Saweetie and a list of hip hop artists made their way to Hollywood to watch the Nipsey Hussle walk of fame ceremony on his birthday.
Tributes to Hussle, who died in 2019, were scattered across Hollywood Boulevard, from custom blue Lakers jerseys sporting the number 60 and “Hussle” to larger-than-life paintings available for sale. It was a sight to see on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame as Nipsey Hussle’s legacy lives on.
“Nip would have been honored by this moment,” his longtime partner Lauren London said at the ceremony. “I think he would want everyone to remember that you can’t get to what’s possible unless you commit to moving forward. That doesn’t mean forgetting where you come from, but it requires acknowledging the reality you were born into and the power you have to change that reality for the better.
“So whenever you’re in the City of Angels and you see this star, I hope it encourages you to break away from whatever might be holding you back, and for you to run your marathon until God says that it’s finished,” London added.
Hussle’s grandmother then spoke at the ceremony. “Nipsey was the love of my life, always very respectful. I miss him, but I look at his picture and remember all the wonderful times we had together,” Boutte, 91, told the crowd. “He will never be gone in my heart. He lives forever,” she continued. “Nipsey, I love you, I miss you, but you’re close at heart always. God bless you.”
Hussle’s 13-year-old daughter, Emani, also attended the ceremony with her family.
Hussle, whose real name is Ermias Joseph Asghedomthen, was shot to death in the parking lot of his Los Angeles store, The Marathon Clothing, in March 2019.
Last month, Eric Holder, 32, was found guilty of first-degree murder in Hussle’s death by a Los Angeles jury.
Holder was also convicted of attempted voluntary manslaughter, as two bystanders were injured in the gunfire. He could face up to life in prison and will be sentenced at a later date.
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