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Lauren London is about that life. The 34-year-old actress dressed her children in blue, the color associated with fiancé Nipsey Hussle's gang, the Rolling 60s Crips. Thousands attended Nipsey's memorial service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday.

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The service was live-streamed by multiple news and entertainment outlets. At one point during the service, London, who wore white, shared the stage with her children, sons Cameron Carter, 10, 2-year-old Kross Asghedom; Nipsey's daughter, Emani Asghedom, and Nipsey's sister, Samantha Smith.

A murmur went through the crowd when the children appeared onstage wearing gang-affiliated colors.

The funeral service kicked off with song selections from the rapper's Grammy-nominated album Victory Lap. Then Martha Ambrosius performed Mariah Carey's hit "Fly Like a Bird" while fighting back tears.

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Fans who were lucky enough to score tickets to the memorial service were given glossy books containing 100 pages of photos documenting Nipsey's life. The book also contained messages from Snoop Dogg, LeBron James, The Game and Russell Westbrook.

Stevie Wonder and Anthony Hamilton were scheduled to perform.

Nipsey's friend and business partner Karen Civil read a touching letter from former President Barack Obama.

"I've never met Nipsey, but I've heard his music through my daughters, and after his passing, I had the chance to learn more about his transformation and his community work," the letter read.

"While most folks look at the Crenshaw neighborhood, where he grew up, and only see gangs, bullets and despair, he saw potential. He saw home. He saw a community that, even through its flaws, taught him to always keep going. His choice to invest in that community - rather than to ignore it - to build a skilled training center, a co-working space in Crenshaw, to lift up the Eritrean-African community. He set an example for young people to follow and is a legacy worth celebrating. I hope his memory inspires more good work in Crenshaw and communities like it. Michelle and I send our sympathies to Lauren, Emani, Kross, and his whole family and to all of those who love Nipsey."

Nipsey, 33, and two others were gunned down outside his Marathon Clothing store in L.A. on Sunday, March 31. Nipsey died at the scene. A former Crips gang banger, Eric Holder Jr., 29, is in custody awaiting trial.
 

  • AmericanDream

    Alexa play j . Cole’s chorus on ‘No role Modelz’

    Don’t save her / she don’t wanna be saved
    Don’t save her /she don’t wanna be saved .

  • AmericanDream

    Alexa play j . Cole’s chorus on ‘No role Modelz’

    Don’t save her / she don’t wanna be saved
    Don’t save her /she don’t wanna be saved .

  • Guest

    SMH. RIP Nipsey

  • Guest

    SMH. RIP Nipsey

  • MorenaDelSur

    Thanks Auntie.

    I too wore blue today.

  • MorenaDelSur

    Thanks Auntie.

    I too wore blue today.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Can we just stay positive .. Lawdddd chile ... https://media2.giphy.com/media/XNX9uw7fykn5e/giphy.gif everyone looks nice ........ Fly High Nip!!!! All I got for this ...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Can we just stay positive .. Lawdddd chile ... https://media2.giphy.com/media/XNX9uw7fykn5e/giphy.gif everyone looks nice ........ Fly High Nip!!!! All I got for this ...

  • Coco17

    Ikr its a beautiful ceremony, loved his mom and his brother is so funny. Loved seeing and hearing his family speak about him.

  • Coco17

    Ikr its a beautiful ceremony, loved his mom and his brother is so funny. Loved seeing and hearing his family speak about him.

  • DroneRivers

    *sighs* Sandra... You couldn't have just said "the kids wore blue to honor their dad" or something like that?

  • DroneRivers

    *sighs* Sandra... You couldn't have just said "the kids wore blue to honor their dad" or something like that?

  • tintin

    Not today auntie not today. Behave

    "A murmur went through the crowd when the children appeared onstage wearing gang-affiliated colors"

    yes there was a murmur, not cause of what they were wearing, it was cause the kids are cute as h3ll. Secondly Lauren and Tanisha came together for the greater good.

    They looked nice, it would have been nice if the mothers said a word or two but i can imagine how emotional they are right now.

