Grammy-nominated rap artist, entrepreneur and community philanthropist Nipsey Hussle died Sunday after a shooting in Los Angeles near a clothing store he owned.
Two other people were injured in the shooting around 3:20 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Nipsey Hussle’s death was announced on Twitter by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. He was 33.
The rapper’s last message on Twitter read: “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”
Having strong enemies is a blessing.
— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) March 31, 2019
Born Ermias Davidson Asghedom, Nipsey Hussle was experiencing the success of his Grammy-nominated debut album, “Victory Lap.” Less than 24 hours before he was gunned down Sunday, the rapper was sitting courtside in Anaheim, California, for the Texas Tech/Gonzaga game.
Nipsey Hussle tributes on social media soon followed the rapper’s death where he is being remembered as an inspiration to his fans and famous friends.
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