Mourners, family of Nipsey Hussle gather for grand memorial service in LA

The slain rapper's mother, Angelique Smith, issued a touching video honoring him.
2:26 | 04/11/19

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A lot's happening today today is the memorial for hip hop artists Nixie hustle at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and it's still very hard to believe that he was gunned down in front of his store almost two weeks ago but he was loved and very much respected in. Everyone is in mourning but his own mother Angelique Smith provided some words of strength and encouragement so take a listen. Please do not stay. Damn close NASA agents none of them are still none more. He admits he is. Great he is that going to be key is that the Clinton eight. And now he's even called radar since he in his he has no bounds and no limits to energy it. Everywhere. Can you imagine I mean what stirring so. Wanna go to remain approved who is outside of the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Remain hack can you give us an idea of the scene there now are people arriving what's it like. Hey candy Agnes and guests are you began arriving at a you can see them behind me making their way into this Staples Center. And Nancy hustles family just showed up there still pulling in actually can't really see them behind the barricades. Again a powerful message by his mother yesterday and they just pulled up a little while ago the event isn't starting for a couple hours but. Tickets to this event free tickets for fans family and friends sold out in minutes and we're not sure exactly how many tickets were sold but this venue holds 21000. That's a lot of people coming to pay their respects for the Grammy nominated rapper and again here a lot of security here the city really showing out. A lot of respect for him on my drive over here this morning several billboards honoring him with wresting power and pictures of hand. Bringing attention to the memorial service here today so again this city just really showing their love and respect for where and if the house today. And do we have any idea. Who's going to be in attendance like who's going to be performing at this memorial. So far they've only sad R&B singer Anthony Hamilton will be performing but among other celebrities so we'll keep you posted on. On who we see as they starter rising. All right remain thank you so much we're going to be watching it's at 1 PM eastern time correct. You know. Irate I mean a thank you.

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