Prior to the devastating death of Nipsey, Styles held a brotherly conversation with him via text message. “I had to post this convo between @nipseyhussle the great and myself to show his class and authenticity,” he captioned the Instagram post revealing the messages. “And to show homies you can’t be scared to tell real ones you love them and what they stand for while they are here!!” In his relic of remembrance, Nipsey exchanges words of authenticity and even thoughts on his own enemies.
Previously in the conversation, the two exchanged courtesies for Nipsey’s East Coast visit. It’s not clear at what point each conversation in the photo slides took place, but in the second, the Victory Lap rapper touches on the hostile situation that broke out at L.A.’s World On Wheels skating rink. Back in 2017, Nipsey was instrumental in reviving the historic skate venue and getting it back up on its feet. “That was [in] my enemies hood but I own a piece of the skating ring so the enemies [shot] the parking lot up outta spite,” he responded to Styles P. The “Good Times” rapper explained that he left after arriving at the rink and “feeling weird” given his vulnerable status and his accompaniment with his lady. “I planned on being there to control it but I was late cuz I performed at YG sh** that same night.”
Nipsey was totally understanding of the Styles’ absence as the men eventually shared more love for one another in the end of the text conversation. “Had a few other conversations I could post but imma keep those to myself and cherish the young king,” he concluded in his caption.
And there you have it, everyone — another tender memory to add to the unshakable legacy of Nipsey the Great!
We continue to revere his legacy in hip-hop and community benevolence in light of his passing.
See Styles P's commemoration for him below.
(Photos from left: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Hennessy V., Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)