The family of Nipsey Hussle has set up a public memorial at Los Angeles’ Staples Center this week.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the service is being planned as a ticketed event on Thursday with non-transferable tickets.
However, Hussle’s friend and business partner Karen Civil sent out a tweet on Saturday disputing rumors of tickets being sold for the event.
“I want to officially let @NipseyHussle fans & supporters know there will be NO selling of tickets to his funeral,” she wrote. “A lot of incorrect information was released today, please know in the upcoming days and
The iconic arena has been housed Hollywood’s major events for decades, including Michael Jackson’s memorial back in 2009.
Hussle’s death has been mourned by many in the hip hop community since he was killed tragically. Hundreds showed up for a vigil outside his store on Monday night, which abruptly ended after a loud noise believed by many to be gunshots caused chaos. Nineteen people were injured.
TMZ is also reporting that Nipsey’s family and the Staples Center has already met to plan for the event. LAPD officials were also present in the meeting to help plan logistics and security
More details will be shared soon