Nipsey Hussle's mother asks fans not to mourn his death, says his 'energy is everywhere' now
The 33-year-old rapper's mother Angelique Smith revealed that she has 'perfect peace' in knowing that her son's memory has 'no bounds and no limits'
Ermias Joseph Asghedom aka Nipsey Hussle, 33, was fatally shot multiple times while he was in the parking lot of his store Marathon Clothing on March 31. He was shot five times in the torso and one time in the head and was declared dead at the California Hospital Medical Center.
In the aftermath of his untimely death, Nipsey's mother Angelique Smith had words of encouragement and advice to give to all his fans and followers. Smith revealed that she has "perfect peace" in knowing that her son's memory has "no bounds and no limits". Smith spoke in a nine-minute-long video which was shared on to Jai Yew's Facebook on Tuesday. In the video, Smith implores her son's fans and followers not to mourn and not to be traumatized.
"I want you to know that I am so happy and that Ermias is here with me right now, I feel him. His spirit is right here with me and I want you to know that death is not to be feared. When you die as they call it, you are just becoming a baby in your spirit. You are beginning to live your eternal life which never dies. Ermias will never die. You have him in your hearts, every time you think of Ermias, he lives. His spirit is everywhere now. You can talk to him and he will talk back to you in your mind," Smith shared in an emotional speech.
"I don't want you to be traumatized. Ermias was more beautiful in death than he was in life," she added. Nipsey's death sent shockwaves through the music industry with many unable to process his untimely passing. Nipsey was a widely popular and respected advocate who often spoke of investing in and also preserving black communities. In 2018, he spoke to the LA Times and revealed, "I just want to give back in an effective way."
"I remember being young and really having the best intentions and not being met on my efforts. You’re, like, ‘I’m going to really lock into my goals and my passion and my talents’ but you see no industry support. You see no structures or infrastructure built, and you get a little frustrated," he continued.
Nipsey's mother Smith also spoke of how her son had a special "glow" when she saw him and revealed, "When you walk this earth and you do good deeds for people and you are loving and kind, those are the things that will show on your face—you will look more beautiful. Death is just the beginning of a wonderful world. And I tell myself, Ermias liked thrilling things. And now my son knows the mystery—the secret, rather, to the mystery of life."
She also spoke about how she has the perfect peace and strength and is hoping to lift up the spirits of Nipsey's fans and followers. She begs her son's fans not to remain "stuck and mourn". "He is great and now he is even greater as he has no bounds and no limits. His energy is everywhere. Please be encouraged. He did not look scary. He looked like a radiant, clean, beautiful, light being. Nothing negative."