Rapper Nipsey Hussle Shot Dead Outside His Clothing Store In LA
American rapper and songwriter Nipsey Hussle has died after being shot multiple times while outside his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles.
The 33-year-old “Racks In The Middle” rapper, real name Ermias Davidson Ashedom, was pronounced dead after being transported to a hospital on Sunday. Two other people were hospitalised as a result of the shooting.
Shortly before being shot, Nipsey wrote “Having strong enemies is a blessing,” on Twitter.
Nipsey Hussle survived by his girlfriend Lauren London and two children, Kross and Emani Asghedom.
Born in 1985 and raised in Los Angeles, Nipsey Hussle released multiple mixtapes but dropped his first official album, “Victory Lap,” last year. It was nominated for best rap album at the Grammy Awards, but lost to Cardi B’s “Invasion of Privacy.” Signed to Atlantic Records, he performed at the Warner Music party in Los Angeles during Grammy Week.
In the past decade, Nipsey made a name for himself as an entrepreneur. He opened the Marathon Clothing “smart store” and a STEM education center called Vector 90, both in the Crenshaw district.
He tweeted hours before he was killed
Having strong enemies is a blessing.— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) March 31, 2019