Kendrick Lamar, Nas, J. Cole & More React to the Death of Nipsey Hussle

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Hip-hop community is in mourning

Rapper and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle was killed in a shooting in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles on Sunday, March 31st. The store is located minutes away from Crenshaw, the neighborhood he grew up.

READ: After A Decade of Grinding, 2018 Was Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap

Nipsey, who was one of three people who got shot, was only 33 at the time of his death. He was young, but it’s clear that the rapper left a huge impact on hip-hop and the Los Angeles community. Moments after NBC News announced that Nipsey didn’t survive the shooting, members of the hip-hop community started to send their condolences online. Everyone from Lupe Fiasco to Chance The Rapper to Pharrell sent their love to the slain rapper.

Scroll down to see their reaction below.

Chance The Rapper



Issa Rae

21 Savage

Meek Mill



9th Wonder






Chuck Inglish




Lupe Fiasco





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The city is hurting for real! Lauren I am so so so so so sorry!!! ❤️ RIP NIPSEY 🙏🏽

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LaKeith Stanfield


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Rest. We need self love.

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LeBron James

Talib Kweli

Freddie Gibbs


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Til we meet again my brother….Rest Peacefully….we all lost today. 😢

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Big Boi


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Fat Joe


Bun B

Swizz Beats


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I’m truly hurt this was one of the good guys ! Sending blessings and love to his family 🙏🏽

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Jay Rock

Styles P

Snoop Dogg


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Prayers to @laurenlondon and her family 💙🙏🏽

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Ava DuVernay



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We are at a great loss today. This hurts. Straight to the point. It’s dangerous to be an MC. Dangerous to be a b-ball player. It’s dangerous to have money. Dangerous To Be A Black Man. So much hatred. We live like our brothers and sisters in third world countries live. Right in America. Decisions we make about our own life be based on decisions cuz we might not live. Its so deep rooted. It’s not a easy fix. Hard to fix anything when kids are still living in poverty. I ain’t shutting up though, Nipsey is a True voice. He will never be silenced. He still is A stand up General for the People who never left his people. He is Loved by the people. Prayers for his family. Let’s keep pushing Truth for The Man. Love You King Nipsey Hussle/ Ermias Asghedom Respectfully, Nasir Jones

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J. Cole


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Rolled down my window 12 years ago on Crenshaw & Slauson as you handed me your demo & said “Chuck, don’t frisbee my shit homie… give a young nigga a ear”. From that day to letting you open up for me on tour & us going around the world together, creating a bond & watching your growth to today…… Murdered my friend in front of his own store on a Sunday at that !!! After just talking to you on the phone just last night about the Dr. Sebi documentary, family, the kids & how we were both bout to f&$k the summer up with this music, the world loses a true king. A man that was truly about everything he spoke & stood up for all that he believed in. I keep seeing your name in these headlines bro, but it seems unreal to me…. like, I just cannot believe you gone !!!! I love you….. I’m really broken & saddened by the fact they did this to you SMMFH !!!!! I can only imagine what your family is going through right now… This was not how your life on earth was supposed to end !!!!!!!! They don’t even make friends like you no more…… @nipseyhussle 🙏🏾 & in LA, at his own store ?!?!? A store & business he put there for his people ?!?!? Los Angeles, how we let this happen ?!?!?!?!? I’m ashamed of you right now !!!!! Can’t even live out ya whole life in this city no more… this shit right here is just krazy to me !!!!!!!!!!!! #RestInPeaceNip can’t even fuckin believe it’s actually your name attached to all these REST IN PEACE posts !!!!! SMFH

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Joe Budden

Vince Staples



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💔 @nipseyhussle

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Kendrick Lamar


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@KendrickLamar pays tribute to Nipsey Hussle at Lollaplaooza Argentina. 🕊 🙏🏾

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