Jhene Aiko said that she’s postponing releasing new music out of respect for Nipsey Hussle.
Yesterday (Apr. 8), a fan asked the “Sativa” singer, “Girl can we get some music?” on Instagram. She responded, “Out of respect for Nipsey, I will be postponing the release of the new music I planned on releasing this month…until I feel the time is right… I want to take this time to remember and reflect on the life of the legendary Nipsey Hussle. Thank you for understanding. Long live NH.”
Last week, when news broke that Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot, Aiko took to Instagram to share a few words about the “Dedication” rapper.
“You so inspired me, motivated me … you made me so proud to be from the same city. i am honored to have known you and so thankful that you always showed me love and support. people always thought u were one of my brothers and in a way, you are,” Aiko wrote.
“My heart is so heavy. we really lost a gem. L.A is weeping. it’ll never be the same. my prayers and deepest condolences go out to your wife, your children, your family, your friends and fans. we will never forget you. we will never let you or the things you taught be forgotten. you are a LEGEND!!! the chillest, the realest… rest peacefully Nipsey.”
Yesterday (Apr. 8), Nipsey Hussle’s official memorial service announcement was posted to his Instagram page.
The service will take place in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on Thursday (Apr. 11) from 10 am to 12 pm local time.
Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot six times on Mar. 31 outside of his apparel store Marathon Clothing in South LA. The Victory Lap rapper is survived by his daughter and son, Emani and Kross, and his longtime girlfriend actress Lauren London.