Multiple outlets are reporting that Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle has been shot and killed in Los Angeles. The L.A. based rapper was the boyfriend of actress Lauren London. They share a son, Kross. Nipsey, born Ermias Ashgedom, was shot along with two others outside Marathon Clothing a store he owned in Los Angeles’ Crenshaw section. An independent rap artist, Hussle earned his reputation via mixtapes and then made his major label debut in 2018, earning a Grammy nod this year. Some weeks ago rapper Nipsey declared his support to the LAPD on the fight against drugs and gun violence.
Nipsey Hussle was killed on Sunday afternoon, but just a couple hours before his demise Hussle 33 tweeted “Having strong enemies is a blessing. Although reports coming from the LAPD says a black male suspect fled to a waiting car, no arrest is yet to be made.
On the occurrence of his demise black American celebrities, rappers have since gone on social media to pay their tribute to the rappers. The thing is are we really fighting for our lives against our own kind and really have to take the risk and match the level of hatred that we are born in.