Lauren London honored her late partner Nipsey Hussle on Wednesday (March 31), on the second anniversary of the rapper’s fatal shooting.
She shared an old picture of Hussle (real name Ermias Asghedom) on her Instagram along with a short letter signed by “Your Boogie,” his nickname for his longtime girlfriend.
“The Day Of Ermias’ transition changed the course of my life forever. 2 years, and it feels like yesterday and eternity all at the same time. Grief and Healing have been constant companions on this journey,” she wrote. “In Honor of His life and demonstration… May all of Heaven exalt Your name for all You did on Earth and beyond. Brave and Beloved Soul, Ermias. You are missed deeply. You are loved immensely. You will forever be. I love you eternally. Your Boogie.”
London later shared a side-by-side comparison on her IG Story of Hussle, their 4-year-old son Kross and London in the same pose with their right fist raised up in the air.
Rapsody, Teyana Taylor, Fat Joe, Snoh Aalegra and more artists sent up prayers and blue heart emojis in the comments section. Meek Mill, who penned a musical “Letter to Nipsey,” featuring Roddy Ricch, during the all-star 2020 Grammy Awards tribute to the fallen MC, shared an old photo of him with Nip on his own Instagram, writing, “REST IN POWER @nipseyhussle.”
Hussle died March 21, 2019, after being shot outside his Marathon Clothing store in LA, on the infamous corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue that Neighborhood Nip occupied. He was 33.
“What It Feels Like,” his posthumous collaboration with Jay-Z that was featured on the Judas and the Black Messiah soundtrack, peaked at No. 51 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February, earning Hussle his third-highest-charting hit on the tally.
Last month also marked the release of THE MARATHON Live Visual Album, which creative design company OkiDoki with Hussle’s family and The Marathon Clothing crew put together to honor the 10th anniversary of his pivotal THE MARATHON 2010 mixtape. The live digital experience is told through visuals of Nip’s silver 2010 Mercedes Benz SL550 convertible, cruising to Los Angeles landmarks that helped shape the man he’d become, with the mixtape playing through his black iPod 4.