Rapper and entrepreneur Ermias Davidson Asghedom, who performed under the name Nipsey Hussle, was shot and killed in front of his store, Marathon Clothing, yesterday afternoon (March 31, 2019) .
According to witnesses, the 33-year-old Hussle was approached by an individual on foot who shot him repeatedly. Two other individuals were also shot. The shooter was said to have left the scene by car.
Just prior to the shooting, Hussle eerily tweeted, “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”
Known for his efforts to invest in the working class Crenshaw community he was raised in rather than moving away once he found success, Hussle was affiliated with the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips gang. At the same time, he was known to work with rap artists with rival gang affiliations, including YG and The Game.
At the time of his death Hussle was living with his girlfriend, Lauren London, with whom he had a son. Both Hussle and London each had a child from a previous relationship.
Image via Lenny “Kodak Lens” Santiago.