Former NFL star Reggie Bush wanted to help Nipsey Hussle's two children by setting up a GoFundMe page.
"In partnership with GoFundMe and with the help of our marketing team over at CAA, we have been empowered by Lauren London, Nipsey's girlfriend, to put together a GoFundMe account that directly benefits Nipsey's two kids, Emani and Kross," Bush typed.
He also donated the first 10K, with hopes to raise 100K.
His attempt has run afoul of Karen Civil, who's been involved in settling Nipsey's estate.
According to Civil, Bush was asked to remove the page and Tweets referring to it. She also suggested Bush was ghoulishly clout chasing and had ignored Nipsey when he was alive.
Civil added that instead of donating money to Nip's kids, Bush would be better off raising "that hundred thousand dollars for women who lost their significant other/husband to gun violence and financially cannot provide for their families."
Here's Bush's response:
Wait wait wait wait one minute! I just heard about this story I’m sorry but I must defend myself here! This is beyooond me! I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO GAIN FROM THIS!!!! (While clapping hands) LET ME REPEAT I HAVE NOT ONE THING TO GAIN FROM THIS! Not sure where this came from or who you spoke to but you must be sadly mistaken if you think we just lost our minds and made up some fake gofundme page! I mean me and my wife spent an hour in that room stressing about how to even do the video!? I was wondering why BD called me like that today? 🤔 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!! 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! I never in million years thought we would receive the backlash that we got from that post? We got so many hate DM’s and comments from people who couldn’t see that this was bigger than money!? This was NEVER ABOUT ME! Anyways, it was never meant to bring negativity to his name that is not who we are as people! And for that reason this the very last time I will ever speak on it out of respect for everyone! God bless you! 🙏🏾