On Monday, the late Nipsey Hussle was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in his native Los Angeles. That day would have been his 37th birthday.
Several celebrities and friends of the slain rapper came out for the emotional celebration, including Russell Westbrook, Big Boy, Isaiah Thomas, Roddy Ricch, and YG. Hussle’s life partner Lauren London and the rest of the Hussle family were in attendance. London delivered a heartfelt speech as the first guest speaker at the ceremony.
“I think I speak for the entire city of L.A. when I say that we’ve always known Hussle was destined for greatness,” actress Lauren London, Hussle’s longtime girlfriend, said at the ceremonies, per NBC4. “This moment only amplifies that for us. Nip would’ve been honored by this moment.”
London told those gathered, “I think he would want everyone to remember that you can’t get to what’s possible unless you commit to moving forward. That doesn’t mean forgetting where you come from, but it requires acknowledging the reality you were born into and the power you have to change that reality for the better. So whenever you’re in the City of Angels and you see this star, I hope it encourages you to break away from whatever might be holding you back and for you to run your marathon until God says that it’s finished.”
In addition to the Hollywood Walk of Fame star, the Grammy Award-winning artist will be honored with an L.A. metro station. According to the Los Angeles Times, the new Hyde Park Station is located between the intersections of Crenshaw Boulevard with Slauson Avenue and 59th Street near the late rapper’s The Marathon Clothing store