Nipsey Hussle buried at Forrest Lawn Cemetery in private funeral ceremony attended by close friends and family
Rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was shot to death on the morning of March 31, has finally been laid to rest.
The 33-year-old was buried at Forrest Lawn Cemetary, and a private burial ceremony was held on Friday, April 12, at Forrest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, which was attended by his close family and friends, including his longtime girlfriend Lauren London.
At the cemetery, Lauren was seen with her children, nine-year-old Kameron, and two-year-old Kross. London shared Kross with Nipsey, and Kameron is her son with Lil Wayne. Nipsey's daughter, seven-year-old Emani, also appeared alongside the parents and siblings of the Grammy-nominated late rapper and community activist, whose loss has been mourned by every artiste and fan alike pertaining to the industry.
At the gravesite where Nipsey was buried, a motorcade of vehicles was also spotted, along with a black hearse carrying his casket. Former celebrities who have been laid to rest in the same lawn and now will be joined by Nipsey, include the likes of Rick James, Michael Jackson, and actors Britney Murphy, John Ritter, Paul Walker, Debbie Reynolds, and Carrie Fisher.
Born Ermias Asghedom, Nipsey's memorial was attended by 21,000 fans, friends and family members as the three-hour-long celebration of his life took place at the Los Angeles Staples Center on Thursday, April 11. His parents, Angelique Smith and Dawit Asghedom, along with his brother Sam, London, her son Kameron, and Minister Louis Farrakhan were among all the people who took turns to pay their tributes through speeches at his funeral. Stevie Wonder and Jhene Aiko expressed their tributes through performances at the ceremony.
After the ceremony, a 25-mile procession around Los Angeles was carried out so thousands of fans who couldn't score tickets for the public funeral could get a chance to pay their respects to the deceased rapper, who was gunned down right outside his Marathon Clothing store just two weeks ago. Before the ceremony, Nipsey’s family and friends also attended a Los Angeles City Council meeting that was meant to unveil the Nipsey Hussle Square sign, located at Crenshaw Blvd. and Slauson Ave. The city council had voted unanimously to officially change the name of the particular intersection in honor of the slain recording artiste.
“I am honored to announce that the LA City Council voted unanimously to name the intersection at Crenshaw and Slauson as ‘Nipsey Hussle Square,’” Los Angeles City Councilmen Marqueece Harris-Dawson tweeted on Friday. "Thank you to his family and community for coming out to celebrate this monumental occasion."
Nipsey was murdered by a former acquaintance of his, called Eric Holder. The 29-year-old had fled from the scene in a waiting car after shooting the rapper. Holder has been charged with Nipsey's murder, to which he has pleaded not guilty.