Master P has always described himself as a person who keeps it real, and he did just that when he recently spoke about his late friend, Nipsey Hussle. The No Limit Records CEO sat down with Rolling Out to discuss Nipsey receiving worldwide attention after his murder. According to P, Nipsey’s new notoriety was confusing to him because the Victory Lap rapper should have received more recognition in life. 

“Me and Nipsey was tight, man,” P said. “That was my little partner. I was showing him the game, showing him the ropes. I had a lot of respect for him, he had a lot of respect for me. I don’t normally just hang out and go in the studio with just anybody. He was special. My thing was to the world: why make him special after he’s gone? This man did so much while he was here, and nobody cared. His last album was two years ago [and it’s] now like, the biggest record around the world now.”

He also called out BET for their recent award show where they made Nipsey a central figure of the ceremony, including having a blue carpet. “BET gave him a Humanitarian Award and Male Artist of the Year,” P continued. “I thought that was strange. What about the year before? That’s the same album. Ain’t nothin’ changed. He ain’t even get a chance to go on the main stage [the previous year]. He was on the pre-show. Him and YG. That’s my dog so you know I know. We talked about this stuff. So, he really upset about that. You remember last year when he went to the BET Awards, he got into it with the security guards ’cause he act like he ain’t know who he was.”

“So, how do we get from there…now, if I would have did that, I wouldn’t have even been invited to the awards the next year,” P said, suggesting that if Nipsey was still alive, he possibly wouldn’t have been invited to this year’s ceremony. “Let’s be honest. So, that’s what I’m saying. You going with what’s hot, the trending topics, instead of what’s right. I mean, Nipsey’s my dog, but Snoop [Dogg] has been doing stuff in those communities for at least 15 years. I’ve been in those same communities for over 21 years. Think about it. Me and YG mama been feeding the people at least five, six years. Why he didn’t get no award?”