Nipsey Hussle shooting: Emotional tributes pour in following Grammy-nominated rapper's death

Nipsey Hussle shooting: Emotional tributes pour in following Grammy-nominated rapper's death

In what could be described as a sad moment in the world of American music, international superstars have taken to their respective social media handles to mourn the untimely death of one of their own.

Social media went on frenzy after news broke on Sunday, March 31, that American rapper Ermias Davidson popularly known as Nipsey Hussle had been killed in a shooting that occurred outside his clothing store in Los Angeles.

According to reports by NBC News, the Grammy-nominated rapper was shot several times in the parking lot at Marathon Clothing in South Los Angeles at about 3:25pm and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Since the news of his death broke, thousands have taken to social media to mourn the death of the celebrated rapper. International music acts like Rihanna, Drake, John Legend and Wizkhalifa are some of those that have lamented his death online.

Sharing a post on popular micro blogging platform, Twitter, John Legend said : "RIP Nipsey. I just spent Thursday with him filming a video for a beautiful new song we created with Khaled. We filmed in Inglewood, close to where he grew up. He was so gifted, so proud of his home, so invested in his community. Utterly stunned that he's gone so soon."

See his post below:

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Rihanna reacting to the news shared a post saying : This doesn’t make any sense! My spirit is shaken by this! Dear God may His spirit Rest In Peace and May You grant divine comfort to all his loved ones! I’m so sorry this happened to you @nipseyhussle

See her post below:

See posts from Drake, Lebron James below:

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Fellow American rappers J.Cole, Chance Tha Rapper, Wiz Khalifa also paid their tributes to their colleague. See tweets below:

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A visit to the rappers Twitter timeline hints that he probably knew something was about to unfold, as his last tweet read thus: "Having strong enemies is a blessing."

May God comfort the family of the deceased.

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In other news, had previously gathered the report of popular Nollywood actress Biodun Okeowo, who had taken to social media to share the news of her mother’s passing. The Yoruba actress prayed the good lord to keep her mother safe and watch over her till they meet again. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better

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