Last night it was reported that Nipsey Hussle was busted for driving in Burbank with codeine syrup, soda and a Styrofoam cup fill of ice.
In a statement to HNHH, Hussle's lawyer Mark Bledstein clarified the arrest, saying that Nipsey had a prescription for the syrup, which he would soon provide to the court.
"My client, Ermias Asghedom, has a severe strep throat condition from performing multiple shows monthly and was prescribed cough syrup as a remedy. He is currently in the final stages of the recording process of his new album Victory Lap, and couldn't project his voice without treatment. The night of his arrest we was not driving but parked in front of a recording studio in Burbank when he was approached by the police. He willingly allowed the officers to search his car and told them where the cough syrup was. After running his name they found an outstanding traffic warrant that he was taken into custody for and cited out for later that night. I have contacted the courts and began the exoneration process for the cough syrup simply by providing his prescription. He is doing great and excited about his upcoming album release."Are you buying the old sore throat explanation?
Regardless, it looks like Victory Lap is coming soon.