Updated: Apr 18, 2019
Nipsey Hussle was caught between enormous success and love for his neighborhood, like many other rappers, and that ultimately cost him his life - at least, in Suge Knight's eyes.
Knight tells TMZ ... he fully understands the situation Nipsey was in,
"A lot of artists like Nipsey have the same problem that I had. We are too loyal to our neighborhood." He says, even though you have enough money to move, you want to stay on the block because "when you go around Hollywood it's all watered down."
The former Death Row Records mogul who is currently serving his sentence in a California prison says he loved to go back to his hood to "get chili cheese fries and strawberries and talk to my lil homies." However, he adds, when you do that you need those homies to "help you survive."
Nipsey’s tragic death reminds Suge of 2Pac because of how they lived their lives. “I feel that Nipsey was trying to follow the same 2Pac manual to the community. He came together with YG like Snoop did with 2Pac,” Knight said.
Knight believes Nipsey’s legacy can be unity, mentioning the Los Angeles gangs’ peace march that happened five days after the murder. “What's good is that all the hoods getting together now...we can be stronger considering what happens when we come together,” Knight told TMZ.