The trial of Eric Holder, the man accused of killing famed Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle, is set to begin this month. Despite a possible life sentence looming over his head, Holder is looking to break his silence on what took place on that fateful day in March 2019.
Holder reportedly called The Real Whirl Podcast and revealed to host Terrell Foster that he would like to conduct an interview with him following the trial. The show recorded the conversation.
“I’m on the case right now so I can’t really speak,” Holder explained. “Imma keep your number. Imma call you after this go to trial. After trial when I find out everything Imma hit you up and holla at you for sure, bro.”
The host was met with immediate backlash for providing Holder with a platform to detail the murder that claimed the life of one of hip-hops most profound acts. He took to his YouTube channel to set the record straight on how the conversation came about.
“He reached out to me and Eric Holder called me,” the host explained to viewers.. “He said he wants to talk to me and he wanna tell his side of the truth. He wanna tell you exactly what happened the day with Mr. Nipsey Hussle. R.I.P. to Nipsey Hussle. God rest Nipsey Hussle’s soul. I never did a video related to Nipsey Hussle. I’m not gonna lie. A lot of YouTubers ate it up. They took it and ran with it. People didn’t even know who the hell Nipsey Hussle was until after he got killed.”
Eric Holder pleaded not guilty in May of last year on charges of murder, 2 counts of attempted murder (for the other victims injured in the shooting), possession of a firearm by a felon, and two counts of assault with a firearm. He is being represented by Christopher Darden, one of the prosecutors from the O.J. Simpson murder trial.