Beyoncé pays respects to the late Nipsey Hussle 🙏
Beyonce Tributes Nipsey Hussle In Touching Instagram Post
Beyonce's note of prayer follows previous tributes from Nipsey Hussle's fans and peers.
On Sunday (March 31), Nipsey Hussle was murdered outside of his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles. The 33-year-old beloved rapper was gunned down by a suspect the Los Angeles Police Department identified as Eric Holder, a 29-year-old black man who remains at large.
Following the news of Hussle's passing, tributes from his peers including Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, Pusha T, The Game, and more began to pour in, plus a message of condolences from Beyonce. Captioning the photo of a young Nipsey, the "Heaven" singer wrote, "I'm praying with every ounce of my heart for your family. Rest in Peace, Nipsey."
"I’m praying with every ounce of my heart for your family. Rest In Peace, Nipsey," writes Beyonce, sharing the message with her 126 million followers and beyond. It's clear that Beyonce and Hussle were familiar with one another, as Hussle was a frequent ally of Jay-Z's Roc Nation label. In fact, the murdered rapper was scheduled to meet with Roc Nation representatives and LAPD, with the intention of speaking against gang violence in his community.