Nipsey Hussle’s family is speaking out after the legendary rapper was fatally shot.
The world continues to mourn the loss of Nipsey Hussle, who was allegedly fatally shot by Eric Holder on Sunday, March 31st. Hussle’s family gathered together at his grandmother’s home and reflected on the rapper’s life. His mother told the time Hussle begged his high school counselor to test him for the gifted program.
“He recognized at an early age his own capability,” she told The Times. “His own potential. He has always known.” The rest of his family shared their sentiments and memories about their relationship as well. His fiancé #LaurenLondon said she will continue to stand strong for her king.
“He was a protector and wanted us to be our best at all times. He was a truth seeker and truth speaker.”
She added: “I’m going to keep my head high and always represent for my king to the fullest. He loved his kids. He was a family man. His family came first.” His father, #DawitAsghedom said Hussle was a God-given gift.
“It was like he was sent by God to give some love to bring us together because that’s what his lyrics were saying, always. He’s not shy to tell the truth even though it might not look good. He wasn’t scared of anything. [God] sent him to send a message. It looks like, ‘Your time is up because you have completed what I sent you to do.’ We all have a plan, but God has his own plan. So he had completed what he needed to be doing and he did it early so [God] probably want to take him early too.”
#AngeliqueSmith, his mother, added: “I would like for him to be remembered as a humble, spirited, respectful man who had, since his childhood, had an extraordinary and unlimited intellectual capacity.” Mourners have been arriving since Sunday to offer their condolences, but Smith said she finds herself comforting them and “chasing away the spirit of fear and grief … retaliation and anger.”
Lastly, his brother #SamielAsghedom highlighted that Hussle will forever be remembered for his work in his community. “There’s a lot of politics within the area that we grew up in, but he stayed the course and showed what he was about. He made something work in an area that was run-down, that people were scared to come to, and he turned it into a landmark.”