Rapper and Activist Nipsey Hussle Dies in Shooting

Nipsey Hussle, famous rapper and activist, has died. A Grammy nominee, activist and father, the 33-year old leaves behind two kids (Kross Asghedom, Emani Asghedom) and a longtime girlfriend of five years, Lauren London.

Hussle was gunned down in the parking lot outside of his store, multiple times. This tragic event occurred at 3:25 p.m. Five shots were fired into his torso, while one shot was fired at his head. Hussle was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

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Hussle and London had just recently participated in a “Couples Quiz” for GQ shortly before his death which put Hussle in the direct limelight once again. Fans fawned over his “beautiful and dedicated relationship” with Lauren along with his knowledge of her.

Nipsey was a super imperative role model in his community. He became a proactive figure in the hip hop community. He created great opportunities and developed outlets for the disenfranchised.

Luminaries are in outcry and showing their love and support for Hussle. Among the celebrities posting are:

Rihanna, posting on Twitter: “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

John Legend posting on Twitter: “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.”

Kofi Siriboe posting on Twitter: “they killed my brother man.”

Trey Songz posting on Twitter: “We gotta stop killing each other, fatherless sons and daughters out here for no reason. My heart f*cked up right now”

ASAP Rocky posting on Twitter: “MY HEART GOES OUT TO NIP N HIS FAM MAN , THIS MAN WAS ON THE RIGHT PATH AND DOING BETTER IN LIFE, N N***** 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”

Snoop Dogg posted a video on Instagram with the caption: “Prayers to @laurenlondon and her family 💙🙏🏽”

Christina Milian posting on Instagram: “In the midst of so much positivity— setting an example of growth, not forgetting where you come from and dedication to improving the community.. this happens. It boggles me. @Laurenlondon I’m truly sorry for your loss. Can’t imagine what you’re going thru. 💔Just know we’re all thinking & praying over you, the boys and your families. May he remain your umbrella thru the eye of all storms.#ripnipseyhussle

Pharrell posting on Twitter: “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.”

Niecy Nash posting on Instagram: “Walking through grief is hard... walking your children through grief is incredibly harder... we are always at a loss when tragedy strikes someone we love but the truth is, we come here to leave here. Tell people you love them while they are here. Love is an action! Be intentional! Be as outraged with black on black crime as you are with “others” on black crime. Pick up a book instead of a gun. And pray, often and hard for your community and those suffering in it. Sending love & light to @laurenlondon the friends and family of @nipseyhussle the children and the community of Los Angeles “if they kill me y’all betta ride for me” ~ Nipsey Mercy Lord, mercy suits my case 🙏🏽💔”

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Along with many more celebrities: Wale, Ebro Darden, Kevin Hart, Ciara, Diggy Simons, Angela Simmons, 6LACK, Chance the Rapper, Ludacris, 21 Savage, T.I., Lena Waithe, J. Cole, Ava DuVernay, Nas, Justin Skye, Michael Eric Dyson, Lloyd, Marsai Martin, Steph Curry, Teyana Taylor, Wiz Khalifa, Joey Badass, Bruno Mars, Keri Hilson, Ella Mai, Ashanti, Russell Westbrook, Kehlani, Rotimi, Saweetie, Nick Cannon, Angela Rye, Tiffany Haddish, Jeezy, Sage the Gemini, Diddy, Justin Combs, Regina Hall, Dave East, Rich the Kid, Trace Ellis Ross, Drake, Jill Scott, Big Boy, Kash Doll, SZA, Omarion, Michael B Jordan, Keke Palmer, Miguel, LeBron James, Tyga, The Game, Jada Pinkett Smith, Kevin Gates, Yara Shahidi.

For the people who didn’t know anything about Nipsey Hussle, or had little knowledge of who he was, they have come to discover that Hussle was more than just a name.

The black community mourns the loss of a revolutionary artist. Hussle will live on through his work.