Crenshaw bred emcee, Nipsey Hussle was tragically murdered on Sunday March 31, 2019. The rapper was one of three people shot outside of Marathon Clothing on West Slauson Avenue in South Los Angeles at about 3:25 p.m. PST, according to NBC News.
Born, Ermias Ashgedom, Nipsey Hussle was just 33 years old. He was dating actress Lauren London, and the two have a child together, who is just 2 and a half years old. Nipsey has other children from separate relationships as well.
Last year, Nipsey Hussle released his debut album, Victory Lap, after years of releasing mixtapes. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap album.
In recent years Nipsey has spent much of his time talking about about and actually putting things in place to create wealth in the Black community, particularly in his own community in Los Angeles. That’s what makes the Nipsey Hussle murder even more shocking because he was trying to do great things at this point in his life. In addition to owning his clothing store, Nipsey was part of a team of artists and entrepreneurs who developed Destination Crenshaw, an open-air museum devoted to honoring African-American artistic achievement. He also was an investor in Vector 90, a co-working space in South Central Los Angeles, where young people can take classes in science, technology and mathematics.
His last post on social media was eerily foreshadowing, almost as though Nipsey knew something was going to happen.
Having strong enemies is a blessing.
— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) March 31, 2019
Celebrities React To The Nipsey Hussle Murder
I’ll remember him this way. Bright, genuine, forward thinking.
I’ll remember the beauty that he saw in our community. And the beauty that he was.
He loved us. He’s left that love with us. And it cannot die.
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 1, 2019
Nipsey you a legend. I respect and admire your career path and what you did for the neighborhood. My heart broke today when I saw the news. I’m praying for your loved ones. This was sposed to be the year we got one in. God had bigger plans for you ??
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) April 1, 2019
Watching Nipsey inspired me to invest and own in our communities. He was a solid man who loved his woman, his family and his community. This hurts.
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) April 1, 2019
They played Nipsey at Oracle ? pic.twitter.com/GbuJ40aaAa
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) April 1, 2019
RIP NIPSEY HUSSLE ??? Real one that always showed me love everytime we ran into eachother. Rest in peace Legend.
— Tristan Thompson (@RealTristan13) April 1, 2019
I can’t even process this my heart so heavy right now . I pray he can pull through. I’m so fucked up right now https://t.co/mljFovEuMc
— Wale (@Wale) March 31, 2019
We gotta stop killing each other, fatherless sons and daughters out here for no reason. My heart fucked up right now
— Trey Songz (@TreySongz) April 1, 2019
??????‼️‼️‼️‼️ So so SAD man!! DAMN man this hurt.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 1, 2019
This one hurts man… Lauren I am so so so sorry!!! RIP Nipsey ??
— Karrueche Tran (@karrueche) April 1, 2019
— LeToya Luckett (@LeToyaLuckett) April 1, 2019
Heavy. Sending nothing but love and condolences to Nipsey’s family, friends, Lauren, loved ones. Man had a lot of v positive things he was working on for his community and overall consciousness not to mention always solid energy when we crossed paths. Shit is wild we’re the … pic.twitter.com/PVRgZtKWdW
— Miguel (@Miguel) April 1, 2019
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