Nipsey Hussle, known by his birth name Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was a highly respected rapper and activist from Los Angeles, California. He gained recognition in the mid-2000s for his mixtapes and made a name for himself in the west coast hip-hop scene, even earning a Grammy nomination in 2019. Nipsey also had a passion for fashion, as evidenced by his ownership of a clothing store called Marathon Clothing in L.A., and also explored acting.
Tragically, on March 31, 2019, Nipsey was shot and killed outside of his store. His death came as a shock to many fans and friends, as he was known for his positive influence and community involvement. He is survived by his longtime girlfriend, Lauren London, with whom he started a relationship in 2013, and their son Kross, born in 2016. He also had a daughter named Emani from a previous relationship.
Nipsey’s killer Eric Holder Jr. was found guilty of first-degree murder in February 2023. As a result, he faces 60 years to life in prison, with no possibility of parole.
This photo captures Nipsey attending Roc Nation’s Pre-Grammy Brunch in L.A. on February 9, 2019. We invite you to browse through the gallery to see more snapshots from his too-short life.