Barack Obama Pays Tribute to Nipsey Hussle
The former president wrote a letter in honor of the late rapper to pay the tribute.
It was read by hip-hop executive Karen Civil during Thursday’s memorial service.
” I’d never met Nipsey Hussle, butI’d heard some of his music through my daughters, and after his passing, I had the chance to learn more about his transformation and his community work. While most folks look at the Crenshaw neighborhood where he grew up and see only gangs, bullets and despair, Nipsey saw potential. He saw hope. He saw a community that, even through its’ flaws, taught him to always keep going. His choice to invest in that community rather than ignore it — to build a skills training center and a co-working space in Crenshaw; to lift up the Eritrean-American community; to set an example for young people to follow — is a legacy worthy of celebration. I hope his memory inspires more good work in Crenshaw and communities like it.”
” Michelle and I send our sympathies to Lauren, Emani, Kross, and the entire Asghedom family and to all those who loved Nipsey.” Sincerely Barack Obama