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According to reports, 33-year-old rapper Nipsey Hussle has been found dead, following a fatal shooting outside of his clothing store in Los Angeles.
The Grammy-nominated rapper – real name Ermias Davidson Asghedom – was shot outside of his store The Marathon Clothing in South Los Angeles on Sunday.
“At approximately 3:20 pm there was a shooting reported in the area of Slauson Ave and Crenshaw Blvd. 3 victims were transported to a local hospital where one was pronounced deceased,” reads a Tweet from the LAPD.
“We have no suspect info at this time and will provide more details as they become available.”
Nipsey Hussle had a bright future ahead of him and was nominated for a prestigious gong at this year’s Grammy Awards. He was up for ‘Best Rap Album’ for his Victory Lap album but lost out to Cardi B, who won the award for Invasion of Privacy.
Many A-listers from Drake to Rihanna to Jada Pinkett Smith have taken to social media to pay their respects…
“My whole energy is just at a low right now hearing this,” Drake wrote on Twitter.
“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.”
“Nobody ever talks down on your name you were a real one to your people and to the rest of us.”
Rihanna also took to social media to mourn the rapper…
“This doesn’t make any sense! My spirit is shaken by this,” Rihanna wrote on Instagram, alongside a picture of the rapper with his daughter Emani Asghedom.
“Dear God may His spirit Rest In Peace and May You grant divine comfort to all his loved ones! I’m so sorry this happened to you @nipseyhussle.”
Jada Pinkett Smith also wrote a heartfelt message…
“Rest in Love Nipsey. I am an admirer of your wisdom which will now be part of your legacy,” she wrote, while also mentioning his girlfriend Lauren who he has left behind.
“My heart bleeds for all those who love him. Stay strong @laurenlondon. He’s an angel on your shoulder now.”
Fans have gathered outside his store in Los Angeles to pay their respects.
RIP Nipsey Hussle – our thoughts are with your loved ones during this devastating time.