Nipsey Hustle was recently gunned down in the streets of Los Angeles by a man who was angry with him. Hustle died in the parking lot outside of a clothing store that he owned. He was only 33-years old.
The nation, and the world of hip-hop music, immediately expressed their condolences online. Many were shocked to learn of Hustle's untimely death. Prayers poured in from around the globe. On Thursday, Hustle's memorial service will take place in Los Angeles.
"Nipsey Hussle's Celebration of Life is about to begin at Staples Center, and TMZ is live streaming what's expected to be a very emotional memorial service. The slain Crenshaw rapper is being honored with a spectacular service in downtown L.A., where 21,000 people will turn out to pay their respects. So far G-Eazy, Big Sean, Big Boy, James Harden, DeMar DeRozan, Russell Westbrook, and Meek Mill have arrived for the event," reported TMZ.
Incredible images have already been released from the servicer. Thousands of people have taken the time to attend the memorial and pay their respects to Hustle.
"The memorial program is full of notes of goodbye and memories from close friends and family. Lauren London shared a touching text she sent to Ermias -- Nipsey's real name -- before his death. There are also letters written by James Harden, DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar, LeBron James, The Game, and tons of others," according to TMZ.
The service is also including lots of celebrities and close friends of Nipsey's. Anthony Hamilton, Marsha Ambrosius, Snoop Dogg, Jhene Aiko, YG, Stevie Wonder, Big Boy, and Minister Louis Farrakhan will all be a part of the ceremony. The service is being live-streamed around the nation. A 25-mile procession is set to take place in the area for the local community to really be involved in the memorial.
"In addition to this morning's celebration of life ... fans have been leaving messages, candles, and flowers in the parking lot outside Nipsey's store, and his family and friends mourned him Wednesday afternoon during a private viewing," reported TMZ.
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