Nipsey Hussle Shot Dead, Hip-Hop World and Hollywood In Disbelief

Right before his death, Nipsey eerily tweeted, “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”

Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in Los Angeles on Sunday outside his clothing store, and Hollywood is in utter shock.

Law enforcement confirmed the 33-year-old rapper’s death to TMZ, noting two others had been shot as well. Eyewitnesses told the publication they heard multiple shots fired before police and paramedics swarmed Marathon Store, located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of L.A. Nipsey reportedly received CPR and chest compressions on the scene.

Right before his death, Nipsey eerily tweeted, "Having strong enemies is a blessing." Although the identity and motive of the shooter is currently unknown, Nipsey is said to have had ties to the Crips; however, he often collaborated with artists with rival gang affiliations, including YG and The Game.

Nipsey also worked with Drake, Childish Gambino, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Young Thug, Snoop Dogg, Ne-Yo and Tyga, many of whom have already taken to social media to mourn the loss of their friend and colleague.

You can read how some of them responded to the shocking news below.

Nipsey is survived by his two children and his girlfriend, Lauren London.

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Fuck. My whole energy is just at a low right now hearing this. 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. 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.

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Praying for my boy right now.shit crazy. You’ve come to far for the mission to be stopped .God watch over this brave leader. ????????????????????????#prayfornipsey??

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Just posted this when I woke up this morning because it was on my heart to do so…. not knowing, hours later my friend would be shot & killed in front of his own store. We just talked yesterday & laughed together about how lucky we were to make it out of a city where so many are lost before they can actually achieve anything in life… now look, a good man, a great rapper & amazing father taken from his family & this earth at 33 years old… SMFH at this one cause Lord knows nip was as GOOD of a human as I’ve ever known. Everything he did for “Crenshaw & Slauson” & that’s where my nigga was murdered ?!?!?!? Sick to my fuckin stomach right now !!!!!!!! Coward shit on me !!!!!! This can’t be life !!!!! #RestWellKing ?? @nipseyhussle

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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! ??? I’m so sorry this happened to you @nipseyhussle

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Just spoke with you the other day on text bro! Telling you how proud I was of you and how I was get you to more Laker games next season. Been A Stand Up dude from Day 1. May you rest in PARADISE Young King ?‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️ This One Hurts Big Time!

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God just lost a Son, a son just lost his father, a family just lost their king & hip hop just lost one of their elite. One of the Greatest overall MEN I’ve ever encountered in my life. He was always Leading by example by rebuilding his community. The entire Hip hop community and the World ? is Numb. ????

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God damn man….Real emotions and feelings rights now. Fuck man…u have always been a good dude…I’m so sorry…RIP man

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