After three years, Nipsey Hussle was posthumously honored Monday (August 15) with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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The Walk of Fame ceremony took place on what would have been his 37th birthday. The late rapper’s partner Lauren London, his father, mother, and grandmother were all in attendance. In addition to YG, Roddy Ricch, Russell Westbrook and Isaiah Thomas. "I think I speak for the entire city of LA when I say that we've always known Hussle was destined for greatness," London said in a speech. "This moment only amplifies this for us. Nip would've been honored by this moment."
Also during the ceremony, Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson announced that August 15 would now be known as Nipsey Hussle Day. "Nipsey Hussle was more than just a creative genius, he was committed to helping his community through savvy business moves and charitable contributions," Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, said in a statement.
Born Airmiess Joseph Asghedom, Nipsey Hussle was a GRAMMY-nominated rapper, entrepreneur and philanthropist who was fatally shot in 2019 outside his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles. Last month, Los Angeles County jurors found Eric Holder Jr. guilty of the first-degree murder of Hussle.