Nipsey Hussle has died after being shot multiple times outside of his retail store, Marathon Clothing Company, in Los Angeles on Sunday (March 31), according to NBC News. The outlet reports that Nipsey died at a hospital after being shot earlier this evening. He was only 33.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that three people were shot at the store, which Nipsey operated after opening in 2017. Two other victims remain in serious condition, NBC reports. The assailant reportedly fled in a vehicle after the shooting.
Eerily, before the shooting, Nipsey tweeted a mysterious message on his Twitter account that reads, “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”
In the aftermath of Nipsey's death, artists from all corners of hip-hop have paid their respect to the rapper, who left his park with street-savvy lyrics and ambitious anthems for street dwellers with aspirations of being more. One of the first to pay their respects was Meek Mill.
"Broke me.... we really fighting for our lives against our own kind and really have to take risk and match the level of hatred that we are born in," Meek wrote in a tweet. "I’m tired, prayers for my brother and his family."