LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The intersection of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard has a new name.
The Los Angeles City Council adjourned its regular meeting Friday in memory of Nipsey Hussle after approving a motion to rename the South L.A. intersection of in honor of the slain rapper.READ MORE: Officials On Rescue Mission To Free Whales Caught Up In Buoy, Rope
City Councilman Marqueece Harris Dawson introduced the motion to rename the Crenshaw-Slauson intersection as “Ermias ‘Nipsey Hussle’ Asghedom Square.”
The motion to rename the intersection was prompted by a Change.org petition that got nearly 500,000 signatures.READ MORE: Debate Over Potential Use Of Vaccine Passports Heating Up
Fans of the performer filled the chamber Friday and expressed their support for the motion, as members Hussle’s familyincluding his father, Dawit Asghedom, looked on.
The intersection is the closest to The Marathon Clothing store, where the 33-year-old Grammy-nominated rapper was shot to death in the parking lot on March 31.MORE NEWS: P-22 Mountain Lion To Be Featured In Nature Mural In Watts
The rapper was buried at Forest Lawn Hollywood Friday in a private ceremony.