Lauren London is paying tribute to her late boyfriend Nipsey Hussle.
Offering closure after nearly two weeks of impromptu tributes across the city, murdered Los Angeles rapper and entrepreneur Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom was celebrated with a three-hour memorial service at Staples Center on Thursday, featuring tributes, performances and eulogies from family and famous friends in front of a massive crowd at the 20,000-capacity venue.
After delivering a beautiful speech about the rapper’s life, the 34-year-old took to Instagram to reveal the life-like portrait of Nipsey Hussle that she has tattooed on her forearm.
Under his portrait are the words, “God will rise.” She captions the photo, “Real Love Never Dies. When you see me, you will always see him.”
In her touching speech at his celebration of life, the actress told the riveted audience about her undying love for the late 33-year-old and how he continues to be an inspiration to her.
“His soul was majestic. He was the strongest man that I ever knew, a gentle father, a patient leader, a divine light,” London shared. “We lost an incredible soul.”
Together, the pair share their son, Kross, who Lauren tearfully said, “probably won’t remember how much his dad loved him.”
Numerous celebrities and friends of the star are honoring the memory of the late rapper, who was fatally shot outside his clothing store in Los Angeles.
Snoop Dogg, the West Coast rap godfather who collaborated with Hussle several times, appeared visibly choked up as he talked of how often the MC was compared to him in his early years, and laughed when he remembered Hussle urging him to open up his own amusement park. “He had vision for me that I didn’t even have for myself,” he said.
Fellow artist The Game got a tattoo of the L.A. local on his chest the night before the memorial service, which he gave a preview of on his Instagram Story with the caption: “#LongLiveNip.”
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