Reggie Bush recently announced that he started the “Nipsey Legacy Fund” to accept donations for the two children of the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. He jump-started it with a donation of $10,000 and called on his followers and friends to help raise another $90,000 through a GoFundMe page. While this was commendable, it doesn’t seem like it was approved by Nip’s team or family.
Hussle’s business partner Karen Civil hopped on Twitter yesterday (Apr. 13) to let Bush know he was out of line.
Civil said that Bush had asked the family to put together this initiative for Hussle’s children and he was told no and did it anyway. The NFL retiree was asked to remove the GoFundMe page which he did but did not remove the tweet, making it seems as if the trust fund for the children was still available.
“Please remove this tweet as this was privately asked of you already. The family nor Lauren requested this and you did it anyway” Civil tweeted.
Bush quickly responded saying he was doing it out of the kindness of his heart whether he was asked to or not.
“Wait what??? Nah that’s actually INCORRECT check your facts what would I gain from this
@KarenCivil ?And this is the very last time I will speak on it out of RESPECT for everyone! God Bless you!,” he responded.
Civil went on to say his effort is appreciated but his timing was off and since the family had already declined his offer that should have been respected.
“I never spoke on what you had to gain, Simply asked you to remove the tweet, just like you did the gofundme. You asked prior to do this and was told no by family, but did it anyway. You never once spoke to Nip in the gym the many times you saw each other.” She continued, “I understand you’re motivated and want to help, but there are other ways. His family already asked you NOT to do this. People are literally grieving over a husband, father, brother, uncle, friend and someone who meant so much too so many people. This is not the time for this.”
Bush took the tweet down but said that she had someone’s blessing to go ahead and create the trust fund.
“My time is already busy as it is I would never even put forth the effort to take on a project like this unless I got someones blessing!!,” he said via Instagram. “Come on now! That just sound crazy! Please CHECK THE FACTS! And YES I didn’t know him that had zero to do with the cause?🤔It was about doing something positive and giving back and paying homage to a man that stood for so much and was a leader in the community and over came the obstacles of the hood and made it big while never losing sight of where he came from! That is hard to do and a lot of young black kids never make it out of that!”
Nipsey Hussle was killed March 31st, 2019 in Los Angeles in front of his The Marathon clothing store. He has two children, his daughter Emani and his son Kross.