  • tintin

    Not today auntie not today. Behave

    "A murmur went through the crowd when the children appeared onstage wearing gang-affiliated colors"

    yes there was a murmur, not cause of what they were wearing, it was cause the kids are cute as h3ll. Secondly Lauren and Tanisha came together for the greater good.

    They looked nice, it would have been nice if the mothers said a word or two but i can imagine how emotional they are right now.

  • Yui

    Now you know better than that. ? she’s the high priestess of shade.

  • Yui

    Now you know better than that. ? she’s the high priestess of shade.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Honor? Do you know how many people died from gang-related violence in California in the last two weeks?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Honor? Do you know how many people died from gang-related violence in California in the last two weeks?

  • DroneRivers

    But...They are obviously not in a gang, Sandra.

  • DroneRivers

    But...They are obviously not in a gang, Sandra.

  • Banka

    Lol indeed !!!

  • Banka

    Lol indeed !!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That's Tanisha holding Kross?

  • tintin

    yes

  • Savoy7

    So what is so. They all look great. Leave them alone. Damn.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    So I guess she not satisfied yet

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Wow. She was so evil to Lauren when Nip was alive.

  • MsFree

    No that’s his (Nipsey) sister

  • tintin

    i spoke too soon Lauren said her piece

  • tintin

    oh my bad. i thought it was his baby momma. she looks like her.

  • Truth Or Die

    The Bloods and Crips have been responsible for THOUSANDS of deaths of largely black males and females but "flying their colors" is now supposed to be acceptable smh...

  • iWasteTime

    Nope Samantha holding Kross

  • BRuhman_Vista

    For someone who didn't grow up in the hood, talk about "Life imitating Art". Lauren really took the Knew Knew role seriously. ATL almost seems autobiographical for her at this point. ?

  • Kimberly King

    Auntie! That’s not his other baby mama on stage. That’s his big sister, Samantha. His brother’s speech made me cry.

  • Rere

    Maybe that was his favorite color??

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Ignore the troll. Here on purpose from storm front.

  • Guest

    You mean block the troll.

  • Meme

    A lot of sf traffic passing round here of late!

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    A beautiful homegoing his brother had me in tears.

  • Panther Charleston

    Rere, I'm so glad you said that because......oooo.

  • Truth Or Die

    But it signifies that they accept and support the crip gang culture. If a black person wears a MAGA hat it doesn't mean they're a "white nationalist" (obviously) but it does mean they accept and support the ideology or at least it would be fair for people to make that assessment

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    I would have dresses them in black with maybe a blue accent if you HAD to rep crips that bad. Idk. Im not a hood girl so i guess i cant relate. Nevertheless i think they deserve a day of us shutting tf up about their actions so i shall

  • Youcan’tbanmesucka

    Why ????

  • deidre martin

    already blocked :)
    out of sight out of mind... soon they will be replying to their own comments

  • TriniHarlem

    I want my loved ones when I go wearing my favorite color and celebrate my life. No black for me idgaf about what everyone else does. Live your life even in death for our spirit and energy is eternal.

  • Jammin on the 1

    nah that aint even Tanisha that's his sister Sam Smith. get your facts together before you start with your hatred spews.....the internet posts anything and people believe that shit...

  • Just Me

    I actually laughed out loud at this shyt. Bye Bothead! lol!

  • Jammin on the 1

    no bullshit. they terrible

  • Just Me

    Little Baby girl could have had on white like the other females. Other than that, beautiful service.

  • Karen Brady

    You changed your font? You are so obsessed with us. Lol

  • Karen Brady

    Snoop:-)

  • DroneRivers

    The name change is courtesy of a hilarious exchange between her and Dub lol. I LOL'd when she really changed the name as suggested.

  • BlockingTrollsAllYearLong

    The color is blue. I don't think there is a color on the color wheel called Gang Blue. It's blue. And, it's respect.

  • Elevated Soul

    They all looked so nice.I wish Nipsey a nice smooth ride into the next realm of life.

  • Rainbowbelow

    Ladies and gentleman, we have been challenged to an e-fight. I guess the CAPS LOCK mean a punch...

