Sadly, Nipsey Hussle isn’t here to enjoy what would have been his 34th birthday. But his friends, family, and girlfriend Lauren London are keeping his legacy alive on this very special day. London, who shares a 2-year-old son with Nipsey, honored him today with a touching post shared on Instagram.

“Today, we celebrate you my beloved,” she writes in honor of her love. “Today we honor you King. We are to live in our highest vibrations today because that is how Nip lived his life. We should encourage and inspire today because that is how Hussle lived his life. Today we should love and give truth because that is how He lived his life. His Purpose still lives on with us all. Ermias wasn’t a sad soul. He was a powerful strong magical soul. Today is the day we lift up.”

The post includes a photo Lauren and Nipsey together at a candlelit dinner, and another one of her kneeled down in front of his photo. Sharing these rare moments seems to bring a small piece of comfort to the actress during what can only be a very difficult day. “Long Live My other half,” she concludes. “My beloved King Ermias. Nip Hussle The Great! I miss you. I love you. Still here holding it UP!”

Nipsey Hussle (real name Ermias Asghedom) was shot and killed in front of his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles on March 31. He leaves behind two children: a daughter named Emani Dior and a son named Kross. London met Hussle in 2013 and the couple dated until his untimely passing. Through her grief, London has shared photos and memories of the slain rapper on her Instagram – showing us rare glimpses of the Nipsey only she knew.

Back in April, London debuted a portrait tattoo on her forearm of the slain rapper. “Real Love Never Dies. When you see me, you will always see him,” she wrote.

According to TMZ, the Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles was recently fenced off by city officials, preventing any birthday celebrations from happening at the location. Nipsey Hussle’s family has reportedly declined suggestions for a public celebration in honor of Nipsey’s birthday, since they are still in mourning. However, they will reportedly gather in a private ceremony. August 31st marks five months since the rapper’s passing.

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