We are extremely sad and shocked to inform you Nipsey Hussle is reportedly dead after being shot outside of his own business. According to NBC News, the incident occurred outside of Marathon Clothing on Slauson Avenue and the suspect still remains at large.
Multiple law enforcement sources who spoke with the news site reportedly stated the Grammy-nominated rapper was killed on Sunday, also stating two other men were in serious condition. “No further information was immediately available,” NBC News states.
As for how it happened, TMZ may have a little insight.
“The suspect cops are looking for is a black male in his 20s,” TMZ reports. “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.”
Just a couple of hours before his reported death, Nipsey sent out a cryptic tweet…”Having strong enemies is a blessing,” he wrote.
His peers responded to his sudden and heartbreaking death with words of pain and confusion…
“This doesn’t make any sense!” Rihanna wrote. “My spirit is shaken by this!”
“He was one of the most intelligent, thoughtful artists I’d met — full of intense curiosity about the world, a man determined to use his platform to bring visibility and justice to those hood streets he knew all too well, and whose citizens he embraced with a resilient empathy and warmth,” Michael Eric Dyson wrote.
“RIP to one of the only real ones left,” ASAP Rocky wrote. “Sleep in peace king.”
“You were about something..positive and for your community in every chance you had to speak..and because of that you inspired millions…,” Pharrell wrote.
“DAMN man this hurt,” Lebron James wrote.
“Broke me…. we really fighting for our lives against our own kind and really have to takes risks and match the level of hatred that we are born in,” Meek Mill wrote. “I’m tired… prayers for my brother and his family.”
“Y’all gone kill and destroy every solid rapper or figure we got???” 21 Savage asked.
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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.
“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,” Drake wrote.
May he rest in peace and prayers to his family and loved ones. Hit the flip for a few of Nipsey’s final moments, including the GQ interview he recently did with his beloved Lauren London.