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Jhene Aiko reveals she, too, will delay new music out of respect for Nipsey Hussle


Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for DiorJhene Aiko is joining a handful of artists who are delaying the release of new music out of respect for the late Nipsey Hussle.

Monday night, the L.A. songstress confirmed that she will be “postponing” her intended rollout this month in honor of her friend and frequent collaborator. 

“Out of respect for Nipsey, I will be postponing the release of the new music I planned on releasing this month, until I feel the time is right,” Aiko wrote in response to a fan’s inquiry about her new tunes.

She added: “I want to take this time to remember and reflect on the life of the legendary Nipsey Hussle.” 

The news of the Trip vocalist’s delayed release arrives just one week after YGSchoolboy Q and Machine Gun Kelly all opted to push back their new music in light of Hussle’s tragic death. 

Over the weekend, J. Cole, Big Sean and Teyana Taylor paid homage to the Victory Lap lyricist during their Dreamville Fest performances with emotional tributes.

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Most recently, fellow L.A. rapper Game got together with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre at Game’s studio to share a snippet of an unreleased record with Hussle, which suggests the late rapper will be featured on the Game’s upcoming album Born to Rap. 

According to TMZ, Hussle’s funeral procession, set to be held on Thursday, will span 25 miles of his native South Central L.A., passing his Marathon Clothing store, where he was gunned down March 31.

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