Grammy nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed recently in south Los Angeles, according to reports. The police stated that three men were shot and one killed outside Marathon Clothing, a store owned by Nipsey Hussle. However, representatives for the rapper did not immediately respond to emails seeking confirmation of his death.
The Eritrean-American artiste, whose real name is Ermias Asghedom, was born on August 15, 1985, in the Crenshaw neighborhood of south Los Angeles. The West Coast rapper often spoke of his involvement with gangs during his teenage years.
Many of the big names in the entertainment industry, including the likes of Nas, Snoop Dogg, Rihanna and Pharrell Williams, took to social media to convey their condolences on the shocking news. His debut studio album, Victory Lap was nominated for Best Rap Album at the Grammy Awards 2019, which Nipsey Hussle attended with his daughter. The rapper was engaged to actress Lauren London.