It’s with a very heavy heart and tears in my eyes that I write this. Nipsey Hussle is dead at the age of 33 after being shot in front of his Marathon store today.
According to law enforcement he and two other men were shot by one suspect outside his Marathon Clothing store in the Crenshaw District. EMTs performed CPR on the scene before taking him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The suspect remains at large while details continue to unfold and an investigation is underway.
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
Hours before the unfortunate incident Nipsey tweeted, “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”
Having strong enemies is a blessing.
— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) March 31, 2019
Nipsey leaves behind his daughter Emani and a two-and-a-half-year-old son named Kross. Prayers up for his girlfriend Lauren London, his kids, family and friends.
Last year Nipsey received his first-ever Grammy nomination for his critically-acclaimed debut album ‘Victory Lap’. In the community he was loved and praised for his kind heart and always looking to help others. Destination Crenshaw, an open-air museum honoring African-American artistic achievement, owned a Fatburger around the corner, recently bought the lot where he was killed and had big plans for it.
He was not only a rapper but also a leader, philanthropist, visionary, businessman, mogul, father, brother, son, uncle, friend, and someone who made it his mission to motivate and inspire. He was a pillar and a fountain of success and what kids in every inner-city should embody.
Rest in peace Nipsey, gone but never will you be forgotten.
He’s received nothing but praise from his peers on Instagram and Twitter.
Check out the reaction below.
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
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
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
RIP Nipsey man. This is tragic
— Chance Owbum (@chancetherapper) 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
RIP NIPSEY HUSSLE
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) 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
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
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