Nipsey Hussle‘s funeral service took place in Los Angeles, where the late rap star was mourned in a spectacular “Celebration Of Life.”
The event which was held at the Staples Center and streamed live was attended by a number of family, friends, celebrities and fans.
The doors to the Staple Center opened at 8:00 AM and the venue quickly filled up to catch one last glimpse of the rapper’s body, which arrived in a silver hearse.
The 33-year-old rapper, born Ermias Joseph Asghedom was shot and killed in the parking lot of his Marathon Clothing store on March 31.
Celebrities like LeBron James, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, James Harden, T.I., Game and all of TDE were among the rap stars on hand to pay their final respects to Nipsey Hussle.
Barack Obama also sent in a letter to honor Nipsey today, which was read by Karen Civil.
“He set an example for young people to follow and is a legacy worthy to follow,” Barack Obama wrote.
Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered a fiery sermon, while a variety of speakers remembered Nipsey Hussle, including his mother, his brother Blacc Sam, Nipsey’s girlfriend, Lauren London, YG & DJ Mustard, Snoop Dogg, who was visibly shaken when he spoke about the rapper.
Watch Lauren London’s emotional tribute below:
Watch Snoop Dogg’s emotional tribute below:
Watch Nipsey Hussle’s son tribute below:
After the Memorial service, Nipsey Hussle was laid to rest at the Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery.
Nipsey Hussle was killed on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at the front of his shop in Los Angeles by the now identified killer, Eric Holder.
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