The hip-hop world was rocked on Sunday night when news broke of Nipsey Hussle’s death. The rapper was shot six times outside of his store Marathon Clothing Company in the Hyde Park neighborhood in Los Angeles. Nipsey Hussle, whose real name Ermias Asghedom, was only 33-years-old.
Nipsey Hussle’s final tweet before he died said: “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”
There were sympathetic reactions and disbelief from celebrities and music artists. Celebrities such as LeBron James, Drake, Meek Mill, Chance the Rapper, Rihanna, Vince Staples, Pharrell Williams, Lupe Fiasco, Whiz Khalifa, 21 Savage, ASAP Rocky, Soulja Boy, Biz Markie, Lil Pump, and Lil Yachty shared their grief of Nipsey Hussle’s untimely death.
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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.