In the time since his untimely death, Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle has seen his image immortalized in a number of artistic pieces that have compared him to a host of slain community and civil rights activists before him including the likes of Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and more.
However, those who found the previous equations surprising dropped jaws when ‘Confessions’ producer Jermaine Dupri took to Twitter to confess he believed Hussle was Jesus. Needless to say, the comparison with our Lord and Savior didn’t sit well with many of his followers.
See the hoop-la inside:
Just a day after Nipsey Hussle’s sister, Samantha Smith, referred to the 33-year-old rapper as “her Jesus” during his live streamed memorial service (click here to watch), Dupri said:
The backlash was swift (and is ongoing as of time reported):
Not everyone was against Dupri, however.