Fans, friends and family of Nipsey Hussle paid their respects at the rapper, entrepreneur and community activist's funeral in Los Angeles, Thursday.
The gathering started at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, where fans of the slain rapper and activist gathered before starting a 25 miles (40 km) route, nicknamed as the Victory Lap, through the most important parts of the city for the... Еще Nipsey Hussle.
Thousands of fans waited for the arrival of the hearse outside Nipsey's 'Marathon' clothing store on Slauson Avenue in central Los Angeles. As the day went on, more and more people showed up.
The Victory Lap ended at the Angelus Funeral home around 19:45 (11:45 GMT) before the funeral service started.
«As a parent, Nipsey for me means having an MLK for my son, a Malcolm for my son, and someone for him to look up to from our generation. And I appreciate him and I thank him for all he's done for our community,» stated one mourner, Ayesha Muhammad.
Nipsey Hussle was shot outside of his store on March 31, allegedly by Eric Holder, a man who had a confrontation with Hussle earlier on the same day.