Rihanna, Drake, John Legend & more pay tribute to Nipsey Hussle
Tributes are pouring in from fellow celebrities after news of the death of Nipsey Hussle broke on Sunday.
The New York Times reported that the Grammy-nominated rapper was shot dead on Sunday in Los Angeles, USA, outside of his clothing store.
Born Ermias Asghedom, the 33-year-old rapper rose to international fame in 2010 with his his mixtape The Marathon, the same name as the store where he was gunned down.
The New York Times reported that three people were shot; the other two were injured and taken to hospital. Police said they do not yet know the motive for the shooting. A homicide investigation is under way.
His latest effort Victory Lap, released in 2018, gained him his first Grammy nod this year.
Nipsey, father of two, was also the partner of ATL actress Lauren London.
Colleagues like Rihanna, John Legend and Drake expressed their shock and condolences.
"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 tweeted.
Basketball player Stephen Curry said "I got to know him last year and had a great conversation about who he was as a person, what he stood for and what his message was, how he tried to inspire people."
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
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
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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.