The Crips LLC has reportedly closed the legal battle for Nipsey Hussle’s signature catchphrase, “The Marathon Continues,” with an apology. This followed trademark applications by Crips and Nip’s brother Blacc Sam for the phrase last month.
“We realize that our actions may have been offensive and we have reached out to his family, respectively Nips sister, Samantha Smith,” LLC said. They also promised “to support the wishes of Lauren London and the Asghedom family.”
The Crips LLC will eventually turn over the trademark to Nipsey. The application hasn’t been fully processed so they can likely pull theirs and let Blacc Sam’s go through. As a sign of good faith, the LLC has offered to donate all the proceeds from an upcoming Bloods & Crips-themed beverage.