  • DroneRivers

    Settle it how? Force us to eat under-seasoned chicken and potato salad with raisins?

  • Karen Brady

    Oh I get it...lol!!! This a fool right here!

  • DroneRivers

    lol over in the livestream post

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Lilit/Towlit is probably a white dude named Todd, who decided to come on an urban blog and troll some black folks.

  • http://www.instagram.com/yeuphonic @yeuphonic

    She went where she is celebrated and that is wherever black men flourish. From pulpit first ladies to trap queens. She fits the aesthetic. I mean her and lisa raye can barely act and still they are smh...this ain't the post for my ranting...rip nip.

  • DroneRivers

    Oh, come on. Don't be coy. This is a safe space, lol

  • MsChocolate

    His mom is really going down memory lane. She is going to need support during this tragic time On another note, Minister Farakhan, did just what I thought he would do. Bring the truth. His brother is funny. Being real through his tears. I like him.

  • WinterIsComing

    Where’s JENNY JONES

  • MsPam

    Ms. Sandra you know that gang violence is going to end because of Nipsey.

  • UsuallyItsBusiness25

    Can’t put my finger on it .... it’s something about you

  • Rainbowbelow

    go play in traffic

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    lol they be so mad and jealous that they really troll black folk all day long.... thas a duym shame when the SUN dont even fuk wit chu peepoll...lol go burn in it

  • Toni Toni Toni

    Pwahahah. Hilarious

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    lol you comparing a wig to the whole SUN burning that ass... try again sweetie

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Ambrosia Salad with an extra helping of Mayonnaise...Chile...

  • DroneRivers

    Yasss let it out! I know you got some more questions burning in your soul. Ask them!

  • iWasteTime

    They got Stevie!!

  • stav

    Why does the first child's(his daughter's ) mother have his last name, where they married?

  • DroneRivers

    Nah, you done kicked in the door waving the .44. Don't stop now!

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    sure...lol

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Lauren, their kids and his immediate family are so strong...I understand Nip was a man of the people but there was no way in hell I would have put on a funeral that big.... Its like they are standing on the stage looking like animals in a cage while everyone just hangs on their every word...the pressure and anxiety alone is so much for an adult let alone a kid...it was too much and should have been private IMO...they all looked nice tho...

  • DroneRivers

    I don't think so

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    I appreciate the realness of this service today ? everybody is being who they are unapologetically them

  • bemetoo

    Chile I didn’t refresh sandrarose.com I been on the other Nipsey post

  • stav

    Odd, but at least her ,Lauren, and the kids are close. Condolences!

  • bemetoo

    Oh lawd. Stevie sounds like a Special-needs person

  • Psychic Lulu

    The spiritual meaning of the color reflects him. So the color was fitting regardless. ???

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Snoop made my day with his memories

  • tia

    Little Waynes boy looks just like him.
    Back in the day..pre-tats, I forgot how cute and chocolate 'lil Wayne used to be as a young boy with the HOT BOYZ .

    All the children were beautiful. I will continue to pray and keep them lifted.

  • DroneRivers

    You just have no chill huh? All damn day lol

  • DroneRivers

    *dying*

  • Curtis

    That Cameron kid was speaking clearly and articulation was perfect. For a kid from Crenshaw hood, I was expecting, you know what I'm saying and mumbling.

  • Tiff J

    Steve sings at EVERYONE's funeral... who's going to sing at his?

  • tia

    Very nice homegoing and nothing over the top.
    Simple and beautiful.

  • stav

    Sad you think this way! Everyone isn't raised in ignorance no matter where they come from. It's about how you're raised , not where you live.

  • Wile E. Coli

    Yeah! Moms dressing their kids in gang colors should do it eh? She's guaranteeing their future.

  • Nik

    ????????

  • DroneRivers

    Truth! donald trump is from an upper middle class neighborhood in Queens and he's probably the most inarticulate and ignorant president this country will ever have. You definitely can't judge people's intellect based on where they come from. That's just geography.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Only a white thug (cop) would call that @gang blue.”

