Rapper Nipsey Hussle ,born Ermias Joseph Asghedom, died after a shooting in Los Angeles in the area of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard outside of his clothing store The Marathon Clothing located at 3420 W. Slauson Ave in Los Angeles.
Law enforcement officials say that two other people were injured around 3:20pm and are in stable condtion.
Nispsey Hussle, 33 colloborated with arists, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Ty Dolla Sign, Meek Mill, Young Thug, and YG. Hussle was nominated for best rap album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards but lost to Cardi B.
Artists, athletes and other public figures took to social media to pay tribute:
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! ???— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 1, 2019
I’m so sorry this happened to you @nipseyhussle pic.twitter.com/rKZ2agxm2a
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
Sad, mad and disappointed about my guy @NipseyHussle— Ice Cube (@icecube) April 1, 2019