The untimely death of Nipsey Hussle caused shock and sadness — not only in Los Angeles where the rapper grew up — but across the hip-hop community worldwide.
After news reports confirmed the rapper, whose birth name was Ermias Ashgedom, had died after being shot a reported six times, many took to social media to express their outrage and disbelief.
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Rihanna wrote in an Instagram caption, “This doesn’t make any sense! My spirit is shaken by this! Dear God may His spirit Rest In Peace and May You grant divine comfort to all his loved ones! I’m so sorry this happened to you.”
Meanwhile, ESSENCE cover star Issa Rae said that Hussle inspired her greatly. “Watching Nipsey inspired me to invest and own in our communities,” she wrote on Twitter. “He was a solid man who loved his woman, his family and his community. This hurts.”
Watching Nipsey inspired me to invest and own in our communities. He was a solid man who loved his woman, his family and his community. This hurts.