Minister and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan referred to Nipsey Hussle as "Nipsey Russell" a couple of times during Thursday's memorial for the slain rapper. When the news hit that there were tickets available and they were FREE, they were gone in minutes.
"This is a once in a lifetime thing", said Harris, 23, who lives in South Los Angeles.
Most who filed in for the public memorial were young adults but ages ranged from small children to the elderly.
Lauren London debuted her new portrait tattoo of her love Nipsey Hussle. "I'm so grateful I had you, and until we meet again, the marathon continues", she said referencing her boyfriend's 2011 mixtape. When the time came for her to speak on her fallen love, the actress vulnerably painted a picture of the man she grew to love-unconditionally.
"Never was I prepared for anything like this", Lauren began.
After the three-hour ceremony at Staples Center, Hussle's casket engaged in a 25-mile procession through the streets of Los Angeles. You don't have to look at them, look at us, ' but Emani replied: 'I'm scared'.More news: Israeli PM Netanyahu's election rival concedes defeat
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Amid the speech, Smith revealed she is now a member of the KRST Unity Center of AfRaKan Spiritual Science in Los Angeles, a collective in practice of Ancient Kemetic spirituality with a foundation on the principles of MA'AT. "We're not just here to take selfies outside Staples; we can do that anytime", said Wutup Levy, 27, of Long Beach, Calif.
"He was bigger than his music" she said.
"I hope that you get the understanding that we're calling those ancestors into the service", she explained at the end of the act.
Shots were fired as the crowd walked through Los Angeles in commemoration of the 33-year-old, who was killed in LA last month.
Hussle, whose name was Ermias Ashedom, was known in the community as a positive influence in the neighborhood.
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One person was shot and killed while three others were wounded in an unconnected shooting three blocks from the rapper's procession, according to KTLA5.