Nipsey Hussle’s Memorial Service is scheduled for Thursday and will be held at Los Angeles Staples Center. While in the planning stages there have been conflicting media reports about tickets being sold to the service. According to Newsweek Hussle’s friend Karen Civil confirmed “there will be NO selling of tickets to his funeral,” she said in a statement on Twitter. The Staples Center home to the Los Angels Lakers can hold up to 21,000 people. Many of us are still trying to process that Nip’s life was cut short to gun violence and right in front of his neighborhood clothing store.
Ermias Joseph Asghedom (33) better know as Nipsey Hussle was more than a rapper, her was an entrepreneur and a champion for his hood. He was gunned down in front of his Marathon Clothing store on March 31, 2019. Read more from The Grio here
Nipsey was about being positive and a force in inspiring and providing jobs and hope for his community and all people around the world. A life of inspiration and a senseless death have left me and millions numb.
The Grammy nominated rapper leaves behind an adoring family; mother, father, his brother and business partner (Samiel Asghedom), grandmother (Margaret Boutte), 2 children and wife actress Lauren London.