"I need you I need you please let me hold you again. You are my baby. To the world you are the strongest man and to me you are the most vulnerable innocent child," Smith wrote in the post's caption. "You gave me so much insight. We will talk every second of everyday and I am here to carry out your vision. Ermias God Will Rise. I love you forever and I will cry forever. You are my lifeline as long as I am here you are too."
Earlier in the day, Nipsey's longtime girlfriend Lauren London also took to IG to mourn. "I am completely lost," she wrote. "I’ve lost my best friend, my sanctuary my protector my soul ... I’m lost without you. We are lost without you babe. I have no words." Nipsey and London have a child together named Kross. He was born in 2016.
Nipsey was fatally shot outside of his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 31. 29-year-old Eric Holder, the suspected gunman, was apprehended by police on Tuesday. "Mr. Holder walked up on multiple occasions and engaged in a conversation with Nipsey and the others that were there," LAPD Chief Michel Moore said. "He left and subsequently came back armed with a handgun, and purposefully and repeatedly fired, striking and killing Nipsey Hussle."