Nipsey Hussle’s family pays tribute to rapper at ceremony after Walk of Fame

Nipsey Hussle’s family hailed the American rapper as a “one-of-a-kind notorious legend” when he was honored after a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Ussle’s sister and grandmother both spoke at the event in Los Angeles on Monday, which will mark his 35th birthday.

The rapper, whose real name is Airmiess Asghdom, was shot dead by Eric Holder Jr in 2019, after a chance encounter outside the rapper’s clothing store in Los Angeles.

He just released his first major label album, earning him his first Grammy nomination.

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The rapper, whose real name is Ermias Asghdom, was filmed in 2019, by Eric Holder Jr, after a chance meeting outside the rapper’s Los Angeles clothing store (Damian Dovarganes/AP))

Hussle is a widely loved figure in Los Angeles, especially in the South LA area, where he grew up and stayed after rising to fame, buying properties and opening businesses.

At the Walk of Fame ceremony, his sister, Samantha Smith, praised him as “a pillar of our family and community.”

“Nip will be touched and amazed and encouraged by all the love and support you have given us since day one,” she told the large crowd gathered at the event.

“Today is bittersweet but proud is an understatement. Great nip, look at what you’ve done. I was scared but not surprised.”

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Hussle’s sister and grandmother both spoke at the event in Los Angeles on Monday, which will mark his 35th birthday (Damian Dovarganes/AP)

“You were a star in my eyes, in my family’s eyes, in God’s eyes before the compliments caught on.”

She continued: “You have influenced so many lives in the most practical ways, you have been the breadwinner in our family and in the community since day one.

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“I feel so lucky and grateful to call you my brother.

“You proved to the world what it feels like to be a true leader, a hero and your dedication, hard work and patience prevailed.

“You are one of those infamous legends. Life is made by you and you have created a movement. “

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Hussle’s Margaret Boutee also took to the stage on behalf of her family to accept the honor and said her grandson was ‘the love of my life’ (Damian Dovarganes/AP)

Hussle’s Margaret Boutee also took to the stage on behalf of the family to accept the honor and said her grandchild was “the love of my life”.

“(He) was always very respectful,” she said, drawing cheers and applause from fans.

“I miss him but I look at his pictures and remember all the great times we had together.

“He will never go away in my heart, he lives forever.

“Nipsey I love you, I miss you but you are always close in my heart, God bless you, God bless everyone.”

Also present at the event were Hussle’s longtime partner Lauren London, their six-year-old son, Kross Ermias, and fellow rappers YG and Roddy Ricch.

“I think I speak for the entire city of LA when I say we have always known that Hussle was destined for greatness,” London said in his own statement.

“This moment just amplifies this for us. Nip will be honored at this point. “

After his death, Hussle was mourned at a memorial at the arena then known as the Staples Center, and held during a performance at the Grammy Awards featuring DJ Khaled and John Legend.

Awarded in the Sound Recording category, his star ranks 2,729 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is located at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard.

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