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Rihanna, Drake Lead Tribute To Late Rapper Nipsey Hussle Shot Dead In Los Angeles

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Rihanna, Drake Lead Tribute To Late Rapper Nipsey Hussle Shot Dead In Los Angeles

Rihanna, Drake Lead Tribute To Late Rapper, Shot Dead In Los Angeles

Rihanna and Drake are among the many celebrities who have taken to social media to express their shock and pay tribute to rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was shot and killed in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Nipsey, real name Ermias Davidson Asghedom, was reportedly shot multiple times outside his clothing store, Marathon Clothing, in south Los Angeles yesterday at around 3:20pm. He was 33-years-old.

The late rapper was one of three men who were shot and taken to hospital where he was declared dead. The two others remain in a stable condition, police have revealed. Details of the suspect remain sketchy as the Police are yet to come forth with detailed information. The gunman who fled the scene in a waiting car is yet to be identified.

Confirming the tragic news, Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted:

‘Our hearts are with the loved ones of Nipsey Hussle.’

The Los Angeles Police Department said:

‘We have no suspect info at this time and will provide more details as they become available.’

Hours before his death, Nipsey tweeted an ominous statement:

‘Having strong enemies is a blessing.’

Nipsey was well respected in the rap community and released 10 mixtapes before his debut album, Victory Lap, in February 2018.

The album earned Nipsey a best rap album nod at the Grammys 2019 but he lost out to Cardi B’s Invasion Of Privacy. Nipsey is survived by two children, Emani and Kross, and was in a longtime relationship with actress Lauren London at the time of his death.

Many of his colleagues and friends and friends have reacted to news of his death, expressing shock and praying for his partner Lauren London and their kids.

Rihanna, Drake Lead Tribute To Late Rapper, Shot Dead In Los Angeles

Rihanna wrote:

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

Drake:

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Rest in paradise Nipsey Hussle 🙏🏾🙏🏾

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J.Cole:

Chance the Rapper:

John Legend:

May his soul rest in peace.

Moji is a Lawyer, online media aficionado, communications strategist, and entrepreneur in her early 30’s. Her zest and energy to succeed coupled with her very strong interpersonal skills has seen her building her blog from just a passionate hobby to a strong platform for social influence and brand. Today she has expanded to having her own company SMD Media. SMD Media consults for large corporates drawn especially from the Finance, Technology, Advertising and Media, Creative Arts sectors, where her brand has grown significant leverage and contacts. She is also the pioneer Chairperson of the Digital Media Practitioners of Nigeria-DMPN, an Association whose vision is to influence on a larger scale for a greater good to impact lives positively, ensure the standardisation and the continuous enthronement of ethical practises within the digital space . Moji is a lover of the Arts, Fashion and Entertainment with a strong plan to own her own shoe/bag line, record label, Movie production company among other things.

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