The world was saddened to hear the news that Nipsey Hussle had passed away after being shot along with two other victims in Los Angeles near his clothing store at Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard in South Los Angeles. According to the Los Angeles PD, the incident happened around 3:20 P.M. on Sunday afternoon.
We were going to try to think of an #AprilFools joke for today, but in light of yesterday’s events, we’re focusing on bringing justice to yesterday’s homicide on Slauson & Crenshaw in South LA. If you have any info relevant to yesterday’s deadly shooting, please call 323-786-5175
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) April 1, 2019
All three victims were transported to the hospital, where one of them [Nipsey Hussle] was pronounced dead, according to LAPD. As for the other two victims are in stable condition according to multiple reports. The department currently does not have any leads regarding suspects.
Nipsey last tweet a 2:52 PM on March 31 read: “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”
Having strong enemies is a blessing.
— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) March 31, 2019
In 2010, Nipsey founded his record label All Money In. His debut project under the label was entitled “The Marathon,” which was his fifth mixtape. Hussle 2013 project, “Crenshaw” sold over a thousand cassettes for $100 dollars a piece per Press Atlantic Records biography.
In 2014, Hussle toured across the country with fellow artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Drake, YG, Ty Dolla Sign, Meek Mill, and Young Thug on his Crenshaw Tour.
Numerous of his peers and other celebrities share their thoughts on Nipsey’s passing.
“My spirit is shaken by this,” Rihanna wrote on Twitter. “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.”
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
Ice Cube tweeted,”Sad, mad and disappointed about my guy”
Sad, mad and disappointed about my guy @NipseyHussle
— Ice Cube (@icecube) April 1, 2019
“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, said Meek Mill.
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
“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, said Drake.
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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.
God please cover and restore Nipsey Hussle right now, said for back to back MVP Stephen Curry via Twitter.
God please cover and restore @NipseyHussle right now!!! 🙏🏽🙏🏽
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 31, 2019
LeBron James tweeted,”So so SAD man!! DAMN man this hurt”.
😥😥😥😥😥😥‼️‼️‼️‼️ So so SAD man!! DAMN man this hurt.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 1, 2019
After this mornings shootaround in Dallas, 76ers All-Star Ben Simmons shared his thoughts on the news that Hussle had passed.
“I have met him a few times and every time I’ve met him he has been a great guy. So, that is really sad to see Super sad. Sending prayers to his friends, family, and I only have nice things to say about him,” Simmons told me.
— Landon Buford (@LandonBuford) April 1, 2019