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Californian rapper Nipsey Hussle (real name Ermias Asghedom) has passed away. He was 33. Hussle was shot multiple times in Hyde Park, Los Angeles. The suspect fled from the scene and has not been caught.
Reports are claiming that Hussle was shot outside his Marathon Clothing Company store near the Crenshaw area.
TMZ has reported that three people were shot outside the store. They were all rushed to the hospital, where Hussle was pronounced dead.
A few hours before his death, Hussle took to Twitter to share, “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”
Having strong enemies is a blessing.
— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) March 31, 2019
Hussle’s debut studio album, Victory Lap was nominated for Best Rap Album at 2019’s Grammy Awards. The record featured collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Diddy, The-Dream. Hussle was featured on XXL’s highly-coveted “Freshmen Class” cover in 2010.
Hussle has been publicly associated with Rollin 60s an offshoot of the Los Angeles’ Crips gang. Hussle publicly acknowledged this in a 2010 interview with Complex magazine.
Hussle is survived by his two children.
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Tributes to the late rapper have begun pouring in.
Nigga rereading this last convo crying blood. Love you @NipseyHussle .
— Skeme (@Skeme) April 1, 2019
Hearts are breaking all over the world today! Rest easy cuz @NipseyHussle may you sit on a thrown like you deserve!
— Chase Chrisley (@ChrisleyChase) April 1, 2019
33 years old is too young to die. This senseless violence taking the lives of young Black men has got to stop.
Condolences to the family.
RIP @NipseyHussle #NipseyHusslehttps://t.co/8wIF2dUJmp
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) April 1, 2019
My heart is broken right now… I’m tired of this man. Rest peacefully to another King in the hip hop community. Killed in front of his own place of business… and it’s killing me cause I was just over there yesterday … Why does this keep happening #RIPNipsey @NipseyHussle pic.twitter.com/ncvDwNbg6L
— Candace Rice (@pimpfriedrice_) April 1, 2019
Rest In Peace @NipseyHussle
— ashy daddy (@Thundercat) April 1, 2019
This story is developing.