Beyonce leads tributes to rapper Nipsey Hussle as he dies aged 33

Snoop Dogg added that Nipsey was ‘gone too soon’ and Bruno Mars described the star as ‘extremely talented’ and an ‘absolute gentleman.’

Devastated fans held a vigil for the rapper at the site of the shooting – his clothing store in Crenshaw where he had actually bought the entire plaza and was planning to turn his store into a flagship, along with building a six-storey residential building.

Nipsey rose to fame through his mixtapes, including The Marathon and Crenshaw – which he sold for $100 each and Jay Z had bought 100 copies.

He was well respected in the rap community and released 10 mixtapes before his debut album, Victory Lap, in February 2018.

The album earned Nipsey a best rap album nod at the Grammys 2019 but he lost out to Cardi B’s Invasion Of Privacy.

Nipsey is survived by two children, Emani and Kross, and was in a longtime relationship with actress Lauren London at the time of his death.

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