Nipsey Hussle will be posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it’s been revealed.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced on Wednesday (August 10) that a ceremony celebrating the late Crenshaw rapper is set to take place on what would have been his 37th birthday (August 15).
The Walk of Fame ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. PT while Nipsey Hussle joins NFL legend Michael Strahan, actor Michael B. Jordan, the Black Eyed Peas and more as part of the 2022 class.
Nipsey Hussle will receive a Star on the Walk Of Fame on August 15TH (His 37th Birthday) @ 10am PST ? ? pic.twitter.com/UFMhboi6F3
— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) August 10, 2022
Hussle was tragically shot and killed on March 31, 2019 in front of his Marathon Clothing store. Nip’s killer, Eric Holder, was convicted by a grand jury on first-degree murder charges in July. Experts believe he could be sentenced to life behind bars with parole.
The Hollywood star isn’t the only place Nipsey’s legacy will be cemented in California. L.A.’s Metro Rail recently announced that a brand new station will be named after the late rapper.
The station will serve the Hyde Park K Line and is located in Nipsey Hussle Square. It’s one of eight stops along the route that goes through some of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Angeles and Inglewood.
“From Slauson and all the way to Vernon, you will see world-class pieces of art, celebrating the history and the legacy of African American people,” Los Angeles Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson said. “Everybody who comes to L.A. and rides the train out of the airport is gonna see it. Is that alright?”
Meanwhile, Lauren London has recalled receiving a pep talk from Diddy before she spoke at Nipsey Hussle’s funeral.
“Somebody pulled me aside,” the late rapper’s baby mother said. “Puff, Puff pulled me aside and was like, ‘Look, Boog, you have showed everybody what it looks like to hold a man down and to love him. Now show them what it looks like when it all crumbles. That’s your responsibility.'”
“I just felt like it was surreal,” she said of the funeral overall. “I can honestly say God was carrying me through that cause I didn’t even want to get dressed. I was going to wear sweats.”