Rapper Nipsey Hussle shot dead in Los Angeles

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The 33-year-old was shot a number of times, and was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Two other people were wounded in the shooting outside Marathon Clothing in South Los Angeles.

Nipsey Hussle’s album Victory Lap received a nomination for best rap album at this year’s Grammy Awards.

“We have no suspect info at this time and will provide more details as they become available,” said the Los Angeles Police Department.

Nipsey Hussle shot dead

Singing Sensation and Actress Rihanna was among the artists who were shocked by the news, tweeting “my spirit is shaken by this”.

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Nipsey Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Davidson Asghedom, grew up in South Los Angeles and was in the Rollin’ 60s street gang when he was a teenager.

He later became a community organiser and was involved with the Destination Crenshaw arts project.

“I grew up in gang culture,” he told the Los Angeles Times in a 2018 interview. “We dealt with death, with murder. It was like living in a war zone, where people die on these blocks and everybody is a little bit immune to it.”

Earlier on Sunday, he had tweeted: “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”

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More took to Instagram to say their condolence messages – #NipseyHussle…

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Rest In Peace #NipseyHussle. I’m praying for the strength of his family especially his children and #LaurenLondon. This is unbelievable! ??

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Y’all were legit relationship goals. Nipsey just started his Dr. Sebi documentary thing too??.. Gave the hood something to look up to man…. s.b i officially hate the month of March .

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People have to stop with these senseless killings!! No matter what humans have to protect one another. Whether it’s government, race, money whatever, killing for any reason is not the only answer and the fact that any one of us could think that it is, means we are sick as a society. I’m heartbroken I am just truly heartbroken. This was a good man, who stood for something positive and inspiring. I barely can type because of the pain in my heart from how our world is becoming so desensitized! The videos!? Just why? How can we so easily take each other’s lives! What can be done? How can we value one another more? This has to stop just please. ? — And anyone in the comments talking about the Dr. Sebi doc he was doing, please understand this, ITS ALWAYS SENSELESS BECAUSE MURDER NEVER MAKES SENSE NO MATTER WHAT ITS ABOUT. SOMEONE DIED FOR NO REASON, there is no good reason.

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May his soul rest in peace!

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