  • Love Luv

    I think it’s such a lovely service thus far but I really detest the way these grown men are cussing and talking so much street so to speak. For once. Just once. Especially Snoop- I wish he would refrain from being ridiculous in dialect. There are certain things that just don’t need to be amped up. A time and a place. His mother was so soft spoken. Then the ‘I haven’t learnt to speak appropriately around elders and public without being an embarrassment’ unleashed. Is not there a way to represent without behaving the opposite of how he ended his time here on earth? Ermias showed his growth in life. But 88 year old ‘snoop dog ?’ and such are frankly embarrassing at most points. (Not speaking on his family. I’m talking about the others). The spirit and earth walk of this man showed growth and betterment for oneself.

  • Renee26

    The second pic brought tears to my eyes...

  • stav

    You thought that because Sandra's misinforming us as usual! She stated in the post above that's his daughter's mom. So many inaccuracies ..all the time.

  • DroneRivers

    It's mine too

  • leapyearpisces

    I think that is his sister Samantha on stage with Lauren, and blue was his color, (shoulder shrugs). When my homegirl grandmother died a few years ago, everyone wore yellow (all the family members) because that was her color. Its not like the color blue and red said "ooh, pick me to represent your gang". At the end of the day, they are just colors, and the kids and everyone look really nice. I would be interested to hear Little Wayne thoughts on all this. He has been really quiet which is for the best, I guess.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    I'm beginning to think Sandra is an old white man. Her Twitter is very telling and I now see where the racist on here came from. Some people who have no connection to a gang, but to the neighborhood like the color blue. When we were young, our harmless gangs/clubs always had a special color.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Another loyal reader said that was his daughter's mom. Don't blame me. If you want accuracy, go to CNN.com. Oh, wait... ?

  • Renee26

    Who was that doin the 2 step to Marsha singin??

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks for the correction, hun. ? Other people have no couth. ?

  • Karen Brady

    Okay?! :-)

  • Love Luv

    I do believe if there’s a “gang blue” hue lol it would be closer to navy. I’m just not seeing that here. This appears as a candied cobalt blue or glossy blue. The dialect out of these grown men’s mouth is the issue. I see many other beautiful shades such as lavenders and pink as well. The children look sharp and it’s disgusting that they had to even pick an outfit for an occasion of such at this age.

  • Karen Brady

    Lmao

  • Solstice

    Yep. Mine also!! ?

  • bemetoo

    ? I got time today

  • Dollface

    Bwahhhhhhhh lol

  • LYRICS

    Momma Nip

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    No worries. You meant well. ?

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Or from Sandra's Twitter.

  • stav

    You're the blogger , you should find out facts before you post lies...but we've been down this road before!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks, hun. ?

  • Karen Brady

    I'll bet you're right!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose
  • Renee26

    Oh I thought she was the one on stage holding the baby...in a whole different outfit

  • Yui

    Real talk y’all, how long has the service been on? (Ain’t watching it, lol. I be working)

  • LYRICS

    Pastor just spit dem bars!! ?

  • Renee26

    Ok ok... I was shole thinkin his mother looked young...they do have good genes

  • justlooking

    Brother man, took folks to church, good word!

    Amen Amen and Amen

  • bemetoo

    Oh lawd they got shep Crawford acting a fool

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    This is not the thread for your sarcasm. Let Nipsey's fans have this thread to pay homage to him.

  • bemetoo

    Forever

  • Renee26

    The looks on the baby's faces took me out! They don't even understand

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Why are there more killings then?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks. ?

  • Renee26

    Right it's a trend now...We wore purple to bury my cousin...her favorite color

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    This what happen to gang members

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Gang violence is way down in L.A. So who got killed recently Sandra?

  • Marlika

    ? Umm Cameron is Lil Wayne’s son. I’m sure lil man goes to the best school and gets the best education his money can buy. The little boy is not from Crenshaw fool!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    BRB. Let me go check the news feeds.

  • LYRICS

    No, that was his lil' sis up there w/ LL.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I saw a post somewhere of a painted car in Cali that they have named the hue Nipsey blue.

