The man accused of killing rapper, Nipsey Hussle, 29-year-old Eric Ronald Holder Jr. has been arraigned in a Los Angeles court on Thursday, April 4 for the first time with his lawyer Christopher Darden.

Recall that the slain rapper, Nipsey Hussle (real name Ermias Joseph Asghedom) was gunned down in broad daylight in front of one of his stores, The Marathon Clothing Store. The Grammy-nominated artist is reported to have been scheduled to meet with the Los Angeles Police Department brass that day in order to conduct a discussion on ways of stopping gang violence.

Eric Holder pleaded not guilty to the charge of murdering the deceased rapper.

See photos from the hearing below:

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