Tributes have poured in for rapper Nipsey Hussle who was shot dead on Sunday
The entire hip-hop community has paid tribute to the late rapper.
Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle, real name Ermias Ashgedom, was killed in a shooting outside his clothing store in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon.
Two other men were shot in the incident, with one currently being treated at the hospital, while the other reportedly denied treatment.
Nipsey Hussle's debut studio album, Victory Lap, was nominated for Best Rap Album at this year's Grammy Awards, and he has had featured on songs with some of the biggest artists.
Since Ashgedom's death was announced, some of the biggest names in music and sport have taken to social media to pay tribute to the 33-year-old.
LeBron James led the tributes on his Instagram:
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.
Nipsey you a legend. I respect and admire your career path and what you did for the neighborhood. My heart broke today when I saw the news. I’m praying for your loved ones. This was sposed to be the year we got one in. God had bigger plans for you 🙏🏿
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) April 1, 2019
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 pic.twitter.com/rKZ2agxm2a
— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 1, 2019