  • Love Luv

    Individuals who are disrespectful to women and children are the only ones accountable for that. Individuals are responsible for their own behaviors. That’s like saying all men are dogs or something. There’s no rapper checklist no more than a straight/gay/black/white etc checklist. I respectfully disagree. Anyone regardless of their profession or trade has the ability to be correct and respectful. To anyone.

  • Renee26

    Giggles...cause I can't recall Wayne ever being a little cutie...even when he was a preteen sayin "Bling" on the Big Tymers album

  • Melanated Goddess??

    Racist what? Who said Cameron is from Crenshaw? Who said he was born in California? Nipsey wasn't his biological father. Lil Wayne is. Nipsey was his stepfather they also didn't live in the "hood". Wtf. Yo! Why are you even here!?

  • DroneRivers

    There were about 20+ shootings in the span of 2 weeks or so and Nipsey's shooting was within that timeframe. I don't know how many were gang-related though.

  • Love Luv

    Must be nice having something named after you when you pass. I hope one day I can get a driveway named after me. Yeah in my dreams. Lol.

  • Renee26

    And I thought crips colors were black and white anyway

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You're right. I stand corrected.

  • Marlika

    Their son Cross is 3 and he’s still sucking on a pacifier and can’t speak??? Unless I’m wrong but I thought that lil boy is 3??? The article states 2 but still ...

  • Renee26

    Ummm the white dress and blue jacket are perfect

  • Love Luv

    I think he’s two. It’s hard getting those things away from kids. Lol.

  • Melanated Goddess??

    Why are you here wonder bread? Ohhh I see you changed your name but from demon to Lily. Again why are you here?

  • Renee26

    ?

  • Marlika

    I know ?

    He’s a cute baby, a perfect mixture of both parents.?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He's not yet 3, but you're right. He should be saying a few words by now. ?

  • Maxx

    So what?

  • Renee26

    Changed log ins again huh Lilit aka Maria

  • Topic Influencer

    Lord Towlit. Nobody cares.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I’m sure you are walking in your greatness and you could have much more in your honor.

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    well is about time you humbled yoself and recognized lmao

  • Marlika

    So mind your business and keep it moving.? You’re responding as if the kid is yours or related to you.??????

  • Melanated Goddess??

    Go home wonder bread.

  • Maxx

    It can happen to anyone. He was no longer a gang member actually. He was a man with a family & a man with several business that were legal & legit.

  • Love Luv

    Aww thanks. That’s the kind of friend you are to encourage others. YOU are great ?

  • Melanated Goddess??

    Ofcourse you are that's what you people do.

  • Just Me

    Umm the little girl has on a blue suit. Why you worried about my post anyways. Make issues out of no issues.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks, hun.

  • stav

    Truth, but that was bait, her usual method!

  • Renee26
  • Karen Brady

    YASSSSSSS... you're slow but you're catching on..lol

  • NewNew

    I agree , although i had a friend who didn't speak until she was three and her first words were a full sentence, so who knows.

  • Renee26

    Lily yt ass ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He was still a gang member. He threw up gang signs and his raps glorified gang culture.

  • Melanated Goddess??

    How you mongrels burn your skin to look like us? How come y'all are related to monkeys? Why do y'all smell like dogs when you get wet? Why do y'all and dogs have the same proteins in your hair? Why does the sun hate you? So many questions. Ohhhh I got another one why do y'all call us monkeys when in reality y'all are the monkeys? How come y'all don't like talking about your own violent history but love pointing the fingers at others? Why y'all take over shit and acting like nothing happened? Why do y'all follow, harass and hunt down black people but claim to hate us? Hmmmmmm

  • Maxx

    Sandra many rappers are out here glorifying gang culture amongst other BS. Doesn't mean he lived the gang life anymore.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    So true. My nephew didn't speak until he was 3. And his first words were a sentence.

  • NewNew

    Wayne has never been good looking but I can see how some people might find him/his swag attractive

  • Maxx

    I am minding my business right here on this blog responding how I choose. My niece didn't talk until she was almost 5 & she is now in college on a full scholarship. So I said what I said!

  • DroneRivers

    I said shootings, not deaths. I don't know how many died but if it upsets you so much, write to Congress about it. Or maybe you can fly out to LA and march the streets.

