Multiple outlets are reporting that Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle has been shot and killed in Los Angeles. The L.A. based rapper was the boyfriend of actress Lauren London. They share a son, Kross. Nipsey, born Ermias Ashgedom, was shot along with two others outside Marathon Clothing a store he owned in Los Angeles’ Crenshaw section. An independent rap artist, Hussle earned his reputation via mixtapes and then made his major label debut in 2018, earning a Grammy nod this year.
LOS ANGELES — The Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle was killed in a shooting outside his clothing store in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon, multiple law enforcement sources said. Two other men were in serious condition, and a suspect remained at large.
No further information was immediately available about the shooting at Marathon Clothing on Slauson Avenue in South Los Angeles. But just a couple of hours before, Hussle, 33, whose real name was Ermias Ashgedom, had tweeted, “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”
A large crowd of people, many of them crying, gathered at the intersection as police and media helicopters whirred overhead.
Although reports say a male suspect fled to a waiting car, no one has yet been arrested.
Steph on the late Nipsey Hussle 🙏 pic.twitter.com/6eI2PSKcsJ
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) April 1, 2019
I shared a long plane ride with @NipseyHussle right as his major label debut album Victory Lap dropped. We journeyed from Los Angeles to New York on an epic trip, discussing weighty intellectual matters & soul charging moral/racial concerns. He was one of the most intelligent (1) pic.twitter.com/hp8jrNA58O
— Michael Eric Dyson (@MichaelEDyson) April 1, 2019
Heavy. Sending nothing but love and condolences to Nipsey’s family, friends, Lauren, loved ones. Man had a lot of v positive things he was working on for his community and overall consciousness not to mention always solid energy when we crossed paths. Shit is wild we’re the … pic.twitter.com/PVRgZtKWdW
— Miguel (@Miguel) April 1, 2019
Our hearts are heavy over the loss of our brother, Nipsey Hussle. Rest In Peace. Our thoughts, love and prayers to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/CxEPSem0fB
— Roc Nation (@RocNation) April 1, 2019
Rest in peace to Nipsey Hussle. The GQ community sends its love to Lauren London and the family. pic.twitter.com/hjD2NpdC0L
— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) April 1, 2019
Watching Nipsey inspired me to invest and own in our communities. He was a solid man who loved his woman, his family and his community. This hurts.
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) April 1, 2019
Omg! I’m so so sorry Lauren🙏🏾🙏🏾💔 Prayers to your family. RIP Nipsey🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/5Ua9DtCGAT
— Jill Marie Jones (@MsJillMJones) April 1, 2019
Sending prayers to Lauren and family. R.I.P Nipsey pic.twitter.com/rrz9uh1Wzv
— Samantha Racquel (@jadeblue01) April 1, 2019
And Lauren…we go WAY BACK working in this fuck ass, racist ass industry. I am so sorry. LA is so much bigger than Hollywood. I just don’t know. Keep her & her family in your prayers.
— Reagan Gomez (@ReaganGomez) 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! 💔🙏🏿
— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 1, 2019
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A man lost his life today.
A woman lost her heart.
Children lost their father.
And a community lost its champion.
This one hurts 🥺
— key (@simply_Kii) April 1, 2019
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