LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Drivers were warned to avoid a large swath of Los Angeles ahead of Nipsey Hussle’s memorial at Staples Center Thursday.
Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, will be buried at Forest Lawn cemetery.
The 33-year-old Grammy-nominated rapper was shot and killed in front of his clothing store on March 31. His murder sent shock waves through the music industry and the South LA community, which he had been investing in the form of his clothing store, an apartment building for low-income families and a barbershop. The day after he died, he had also been scheduled to meet with LAPD officials to discuss ways to end gang violence.
A gang member, Eric Holder, has been charged with Hussle’s murder. Police say Holder shot Hussle over a personal dispute.