Taking to Instagram on Tuesday (August 15), the actress shared a short but sweet message on Nip’s special day.
“Honoring the day you blessed the Earth with your presence. Forever more,” she wrote with his signature blue heart and checkered flag emoji. “I love you.”
You can view the post below.
Nipsey Hussle’s killer, Eric Holder Jr., was sentenced to 60 years to life in prison by a Los Angeles judge in February, eight months after being convicted for gunning down the rapper.
Holder, 33, was allegedly angered by Nipsey accusing him of being a snitch during a brief conversation outside his South L.A. clothing store. He returned moments later with a pair of weapons and unloaded at least 10 shots into the Crenshaw rapper, fatally wounding him.
Nipsey and Lauren London share a six-year-old son together named Kross, who was born in 2016, roughly three years after the couple started dating.
“I also don’t want to give a misconception that I’m at peace and I’m walking around on a cloud,” London told PEOPLE earlier this year while reflecting on her partner’s death.
“I have to wake up with the intention of this every day because there are days I don’t want to, and I’m like angry about it. And that’s what healing is. It is up and down, side to side, all over the place. You know what I mean? And with each new level, there’s something else.”
Meanwhile, Neighborhood Nip’s artistry is still being utilized as a soundtrack for other pieces of inspirational content. In June, the late rapper’s 2018 hit “Grinding All My Life” was featured prominently in Peacock’s Shooting Stars film – showing the origin story of how LeBron James led Akron’s St. Vincent-St. Mary High School to a winning record and a State Championship in 2003.
Shooting Stars features actors Marquis “Mookie” Cook, Caleb McLaughlin, Avery S. Wills, Jr., Khalil Everage, Sterling “Scoot” Henderson, Dermot Mulroney and Wood Harris.
The film is directed by Chris Robinson and produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter entertainment and production entity Springhill Company.