(AllHipHop News) Nipsey Hussle's business partner has come forward with shocking claims that the Los Angeles Police Department is engaged in a conspiracy to ruin the rapper's empire.
A campaign of harassment allegedly started after Nipsey and his business partner David A. Gross teamed up to purchase a strip mall for $2.5 million.
The lot housed the rapper's Marathon Clothing Store and several other businesses.
Tragically, Nipsey was shot and killed in the parking lot of the Marathon Clothing Store on March 31.
On April 11, the city of Los Angeles rolled out the "blue carpet" for the rapper during the "Celebration of Life" at the Staples Center, along with a 25-mile funeral procession.
So, many people were shocked when documents leaked to the media confirming Nipsey was under investigation just as he prepared to meet with the police about improving community relations.
David A. Gross claimed there was more than an investigation going on, there was a coordinated effort to destroy the rapper - at any cost.
"I've just been playing it cool for the past 6 months while essentially locked in a standoff with the LA City Attorney and the LAPD over Slauson Plaza," David A Gross revealed.
"The Los Angeles City Attorney's office was trying to end us. Literally. They wanted to expel The Marathon Store from Slauson Plaza," he continued.
According to Gross, the LAPD had been looking into Nipsey Hussle's activities for almost a decade. But the intensity ramped-up once they completed their purchase of the strip mall.
"When I partnered with them to buy the lot, I got to experience the way these systems work together first hand. The City Attorney hated (with ALL their hearts ) that their maniacal zeal to expel the Marathon Store from Slauson Plaza actually resulted in us buying it and planning to develop it," David A. Gross revealed.
"It was embarrassing and a slap in the face when they started trying [to] press me to evict the store - only to find out that I'm partners with Nip, Sam and All So the City Attorney then came at me. And then sent the cops at me. And ultimately tried to leverage the press against me by leaking docs and emails to the NYtimes to smear us, and make our ownership of the lot seem like a problem," David A. Gross fumed.
According to Gross, the pressure from the cops and the negative press is making it hard to do business and has ruined several deals.
"This system is a mindless, heartless, relentless machine designed to keep us locked into some systems (jails and courts) and out of others (capital markets and property ownership). It sounds crazy and conspiratorial, only because it is," David A. Gross said.