Lauren London, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, YG, The Game, among other artistes honored Nipsey Hussle
It’s hard to believe it has already been a year since Nipsey Hussle was tragically gunned down outside his Los Angeles clothing store. The rapper earned a great deal of respect from both the hip-hop community and social justice movements during his career, and many of his fellow artists have taken the time to show some love for Nipsey on the anniversary of his passing.
The Game took to Instagram to write a heartfelt tribute to his friend and colleague, saying, “Hu$$le man….. can’t believe it’s been one year since you departed from this krazy world.” He went on to speak on Hussle’s legacy, saying, “I know you’re proud of what your life’s mission has accomplished in the past 12 months. You have truly touched the hearts of people all around the world.”
While The Game’s letter was long and inspirational, DJ Khaled chose to remember Nip with a message he kept short and sweet, writing, “Bless up @nipseyhussle ICON @nipseyhussle INSPIRATION TO ALL OF US THE MARATHON CONTINUES LONG LIVE @nipseyhussle Grateful for your friendship #HIGHER THE HIGHEST HUMAN ACT IS TO INSPIRE.” Roddy Ricch also shouted out his “Racks in the Middle” collaborator on Twitter, and Jeezy posted a picture of Nips with a carefree smile.
Many more celebs joined in to remember the rapper who was taken much too soon, including Fabolous, Ty Dolla $ign, and Omarion. Nipsey Hussle passed away on March 31st, 2019, when he was shot shortly after signing autographs for fans outside his Marathon Clothing store. His accused killer, Eric Holder, is likely to be going on trial within the coming days. The judge in the case has indicated he wants to get the trial over with quickly, so hopefully, Nipsey’s friends and family will soon see justice.
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Hu$$le man….. can’t believe it’s been one year since you departed from this krazy world. “Time flies” has an entire different meaning these days. I know you’re proud of what your life’s mission has accomplished in the past 12 months. You have truly touched the hearts of people all around the world. Your face is everywhere… your music is timeless & your words are heard loud & clear. There are newborns named “Ermias” & I can’t get on anything and not see someone quoting you. A true KING to his people with a heart of gold. A pure soul who knew exactly what the world needed for motivation. My only wish is that you could’ve been here to see it all unfold yourself. Here for times like now when people need to be uplifted the most. The ultimate sacrifice: surrendering your life to God so that others would learn that there is much more to life than to care only for ones self. The world is about to hard reset & I’d like to think that you were one of the reasons for what’s to come in the future. A world where we have to think before we act. Care for those around us. Remember the importance of the everyday essentials, clean food, water, herbs & taking care of the most important thing on earth…. HUMANITY. Being forced to stay inside & with those closest to you is not a bad thing in my eyes. Yes, the pandemic is claiming lives & my loves goes out to the families of those lost…. But, I see this as a peaceful time that we will never see again in our lifetime. A time to reflect, empower, strategize & focus on how to make a true impact to what will soon be the new world. Things will never be the same after this & it is on all of us to adapt efficiently & contribute positively for all of us so that we can live in a world as ONE. The earth as we know it is sick… We are all home waiting for what’s next. While we’re waiting, let’s not add to the problem but prepare to be apart of the solution. We all need US. Especially now…. my love is with every single person on this earth during these times. This is the mark of a NEW BEGINNING. I’m ready enough for all of us. #TheMarathonContinues #LongLiveNipseyHussle ? [@madsteez thank you for this piece, can’t wait to hang it]