After a video of alleged officers from the Los Angeles Police Department saying disparaging things about Nipsey Hussle and his parents went viral, the LAPD has denied any involvement with the audio.
Posted by The Savoy Show on Twitter, the audio shares controversial comments like, "Nipsey Hussle's mom looks a lot like a male… His dad looks a lot like a female, so go figure," and "They should've drove the motherfucker and put him in the ground before he starts stinking up the place."
Footage has surfaced online from a Los Angeles father claiming that his son’s walkie-talky allegedly picked up LAPD Radio Frequencies. While listening, he hears the alleged LAPD Officers disrespecting family of #NipseyHussle while he’s being buried. Beyond disrespectful. pic.twitter.com/kyGROAp0lB— SAVOY (@thesavoyshow) April 12, 2019
These comments didn't sit well with fans or The Game.
"Audio of what seems to be LAPD officers intercepted on police radio & caught disrespecting Nip's parents, his homegoing & celebration SMFH," the Game wrote in his Instagram caption. "Then y'all stupid mothafuckas wonder why nobody has faith in the legal system or this corrupt police force/government. This shit is disgusting & the voices in this video if they are in fact police officers should be recognized by other officers & they should be brought to the light !!!! Protect & serve right ??!!?!? Fuck outta here !!!"
The LAPD responded to The Game via Instagram insisting it wasn't any of their officers' voices in the video.
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Audio of what seems to be LAPD officers intercepted on police radio & caught disrespecting Nips parents, his home-going & celebration SMFH. Then y’all stupid mothafuckas wonder why nobody has faith in the legal system or this corrupt police force/government. This shit is disgusting & the voices in this video if they are in fact police officers should be recognized by other officers & they should be brought to the light !!!! Protect & serve right ??!!?!? Fuck outta here !!! Nips mother was beautiful yesterday & his father stood by her side & showed strength in a time we all needed to see it !!! & although this doesn’t speak for every officer in the world I’m pretty sure it does for a vast majority & therein lies the problem. I wasn’t even going to post this but I had to use my platform to speak to people & make as many people aware as possible. If it’s two civilians on radio conversing it is still disheartening & sick to hear someone talk about his parents etc in this manor.... & this is really how they feel about us. I’m only one man as was Nip & now that he’s perished due to another’s jealousy & envy it is on ALL OF US to step up individually one at a time until that is a UNIFIED rock & defend not only his honor & legacy but that of all of us that grew up & lived in the same poverty stricken neighborhoods, cities around the world. This is sickening & cannot be tolerated !!!!! Nipsey’s passing has shifted the world & his memory is FOREVER !!! We cannot allow this to be heard & turn the other cheek..... & like I stated above, if these are in fact #LAPD officers we want their badges & for them to be brought to the forefront & made example of as this is a time of awakening for all. We don’t always have to respond with violence, especially in a time where our brother’s mission & passing is bringing about so much love felt around the world. But this, is UNACCEPTABLE by all means !!! #LongLiveNip #TheMarathonContinues 🏁🏁🏁
"We are aware of this disrespectful, disturbing, and offensive recording and responded to it last night on our LAPDHQ Twitter account," the department wrote in the rapper's comments. "We can assure you we looked into it, and by all indications, this is not an LAPD radio broadcast based on several factors, one of them being that we use digital frequencies that can not be intercepted using a child's toy walkie talkie, and this does not appear to be a digital frequency."
Before his death, Nipsey and Roc Nation scheduled a meeting with the LAPD to discuss combating gang violence in Los Angeles. L.A. Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff postponed the meeting in order to give Hussle's family time to grieve, as he wants them to take his place during the summit.
Following Hussle's death, Soboroff said he was "very sad" to hear the news.
TMZ reports that the LAPD does not plan to investigate the radio audio any further.