Nipsey Hussle Gunned Down at His LA Store

FILE – In this March 29, 2018, file photo, rapper Nipsey Hussle watches an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks in Oakland, Calif. Grammy-nominated and widely respected West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle has been shot and killed outside his Los Angeles clothing store, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Sunday, March 31, 2019. He was 33. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Nipsey Hussle birth name, Ermias Asghedom, was gunned down Sunday in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, south of the Crenshaw area. He was at his clothing company called the Marathon Store, which he opened in 2017.

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Someone is already claiming to have been the one who shot and killed Nipsey Hussle. An artist by the name of Cinco says he was in Instagram Live Sunday after news broke that Nipsey had been shot. He says in the middle of his Live session, a young man under the username @gasstongbo hopped on with his own video and said he was the shooter. The guy says he literally walked up on Nipsey and shot him in front of his “daughter.” Nipsey was photographed right before the shooting in the presence of a young child, but it’s unclear if that was his daughter or not.

Our condolences to Lauren London and Nipsey’s family. Regardless of his past, he has done so much for his community it is a shame to see this happen. Nipsey who’s from the Crenshaw area of LA is said to have ties to the Crips. That hasn’t stopped him from working with artists who have rival gang affiliations. He’s made music with both YG and The Game both of whom have been tied to Bloods. Nipsey has also worked with other huge names in the industry, like Drake, Childish Gambino, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Young Thug, Snoop Dogg, Ne-Yo, Kirko Bangz, Dom Kennedy, Tyga, Jadakiss, Chamillionaire and many, many others. Nipsey released multiple mixtapes over the course of his 10-plus year career but just dropped his first studio album last year, “Victory Lap”, which earned a Grammy nod for Best Rap Album. Nipsey’s mixtapes date back to to 2005. He dropped 10 projects independently before releasing his debut album, which was distributed through his own record label, All Money In, and Atlantic Records.