Transcript for Thousands attend Nipsey Hussle's funeral at Staples Center in Los Angeles
Thousands in attendance at the public memorial service for hip hop artist Nixie hustle. Who was shot and killed eleven days ago. The 33 year old fossil expert means the army had asked it of fatally shot last month long standing outside including scores. I'm not known trial raised. Apostle of an outspoken advocate for anti gang violence he was murdered one day before he was scheduled to meet with police about crime and violence in the city's. Stressed. Today family friends and fans gather to honor the Grammy nominees life. Swear to god. Everything he's sitting in the music was who we woes in. His mother Angelique Smith's heartbreaking tribute I have the studio. Again. I'm just happy. And ready. To Wear. Former President Obama sending a letter to hustles family while most folks look at the Crenshaw neighborhood where he grew up in only see gains bullets and despair. Nixie saw potential. The atmosphere and staples anymore like at a concert and memorial event a celebration of Brussels light. Duty free rest. The ceremony going on right behind me. Fans who couldn't get tickets to the event can still line up along the 25 mile funeral procession route that'll get here at the Staples Center the past couple storefront. At the funeral home running at an event ABC news Los Angeles.
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