Popular American hip-hop act, Nipsey Hussle has died after being shot in Los Angeles on Sunday (Mar. 31).
The Grammy-nominated rapper, 33, was shot outside his Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles, according to law enforcement sources. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Two other men were in serious condition, and a suspect remains at large.
At approximately 3:20 pm there was a shooting reported in the area of Slauson Ave and Crenshaw Blvd. 3 victims were transported to a local hospital where one was pronounced deceased. We have no suspect info at this time and will provide more details as they become available.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) March 31, 2019
Rapper Nipsey Hussle has been pronounced dead at the hospital after being shot outside his clothing company in south Los Angeles, multiple law enforcement sources familiar with the incident tell @NBCNews. https://t.co/2n6gL2Wjcx
— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) April 1, 2019
Moments before the shooting, the rapper, born Ermias Asghedom, was seen taking pictures with fans including a young child outside his Marathon store, which he opened in 2017.
This pic was taken before Nipsey Hussle got shot pic.twitter.com/KIpp2mgeYb
— deх (вall dnт lιe)🎙 (@balldntlie) March 31, 2019
He also tweeted about “enemies” just hours before the incident. “Having strong enemies is a blessing,” said Nipsey.
Having strong enemies is a blessing.
— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) March 31, 2019
He and actress Lauren London shared a two-and-a-half-year-old son named Kross. Nipsey also had a daughter, Emani, from a previous relationship.
Nipsey released his latest album Victory Lap last year, which earned him his first Grammy nomination. He was also active in his community and was working to develop Destination Crenshaw, an open-air museum honoring African-American artistic achievement.
“I think that with me being influential as an artist and young and coming from the inner city, it makes sense for me to be one of the people that’s waving that flag,” he told the Los Angeles Times last year.
After the tragic news broke, Nipsey’s friends took to social media to share their prayers.
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
RIP Nipsey man. This is tragic
— Chance Owbum 📅 (@chancetherapper) 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
Real one after real one smh R.I.P Nipsey the solid morals you stood on and your legacy will last 4L!!
— Saint Laurent Don (@21savage) April 1, 2019
MY HEART GOES OUT TO NIP N HIS FAM MAN , THIS MAN WAS ON THE RIGHT PATH AND DOING BETTER IN LIFE , N NIGGAS DO THIS EVIL SHIT, THIS GAME IS SO SHADY ITS DISGUSTING, RIP TO ONE OF THE ONLY REAL ONES LEFT @NipseyHussle 🙏🏽 SLEEP IN PEACE KING
— LORD FLACKO JODYE II (@asvpxrocky) April 1, 2019
Broke me…. we really fighting for our lives against our own kind and really have to take risk and match the level of hatred that we are born in .. I’m tired 🙏🏾 prayers for my brother and his family
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) April 1, 2019
I hate u niggas wit a passion I feel such a sense of rage. I’m sick of u people killing each other. It’s pathetic i hate it. I’m shaking. I’m disgusted. You stupid muthafuckas how could you. We needed Nipsey. His child needed him. I Listened to this man to help me cope with life
— K. Michelle (@kmichelle) 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
heartbroken and speechless
god bless your beautiful family
just spoke about working…
a community legend. a humble king… forreal. ah this don’t feel real. wow.
— Kehlani (@Kehlani) 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.
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We are at a great loss today. This hurts. Straight to the point. It’s dangerous to be an MC. Dangerous to be a b-ball player. It’s dangerous to have money. Dangerous To Be A Black Man. So much hatred. We live like our brothers and sisters in third world countries live. Right in America. Decisions we make about our own life be based on decisions cuz we might not live. Its so deep rooted. It’s not a easy fix. Hard to fix anything when kids are still living in poverty. I ain’t shutting up though, Nipsey is a True voice. He will never be silenced. He still is A stand up General for the People who never left his people. He is Loved by the people. Prayers for his family. Let’s keep pushing Truth for The Man. Love You King Nipsey Hussle/ Ermias Asghedom Respectfully, Nasir Jones
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Rest easy Nipsey!