  • tia

    He was kinda of cute..to me anyway

  • Melanated Goddess??

    Would you like me to drop your profile pic in Google images and see who you really are? I'm sure you stole that picture from some where.

  • Soda

    Those are three boys.

  • NewNew

    She named herself that, apparently. They were never married. I guess she wanted the same last name as her daughter. ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That's her social media handle. They weren't married.

  • Treasureme

    I don't think that was Tanisha on stage, I believe that was Nip's sister. I don't know where Tanisha is at

  • Kimberly King

    WOW. This is gonna make me cry. My aunt passed away 2 years ago and we all wore yellow to her funeral. That was her favorite color. A color that matched her vibrant and colorful personality. So with that being said, I didn't see the big deal about them wearing Blue.

  • Melanated Goddess??

    Yeah that's me in my pic too. ?You see what she has in her hand right? I am not the one.

  • NewNew

    Dude, it's a blog. Chill out. You shouldn't care that much.

  • Just Me

    Lol...Oh I thought he only had 2 biological kids. One boy by Lauren and One girl by the other lady. Then there’s Lauren son. I seen 3 little blues suits thought one was the little girl from the picture. Didn’t watch the service, just clips. lol

  • Melanated Goddess??

    Go where you're not wanted and act obtuse about it. Like what you're doing now. Soon you're going to start victimizing yourself. It's all in the white womans playbook. All y'all do is deny, deny and deny some more. Act passive aggressive and never own up to anything. Wash , rinse and repeat.

  • Kimberly King

    His brother made me cry and you could feel every ounce of his pain. I'm so happy he was strong enough to fight through his tears and tell us stories about his little brother.

  • MorenaDelSur

    Y’all some miserable muthafuggas in here today ?????

  • NewNew

    ?

  • Renee26

    Stage fright

  • Soda

    The smallest boy and the girl are his. The tallest boy is Lauren's with Lil Wayne. I think the other boy is Nip's nephew.

  • NewNew

    Money/fame will do that to a man, make him seem cute when he otherwise wouldn't be

  • Renee26

    I liked how he used to spit without cursing... He was a beast at an early age

  • TriniHarlem

    Like a damn gnat dying for attention. Shoo fly. Damn!!

  • NewNew

    Right?! It's exhausting. I'm out ????

  • Renee26

    Those are boys... I was tryna clear up your confusion. You're on a blog hun... If you don't want responses or to dialog with others then don't post comments

    Good day!

  • Just Me

    Oh okay. Thanks for clearing that up. lol

  • Just Me

    Bye Hun! Your post was sort of condescending, you started it off with “ Ummm” but okay! Good Day!

  • Melanated Goddess??

    Who let the mountain people in here? When did this place turn into a hillbilly redneck free for all?

  • SweetTEE

    Little girl??? Im weak.

  • Just Me

    Why you weak Boo? lol

  • SG

    I read he was no longer a gang banger but was gang affiliated. I was always of the thought that you are a member for life; however, I don’t know the ins and outs of gang culture.

  • DroneRivers

    Going on almost 2 years now, I believe lol

  • Renee26

    Chile clearly those are boys... Cornrows and all SMH

  • hi-liter

    He was on stage in front of thousands.....as far as we know, he talks at home and around his family.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Why did I laugh at this? ?

  • Renee26

    Yes, I sure did start with ummmm because everybody else's eyes could tell those were boys...

  • Just Me

    You do know girls wear cornrows right? Since you want to have this debate. lol

  • hi-liter

    We know that hunty....Goddess Gang.

  • MorenaDelSur

    Sad SMH ?????

  • LA Girl

    Lauren London making it about her and her kids. Why didn’t Emani speak? She is Nipsey’s daughter and had a close relationship with her father. I don’t know why Wayne’s son was asked to speak. I’m annoyed.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Also happens to activists, domestic violence victims, and political leaders.

  • Just Me

    Well you assume everybody else eyes could tell? But is that really true since you can’t see for everyone else? Okay then....YOU knew they were boys. I didn’t. ????? Someone else politely told me. Case closed.

