On Sunday, March 31, Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed outside his clothing store in Los Angeles.
The musician was 33-years-old when his life was taken from him, causing a surge of surprise and grief among his fans and colleagues.
BREAKING: Rapper Nipsey Hussle has been pronounced dead at the hospital after being shot outside his clothing compa… https://t.co/WDomJF6f0X— NBC News (@NBC News)1554077320.0
Hussle was known not only as a great artist, but as a decent, inspiring man.
#RIPNippseyHussle J.Cole said it best, “To die a young legend or live a long life unfulfilled 'Cause you wanna chan… https://t.co/6bSuP0MIM9— That sabiny guy (@That sabiny guy)1554113426.0
Imagine minding your own business making real life movements being a business owner, a wonderful husband to your ki… https://t.co/g8rIyGrzXt— Yao Ming. (@Yao Ming.)1554115512.0
Today we are reminded that our time here is limited but our impact can be limitless. #RIPNippseyHussle— Liz Hernandez (@Liz Hernandez)1554098913.0
Two other men were shot during the incident, which occurred at roughly 3:25 PM.
I can’t live. I can’t live my. I can’t live my life. I can’t live my life this way. - Black Men In America cc… https://t.co/0SMuvsjR1n— Jason L. Campbell MD MS (@Jason L. Campbell MD MS)1554113802.0
Malcolm. Fred Hampton. Tupac Shakur. Darren Seals. Nipsey Hussle. Black men who lead by example and try to bui… https://t.co/ARBm3U4EJ5— Torraine Walker (@Torraine Walker)1554114386.0
Then your women and children are at the mercy of economic and psychological predators from inside and outside the c… https://t.co/vLLiKRorfA— Torraine Walker (@Torraine Walker)1554115047.0
Hussle was shot multiple times by the unknown attack, who is still at large.
This one really hit my heart. Nipsey was doing wonders for the community, he was reaching new heights that inspired… https://t.co/u8kGMECzLy— shikor ✨ (@shikor ✨)1554082547.0
Seriously thinking of Lauren London and their children! What a cruel world! RIP Nipsey Hussle ❤️— Amber Davies (@Amber Davies)1554110273.0
Had to rq, NIP Forever ✊🏾 #RIPNippseyHussle #RIPNIP https://t.co/UXRWyQ3nZq— humBo (@humBo)1554091148.0
Hours before the shooting, Hussle tweeted:
"Having strong enemies is a blessing."
💐 | #RIPNippseyHussle 6. You have to grind hard: “Dreams come true, I’m the evidence…that’s only if you put the… https://t.co/1BThuQLt7O— Da Skydiver (@Da Skydiver)1554083097.0
As I scroll through my social media I can feel the pain everyone is feeling from the lost of nipsey hussle. Not onl… https://t.co/oZgzLweUkt— Alana Prudhomme (@Alana Prudhomme)1554112999.0
Los Angeles Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff and Police Chief Michael Moore commented Sunday night they had an upcoming meeting scheduled with Hussle to "talk about ways he could help stop gang violence and help us help kids."
It is unclear if that upcoming meeting was a motive for the murder.
Mourners light candles outside rapper Nipsey Hussle's LA store, after he was shot and killed there. https://t.co/9jH1RnLYj1— ABC News (@ABC News)1554111095.0
Words can not express our sadness. Nipsey was not only one of the greatest artists we worked with but an amazing fa… https://t.co/QnrezPshHS— Atlantic Records (@Atlantic Records)1554089123.0
This man was on the grind for years, finally achieves a high level of success he was working towards, and a coward… https://t.co/RJMJmon6MR— Joel (@Joel)1554077924.0
Friends and fans expressed their condolences on Twitter.
You were about something..positive and for your community in every chance you had to speak..and because of that You… https://t.co/jvaA0r3dV3— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell Williams)1554078174.0
😥😥😥😥😥😥‼️‼️‼️‼️ So so SAD man!! DAMN man this hurt.— LeBron James (@LeBron James)1554078182.0
I’ll remember him this way. Bright, genuine, forward thinking. I’ll remember the beauty that he saw in our commun… https://t.co/7uWPVUZywI— Ava DuVernay (@Ava DuVernay)1554081921.0
Hussle was incredibly invested in the community, helping to develop Destination Crenshaw.
It was described by NBC as "an open-air museum devoted to honoring African-American artistic achievement." He also helped create Vector 90, "a co-working space in South Central Los Angeles, where young people can take classes in science, technology and mathematics."
Broke me.... we really fighting for our lives against our own kind and really have to take risk and match the level… https://t.co/QkjHCIvKs3— Meek Mill (@Meek Mill)1554078070.0
I’m lost for words right now smh— Jay Rock (@Jay Rock)1554079436.0
They see the money fame and nominations and call that “making it out” it’s starting to seem like that sucks you in… https://t.co/ZkHzv2s4uH— Saint Laurent Don (@Saint Laurent Don)1554079883.0
Hussle will be missed not only for his songs, but for his work as a man.
REST IN PEACE NIPSEY HUSSLE— Vince Staples (@Vince Staples)1554078128.0
Rest In Peace Nipsey Hussle. A prayer for his loved ones. Shouldn’t be like this. Should never be like this.— brandon / jinx (@brandon / jinx)1554077835.0
RIP NIPSEY HUSSLE. THANK YOU FOR MOTIVATING ME.— LONG LIVE YAMBO (@LONG LIVE YAMBO)1554077778.0
Rest In Peace Nipsey Hussle.