Nipsey Hussle, rapper and Grammy nominee died Sunday March 31st. He was 33 years old.
The artist is one of the 3 victims of a shooting taking place in front of the rapper’s clothing store Marathon Clothing, in the afternoon, in South Los Angeles. The shooter got away by car and is still running, according to city authorities.
«Having strong enemies is a blessing» was Hussle’s last tweet before the tragedy, making his death even more disturbing. The artist had long been associated with the Rolling 60s, an important street gang in LA, getting the authorities and Los Angeles Times to believe that the murder was possibly «planned and linked to a gang». However, Nipsey Hussle was committed and involved in his community. He was known for sharing a part of his income to LA’s violent neighborhoods and was a member of an organization of artists, Destination Crenshaw, a group dedicated to celebrating Afro-American artistic achievements and realisations.
Nipsey Hussle had a wife, Lauren London, with whom he had two kids and his tragic death will leave a hole in the hip-hop community. Several music artist such as Snoop Dogg, Rihanna, John Legend, Pharrel Williams, J.Cole, Chance the Rapper and Drake have paid homage to Nipsey Hussle on social media.
This doesn’t make any sense! My spirit is shaken by this! Dear God may His spirit Rest In Peace and May You grant divine comfort to all his loved ones! 💔🙏🏿
I’m so sorry this happened to you @nipseyhussle pic.twitter.com/rKZ2agxm2a
— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 1, 2019
You were about something..positive and for your community in every chance you had to speak..and because of that You inspired millions..millions who will uphold your legacy forever. rest amongst the stars. 🙏🏾 https://t.co/7gZ795wcQT
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) April 1, 2019
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Fuck. My whole energy is just at a low right now hearing this. We just linked for the first time in years and said we were gonna do a new song this summer cause it had been too long. You were having the best run and I was so happy watching from distance fam nobody ever talks down on your name you were a real one to your people and to the rest of us. I’m only doing this here cause I want the world to know I saw you as a man of respect and a don. Rest easy my g.