  • BorisBlack1

    Hood funerals are not black culture. Unfortunately, Street, Jailhouse culture with the financing and promotion by jews has gone mainstream.

  • hi-liter

    Because she didn’t wanna speak. Lauren gave her the mic and she didn’t even want to turn around and face the audience, Lauren even told her she could turn her back to the audience and she still didn’t wanna speak. And Wayne’s son was asked to speak because Nipsey been in his life since a baby.

  • 11pink123

    It’s the color that represents that entire area he grew up in, even extracting the gang from it. That is even Crenshaw Highschool color blue. I don’t think they did it to represent the gang but because it was his favorite color.

    Anyways. Sandra you really did a awesome job representing for Nipsey, all the way in Atlanta. I hope that his People and LA know how much love you showed to this whole situation.

    ???

  • hi-liter

    You better.

  • leapyearpisces

    Chile...yes, aunty need some housekeeping done...but I don't know if she can do that anymore with Disqus, but I said on another post, since Nipsey's passing, it has brought out a lot of UNFAMILIARS, and my Disqus has been a hot mess with folks replying with links that are linking to PRON sites (but aunty told me what to do, so I will do that when I get home), but yeah I am starting not to recognize this place anymore, and Leap don't do demon trolls. Hopefully after all this Nipsey Hussle stuff die down, these thangs will go back to their corners of hell.

    Because as little churren say: "There is a FUNGUS AMONG US"

  • MsPam

    I was being sarcastic. Only God knows how many people have died while the memorial service was happening. People are acting like this dude is a Messiah.

  • Melanated Goddess??

    The Handcuff Man: Robert Lee Bennett Jr.

    By Denise Noe

    Handcuffed and Helpless

    For two decades, a man operating variously in Atlanta, Georgia and Tampa, Florida, preyed upon gay male prostitutes and men he apparently thought were prostitutes. The attacks are believed to have started in 1968.

    A hustler would meet a dark-haired, thin, bespectacled John with bushy eyebrows. Sometimes he would be in an expensive suit; other times he would be casually attired in jeans and T-shirt. Sometimes he wore a mustache or beard. If he was shaven, he always seemed to have a heavy five o’clock shadow.

    The John paid the prostitute merely to take a drink of vodka, which must have seemed like an unusually easy way to earn a few dollars. Sometimes the well-spoken man told the prostitute that a study was being conducted on the effects of drinking a certain amount of alcohol and asked him to take part in this “research” for $50 or $100. Whatever the ruse, the drink was spiked and the prostitute quickly lost consciousness.

    He awoke to a horror. Often he found himself handcuffed and burned on his genitals or legs. Sometimes the attacker put cigarettes out on the victim, other times flammable liquids.

    Victims were reluctant to press charges. After all, they were prostitutes and didn’t want to draw attention to their profession or homosexuality. Often troubled men “on the margins” to begin with, they were left to cope with the psychological and physical devastation of these horrendous attacks without even the small compensation of justice being done.

  • leapyearpisces

    Yes, when they DON'T have to be....so ungrateful...my daughter came in my room last night and read me a text one of her friend's sent her. He is a young man, and he has epilepsy and she read the message to me and the young man said that he got some unwanted news from the doctor and that he is now trying to seek how he can go through with euthanasia (girl he only 16 and in the 11th grade) because he is tired of waking up everyday in pain, and he is tired of not being able to eat, and he is just tired and don't want to be here anymore. My heart broke and all I can do is just pray for him, and then you got folks who main mission in life is to be miserable and TRY to make others miserable with them, not grateful for not ONE blessing they have. Then you got folks out here; CHILDREN, NO LESS!!! literally fighting for their next breath. I rebuke it all and I plead THE BLOOD OVER IT ALL!!!!

  • Melanated Goddess??

    Why? Stop being a lazy Susan and look it up yourself.

  • GuestSTAR

    Its 2:50 here in CaIi. There are literally thousands of people lining the streets, on rooftops to see the procession. I know all these people didn't 'call out' of work.

  • JazzyBossyJen

    ?

