Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle has reportedly been killed in an LA shooting outside his own clothing store.
According to reports by NBC news, Hussle (33), born as Ermias Asghedom, was amongst three men shot outside Marathon Clothing in South Los Angeles. Two other men are reportedly in serious condition, with one suspect remaining at large.
Nipsey Hussle’s debut album Victory Lap was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2019 Grammy Awards.
More on this story as details emerge.
UPDATE 01/04/19: According to NBC News, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Crisis Response Team confirmed the news saying, “Today we lost a great musician, Nipsey Hussle.”
A number of artists have taken to social media to offer their tributes.
RIP Nipsey. 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 (@johnlegend) April 1, 2019
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) April 1, 2019
Watching Nipsey inspired me to invest and own in our communities. He was a solid man who loved his woman, his family and his community. This hurts.
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) April 1, 2019
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
RIP Nipsey man. This is tragic
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) April 1, 2019
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) April 1, 2019