize how old he was: here he is (the taller guy on your left) with Mantan Moreland in 1955. Moreland was well known for his role as Birmingham, Charlie Chan’s chauffeur.

  22. anonymous[479] • Disclaimer says:
    @Vinteuil

    and you, vinteuil, are gay and nasty about it.

    or at least people who use your handle are nasty about it.

    all of us can be decent people if we repent.

    • Replies: @Vinteuil
  23. Anon[383] • Disclaimer says:

    Farrakhan added: “Nipsey Hussle and Russell Westbrook? Who are they? What happened to Nipsey Russell and Bill Russell? Why are there so many new black celebrities all the time? If we can make so many celebrities, how come we can’t make any money?

    Well, musicians and athletes. That’s the bulk of black celebrities. Maybe actors. They make money. Their kids end up in jail. Their grandkids are nobodies. Back to the hood.

    I love it the way he admits he didn’t know who this thug musician was. I also love it the way he in effect reveals that he watched lot of game shows in the 1970s. Shouldn’t he have been reading the Koran?

    And also, does this mean that dementia is coming on? Aren’t there some Beverly Hills psychologists who could chime in here with a at-a-distance diagnosis?

    • Replies: @bomag
  24. Anon[320] • Disclaimer says:

    Lesson to be learned: When you’re considering choosing a stupid-ass name for yourself, remember that you are going to die some day, and that name will have to be said with a straight face by people at your memorial service.

    Consider using a normal name and expressing your creativity with your clothing.

    The same with tattoos: Plenty of rebellious, individualistic outlaws do not have tattoos. You not be alienating anyone, even in prison, by abstaining from tattoos. On the other hand, you will be turning off some people by having them. If you want to turn those people off, there are other, reversible, ways to accomplish it.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  25. unit472 says:

    To combine two of Mr. Sailers favorite topics, HBD and baseball, it is useful to recall the story of the Oakland Athletics back in the 1970’s. Charles O. Finlay owned this minor Major League team that, despite its minor status, was quite competitive but the interesting story is not about Reggie Jackson or Catfish Hunter, it is about two ancillary people and their stories that addresses Louis Farrakhan’s complaint.

    Finlay once saw a young negro dancing like a savage outside the Oakland Coliseum. He was impressed and took the young man under his wing. He had a pedestrian name at the time but with Finlay and All Star players backing him he went on to become known as M.C. Hammer. I recall he spent a fortune on his East Bay palace and it took real talent to lose money on Bay Area real estate in the 1980’s but M.C. Hammer managed it. He went bankrupt.

    Simultaneous with the rise and fall of M.C. Hammer was a young lady who answered an ad for ‘ball girl’ for Mr. Finley. She was got the job but went on to found Mrs. Fields Cookies and built a huge snack food empire that exists to this day.

    Somebody smarter (or more politically correct) than me has to explain why a young negro, blessed with millions of dollars ends up an economic failure while a young white woman goes making a few thousand dollars per year parlays her brush with ‘fame’ into a major success story.

  26. Coming up with his rap name, Ermias J. Asghedom followed the rule set out by Principal Skinner when he, Homer, Apu, and Barney formed a barbershop quartet: “We need a name that’s witty at first, but that seems less funny each time you hear it. ”

  27. @anonymous

    Also when Al Gore met Courtney Love at a Hollywood party and he told her he was a really big fan. She responded, “Yeah, right. Name a song, Al.”

    • LOL: bomag, Mr McKenna
  28. J.Ross says: • Website

    Portland — where the city government encourages and protects the antifa thugs menacimg its streets, and invites addicts and homeless people from out of state — can’t hire enough cops, despite a willingness to lower standards, a $10,000 signing bonus, and a guaranteed pay raise within the first two years.

    The head of the police union in Portland, Oregon, says the main reason there’s a shortage of officers is because of “the intense anti-police sentiment in our City that City Council seems to share.”

    https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/oregon/articles/2019-04-08/portland-police-union-head-raps-anti-police-sentiment
    This is a month-old story from a local paper:
    https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/2019/03/new-portland-police-recruits-failing-probation-at-double-the-rate-of-past-years.html
    One of the major themes of the cold civil war is that the blue metropoli really are awful places to live and work, and awful because of their blueness, relying on cult action to ignore the evidence that their ideas are bad. Ignore that sidewalk feces, don’t you know there’s churches burning in New Orleans? It calls for a concise phrase like “Plaques For Blacks,” to tie together the topic. I suggest “Escape From Trendy City.”

  29. Anonymous[388] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Lesson to be learned: When you’re considering choosing a stupid-ass name for yourself, remember that you are going to die some day, and that name will have to be said with a straight face by people at your memorial service

    Like Dom Perignon Champagne?

    http://legacy.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/metro/20060525-1630-champagne.html

  30. Brother Louis has such a way with words and numerology. My fave is in the linked video at 53:25.

    Note, however, that he gets Jamestown (est. 1607) and the arrival of the first African slaves in Virginia (1619) wrong by a few decades, but facts stopped being as important as the messaging a long, long time ago.

    19 … see?

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  31. unit472 says:

    I looked up Mrs. Fields and was astounded to learn that the actor Tom Hanks was a peanut vendor at Oakland A’s ball games!

  32. None of Nipsy Hustle’s fans could tell you the first thing about Nipsy Russell.

    Well, maybe the dweeby white ones.

    This is like naming yourself after Soupy Sales. It’s just a silly name.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  33. Not Raul says:

    “If we can make so many celebrities, how come we can’t make any money?”

    White boy in Manhattan pay my tax

  34. And then there’s the prominent Haitian-Canadian rapper who performs in whiteface: Al Molson.

    Shouldn’t that be Greenface- after the beer?

