According to several media outlets, the shooting took place around Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard at 3:20 pm where two other people were injured. Hussle, however, suffered from his fatalities and died at a nearby hospital. One of the most unsettling dynamics to this whole ordeal is that Nipsey was gunned down in front of his own daughter.
The L.A. born rapper made a name for himself musically and in the streets. He was well-known and loved in the Hip-hop world and notably in his hometown, where he created several businesses to bring jobs to his neighborhood. Specifically, Hussle owned “The Marathon Agency, SC Commercial Ventures, Proud 2 Pay and All Money In No Money Out Records,” according to CNN. Nipsey was far more than the average artist or musical composer. His music resonated with not only members of the LA community, but also with the world. This loss has placed an eerie vibe and disdain taste in the mouths of many.
Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, is said to have teamed up with several household names including Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Ty Dolla Sign, Meek Mill and Young Thug. He was currently working on a music video with John Legend and Khaled.
A member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Mark Ridley-Thomas, released a public statement on the loss of Hussle.
“Ermias Asghedom, known to us as the hip-hop artist Nipsey Hussle, was a father, businessman, entertainer, and inspiration to many,” Ridley-Thomas stated. “Our communities have lost too many young men and bright futures to the scourge of gun violence. For healing to occur, even from this terrible incident, justice must be sought through legal means, and community peace must be found.”
Nipsey was an active advocate for gang violence. He specifically focused on putting an end to gang-related violence in his community. He was set to meet with LA Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff and LAPD Chief Michael Moore and the record label, Roc Nation on Monday morning to discuss ways to devise a stance surrounding taking a progressive approach on gang violence and the troubled youth.
Nipsey was also at the epicenter of unearthing a documentary surrounding the truths associated with the studies of the late Dr.Sebi. For those that may not know, Dr.Sebi was a profound instructor that was on the brink of revolutionizing the pharmaceutical industry with his advancements in uncovering cures to some of the most deadliest of diseases.
The unexpected death of Hussle sparked a chain of reactions among fans and celebrities remembering the late rapper.
“Broke me..” Rapper Meek Mill wrote on Twitter. “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.”
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
Sad, mad and disappointed about my guy @NipseyHussle
— Ice Cube (@icecube) April 1, 2019
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
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
Other artists, athletes and actors like Chance The Rapper, Wiz Khalifa, LeBron James, Kevin Hart and John Legend and Colin Kapernick expressed themselves via social media saying their final goodbyes.Nipsey is survived by his two children and his girlfriend, model and actress Lauren London. The two began dating in 2013 and shared a son named Kross together. The couple recently opened up about their 5-year relationship in the March issue of GQ magazine.
The photo shoot accompanied by a visual piece called “Couples Quiz” by GQ has gained over 4 million views since Monday. Fans have named the couple a “Hip-Hop fairy tale” and continue to have Lauren London in their prayers and their sending condolences.
L.A. Times reports, “Detectives believe the gunman has gang ties but that the motive is likely personal in nature rather than a larger gang feud.” Nipsey, an icon, musician, father, husband, and community activist will be missed. Despite what the agenda may read, the marathon continues and Nipsey Hussle’s legacy will live on forever through the many good deeds and initiatives he’s started.