Nipsey Hussle’s longtime bodyguard is so overcome with grief over the community icon’s death that he is not only quitting this job, he’s leaving the profession altogether.
A despondent J-Roc announced his retirement after giving a powerful and poignant tribute to the multifaceted businessman, civic leader, philanthropist and lyricist who’d become a close friend throughout the years. Hussle was murdered in front of The Marathon Clothing store he owned in the Hyde Park section of South Los Angeles on Sunday, March 31, 2019.
J-Roc posted this message on Instagram:
“Never in a million years I thought I would be writing some s— like this … we haven’t made a 100 Million yet … we was [sic] suppose [sic] to grow old and I call u big nose shoot jokes on you all day… but instead I’m here in tears writing this I wish I was there I would switch places with you any day the world need [sic] you here I’m so confused, lost , hurt I lost a brother, best friend, a mentor all I can here [sic] you saying now is If it was me, I would tell you, ‘N—a, live your life and grow.’ I’d tell you, ‘Finish what we started, reach them [sic] heights, you know?’ ”
J-Roc concluded his thoughts by ensuring that watch over actress Lauren London and his two children.
“I got the Babies and L forever I’m done with all this S— I retire from being a bodyguard I love you HUSSLE THA GREAT,” he wrote.
The bodyguard is the latest of a long line of celebrities, politicians and Angelenos who have paid homage to Hussle.
Nipsey Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Davidson Asghedom, was allegedly killed by a former associate, Eric Holder. The reputed gang member was taken into custody in Bellflower, California, on Tuesday, March 2, 2019, after a two-day statewide manhunt.