The Family Reflects On Nipsey At His Grandmother’s Home
According to the Los Angeles Times, his folks, including his longtime girlfriend Lauren London, gathered in the South L.A. home of Hussle’s grandmother to share memories and give each other comfort.
Nip’s mom, Angelique Smith, remembered Nip as a kid wanting to be placed in advanced classes, saying “He recognized at an early age his own capability. His own potential. He has always known.”
Nipsey’s father, Dawit Asghedom, reflected on the power of Nipsey’s music:
“It was like he was sent by God to give some love to bring us together because that’s what his lyrics were saying, always,” he said. “He’s not shy to tell the truth even though it might not look good. He wasn’t scared of anything. [God] sent him to send a message.”
London spoke about how she was coping with the loss and how she chooses to remember her romantic partner of five years and the father of their 2-year-old son Kross.
“I’m going to keep my head high and always represent for my king to the fullest,” she said. “He loved his kids. He was a family man. His family came first.”
The 34-year-old actress also paid tribute to Hussle on Instagram last week, writing, “I am completely lost. I’ve lost my best friend, my sanctuary, my protector, my soul. We are lost without you babe — I have no words.”
A Celebration of Life and Legacy ceremony will be held for Nipsey this coming Thursday at the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles. The service will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and the venue that holds 21,000 people will be free to California residents.
Until then, you can hit the next page for more encouraging words from Nipsey’s mom in an inspiring clip.