Today (Aug. 15), the late Nipsey Hussle would have been 34-years-old, and on the Los Angeles rapper’s birthday, many celebrities took to social media to honor him.
Actress Lauren London who was Nipsey’s longtime girlfriend wrote a heartfelt message on Instagram for the “Victory Lap” rapper.
“Today We celebrate You my beloved
Today we honor you King
We are to live in our highest vibrations today because that is how Nip lived his life.
We should encourage and inspire today because that is how Hussle lived his life .
Today we should love and give truth because that is how He lived his life .
His Purpose still lives on with us all.
Ermias wasn’t a sad soul.
He was a powerful strong magical soul.
Today is the day we lift up
Long Live My other half
My beloved King
Nip Hussle The Great!
I miss you
I love you
Still here holding it UP!” London wrote as the caption of three photos. One photo was of Nipsey holding a champagne bottle, and the other two photos were of London kneeling near an altar that was created with Nipsey’s photo, and another of the two sitting together at a dinner table.
Atlanta rapper T.I. also took to Instagram to share various photos of Nipsey, who was friends with the “ASAP” rapper.
“Happy C-day Lil Bro…. We’ve all faced trauma and dealt wit death our whole lives but for some reason yours hit different… Even still we stand solid,” T.I. wrote as his caption.
“You left an undeniable legacy behind for all of us to use as a blueprint to success. With love and respect we represent & salute you daily!!!”
Power star Omari Hardwick posted a photo of himself with a phone in his hand on Instagram, wearing a t-shirt with Nipsey Hussle’s face on it, on Thursday.
“Texting The Nip Man Happiest WORTHday & thanking him for his #33 down here. He texted back “I got it….Service is A1 up here, O!” Love your soul brother,” Hardwick wrote.
NBA star Isaiah Thomas took to Twitter to honor the late rapper. “Happy birthday to my brother @NipseyHussle. Miss you bro! You aren’t here in the physical form but everything you stood for inspires the WORLD every damn day. #TMC, ” Thomas tweeted.
Adrienne Muse, a visual artist based in Los Angeles, shared video footage of herself previously painting two different portraits of Nipsey with his music playing in the background.
“Today, a KING was born @nipseyhussle,” she wrote as her caption before also sharing two quotes from the late rapper.
“‘Wanna send some Words of encouragement. Gotta stay focused, gotta keep workin hard, believe in yallselves . Prove everybody that doubted y’all wrong. Show up everyday. Stay pure. Keep your heart pure. Stay motivated Stay inspired. Show Love to yo people.’ -Hussle.”
“‘That’s why I call my thing the marathon , I’m not gone lie and portray this ultimate poise like I had it figured it out. Nah I just didn’t quit. That’s the only distinguishing quality from me and prolly whoever else is going through this or went thru this or is gonna go thru this. Is that I ain’t quit. I went they every emotion. I went thru Every emotion! To pursue what I’m doing. I think that what’s gone separate whoever gone try to go for something is that you ain’t gone quit. You gone really take the stance, “I’m gone die behind what I’m gettin at right now”! – NIP'” Muse continued.
Actress Golden Brooks, mostly known for role of Maya Wilkes on Girlfriends, took to Instagram to say a few words regarding the LA rapper.
“Words from a king. Happy birthday to a soul gone way too soon,” Brooks wrote as her caption of ap photograph of Nipsey Hussle along with a quote from the rapper.
“These words land heavy. Inspiration from people doesn’t always come in the form of money, a big house, a fancy ride, the latest clothes, shoes, or all of the monetary things this life tells us we must have: but rather, a clean soul, a hard worker, a non-complainer, compassion, focused, selfless, a listener, someone who sacrifices, a dope parent, a believer….these traits are inspiration to me! Can never feel caged when you follow the heart first.”
R&B singer Teedra Moses took to Instagram to celebrate Nipsey Hussle. She shared two photographs of the rapper, one by himself, and one with Lauren London.
“This is the day GOD gave the world #NipseyHussle the great! Happy birthday!” Moses wrote as her caption.
“Sending prayers up, plenty love and high vibration to his family and his beautiful wife @laurenlondon may GOD give you peace on all days and in all ways.”
Megastar Beyonce shared a post in honor of Nipsey. The “I Been On” singer shared a black and white photo of the rapper that read, “the marathon will be televised for N.I.P. ’cause true kings don’t die, we multiply, peace. Happy Birthday in Paradise.”
Rapper Tyga took to Instagram to celebrate Nipsey Hussle. He shared a photo of the rapper sitting on a plane and wrote, “Happy Birthday NIP. I know you somewhere celebrating looking down at us.we lookin up at u bro.”