Rapper Nipsey Hussle Killed In Shooting

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The untimely assassination of beloved rapper Nipsey Hussle sent shock waves through the hip-hop community. The Victory Lap rapper was gunned down in front of his Marathon store Sunday night. He was reportedly shot six times and later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

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Hussle, a member of the Crips gang, used his platform to promote positivity, change in the community and educate the youth about financial freedom.

Hussle had two children, one with actress Lauren London. Before his death, he was seen posing with fans in the parking lot of his Marathon store. In his last tweet, which was posted just moments before he was shot, he talked about finding the blessing in having strong enemies.

A manhunt is currently underway for Hussle’s killer. Countless fans, friends, family and celebrities have taken to social media to express heartbreak over the senseless murder of one of hip-hop’s brightest talents. See their tributes below:

Lebron James, Rihanna, Diddy, Cardi B & More Pay Homage To Nipsey Hussle  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

3. The Game

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Rolled down my window 12 years ago on Crenshaw & Slauson as you handed me your demo & said “Chuck, don’t frisbee my shit homie... give a young nigga a ear”. From that day to letting you open up for me on tour & us going around the world together, creating a bond & watching your growth to today...... Murdered my friend in front of his own store on a Sunday at that !!! After just talking to you on the phone just last night about the Dr. Sebi documentary, family, the kids & how we were both bout to f&$k the summer up with this music, the world loses a true king. A man that was truly about everything he spoke & stood up for all that he believed in. I keep seeing your name in these headlines bro, but it seems unreal to me.... like, I just cannot believe you gone !!!! I love you..... I’m really broken & saddened by the fact they did this to you SMMFH !!!!! I can only imagine what your family is going through right now... This was not how your life on earth was supposed to end !!!!!!!! They don’t even make friends like you no more...... @nipseyhussle 🙏🏾 & in LA, at his own store ?!?!? A store & business he put there for his people ?!?!? Los Angeles, how we let this happen ?!?!?!?!? I’m ashamed of you right now !!!!! Can’t even live out ya whole life in this city no more... this shit right here is just krazy to me !!!!!!!!!!!! #RestInPeaceNip can’t even fuckin believe it’s actually your name attached to all these REST IN PEACE posts !!!!! SMFH

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7. Pharrell

8. Issa Rae

10. Ava Duvernay

11. Chance The Rapper

12. Questlove

13. 21 Savage

14. Rosenberg

15. Asap Rocky

17. J. Cole

18. Bruno Mars

19. John Legend

20. Colin Kaepernick