  35. “Nipsey Hussle and Russell Westbrook? Who are they? What happened to Nipsey Russell and Bill Russell? Why are there so many new black celebrities all the time? If we can make so many celebrities, how come we can’t make any money?”

    Life is filled with mysteries.

  36. bomag says:
    @J.Ross

    …White supremacists “were responsible for 49 homicides in 26 attacks from 2000 to 2016…

    Wow, 49 homicides in 16 years. Let’s stop everything and get on this.

    Dick Durbin, and at least six Dems with expressed interest in a presidential run, are now going to sic the full weight of fed law enforcement on the problem. I foresee motorcycle gang membership on the uptick. Too bad the SPLC has sued the ten Klan members into oblivion; it would have been a good time for a membership drive.

    I recall that the FBI et al were criticized for pretty much focusing exclusively on right-wing “terrorists” prior to 9/11, thus helping to miss the Jihadist threat. Durbin and crew are carefully explaining that we need to go back to those good ‘ole days, ’cause Durbin has read some comic books that told him who are the bad guys.

  37. If Russell Westbrook married Nipsey Hussle he’d be Russell Hussle.

  38. Pericles says:
    @J.Ross

    report noted: “[F]atalities resulting from attacks by far right wing violent extremists have exceeded those caused by radical Islamist violent extremists in 10 of the 15 years, and were the same in 3 of the years since September 12, 2001. Of the 85 violent extremist incidents that resulted in death since September 12, 2001,

    Mommy, why does the fat man start counting from such an odd date?

    • LOL: bomag
    • Replies: @Jack D
  39. Pericles says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    “I’m more a fan of your photos than your music, Courtney. Well, that’s not quite true. I’m a fan of the stories I hear about you.”

  40. bomag says:
    @Anon

    “If we can make so many celebrities, how come we can’t make any money?”

    Plenty of money is made. Even more is spent. It’s a math problem.

    I love it the way he admits he didn’t know who this thug musician was.

    Yes, and highlights that he was there for his celebrity value. I’m guessing Farrakhan is a bit vexxed by the younger generation’s musical tastes, tastes that amount to poetry readings celebrating violence; and he’s miffed further by the approbation of Nipsey Russell’s name, a celebrity of Farrakhan’s generation. Now the name is associated with the violence that requires a lot of effort on the part of Farrakhan and others to hide and explain away.

  41. @Harry Baldwin

    An acquaintance was in an elevator with Courtney Love in the 90s and Courtney said to the girl, who was 15 or 16, “You have longer legs than me….bitch!”

  42. El Dato says:
    @Barnard

    He would be declared as being “too white” and that would be that.

  43. Jack D says:
    @Pericles

    I also love the creative use of stats – it’s like when the baseball color commentators say “Smith is the league leader in base hits hit against left handed pitchers with no men on base.” If you cherry pick the stats JUST right, then right wing extremists are our biggest problem.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  44. @Jack D

    There are no statistics that can transform a windmill into a giant.

    The 116 tiki torch march was a threat to no one but themselves. We’re dealing with mass delusion and bad faith and should proceed accordingly.

  45. Brutusale says:
    @M_Young

    In Cool Cos, an early Cosby bio that came out 50 years ago, I remember that he said when he was left to babysit he’d drug his brother Russell with cough syrup, which contained codeine back then, so he could go play with his friends.

    Kind of an early tell that nobody noticed!

  46. @The Alarmist

    I find Minister Farrakhan much less repellent than Rev. Al. He’s open in his hatreds and occasionally acknowledges that a lot of black people’s problems are self-inflicted.

    Plus, his Million Man March speech was a real tour de force. I actually enjoyed watching it.

    Rev. Al is just slimy.

    • Agree: The Alarmist
  47. Vinteuil says:
    @anonymous

    you, vinteuil, are gay and nasty about it.

    Really? How so? I’m genuinely curious what you’re on about.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @J.Ross
  48. Anonymous[156] • Disclaimer says:

    You joke, Steve, but I foresee beaucoup $$$ to be made by a slowed-up cloud rapper who dresses like the McKenzie brothers and spews poutine-based diss tracks… And when you have the key ingredient of the “vaguely-famous-guy spoonerism nomme-du-Interscope,” you’re already 90% of the way there; crazier ish already happens every day, honk honk

  49. @Vinteuil

    Yeah, I don’t recall any gays being nasty on here, which is a nice change from the rest of the interwebs. To be fair, most of the nastiness is dweebs* being nasty on their behalf, but still.

    * – pink knights?

    • Replies: @Vinteuil
  50. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Vinteuil

    Ignore anonymous posters with notable justified exceptions (eg, 257). If they want a reply, let them set a name, build a reputation, and make sense.

  51. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    Courtney is crazy but not stupid.

    In a cunning stunt of female solidarity, the last time the Pretenders played St. Louis, Big LMM asked the crowd what the difference was between the Gateway Arch and Courtney Love.

    “Not everyone”, averred Chrissie , “has been up in the Gateway Arch”.

    I’ve never met Courtney but many people I know have. She is one of two “rock stars” I know of that will come up to random people and pester THEM. The other is Jello Biafra, he’s bothered me two or three times.

  52. Vinteuil says:
    @Desiderius

    I don’t recall any gays being nasty on here, which is a nice change from the rest of the interwebs.

    I suspect that we have SS’s editing-comments-at-whim policy to thank for that.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  53. @Vinteuil

    He’s the master of disaster. Underappreciated artform.

  54. What happened to … Bill Russell?

    Believe it or not, no one played more games in Los Angeles Dodgers history than Bill Russell.

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