- 01 Apr 19
Tributes continue to pour in following the news.
American rapper Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot outside of his store in Los Angeles on Sunday. He was 33.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed the events on Twitter, writing, "Our hearts are with the loved ones of Nipsey Hussle and everyone touched by this awful tragedy. L.A. is hurt deeply each time a young life is lost to senseless gun violence."
Law enforcement told several news outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, that the rapper had been shot multiple times outside of The Marathon Clothing, Hussle's clothing company. The LAPD later shared that three people had been shot and one had died.
The rapper had received a Grammy nomination for best rap album this year. The album took a decade to complete. Hussle is survived by his two children and his girlfriend, actress Lauren London
Tributes to Hussle have poured in across social media following the news.
Kendrick Lamar paid tribute to the rapper at a show in Argentina.
Rihanna and John Legend shared their condolences on Twitter. "I just spend Thursday with him filming a video for a beautiful new song we created with Khaled," wrote Legend. "He was so gifted, so proud of his home, so invested in his community."
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
Basketball superstar Lebron James and actor Idris Elba were also among those to express their shock.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 31, 2019
😥😥😥😥😥😥‼️‼️‼️‼️ So so SAD man!! DAMN man this hurt.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 1, 2019
RIP @NipseyHussle. Madness and Sadness.
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) April 1, 2019
The suspect in the shooting has not yet been found.