Jimmy FontaineTina Knowles is opening up about the death of rapper Nipsey Hussle and how her family’s group chat has been helpful to her healing process.
In an interview on Maria Shriver‘s Meaningful Conversations podcast, Knowles talked about her ongoing group chat with daughters Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, as well as Kelly Rowland and Knowles’ niece, Angie.
“It’s like I have four girls. And it’s so funny because we are always on group chats,” Knowles said. “And we’ll be on a group chat for two hours, just going back and forth and laughing about something or being sad about something.”
Knowles says those ongoing chats have helped her to cope with the recent murder of Hussle, who was gunned down last month in front of his Marathon clothing store.
“He’s on my son-in-law’s label and my son-in-law [JAY-Z] loved him so much,” she continued. “He was such a great guy that the whole community is sad, but it’s really comforting to be able to be on that group chat and talk about it. You know, it’s like counseling.”
On Thursday, a Celebration of Life and Legacy ceremony will be held for Hussle, at L.A.’s Staples Center, which holds 21,000 people. The service, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., is already sold out.
As previously reported, after Hussle’s death, the acclaimed lyricist and father of two has been hailed as a pillar of his community.
His accused killer, 29-year-old Eric Holder, has been charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. He’s pleaded not guilty; bail has been set at $5 million.
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