NBA players mourn death of rapper Nipsey Hussle, Grammy, nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle shot dead in Los Angeles, Drake Pays Tribute. Just hours earlier, Nipsey Hussle had tweeted: "Having strong enemies is a blessing."
Rapper Nipsey Hussle, whose 2018 album Victory Lap was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, died Sunday after a shooting in his native Los Angeles.
The 33-year-old was shot a number of times, and was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital, the Los Angeles Times reported. Nipsey Hussle's album Victory Lap received a nomination for best rap album at this year's Grammy Awards.
Among those paying tribute to Hussle were some of the top artists and hit makers working today, like Sza, Chance the Rapper, Meek Mill, Chuck D, Boi-1da, Doc Mckinney, and Murda Beatz.
Nipsey Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, was shot multiple times, according to The Los Angeles Times. His death was confirmed by a Los Angeles city official.
According to the newspaper, Hussle, 33, was shot multiple times and rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His death sent shockwaves through the U.S. entertainment world, with celebrities posting memories of the musician on social media.
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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.
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) 1 April 2019
— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) 28 March 2019
Having strong enemies is a blessing.
— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) 31 March 2019