Nick Cannon is “picking up the baton” to finish a project the late Nispey Hussle held close to his heart.
On Instagram, the “Wild N’ Out” host and producer paid homage to Hussle, who was fatally shot in Los Angeles Sunday, and shared videos of Dr. Sebi — the controversial late Honduras-based healer and herbalist, who claimed to have found the cure for AIDS and other ailments.
The Victory Lap lyricist, who was recently nominated for a Grammy Award and recognized as a community activist, was working on a film about the late Dr. Sebi, whose birth name was Alfredo Bowman. The herbalist died in 2016.
In a 2018 interview with The Breakfast Club, he shared plans for the documentary.
“I’m working on doing a documentary on the trial in 1985 when Dr. Sebi went to trial against New York because he put in the newspaper that he cured AIDS,” he told the radio hosts. “He beat the case and he went to federal court the next day and beat that case, on record, and nobody talks about it.”
In separate Instagram posts, Cannon wrote that we have to take “responsibility for own” and that he had “unfinished king business” to tend to in regards to Dr. Sebi.
In part, Cannon wrote in a caption: “Where you left off, we gonna carry one! It’s a MARATHON, so I’m picking up the baton! Because they can’t kill us all! Spiritual Warfare is REAL and in full effect.”
“And now your Spirit is protecting your community eternally!” he continued. “Your words, your steps, your walk always was and always will be SOLID! Now, Your message is my message! Your work is my work!”