Barack Obama Pays Tribute To Nipsey Hussle.
In a letter that was read during the late Nipsey Hussle’s memorial, Barack Obama pays tribute to the late musician.
The letter reads as follow:
Dear Friends and Family of Nipsey:
I’d never met Nipsey Hussle, but I’d heard some of his music through my daughters, and after his passing, I had the chance to learn more about his transformation and his community work.
While most folks look at the Crenshaw neighborhood where he grew up and see only gangs, bullets, and despair, Nipsey saw potential. He saw hope. He saw a community that, even through its flaws, taught him to always keep going.
His choice to invest in that community rather than ignore it — to build a skills training center and a coworking space in Crenshaw; to lift up the Eritrean-American community; to set an example for young people to follow — is a legacy worth of celebration. I hope his memory inspires more good work in Crenshaw and communities like it.
Michelle and I send our sympathies to Lauren, Emani, Kross, and the entire Asghedom family and to all those who loved Nipsey.
Nipsey Hussle was a Grammy-nominated American rapper. He was shot alongside two other men in front of The Marathon clothing store in Los Angeles on March 31st. Nipsey was shot multiple times and was later pronounced dead.
Nipsey Hussle memorial was held yesterday April 11, at the Los Angeles Staples Center.