Nipsey Hussle was shot in Los Angeles on Sunday (Mar. 31).
The Grammy-nominated rapper was at his Marathon clothing store in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles when multiple shots were fired. According to TMZ, he was among three people shot, one of who died at the hospital. Nipsey’s condition is currently unknown.
Moments before the shooting, the 33-year-old rapper, born Ermias Asghedom, was seen taking pictures with fans including a young child outside his Marathon store, which he opened in 2017.
He also tweeted about “enemies” just hours before the incident. “Having strong enemies is a blessing,” he wrote.
Having strong enemies is a blessing.
— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) March 31, 2019
After the news broke, Nipsey’s friends took to social media to share their prayers.
“I’m praying for @nipseyhussle well being ????????!!! Shit too crazy man he good dude,” tweeted 2 Chainz, while Wale added, “Na man I can’t even process this shyt man .God please cover my man.”
Nip is one of the most proactive figures in the hip hop community, when it comes to creating opportunities, and outlets for the disenfranchised. True leader. I hate seeing this. Praying for the man.
— Diggy (@diggy_simmons) March 31, 2019
Na man I can’t even process this shyt man .God please cover my man
— Wale (@Wale) March 31, 2019
Prayers up for Nip and his family ???
— Trey Songz (@TreySongz) March 31, 2019