Lauren London pays touching tribute to Nipsey Hussle on 34th birthday


Lauren London has paid touching tribute to Nipsey Hussle on what would have been his 34th birthday The 34-year-old actress took to Instagram to post a small gallery of snaps centered around the Los Angeles-based rapper with a lengthy caption The post was written in poem/lyric format as it ended with a sweet personal message which read: ‘Long Live My other half / My beloved King / Ermias / Nip Hussle The Great! / I miss you / I love you / Still here holding it UP!’Included in the gallery were a snap of Nipsey at an event, one of Lauren posed next to a small shrine of him, and lastly a sweet snap of her adoringly staring at the Dedication hitmaker during dinner London wrote: ‘Today We celebrate You my beloved / Today we honor you King / We are to live in our highest vibrations today because that is how Nip lived his life ‘We should encourage and inspire today because that is how Hussle lived his life. / Today we should love and give truth because that is how He lived his life / His Purpose still lives on with us all. / Ermias wasn’t a sad soul. / He was a powerful strong magical soul / Today is the day we lift up.’Hussle is survived by eight-year-old daughter Emani with ex Tanisha Foster and two-year-old son Kross with London No doubt fans are looking for a way to celebrate the talented rapper on his birthday, however, outside of his The Marathon Clothing store off the Slauson and Crenshaw intersection in Los Angeles will not be the place Hussle was murdered outside of the retail store in March and it would be the obvious meeting place, however, there is a huge fence barricading the shopping center Some may see this as an effort by the city and law enforcement to stop a gathering, however,  this has been in the works for weeks as they are in the early development stages of building a tower as a memorial for the rapper On August 1, The Marathon Clothing Instagram account posted a message which read: ‘As a notice to the public, we are putting up a gate on Thursday, August 1st, 2019 to enclose the plaza 3420 W Slauson Ave to star the early development stages of the forthcoming Nipsey Hussle Tower to commemorate and honor the life and legacy of Nipsey ‘The Marathon Store will remain closed, but you can shop online at TheMarathonClothing com.’ The account also clarified that they are not endorsing any events centered around Nipsey’s birthday They wrote: ‘We’ve received numerous calls and emails inquiring about a celebratory event hosted at The Marathon Store for Nipsey’s birthday There will NOT be an event hosted in or around our store. The event being posted are not endorsed by us ‘ Weeks ago TMZ reported that the LAPD were out on high alert for a possible birthday celebration and are planning on having more than 100 police officers near the Slauson and Crenshaw intersection The death of Hussle sent a shock wave through the hip hop and Los Angeles communities and beyond  Fans poured out adoration for a man whose career hit new heights with Victory Lap, his first studio album that earned a Grammy nomination after he released much sought-after mixtapes for a decade  He was a beloved figure for his philanthropic work that went well beyond the usual celebrity ‘giving back’ ethos    After he passed away, celebrities from Jay-Z to Snoop Dogg, along with political and community leaders, were quick to pay homage to the slain rapper  On Easter, Hussle’s girlfriend of six years, Lauren London, shared a photo of a happier time she had with the rapper Eric Holder, 29, was arrested shortly after Hussle’s death and has been accused of fatally shooting the rapper   Eric Holder (pictured), 29, has been accused of killing Hussle. He has pleaded not guilty  Authorities say Holder and Hussle, who knew each other, had several conversations on March 31 outside the rapper’s clothing store They say Holder eventually returned with a handgun and shot Hussle, who was declared dead at a hospital He also wounded two other men.If convicted, Holder faces life in prisonHussle had gone to his store to help an ex-con friend by giving him new clothes and had not told his security about his plans, according to sources close to him The brutal killing was caught on surveillance camera footage which helped police identify Holder A judge set Holder’s bail at $5million at the request of the District Attorney. Holder pleaded not guilty in connection to the shooting death   Outpouring: People watch as a hearse carrying Hussle passed the rapper’s clothing store The Marathon back in April Victory lap: A hearse carrying Hussle’s casket of passed through a large crowd on its 25-mile trek through Los Angeles

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