As the messages on social media continued to pour in after it was confirmed that Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot on Sunday outside of his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles, there was an overwhelming focus on what he meant to his community.
Pusha-T took to Twitter to reflect on the Victory Lap rapper's death and made reference to his efforts towards building up the community around him. "We have done @NipseyHussle wrong," Pusha wrote on the social media platform. "[H]e was sharing his purest self, his vision, and traits from his heritage with all of us: empowerment and a sense of community, something that many of us don’t have. White supremacy at its finest couldn’t have done something this terrible."
Nipsey was an investor in Vector90, a co-working space located in South Central which gave the youth in the community an opportunity to receive a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education. His vision for the program was to provide a "bridge between Silicon Valley and the inner city." Hussle also had plans of expanding Vector90 to other cities.