Stunned. Sadden. Devastated.
All words used to describe yesterday’s tragic shooting death of Nipsey Hussle. The 33 year-old was gunned down shortly after taking, what’s presumed to be, his final photo with a young fan.
The entertainment world has been sharing their emotions regarding Nipsey’s untimely passing:
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. My Crisis Response Team is assisting the families coping with shock and grief.
— Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) April 1, 2019
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Sad to see you go Nip, I’m only finding peace in knowing you are blessed. As you know, I was honored to share in such an amazing year with you musically. We spoke abt how they let the “real ones” in the building and how the Grammys “got it right” this time. I would gauge everyone’s music credibility based on if they mentioned you. “Don’t pair me or compare me, unless the said party is a rare breed…” – self You definitely are a rare breed and I thank you for being genuine to me and in your mission to empower your people…Always love.
Wow. I don’t even know what to say. I’m confused. Nipsey and I had just started really getting to know each other. I feel honored to have worked on his project. Nipsey represents change, he represents evolution, he represents everything our culture needs to embrace. pic.twitter.com/BN9240BYwK
— Diddy (@Diddy) April 1, 2019
I can’t even process this my heart so heavy right now . I pray he can pull through. I’m so fucked up right now https://t.co/mljFovEuMc
— Wale (@Wale) March 31, 2019
RIP NIP , ONE OF THE MOST SOLID STANDUP STRAIGHT UP DUDES I’VE MET IN THIS INDUSTRY… THERES NO REASON FOR THIS BULLSHXT , I DNT EVEN NEED THE STORY , BRO WAS AN UPLIFTER WHICH IS RARE OUT HERE, PRAYERS GO UP TO HIS FAMILY , SALUTE FOR KEEPING IT TALL EVERYTIME NIP..
— FREE WILLY 🐋🌊 (@MikeWiLLMadeIt) April 1, 2019
Me Spitta and Nip was all sleepin on couches when we linked up. This shit got me super sad.
— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) April 1, 2019
The night I was tellin @NipseyHussle when he talk that shit – I go to Stressin!!! – he be having me ready to catch a indictment “LoL” he laughed we had a blast – #iLoveUForver pic.twitter.com/bTg0R6Xfpg
— Kevin Gates (@iamkevingates) April 1, 2019
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I remember this day clearly we were both at Puff crib on the humble. T shirt and basketball shorts both of us. It’s funny because I think we both started building with Puff around the same time. I recall playing you a few records and you playing me “Rap Niggas” before it dropped and I told you how much it resonated with me. You were always super solid and super humble, I’ve admired you since 2011 before my career even started. Regretful we never got to make that song we planned on but I am motivated now more than ever to carry on this real rap legacy in your honor and the many who have fallen. You have forever cemented in my mind that it’s a marathon not a sprint. I was literally just thinking to myself last week like damn I wanna go to The Marathon store just to be motivated and inspired by what you’ve done…. I still plan on making that trip. RIP NIP much love goes out to your friends & family 💔 & @diddy thanks for connecting us.
You were about something..positive and for your community in every chance you had to speak..and because of that You inspired millions..millions who will uphold your legacy forever. rest amongst the stars. 🙏🏾 https://t.co/7gZ795wcQT
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) April 1, 2019
As details begin to develop from this culture moving tragedy, #TeamB965 will continue to keep you up-to-date by the minute as new information is released.