Tributes have begun pouring in for late 33-year-old rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was shockingly shot and killed outside of his Los Angeles clothing store Marathon Clothing on the afternoon of Sunday, March 31.
Hussle — born Ermias Davidson Asghedom on August 15, 1985, in Los Angeles — was shot and killed outside of the store he owned, Marathon Clothing, at 3420 W. Slauson Ave around 3:30 p.m. PST.
Following his tragic and untimely passing, tributes to the late rapper began pouring in from all corners of the entertainment industry.
“So so SAD man!! DAMN man this hurt,” NBA legend LeBron James tweeted following the news of Hussle’s death.
😥😥😥😥😥😥‼️‼️‼️‼️ So so SAD man!! DAMN man this hurt.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) 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 tweeted.
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
“God please cover and restore @NipseyHussle right now!!!” tweeted former NBA champion and MVP Steph Curry.
God please cover and restore @NipseyHussle right now!!! 🙏🏽🙏🏽
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 31, 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,” tweeted Grammy-award winning artist Rihanna.
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
And those are just some of the hundreds of tweets and tributes that have been written following Hussle’s passing:
— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 31, 2019
— Power 106 (@Power106LA) April 1, 2019
This can’t be!! 😔@NipseyHussle 🙏🏿🙏🏿
— Thon Maker ™ (@ThonMaker14) April 1, 2019
Damn rip Nipsey Hussle I lived in that neighborhood in LA down the street from his store I saw how the community fucked with him we gotta stop this shit
— Adamn Baby WhoDeyWant 💿 (@AdamnKilla) April 1, 2019
Praying for my boy @NipseyHussle
— Jacquees (@Jacquees) April 1, 2019
R.I.P. TO THE LEGEND, NIPSEY HUSSLE.
— Rolling Loud (@RollingLoud) April 1, 2019
I remember Nipsey Hussle in an interview talking about how important it was for him to buy his block back. He said his first music was played in the same parking lot he was just shot in. This is sad news.
— Moe (@MoeAlayan) April 1, 2019
Rest In Heaven my brotha @NipseyHussle condolences to the family 🙏🏽
— Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) April 1, 2019
This shit hurts my soul…@NipseyHussle forever
— Cozz (@cody_macc) April 1, 2019
Rest In Peace Nipsey Hussle. A prayer for his loved ones.
Shouldn’t be like this. Should never be like this.
— brandon / jinx / big jinx (@brandonjinx) April 1, 2019
Rest In Peace Nipsey Hussle
— No Jumper (@nojumper) April 1, 2019
Earlier in 2019, Hussle earned his first career Grammy nominated when he was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 61st Grammy Awards for his debut studio album “Victory Lap.” However, Hussle’s album lost to Cardi B’s debut album “Invasion of Privacy”.
Prior to the Grammy-nominated album “Victory Lap”, Hussle was known for his mixtapes such as his Bullets Ain’t Got No Name series, The Marathon, The Marathon Continues and Crenshaw. Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z once famously bought 100 copies of Hussle’s Crenshaw mixtape for $100 a piece.’
Our thoughts and prayers are with Nipsey Hussle’s friends, family, and loved ones during this difficult time.
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