On March 31st, at approximately 3:25pm, rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot several times outside of his store, Marathon Clothing, in South Los Angeles. Two others were shot on the scene, with Hussle pronounced dead at a local hospital. The LAPD are currently investigating the homicide and are currently searching for suspects.
Hussle was born Ermias Davidson Asghedom on August 15th, 1985. He was born in Los Angeles and in February 2018 released his debut studio Victory Lap, which was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in 2019.
From 2013, up until his death, Hussle was in a relationship with actress Lauren London. The couple welcomed their first child on August 31st, 2016, named Kross Asghedom.
After news of his death broke, many celebrities took to social media to pay their respects:
"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," —Rihanna, Instagram.
"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." —Drake, Instagram.
"What a sad day 😢. Rip to a real stand up guy! a great representation of positivity and change to the community. May the Lord give your family strength🙏🏼You cant kill love and you can’t kill respect😤. Stream and buy his music support the business and keep the music alive!" —Cardi B, Instagram
"@nipseyhussle is a great man. Always positive and amazing vibes. Sending my prayers to his family and loved ones . You’re an inspiration to the whole world. This so sad I can’t believe this,"— DJ Khaled, Instagram