Los Angeles – Grammy nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot dead in the city of Los Angeles in the US city, sparking a grief of fellow celebrities as the city's mayor blamed "senseless guns violence."
According to local media reports, a man was shot in front of his own clothes shop on Sunday afternoons close by, a man who fled in a getaway car.
"Our hearts are close to the loved ones of Nipsey Hussle and everyone who is touched by this terrible tragedy," LA Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted them.
A police spokesman told AFP that the suspicion of a shooter remained general.
"L.A. is deeply hurt every time a young life is lost to senseless gun violence," Garcetti said.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the shooting was "likely to have been planned and associated with gangs."
– 'Gone 2 soon & # 39; –
The Grammy-nominated rapper had found some commercial success but was highly regarded by his peers, and his death shocked tributes from hip hop monarchy.
"Going back soon," the rapper Snoop Dogg posted on Instagram. "I'm so sad at the moment, I'll reflect on the good times we've had."
Superstar Rihanna posted that "this makes no sense!"
"My spirit is shaken by this! Dear God His spirit may Rest in Peace and May You give divine comfort to all his lovers! I am so sorry that this has happened to you @nipseyhussle."
This does not make any sense! My spirit is shaken by this! Dear God that his spirit could rest in peace and May you give divine comfort to all his loved ones! ???
I'm sorry that this has happened to you @nipseyhussle pic.twitter.com/rKZ2agxm2a
– Rihanna (@playerga)
April 1, 2019
Outside his clothes shop, a crowd gathered behind the yellow police tape, and a woman who was suffering from grief collided with her hand over her mouth.
At least one case of cartridges lay on the ground, near a black ball cap.
Hussle, part of the underground rap zone, found it hard to find fame but began selling his own mixed tapes, and the king bought Jay-Z rap once 100 for $ 100 each.
Hussle – his youth had interweaved with the Los Angeles gang culture – criticized: "Having strong enemies is a blessing."
Hussle's "Victory Lap" scored a Grammy nomination for the Best Rap album at this year's ceremony.
This was his first formal album, which fell after six years of teasing but eventually lost the honor to rap the daughter of the Cardi B. moment.
Megastar Drake also sympathized, saying: "All my energy by itself now hears this."
"You were a real one for your people and the rest of us," Drake wrote. "Easy rest my g."
Born Ermias Asghedom, Hussle, was seen by many in Los Angeles as one of the founders of the community, redistributing his earnings to the neighborhoods that were dominated by violence.
The artist was part of a project to regain the southern areas of the city of California for the black inhabitants and made her sing.
"Hussle had a vision of a neighborhood built for and by sons and daughters of the South." Marqueece Harris-Dawson, city council, said in a statement following news of the death of the rapper.
"During his life, he moved from shadows to the bright hope of freedom and community regeneration."
Hussle was open for his early years in the famous Crips crew, telling the Los Angeles Times newspaper in 2018: "we dealt with death, with murder."
"It was like living in a war zone, where people die on these blocks and everyone is a little immune to it," he said.
"They've probably called it our post-traumatic stress, when you have people who have been in the war for such a long time."