3 years ago today, the world lost the prolific Nipsey Hussle
It’s been three years since the world lost Nipsey Hussle.
Remembering Nipsey Hussle on the Three-Year Anniversary of His Death
March 31 marks the 3rd anniversary of the day Nipsey Hussle was gunned down in front of his Marathon clothing store he owned in South Central Los Angeles.
On the day of his untimely death, Hussle was at his clothing store when Eric R. Holder, a person he knew from his childhood, stopped by. Some words were exchanged between the two L.A. natives, and Hussle reportedly informed Holder that his reputation was not looking too good, as the word on the street was Holder was a snitch. According to police and witnesses, that is when Holder went to a vehicle, retrieved his gun, and returned to the store to fire multiple gunshots and kill the 33-year-old Hussle. Holder is now being held on a $6.5 million bond, which he asked last week to be reduced.
Since the tragic incident, the person closest to him, Lauren London has continued to rep her late boyfriend on social media and vowed to fulfill Hussle’s legacy by making sure “The Marathon Continues,” which is not only the name of Hussle’s 2011 mixtape but also the name of his movement for creating change in his community. Her first move in continuing his legacy was by partnering with the design company Puma, which Hussle was partnered with before his passing, to create her “Forever Stronger” campaign.
Lauren London and Nipsey Hussle were together for five years leading up to his death in 2019. Together, they share one son Kross as well as parenting her son with Lil Wayne, Kameron, and Nipsey’s daughter from a previous relationship, Emani.
On Thursday London shares a picture of Nipsey remembering the late LA-rapper three years after his passing. In the caption, the actress and entertainer wrote.
Nipsey’s death shook hip-hop to its core. He connected with various artists during his more than 10-year career.
Today, fans, celebs and industry heads took to social media to remember Hussle's impact, with many tagging the catchphrase "the marathon continues." Take a look at just a sampling of some of the social media tributes below.