Los Angeles, CA – News of Nipsey Hussle’s unexpected shooting death is rippling across the Hip Hop community. The Victory Lap architect was gunned down in front of his Los Angeles clothing store on Sunday afternoon (March 31).
He was reportedly hit at least six times. In a disturbing video captured of the aftermath, Nipsey appears to have a bullet wound in his head while emergency responders are delivering CPR. Although his condition was unknown shortly after the incident, he was ultimately pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Hip Hop, of course, is shattered by the turn of events and many of his fellow artists have taken to social media to express their shock, anger and sorrow.
Drake, Rihanna, Wu-Tang Clan, Pharrell Williams, Meek Mill, Gucci Mane, Offset are just a sliver of those mourning the loss.
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Fuck. My whole energy is just at a low right now hearing this. We just linked for the first time in years and said we were gonna do a new song this summer cause it had been too long. You were having the best run and I was so happy watching from distance fam nobody ever talks down on your name you were a real one to your people and to the rest of us. I’m only doing this here cause I want the world to know I saw you as a man of respect and a don. Rest easy my g.
“Fuck. My whole energy is just at a low right now hearing this,” Drake wrote in an Instagram post. “We just linked for the first time in years and said we were gonna do a new song this summer cause it had been too long.
“You were having the best run and I was so happy watching from distance fam nobody ever talks down on your name you were a real one to your people and to the rest of us. I’m only doing this here cause I want the world to know I saw you as a man of respect and a don. Rest easy my g.”
Nipsey was just 33 at the time of his death.
Check out more reactions below.
You were about something..positive and for your community in every chance you had to speak..and because of that You inspired millions..millions who will uphold your legacy forever. rest amongst the stars. 🙏🏾 https://t.co/7gZ795wcQT
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) April 1, 2019
Rip Nipsey 😔
— Lil pump (@lilpump) April 1, 2019
That’s Fucked up how they did Nipsey
— ZXLTRXN (@denzelcurry) April 1, 2019
Broke me…. we really fighting for our lives against our own kind and really have to take risk and match the level of hatred that we are born in .. I’m tired 🙏🏾 prayers for my brother and his family
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) April 1, 2019
Still can’t believe the news… damn. Rest In Peace Nipsey.. they don’t love you til you’re gone, but being from California – I’ve respected you since a kid and you inspired me and everyone around me. Your memory will live forever. 💔
— PHORA (@PHORAONE) April 1, 2019
Rip Nipsey Smh sad!
— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) April 1, 2019
Watching Nipsey inspired me to invest and own in our communities. He was a solid man who loved his woman, his family and his community. This hurts.
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) April 1, 2019
😥😥😥😥😥😥‼️‼️‼️‼️ So so SAD man!! DAMN man this hurt.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 1, 2019
Give people their flowers while they can still smell them.
— BLUEPRINT (@printmatic) April 1, 2019
THIS IS NOT OK.
— BUDDY (@Buddy) March 31, 2019
Open Wutang Family sends Love and Prayers to Nipsey and Family.
— Wu Tang Clan (@WuTangClan) April 1, 2019
R.i.P Nipsey 😞🙏🏾
— its DOLPHHHHHH! (@YoungDolph) April 1, 2019
This one hurts man… Lauren I am so so so sorry!!! RIP Nipsey 🙏🏽
— Karrueche Tran (@karrueche) April 1, 2019