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Farrakhan’s ‘Nipsey Russell’ flub serves as a reminder to the man that inspired Nipsey Hussle’s name

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During the memorial service for Nipsey Hussle, 85 year old Louis Farrakhan referred to the rapper as Nipsey Russell. While some wrote this off as a potentially disrespectful slip of the tongue, men of a certain age were reminded others that Hussle’s stage name is homage to the late performer Nipsey Russell, who starred in 1978’s The Wiz as the Tinman.

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