Lauren London sat down with Jada Pinkett Smith for an episode of Red Table Talk, where she opened up about how life has been in the year since the death of her boyfriend, Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle who was murdered outside of his Marathon clothing store in 2019.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“I love to meet people that Nip has really inspired, cause it feels like he’s still here,” London told Jada Pinkett Smith during Wednesday’s episode. “It’s like his purpose was completely outside of any of us… it’s like he’s touching people still.” She went on to add that Nipsey would be honored to know that he motivated others during his short time on earth.
“He would have loved to hear that,” she said. “When my kids are there, and my kids hear it, they’re proud. Those are always very special moments.”
London revealed that speaking to a group of teenage girls who have also lost loved ones to gun violence not only assisted them with healing but helped her to heal as well.
“Trauma feels so lonely and just in talking to them, they gave me so much more than I feel like I gave to them. They gave me just their stories and just their rawness, and it made me feel not so alone. It was magical. It was very healing.”
29-year-old Eric Holder was arrested in the murder of Nipsey Hussle. Holder allegedly shot Nipsey after the rapper accused him of being a snitch, according to court documents.
London also spoke about how her faith, though tested, has carried her through the year since losing Nipsey, whom she was with for over five years and shares a 3-year-old son, Kross. She is also mother to her eldest son, 10-year-old Kameron Carter, whom she shares with rapper Lil Wayne.
“For me, what’s really been important is connecting with God. And that’s been a struggle because something horrible happened in your eye, and you’re like, ‘How God?’ It’s not easy. I don’t always wake up on the enlightened side of the bed. And the days I don’t, I let myself, ’cause I’m human. I’m not always gonna feel so, ‘I’m gonna be OK.’ I don’t, and that’s OK too.”