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Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle shot dead outside his LA clothing store

The 33-year-old was gunned down just hours after tweeting “having strong enemies is a blessing”. The suspect remains at large.

Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle shot dead outside his LA clothing store

(Photo: AFP / Getty Images North America / Matt Winkelmeyer)

Rapper Nipsey Hussle died after being shot multiple times outside his clothing store in South Los Angeles on Monday morning (Apr 1 Singapore time), reported NBC News. He was 33.

The Grammy-nominated rapper was killed in a shooting outside his clothing store, Marathon Clothing, reported NBC News. Two other men were shot, and a suspect remains at large.

Nipsey Hussle (right) and Jay-Z attend the PUMA x Nipsey Hussle 2019 Grammy Nomination Party on Jan 16, 2019. (Photo: AFP / Getty Images North America / Vivien Killilea)

Hussle, born Ermias Ashgedom, had tweeted just hours prior, saying “having strong enemies is a blessing.”

Videos have since surfaced of Hussle receiving CPR on the scene and he was pronounced dead after being transported to a hospital, reported The Daily Mail.

Celebrities have taken to social media to mourn his death.

Hussle is survived by his two-year-old son Kross and his wife Lauren London, as well as a daughter Emani from a prior relationship. 

(Photo: Instagram/@nipseyhussle)

His record Victory Lap lost the best rap album trophy to Cardi B at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in February earlier this year.

Source: CNA/jv

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