Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle, real name Ermias Asghedom, was reportedly killed in a shooting outside his Los Angeles clothing store on Sunday.
Hussle,33, had just sent out an ominous tweet that seemed to foreshadow his untimely demise, writing: “Having strong enemies is a blessing”.
Having strong enemies is a blessing.
— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) March 31, 2019
Police officials reported that the shooting happened around 3:20 p.m. outside the rappers store, Marathon Clothing, and the gunman was still at large. Since news of Nipsey Hussle’s passing, the streets around his store have been packed with local residents who want to pay homage to the late rapper.
A large crowd has gathered in front of Nipsey Hussle's store where the rapper was shot and killed earlier today – Police are still searching for the suspect https://t.co/l61fsPrZmP pic.twitter.com/S1P3rpepMC
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) April 1, 2019
This is another sad day for hip-hop and a rising star was taken from us way too soon.
There has been an outpouring of shock and grief from every corner of the celebrity world:
— The Culture Updates (@UpdatesCulture) April 1, 2019
Broke me…. we really fighting for our lives against our own kind and really have to take risk and match the level of hatred that we are born in .. I’m tired ?? prayers for my brother and his family
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) April 1, 2019
This doesn’t make any sense! My spirit is shaken by this! Dear God may His spirit Rest In Peace and May You grant divine comfort to all his loved ones! ???
I’m so sorry this happened to you @nipseyhussle pic.twitter.com/rKZ2agxm2a
— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 1, 2019
RIP Nipsey man. This is tragic
— Chance Owbum ? (@chancetherapper) April 1, 2019
??????‼️‼️‼️‼️ So so SAD man!! DAMN man this hurt.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 1, 2019
Damn RIP @NipseyHussle ??
— DJ Pauly D (@DJPaulyD) April 1, 2019