Sudden and tragic death of American rapper Ermias Davidson Ashedom, popularly known by his stage name Nipsey Hussle, has left everyone in a state of shock. Musicians and other artists came out in full force to mourn the sudden loss of the rapper.
Fellow artists including Drake, Rihanna, Michael B. Jordan, Pharrell Williams, and Jada Pinkett Smith, among many others, took to their social media accounts to mourn the loss of the artist.
The God's Plan rapper posted a close-up photo of the late artist and grieved about his sudden death. Drake wrote that he saw Hussle "as a man of respect and a don," and also revealed that the two had planned to do a song together this summer.
He wrote, "Fuck. My whole energy is just at a low right now hearing this. We just linked for the first time in years and said we were gonna do a new song this summer cause it had been too long. You were having the best run and I was so happy watching from distance fam nobody ever talks down on your name you were a real one to your people and to the rest of us. I'm only doing this here cause I want the world to know I saw you as a man of respect and a don. Rest easy my g."
Rihanna shared similar words and posted a photo on her Twitter handle of Hussle with his daughter Emani Asghedom, who accompanied him to the 2019 Grammys as well as a picture of Hussle and his girlfriend Lauren London.
"This doesn't make any sense! My spirit is shaken by this! Dear God may His spirit Rest In Peace and May You grant divine comfort to all his loved ones! I'm so sorry this happened to you @nipseyhussle," she wrote.
Jada Pinkett Smith wrote some eloquent words. "Rest in Love Nipsey. I am an admirer of your wisdom which will now be part of your legacy. My heart bleeds for all those who love him. Stay strong @laurenlondon. He's an angel on your shoulder now," she wrote alongside a picture of the rapper on her Instagram account.
Michael B Jordan also mourned Hussle's death on his Instagram account. He wrote, "Just spoke to you, always kept it 1000. Always was real. You're a Rest up young KING. RIP Nipsey."
Fellow rapper Pharrell Williams wrote, "You were about something..positive and for your community in every chance you had to speak..and because of that You inspired millions..millions who will uphold your legacy forever. rest amongst the stars."
Many other stars including Issa Rae, LeBron James, Meek Mill, Chris Paul, Offset, among others expressed their shock and sadness over Hussle's death.
Hussle was shot dead outside his store in Los Angeles. According to a report by Los Angeles Times as cited by Variety, the 33-year-old rapper was shot multiple times outside his store situated in Hyde Park neighborhood, LA. He was then transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The incident took place outside the Marathon Clothing Company, which he opened in 2017.
After releasing multiple mixtapes, Ashedom dropped his first official album Victory Lap last year, for which was nominated for best rap album at the Grammy Awards.
He has a child with American actor Lauren London.