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Our law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Nipsey Hussle has died. He was 33 years old. He’s survived by his two children and his girlfriend,
Lauren London, with whom he just had a child in 2016. He and Lauren just did a “Couples Quiz” for GQ, which got released a few days ago.
4:32 PM PT — Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … 3 people were shot at Nipsey’s store, and one of those people just died at the hospital. It’s unclear if that person is Nipsey. We’re being told that one man fled in a vehicle after the shooting. update_grey_gray_barNipsey Hussle was just shot in LA … TMZ has learned.
Multiple sources tell us the rapper was gunned down Sunday in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, south of the Crenshaw area. We’re told he was at his clothing company called the Marathon Store. He opened the place back in 2017.
His condition is unknown at this point, but eyewitnesses say they heard multiple shots fired. Police and paramedics have swarmed the area and taped off the crime scene.
Nipsey appears to have been receiving CPR on the scene as well. Videos are circulating showing him receiving CPR from an EMT, who’s doing chest compressions.
Even crazier … Nipsey appears to have tweeted right before the shooting, and alluded to “enemies.” He wrote, “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”
Nipsey — who’s from the Crenshaw area of LA — is said to have ties to the Crips. That hasn’t stopped him from working with artists who have rival gang affiliations … he’s made music with both YG and The Game — both of whom have been tied to Bloods.
Nipsey has also worked with other huge names in the industry, like Drake, Childish Gambino, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Young Thug, Snoop Dogg, Ne-Yo, Kirko Bangz, Dom Kennedy, Tyga, Jadakiss, Chamillionaire and many, many others.
He’s released multiple mixtapes over the course of his 10-plus year career but just dropped his first studio album last year. It’s called “Victory Lap” … which got him a Grammy nod for Best Rap Album just a month ago. Nipsey lost out to Cardi B at the award show.
Nipsey’s mixtapes date back to to 2005. He dropped 10 projects independently before releasing his debut album, which was distributed through his own record label, All Money In, and Atlantic Records.
Despite being a polished rapper, Nipsey was no stranger to the streets. He got roped into a brawl out in West Hollywood back in December of 2018 … which turned out to be a case of mistaken identity.
This isn’t the first time trouble has descended onto Nipsey’s store either. Gunfire erupted there back in September of 2018, but no one was shot then. Nipsey was not at the store that time.