Nipsey Hussle Public Memorial Service Reportedly Set For Thursday
Thursday at L.A.’s Staples Center, fans will be able to gather to pay tribute for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, a source tells the Los Angeles Times.
The event will be ticketed, but no other details are available.
Hussle, 33, was gunned down last Sunday outside his Marathon clothing store. Since then, the acclaimed lyricist and father of two has been hailed as a pillar of his community.
Eric Holder, 29, was arrested on Tuesday and 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.
Meanwhile, Hussle’s loved ones spoke to the Los Angeles Times about him.
His father Dawit Asghedom tells the paper, “It was like he was sent by God to give some love to bring us together because that’s what his lyrics were saying, always…We all have a plan, but God has his own plan. So he had completed what he needed to be doing and he did it early, so [God] probably want to take him early too.”
His girlfriend Laurie London says, “I’m going to keep my head high and always represent for my king to the fullest. He loved his kids. He was a family man. His family came first.”
And the rapper’s mother, Angelique Smith, says of her son, “I would like for him to be remembered as a humble, spirited, respectful man who had, since his childhood, had an extraordinary and unlimited intellectual capacity.”
She adds that she’s been “at perfect peace,” and has found herself comforting mourners who stop by to console her, while “chasing away the spirit of fear and grief…retaliation and anger.”
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