Stars Are Paying Tribute To Rapper Nipsey Hussle Who Was Shot Dead In LA
The 33-year-old was shot dead yesterday.
Rapper Nipsey Hussle has been shot dead outside his clothing shop in LA.
The 33-year-old rapper, whose real name was Ermias Davidson Asghedom, had been popular in the West Coast hip-hop scene for more than a decade.
The LAPD have said they are searching for a black male suspect in connection with the shooting.
UPDATE: The suspect in the shooting is described as a male black & LAPD South Bureau Homicide is conducting an investigation to locate him and anyone else involved. You can expect the area of Slauson & Crenshaw to be impacted by streets closures & heavy traffic for several hours.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) April 1, 2019
Tributes have been pouring in for the rapper, whose music has been recognised by the Grammys.
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
Sad, mad and disappointed about my guy @NipseyHussle
— Ice Cube (@icecube) 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
RIP Nipsey man. This is tragic
— Chance Owbum ? (@chancetherapper) 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.
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
God please cover and restore @NipseyHussle right now!!! ????
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 31, 2019
RIP Nipsey. I just spent Thursday with him filming a video for a beautiful new song we created with Khaled. We filmed in Inglewood, close to where he grew up. He was so gifted, so proud of his home, so invested in his community. Utterly stunned that he's gone so soon.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) April 1, 2019
The Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, said Hussle’s death was an “awful tragedy”.
“L.A. is hurt deeply each time a young life is lost to senseless gun violence,” he tweeted.
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