A close friend of Nipsey Hussle, .Paak cites the examples from his own life on how a father's death affects the children.
Earlier this week, Grammy-winner Anderson . Paak joined the panel on The D.L Hughley Show. Given how the show tackles everything from hot topics of the day and dishes on the latest news, entertainment, pop culture and what’s trending in social media, the aftermath of Nipsey Hussle's shooting and death were also discussed.
D.L did not waste time before asking how Paak's songs had an influence of his troubled childhood. Paak recalled how he had seen a long line of men in his family getting addicted to drugs or alcohol or going to prison, including his father. D.L then brought in how Nipsey Hussle's death has a similar scenario where kids are going be left without a father.
"In whatever society, whenever the father is not present, it does have an impact on the children and generally they don't become Anderson .Paak. Generally, they become something less than that." D.L said referring to how Paak was able to get out of the vicious tradition of abuse and addiction to a renowned musician.
"What was it in you that made you want to take a different path," D.L asks Paak.
"I found music. I found an outlet. I was exposed early to it and then when I learned my first instrument, I felt like this is what I am meant to do. That was my passion." Paak responded. He also mentioned how it was rare to have a LeBron James come out of dark and hostile environments.
#NipseyHussle's funeral service will air on BET and live-stream on https://t.co/QldUti6vW4 and BET News' Facebook page (https://t.co/6mEQrvuSPk) tomorrow, APR 11 at 1 PM EST. #BETRemembersNipsey 🏁https://t.co/EYYr5e6Ghk— BET (@BET) 10 April 2019
Among other things that were discussed, Jasmine Sanders pointed out in her 'What's Trending Report' about the three historical black churches burning down in Louisiana. Nipsey Hussle's death and the outpouring of support that came from everywhere were discussed next.
KODAK BLACK STREAMING DROPS 700% LOSING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AFTER DISSING NIPSEY HUSSLE pic.twitter.com/ci88pCiUWq— whatthebuzzmedia (@whatthebuzztv) 9 April 2019
Even the gangs put aside their differences and got together to pay homage to their fallen comrade Nipsey Hussle. However, the same sentiment was not given to Kodac Black as he offered himself to Hussle's longtime girlfriend Lauren London. Black talked about London during an Instagram live and said he would "be the best man I can be for her."
Paak responded to this by saying "People are just feigning for attention in any way. And it sometimes ends up missing the point." Paak then mentioned how Nipsey Hussle was different from those kinds of people.
"Nipsey was consistent in his message. And now his whole message is being amplified regardless of what anyone is saying." He continued. "I don't know what exactly he [Kodak Black] said, but none of those dudes did even a fraction of what Nipsey did."
D. L also gave his two cents on how people feigning support for artists that are gone, alluding to a twitter feed where a Nipsey fan defended himself by saying that he was a human fan.
"I disagree that everything has to be a conspiracy. Young jealous people kill people all the time. You can have situations where jealousy and anger and resentment meet at the same place as the dude you mad at." he said.