On Thursday, April 12, thousands tuned in to watch Nipsey Hussle’s Celebration of Life memorial service, before the late rapper was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Nipsey’s family, friends, and collaborators, along with some of music’s biggest names, gathered to pay their respects to the rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Everyone from YG to Stevie Wonder took the stage to remember the father of two, and President Obama wrote a letter that was shared during the service.
Perhaps no words were more impactful, though, than those from Nip’s mother, Angelique Smith, and his longtime partner, Lauren London. Both women have displayed extraordinary grace in the aftermath of his death, and the former reminded us that everyone affected by Nip’s death will get through this: “I have perfect peace. I'm happy. I am complete. I am strong. And if I can feel this way, so can you.” Rest in peace, Nipsey.
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