The battle to figure out who will own the slogan “The Marathon Continues” has come to an end. The Crips realized that they overstepped a boundary by trying to trademark Nipsey Hussle’s catchphrase.
The slain rapper’s brother, Blacc Sam, fired back at the gang with a lawsuit for the rights over the saying. The Blast reports the official company formed by the street gang, Crips LLC, fell back from the lawsuit and apologized to Sam and Lauren London.
In addition to the surrendering of their legal battle, the Crips also “respectively vow to support the wishes of Lauren London and the Asghedom family.”
William King Hollis, a spokesperson for the Crips, has issued the following statement: “We realize that our actions may have been offensive and we have reached out to his family, respectively Nips sister, Samantha Smith. We are deeply sorry for any disruptions and melee that the trademark acquisition may have caused to his family, friends and fans.”
Hopefully Nipsey Hussle can rest in peace now, and the marathon will truly continue.