While speaking with the LA Times, his longtime love, Lauren London, vowed to "represent for my king" after his death. Hussle, real name Ermias Asghedom, died on March 31 after he was shot in front of his clothing store, Marathon Clothing, in Los Angeles. Two others were shot as well, but survived.
"He was a protector and wanted us to be our best at all times," London said. "He was a truth seeker and truth speaker."
"I'm going to keep my head high and always represent for my king to the fullest," she added. "He loved his kids. He was a family man. His family came first."
Hussle, who started dating London in 2013, welcomed a child with her in 2016. He was also father to a 7-year-old daughter, Emani, with ex Tanisha Asghedom, while London shares 9-year-old son Kameron with ex Lil Wayne.
The rapper's mother, Angelique Smith, spoke out about his death in a video posted to Facebook on Thursday. "I have perfect peace and I have strength, and I want to lift you up. Please do not stay down, do not stay stuck, do not mourn, because Nipsey is The Great."
"He is The Great, and now he is even greater, because he has no bounds and no limits," she continued. "His energy is everywhere. He's there with you now, and he's here with me now."
Hussle is also being remembered by his community, as South Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson announced on Thursday that the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Slauson Avenue would be named Ermias "Nipsey Hussle" Asghedom Square. A petition to have the intersection named in his honor circulated online shortly after his death, with over 500,000 signatures to date.
Eric Holder, Hussle's alleged shooter, has been apprehended and charged with murder and attempted murder. He pleaded not guilty during his arraignment last week.