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When I was in Europe, a rapper that I knew very little about was murdered. He was the other half of an actress that I happen to like name Lauren London. I only knew who he was through her. His stage name was Nipsey Hussle. His born name is Ermias Asghedom. He was shot several times and it was by someone in his inner circle. His death is devastating not only because he has children, Lauren London and other family members. It is devastating because it was by the hand of someone in his inner circle, allegedly! I have to say that.
It reminds me of a few quotes that I have seen on Pinterest. One of my favorites is from Oprah Winfrey. It says, “You cannot be friends with someone who wants your life!” I am not sure this is the case with Nipsey and the awful being that killed him but that rings very true to the heart. Have you ever had a friend that you thought loved you but at the same time hated you? Like you thought maybe they were down for you but at the same time feared they would push you off a cliff if they could get away with it and have your life? That may sound extreme, but it happens everyday.
Even if you don’t think you have such a good life, there maybe that one friend that wants all the little things you have. Something even as small as you just being a naturally happy person. Having a nice-looking other half, nice half-decent payed off car, cute apartment, college degree, good parents, same best friend for 10 years. People can be very petty, unhappy, and spiteful. In the world we live in today it can be hard to trust people.
There is an author that I’m not sure of his name but he wrote a book about enemies. He says something to the affect of its better to have friends than enemies. His reason for this is because atleast with enemies you know where you stand and how they feel about you. You cannot be surprised by their actions.
For the longest time I had the same group of friends but over the past two years, several of those “Friends” have disappeared. I don’t get calls, text messages, or emails. I haven’t even gotten the one Happy Birthday text. I have found that they watch my stories on Instagram and I’m typing this with a side eye, lol! I know they see me……..We have to be careful of who we keep in our circle. If you have one good friend, consider yourself lucky! I am in no way saying someone in your circle might want to secretly kill you! Just be mindful of the company you keep and who you trust with your secrets.
Rest in Power Mr. Ermias Asghedom, A.K.A Nipsey Hussle! Thank you for reading my blog! Have a wonderful blessed day and always be kind! Follow me on Instagram @lifewithlane14
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