Nipsey Hussle’s Celebration of Life took place at the Staples Center, where 21,000 people have turned out to pay their respects.
Multiple celebrities have arrived to the event, including Anthony Hamilton, Marsha Ambrosius, Snoop Dogg, Jhene Aiko, YG, Big Boy, Stevie Wonder, and Minister Louis Farrakhan who all speak or perform during the ceremony.
The service was livestreamed to millions of viewers around the world.
Nipsey Hussle’s parents, Dawit Asghedom and Angelique Smith, spoke at his memorial service and remembered the “great man” that he was. Smith explained that she felt like something was different about Nipsey in recent months, stating, “All of a sudden Ermias started texting me, ‘Hey Mom. I love you. I’m just sending you some positive energy for your day. I hope that you have a beautiful day.’ I felt spiritually in my soul as if Ermias was going to leave. We had closure conversations through text messaging with one another. I think Ermias knew too. Because Ermias was doing things differently.”