Rapper Nipsey Hussle Fatally Shot Outside of His L.A. Store at Age 33

By: Kayla Pasacreta

Grammy-nominated L.A. rapper Ermias Davidson Ashedom, better known as Nipsey Hussle, was shot and killed on Sunday afternoon outside of his clothing store.

According to NBC News,

Police sources said Hussle was shot multiple times in the parking lot at Marathon Clothing on West Slauson Avenue in South Los Angeles at about 3:25 p.m. and that he was pronounced dead at a hospital.
— NBC News

Just an hour before his death, Hussle tweeted a cryptic tweet about having enemies,

Nipsey Hussle made it his mission to give back to his community and spread knowledge about the importance of investing. According to Complex, Nipsey bought the entire building his clothing store Marathon is housed in as an effort to revitalize his home street of Slauson Ave. In March 2018 he launched a STEM center called Too Big to Fail, an organization meant to "bridge between Silicon Valley and the inner city." 

Nipsey and his wife Lauren London below:

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Family 1st

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Nipsey’s death has been met with an outpouring of love on social media:

Nipsey was more than just a rapper - he was an entrepreneur, activist, and mentor driven by his philosophy to advocate change and uplift our communities.

Rest in power, Nipsey. Your message will not be forgotten.

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