Who was rapper Nipsey Hussle, what was his cause of death, and what happened at his funeral?

RAPPER Nipsey Hussle was killed at just 33 years old.

We take a look at his career in the spotlight before his life was tragically cut short.

Who was rapper Nipsey Hussle?

Nipsey Hussle, 33, real name Ermias Davidson Asghedom, was born on August 15, 1985, in Los Angeles, California.

In 2005, he released his debut mixtape, Slauson Boy Vol. 1, which became the name of his record label.

A few years later, in 2008, Nipsey signed with Cinematic Music Group and Epic Records.

That year he released two mixtapes titled Bullets Ain’t Got No Name, Vol. 1 and Bullets Ain’t Got No Name, Vol. 2.

In 2009 the rapper released his debut single Hussle in the House, as well as a third mixtape titled Bullets Ain’t Got No Name, Vol. 3.

In February 2018, he released his studio album, Victory Lap, which reached No85 in the UK charts.

In 2019 he was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.

What was Nipsey's cause of death?

Nipsey was shot dead on March 31, 2019.

The shooting, outside his Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles, came just hours after Hussle wrote about having "strong enemies" on Twitter.

An LAPD statement on Twitter said: "At approximately 3:20pm (11:20BST) there was a shooting reported in the area of Slauson Ave and Crenshaw Blvd.

"3 victims were transported to a local hospital where one was pronounced deceased."

They later added: " The suspect in the shooting is described as a male black & LAPD South Bureau Homicide is conducting an investigation to locate him and anyone else involved."

His funeral took place on Thursday, April 11, 2019, and was almost smeared by an apparent drive-by shooting.

Los Angeles police said a woman and three men, between the ages of 30 and 50, were attacked during the rapper's funeral procession.

Did Nipsey have children?

Nipsey and actress Lauren London began dating in 2013.

They welcomed their first child together on August 31, 2016.

Lauren has children from a previous relationship with fellow rapper Lil Wayne, while Nipsey has a daughter from a previous relationship called Emani.

What was Nipsey's net worth?

At the time of his death Nipsey had a net worth of $8million (£6.1 million).

Although Nipsey is known for his rapping, he also earned money outside of performing.

One of his income streams came from his work as an actor and had 10 acting credits to his name.

He also made money through his clothing business.

TMZ reported that the late rapper's children, Emani and Kross, are expected to inherit $1 million each when they are of age.

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