April 1, 2019 09:10 AM
Updated on April 01, 2019 09:23 AM
Rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot dead in Los Angeles, California, in front of his clothes shop in the city.
The 33-year-old musician was clearly dead when he arrived at the hospital. Two others were injured in the shooting in front of the local Marathon Clothing.
Prominent record industry artists, including Drake, Rihanna and J Cole have paid tribute to the Grammy nominated rapper for the best rap album in the year.
"This does not make sense! My spirit is shaken by this!" Rihanna wrote on Twitter.
This does not make any sense! My spirit is shaken by this! God can Dear God His spirit Rest in Peace and May You will 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
Lt Chris Ramírez, from Los Angeles Police Department, told the media that they were questioning witnesses about a suspicious black man who was not in custody.
Nipsey Hussle's "Victory Lap" album received the nomination for the best rap album of the year at the 2019 Grammy Awards, and competed against Cardi B, Mac Miller, Pusha T and Travis Scott.
On his Twitter account, Pusha called him a "special character" adding: "Unfortunately, I have found peace knowing that you were blessed." It was an honor to share such a wonderful year with you musically.
Drake, who won a Grammy at that ceremony and collaborated with Hussle on the song Killer, in 2009, he also paid tribute to the late rapper on Instagram, stating that he was "a man of respect and talent".
Drake (left) and Nipsey Hussle (center) with T.I rapper. in 2010
"All my energy is low after hearing this," he wrote. "We had just been in contact for the first time in years and we said we were going to make a new song this summer because a lot of time has passed."
"You were going through the best time and I was so happy watching from a distance, nobody was talking sick about you, you were true about your people and the rest of us."
Similarly, rapper J. Cole and the producer and artist Pharrell Williams wrote messages on social media.
Nipi legend to you. I respect and admire your career path and what you did for the neighborhood. My heart broke today when I saw the news. I pray for your loved ones. This was the year in which we had one. God had more plans for you
– J. Cole (@JColeNC) April 1, 2019
You wanted something… positive and your community in every opportunity you had to speak … and because of that you inspired millions. Millions will keep your inheritance forever. rest among the stars. https://t.co/7gZ795wcQT
– Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) April 1, 2019
Nipsey Hussle, whose real name is Ermias Davidson Asghedom, grew in southern Los Angeles and as a teenager was a member of Rollin's 60s street gang.
He later became a community organizer and became part of the Destination Crenshaw art project.
"I grew up in the culture of the crew," he told Los Angeles Times in an interview in 2018. "We were surrounded by death, murder, it was like living in a war zone, where people die in these blocks. familiar with that. "
Before that, on Sunday, he had written on Twitter: "Having strong enemies is a blessing."