- Publish Date
- Monday, 1 April 2019, 2:11PM
The world has poured out in grief following the death of rapper Nipsey Hussle.
Nipsey was fatally shot today outside his Marathon clothing store in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, NBC News reports. Hussle was standing outside of his store with a crowd of people when someone opened fire, killing Hussle and wounding two others. The rapper was 33 years old.
The music community has sent and outpouring of support and sadness following the shooting.
Drake posted to his Instagram to share his message of sadness, saying that his energy is at a low after hearing the news.
US comedian Kevin Hart also posted a message dedicated to the rapper, sharing a photo of the pair to his Instagram account and saying "real emotions and feelings right now".
Fellow rappers including 2Chainz, Rich the Kid, Ludacris and Snoop Dogg have also posted messages about Nipsey's death.
Artists Rihanna and Miguel have also shared their love for Nipsey and his music, taking to social media to share messages. Rihanna said that "This doesn’t make any sense! My spirit is shaken by this!". Miguel said that he was shocked and heartbroken at the death of the rapper, the same age as him.
Footage has been shared of outside the store where Nipsey was shot, showing a police cordon and a group of people crowding around.
More recently, Nipsey was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Album for 2019 as an up and coming artist.