Nipsey Hussle by no means lived to see his 34th birthday, however his girlfriend Lauren London made certain that the event was nonetheless celebrated.
On Thursday, the actress, 34, posted a loving tribute to the late rapper on Instagram, who was born on Aug. 15, 1985 and was tragically gunned down outdoors of his Los Angeles clothes retailer on March 31 on the age of 33.
“Today we celebrate you, my beloved,” she wrote. “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,” she continued. “Today we should love and give truth because that is how he lived his life. His purpose still lives on with us all.”
She went on to say that Hussle (né Ermias Asghedom) “wasn’t a sad soul.”
“He was a powerful strong magical soul,” she wrote. “Today is the day we lift up.”
“Long live my other half. My beloved king. Ermias Nip Hussle The Great!” she wrote. “I miss you. I love you. Still here holding it UP!”
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Today We celebrate You my beloved 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 Long Live My other half My beloved King Ermias Nip Hussle The Great! I miss you I love you Still here holding it UP!
A post shared by Lauren London (@laurenlondon) on Aug 15, 2019 at 8:29am PDT
Again in June, London honored Hussle on the 2019 BET Awards, accepting a humanitarian award posthumously for his work in revitalizing his South Los Angeles neighborhood. She was there alongside his household, together with his 2½-year-old son Kross and 10-year-old daughter Emani Asghedom.
“I just want to thank you guys for all of the love and support,” she stated. “The marathon continues again.”
Hussle’s grandmother Margaret Boutte additionally expressed gratitude for the assist her household has acquired within the wake of Hussle’s passing. “God said to Nipsey, ‘You’ve done your job, you’ve made your mark,’ ” Boutte mirrored. “So thank you so much, world, for loving him, too.”
Among the many audio system had been Hussle’s mother and father, mother Angelique Boutte Smith and father Dawit Asghedom. Boutte Smith started by speaking about her perception within the afterlife, recalling how she advised one in every of her son’s grieving associates, “You know that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience, right?” Then Asghedom admitted how a lot he misses his son.
“He wanted to be here so badly,” the patriarch stated. “Last year he made it to perform here and we were so happy for him. You recognize him and we appreciate that. The marathon continues.”
London additionally spoke about Hussle’s love for his household at his emotional memorial, which was held on the Staples Heart. “My pain is from a 2-year-old that probably won’t remember how much his dad loved him,” she stated. “His soul was majestic. He was the strongest man that I ever knew. A gentle father, a patient leader, a divine light. He was brilliant. He researched everything, completely self-taught, constantly seeking knowledge.”
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Within the time since Hussle’s loss of life, many have mourned the Grammy-nominated rapper on social media, together with his associates, household, and followers.
Lengthy Stay Nip @NipseyHussle
— FLY (@WE_R_FLY) August 15, 2019
“The game is gonna test you, never fold, stay 10 toes down. It’s on you, it’s in you and what’s in you they can’t take away.” ~Nipsey Hussle
Joyful Birthday to an actual one, spoke nothing however reality in his rap.
— Niko Hamalainen (@Niko_Hamalainen) August 15, 2019
Extra Life Nipsey Hussle the Nice
— #ISSAVIBE (@BigTobzsf) August 15, 2019
That mourning continued on Thursday, with Hussle trending on Twitter.