Jimmy FontaineNot only has Nipsey Hussle been taken from us too soon, but we’ve also lost all the music he could have made in the future — like a potential collaboration with Rihanna.
Wednesday, the global star-turned-beauty mogul revealed that before his death, the rapper was eager to hop on a record with her.
Taking to Instagram, the ANTI singer shared a screenshot of a text message conversation between Hussle and superproducer Hitmaka. At one point during the exchange, Hitmaka mentions a song titled “On My Mind,” and says it has the potential to be a “Hot 100 #1” with the addition of Rihanna.
“We gotta get Rihanna then,” Hussle responds. “Ima [sic] work on this one. This a GO!”
Although Rih did not accompany the re-post with a long caption, it’s clear she’s still grieving over Hussle’s death. She followed Hitmaka’s post by sharing a video montage of photos of Hussle and his longtime girlfriend Lauren London, which she captioned, “I’m so sorry @LaurenLondon.”
As the global hip-hop community continues to mourn Hussle, the rapper will be remembered at a memorial at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. According to TMZ, a procession is set to follow and will span 25 miles of his native South Central L.A., passing his Marathon Clothing store, where he was gunned down March 31.