Following the tragic shooting, many of the artist’s friends, fans and fellow celebrities took to social media to share their shock at the loss, as well as touching tributes to the influential rapper and philanthropist.
Drake took to Instagram minutes after the news of Hussle’s death broke, to share his emotional reaction to the horrible news.
“F**k. My whole energy is just at a low right now hearing this,” Drake wrote in the caption. “We just linked for the first time in years and said we were gonna do a new song this summer cause it had been too long.”
“You were having the best run and I was so happy watching from distance fam nobody ever talks down on your name you were a real one to your people and to the rest of us,” he added. “I’m only doing this here cause I want the world to know I saw you as a man of respect and a don. Rest easy my g.”
Rihanna took to Instagram to share a photo of Hussle and his daughter, Emani, on the red carpet at the 2019 GRAMMY Awards, and penned a heartbroken post about the loss.
“This doesn’t make any sense! My spirit is shaken by this! Dear God may His spirit Rest In Peace and May You grant divine comfort to all his loved ones!” the singer wrote. “I’m so sorry this happened to you @nipseyhussle.”
LeBron James weighed in as well, tweeting, “So so SAD man!! DAMN man this hurt.”
Snoop Dogg shared a video of himself and Hussle, writing, “Gone 2 soon @nipseyhussle I’m so sad right now I’ll just reflect on the good times we had.”
He later shared another emotional video, in which his face is obscured in shadow, where he somberly shared his prayers with Hussle and his family, incluidng girlfriend Laruen London, with whom he shares a 2-year-old son, Kross.
“Prayers to @laurenlondon and her family,” Snoop Dogg captioned the heartbreaking post.
Here is a look at some of the other biggest names in music and entertainment who are reacting to the shocking news of the rapper’s untimely death.
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Michael B. Jordan
✔@michaelb4jordanJust spoke to you, always kept it 1000. Always was real. You’re a Rest up young KING. RIP Nipsey https://www.instagram.com/p/BvsYyviAqRd/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=y3fqhzrrymez …
The artist was shot multiple times outside his store, Marathon Clothing Company, in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 33.
Hussle — who was born in raised in the Crenshaw neighborhood of L.A., not far from where he was gunned down — worked as a local community organizer and was involved in the ongoing Destination Crenshaw arts project.
ET spoke with Hussle on the red carpet at this year’s GRAMMY Awards in February, and the rapper opened up about how being nominated for Best Rap Album, for his recent album Victory Lap, was motivational and exciting.
“I’m inspired, obviously, I want to get back in and make some new music,” Hussle said, adding that the nomination also made him feel “humbled.”
“I know how much we put into the album, so to get to be recognized, it means a lot for me, my team also, everyone who worked on it, and [we’re] just excited to be here,” he added. He also talked about his new single, “Racks in the Middle,” and said that he’ll be releasing new tracks and possibly even an LP “definitely this year.”