It’s been two years since Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot in front of his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles. Many of the Victory Lap emcee’s loved ones took to social media to pay tribute to the late rapper, including Lauren London, his longtime girlfriend and mother of his youngest son.
“The Day Of Ermias’ transition changed the course of my life forever,” she began in her heartfelt tribute. “2 years, and it feels like yesterday and eternity all at the same time. Grief and Healing have been constant companions on this journey.”
The star continued, “In Honor of His life and demonstration … May all of Heaven exalt Your name for all You did on Earth and beyond. Brave and Beloved Soul, Ermias. You are missed deeply. You are loved immensely. You will forever be. I love you eternally.”
She signed off her caption with what appears to be a sweet nickname Hussle called her during the course of their five-year relationship, “Your Boogie?.”
Tamera Mowry, Teyana Taylor, Larenz Tate and Kofi Siriboe were among those that reacted to the moving post.
Nipsey, né Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was a first-generation Eritrean who rose to fame after the October 2009 release of his smash hit song “Hussle in the House.” He was fatally shot on March 31, 2019 outside of his apparel store, Marathon Clothing Company, in Hyde Park, Los Angeles. He was 33 at the time of his death.
The actress and late rap star share son Kross Ermias, 4. Hussle is also dad to daughter Emani, 13, from a previous relationship.
The prolific artist was laid to rest at an intimate and private funeral at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles on April 12, 2019.
Hussle has won two Grammy Awards posthumously.
In 2019, he won the Grammy for best rap performance for his hit song “Racks in the Middle.” That same year, Hussle won the Grammy Award for best rap/sung performance for DJ Khaled’s beloved tune “Higher” alongside John Legend.
Most recently, Hussle was nominated for best rap performance for his feature on Big Sean’s song “Deep Reverence” at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards on March 14.
Throughout his career, Hussle released nine Billboard Hot 100 tracks. “Racks in the Middle,” which features Roddy Rich and Hit-Boy, peaked at No. 26 on the list and charted for 11 weeks.
A few days after his murder, Eric Holder was arrested and charged for Hussle’s death. He pleaded not guilty to one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and weapons charges.