The rapper, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was shot and killed on March 31 in front of his clothing store, Marathon Clothing, in Los Angeles. He was 33.
A week and a half later, Hussle's family, famous friends and fans convened at Staples Center in Los Angeles to give him a sendoff to remember. Speakers like his longtime love, Lauren London, and her son, Cameron, brought the audience to tears, while a letter from former president Barack Obama had fans feeling like Hussle was finally getting the respect he deserved after his years of service to his Los Angeles community.
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While speaking with ET ahead of Hussle's memorial, Romeo Miller said, "Sadly, we live in a world where a lot of good people, the people who deserve the roses, they don't get them while they're here. That's why it's a hard time for everybody."
"He was a rapper who had a purpose. He wasn't just rapping to make music, he had a purpose," Miller said of Hussle, who was like a "brother" to him with all his work with his father, Master P. "We're not looking at this as devastation. Nipsey, he's living forever. Legends don't die."
"This is a real soldier that the world is going to miss," Master P added. "But the world is going to feel the joy forever."
See more from Hussle's memorial service in the video below.