Rapper Nipsey Hussle has passed away after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds numerous news sources have confirmed.
Nipsey Hussle, born Ermias Ashgedom and two other men were shot in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles in front of the rapper’s Marathon Clothing store. Reports stated the rapper sustained six gunshot wounds and received CPR on site, but his status was still undetermined until now. NBC News confirmed Hussle was pronounced dead at the hospital law enforcement sources revealed.
Per NBC News:
“LOS ANGELES — The Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle was killed in a shooting outside his clothing store in Los Angeles, 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.”
TMZ sources state the incident appears to be gang-related to law enforcement who are working the case. The celebrity gossip site reports that police are searching for a Black male in his 20s.
“We’re told he approached Nipsey and co. by foot Sunday afternoon and fired multiple shots … only to depart right after in what we’re told appeared to be a nearby waiting vehicle with a separate driver, who our sources say was female. ”
Right before he lost his life, Hussle Tweeted “Having strong enemies is a blessing,” fans had no idea that cryptic tweet would be the rapper’s last.
Nipsey was well-known in the Hip-Hop world for not just his music but for also giving back to his community. His star was burner even brighter after the release of his critically acclaimed debut album Victory Lap which earned him a Grammy Nomination for Best Rap Album. Another rising star lost, Hussle is survived by his two children and his girlfriend Lauren London—the couple had a child together back in 2016.
As you can imagine the fans, celebrities, and the Hip-Hop community is mourning collectively after losing one of its brightest stars. We here at Cassius send out our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to Nipsey’s family and friends.
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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
😥😥😥😥😥😥‼️‼️‼️‼️ So so SAD man!! DAMN man this hurt.— LeBron James (@KingJames) 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
I’m so sorry this happened to you @nipseyhussle pic.twitter.com/rKZ2agxm2a
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
speechless to say the least. you inspired this lil habesha boy every day.— Aminé (@heyamine) April 1, 2019
RIP NIPSEY HUSSLE
Man.— Punch TDE (@iamstillpunch) March 31, 2019
Wow, nipsey was genuinely one of the realist niggas in the game. Smh rip. 🙏🏾— concrete boy boat (@lilyachty) April 1, 2019
REST IN PEACE NIPSEY HUSSLE— Vince Staples (@vincestaples) April 1, 2019
This man was on the grind for years, finally achieves a high level of success he was working towards, and a coward murders him in cold blood.— Joel (@NobodyEpic) April 1, 2019
RIP Nipsey. Shit is really unfair. https://t.co/0S5po0bBE2
Rest In Peace Nipsey Hussle. A prayer for his loved ones.— brandon / jinx / big jinx (@brandonjinx) April 1, 2019
Shouldn’t be like this. Should never be like this.
RIP NIPSEY HUSSLE.— SICKBOY DOLLA (@HeirDash) April 1, 2019
THANK YOU FOR MOTIVATING ME.
Rip Nipsey Hussle.— TAPE TAPE & HOUSE EP NOW PLAYING (@LupeFiasco) April 1, 2019
May God have mercy on your soul and bring peace to your family and friends.
You ARE a light and an inspiration to us all. And we gonna keep running this marathon. That yellow tape ain’t the finish line it’s the beginning of the victory lap. Legacy.
Rest In Peace Nipsey Hussle. Thank you for everything. Thank you for the music and the inspiration. The Marathon will continue. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽— O’Shea Jack(Nichol)son (@OsheaJacksonJr) April 1, 2019