South Central, LA—The Crip LLC, a vague entity whose board members thought it would be a good idea to try and trademark Nipsey Hussle’s famous slogan “The Marathon Continues” has dropped all proceedings towards trademarking.
They released an official statement on their website and William King Hollis, Communications Director of Crips LLC also spoke to The Blast.
The Crips say, “We realize that our actions may have been offensive and we have reached out to his family, respectively Nips sister, Samantha Smith.”
William King Hollis, the corporate communications director for the Crips LLC, tells us, “We are deeply sorry for any disruptions and melee that the trademark acquisition may have caused to his family, friends and fans.”
Hollis also explains that he had been in contact with Nipsey, before his untimely death, and the two had agreed to work together on a “mutual collaboration” for “The Marathon Continues.”
He says there was no malice when applying for the trademark, and adds that currently there are no members in the LLC who were members of Nipsey’s crew, or the Rolling 60’s Crips.
Despite the press release, Crips LLC currently holds trademark to The Marathon Continues, according to Justia website.
Listen to a Youtuber contact Crip LLC, when it was revealed in May, someone other than Nipsey Hussle’s family was attempting to trademark the slogan.