Hollywood, CA–Los Angeles rapper and businessman Nipsey Hussle was honored with a star on the Hollywood walk of fame today, on what would have been his 37th birthday.
Nipsey Hussle was dedicated the 2,729 star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
Chairman of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Lupita Sanchez Cornejo, was the Master of Ceremony, with Nipsey Hussle’s sister Samantha Smith, Grandmother Margaret Boutte and actress Lauren London as speakers.
Nipsey Hussle’s sister Samantha called the moment bittersweet, but also said that proud would be an understatement.
“Our conversations felt like church and every experience I had with you was love. You demonstrated to the family and to the world what it means to be a true leader, a hero and your dedication, hard work and patience prevailed.”Samantha Smith
“You poured into me from day one, and I’ve always been so amazed and impressed at the example that you set. I feel so blessed and grateful to call you my brother.
We love you Ermias. We carry your words, energy and love with us into everything we do everyday. Happiest birthdays and congratulations to the utmost deserving.”Samantha Smith
His father Dawit, brother Samiel and 5-year old son Kross were also present–along with many of his longtime friends and those on his All$In label.
Compton rapper YG, basketball stars Isiah Thomas, Russell Westbroook as well as Karen Civil also showed support.
“Nipsey was the love of my life, always very respectful. I miss him, but I look at his pictures and remember all the wonderful times we had together. I thank my daughter for blessing me with Nipsey. I love you and I miss you but you are close at heart always.”Margaret Boutte
Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame called Nipsey Hussle “more than a creative genius,” and said he was committed to helping his community through savvy business moves and charitable contributions.
“We’re honored to unveil his star on what would have been his 37th birthday.”Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame
“I think he would want everyone to remember that you can’t get to what’s possible, without a commitment 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.”Lauren London
Photos: Instagram | Video: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce