The world is in shock as rapper, businessman and philanthropist Nipsey Hussle was tragically killed in a shooting on Sunday afternoon. Far more than the tough exterior he is fronted with, the Grammy-nominated artist’s life ended in front of his Marathon Clothing Store in Los Angeles, with two others also wounded.
A figurehead who escaped from the “hood’, Hussle dedicated his life to his children, music and charity work and on Sunday, fans and well-wishers gathered around the crime scene, many of whom were reported to be crying. In a report by NBC News, the suspect still remains at large. Hours before the crime, the 33-year-old tweeted, “Having strong enemies is a blessing,” make this case even more mysterious.
Having strong enemies is a blessing.
— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) March 31, 2019
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Crisis Response Team confirmed the news on Sunday night, saying, “Today we lost a great musician, Nipsey Hussle.” And is, “consoling and offering support to the family.”
Now, following the stream of news, celebrities are taking to social media with heartfelt tributes for the late Hussle. From Rihanna to Colin Kaepernick, its already apparent the impact he has made not only in his community but worldwide.
😥😥😥😥😥😥‼️‼️‼️‼️ So so SAD man!! DAMN man this hurt.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 1, 2019
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.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) 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! 💔🙏🏿
I’m so sorry this happened to you @nipseyhussle pic.twitter.com/rKZ2agxm2a
— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 1, 2019
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
Nipsey you a legend. I respect and admire your career path and what you did for the neighborhood. My heart broke today when I saw the news. I’m praying for your loved ones. This was sposed to be the year we got one in. God had bigger plans for you 🙏🏿
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) April 1, 2019
R.I.P Nipsey pic.twitter.com/gjMwgkwrMO
— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) April 1, 2019
RIP Nipsey man. This is tragic
— Chance Owbum 📅 (@chancetherapper) April 1, 2019