Sunday, May 19, 2024

Rapper Nipsey Hussle, 33, Shot Dead in Front of His L.A. Clothing Store After Tweeting “Having strong enemies is a blessing”


Rapper Nipsey Hussle, age 33, is dead. Ermias Davidson Asghedom was shot dead in front his clothing store in South Los Angeles. A short time before, he Tweeted: “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”

Evidently, not.

Asghedom picked his name as a twist on Nipsey Russell, the late great comic. But there’s no laughing here. Russell was long time gang member. He was also a Grammy nominee, for what that’s worth.

He had a child with actress Lauren London. Before Nipsey, she dated Lil Wayne, who’s spent a lot of time in jail.

And the beats go on.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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