The world looked on in horror last year, as talented rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot outside his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles. Hussle was seen as having so much potential that his loss was a true tragedy.
And last night at the Grammy's, Hussle was posthumously honored with his first-ever win. His family took to the stage to accept his award and to ensure his message lives on.
Nipsey Hussle was a hugely talented musician and an important activist.
At age 14, Hussle became involved in gangs.
But Hussle turned his life around.
Hussle then began creating music.
From there, Hussle's career went from strength to strength.
But music wasn't Hussle's only interest.
And he wasn't just interested in raising himself up.
Hussle had also achieved success in his personal life.
But Hussle's story had a tragic ending.
Hussle was shot at least 10 times.
via: Twitter2 other victims were injured in the attack, and Hussle was pronounced dead at 3:55. He was just 35 years old.
His murderer was Eric Ronald Holder Jr.
via: TwitterThe motive of the murder is not yet fully known, with police suspecting it was a personal vendetta.
The loss hit the community hard.
via: TwitterA memorial service at the Staples Center was held on April 11th with tickets free of charge.
Even Barack Obama paid tribute.
Thank you to @BarackObama for sending this letter for me to read celebrating @NipseyHussle’s life & legacy. 🏁 https://t.co/qwEjjb6O9d— Karen Civil (@Karen Civil)1555006694.0
His legacy has certainly lived on.
via: TwitterAnd nowhere was this more apparent than at last night's 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.
London walked the red carpet in his honor.
via: TwitterAnd looked absolutely stunning while doing it.
And that wasn't all.
via: TwitterOther members of Hussle's family were also in attendance.
Hussle's "Rocks in the Middle" won the award for Best Rap Performance.
Lauren London, Samantha, Blacc Sam, His grandmother accepts Nipsey Hussle award on his behalf at the 2020 Grammys.… https://t.co/OsKrdI257F— 🧞♀️ (@🧞♀️)1580080190.0
London really did him proud.
"Let's love each other. Let's love our families. Let's hold each other tight." - @johnlegend @djkhaled and the late… https://t.co/emCGGtOPNL— AC (@AC)1580098294.0
Hussle also won the award for the Best Rap/Sung Performance award for "Higher" with DJ Khaled and John Legend.
Let’s lift up @NipseyHussle's legacy. #GRAMMYs https://t.co/bb9po7EcKx— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@Recording Academy / GRAMMYs)1580097873.0