According to US Media Report, 33-year old American Rapper, Ermias Davidson Asghedom alias Nipsey Hussle was shot a couple times on Sunday March 31st in front of his clothing shop, Marathon. He was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital, the Los Angeles Times reported.
“We have no suspect info at this time and will provide more details as they become available,” said the Los Angeles Police Department. Two other people were wounded in the shooting outside Marathon Clothing in South Los Angeles.
Nipsey Hussle’s album ‘Victory Lap’ received a nomination for best rap album at this year’s Grammy Awards. He grew up in South Los Angeles and was in the Rollin’ 60s street gang when he was a teenager, and later became a community organiser, and was involved with the Destination Crenshaw arts project.
“I grew up in gang culture,” he told the Los Angeles Times in a 2018 interview. “We dealt with death, with murder. It was like living in a war zone, where people die on these blocks and everybody is a little bit immune to it.”
Earlier on Sunday, the rapper had tweeted: “Having strong enemies is a blessing.” Rihanna is one of the many artistes who were shocked by the news. She tweeting “my spirit is shaken by this”.