  • Rainbowbelow

    Change it to Get a life. Then try to live up to that name. Your welcome.

  • Sushi

    Child no, keep your name the same, and just be you...

  • OvertheMississippi

    Yep!

  • DeJeri

    ???

  • OvertheMississippi

    ????

  • chan chan

    I was at home crying like I was there. Damn Hussle.

  • leapyearpisces

    They said the same thing about my homegirl grandmother....that it matched her personality. I went to the service and they all looked so nice. Yellow and White. It was in June too. Her grandmother passed after years and I mean YEARS..like maybe 20 of fighting Alzheimer's. It was a beautiful service. A real celebration of life.

  • JazzyBossyJen

    Sandra asked nicely to stfu but you just can’t help yourself huh? Mad disrespectful

  • dontgetblocked

    Exactly! He died how he lived.

  • leapyearpisces

    Purple is a nice, regal color.

  • dontgetblocked

    So this was a gang funeral. Didn't watch! Won't watch! Will warn young people that you will get shot down if you live the gang life. Moving on to more productive and positive aspects of life...black life.

  • CCW47

    Emani did not want to speak she was too upset and Lauren and Nips sister even encouraged to speak but she could she was too distraught.

  • Angelique Wiliams

    It was his sister with Lauren and the children.

  • Marlika

    Okay????? Do you want a cookie for your niece?????

  • 11pink123

    She did not want to speak, Lauren and his sister tried their best to force her to speak and she refused multiple times and turned her back to the audience.

    The fact that his step son was so anxious to speak and adores him, only shows that he was an excellent Father. All the kids look close and loving just different personalities.

  • Marlika

    And you’re minding your business, if you were you would’ve kept it moving.??

  • Overpower Radio

    Is that the guy that did the McDonald's burger sermon? I didn't know who he was, but "acting a fool" describes what that man was doing - comparing Nipsey's rap career to burgers and fries. smh.

  • SouthsideServesHerWell

    Lauren little boy did a great job with his story. He seem so smart. Everybody looked nice.

  • GuestSTAR

    Wonder why the police haven't rolled up on those bikers. They are fockin up the traffic and procession

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Why do his kids wear blue and he wore blue on the time he was a devout member of a gang

  • Vonn

    ?

  • 11pink123

    Clearly you have no kids. Kids are unpredictable when it comes to cameras and crowds.

  • Solstice

    No they don’t. ?? Bless them!

  • 11pink123

    Girl go find shutty_cuz and maybe y’all can huddle up and find out why y’all got so much hate in y’all s heart.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Why do you post hatred on here this is a famliy blog

  • Solstice

    ????. I thought you were logging out?! ??

  • DroneRivers

    He also wore red. Does that mean he was a part-time Blood, too?

  • Jethro

    RIP brotha.

  • dru and neil

    I’m so conflicted, he seemed like a stand up guy but I don’t care for gang culture being glorified and uplifted in any way.

  • Karen Brady

    ?

  • dru and neil

    Unemployed?

  • DroneRivers

    Sure, we know you have a few more.

  • Karen Brady

    Bytch you can suck ELEVENTEEN dacks all at once for all I care. Delete or don't delete ..you're a lonely, miserable fawk.

  • dru and neil

    I have to say since this happened, I’ve wondered why people are so quick to worry about a girlfriend, give condolences to a girlfriend, wait for a statement from a girlfriend, over this man’s own MAMA. She gave birth to him! I don’t even think she was mentioned in the Obama letter before Lauren London. Makes NO sense.

  • C Mack

    Be annoyed with yourself lol. Ppl stay looking for reasons to get mad online. If you watched, you’d know why his daughter didn’t speak?

  • Dowoop

    He was asking me if I was homosexual in a post yesterday so I asked him if he wanted to have homosexual sex with me.

  • GuestSTAR

    Shiiiiid, not all those people. When it's all said and done there will be close to 100 thousand people who watched the 25 mile trek from the memorial to his Marathon Clothing Store.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    They looked so nice. Lauren son got me! So touching. May Nip Rest In Peace??

  • joel adams

    Thank you for explaining that.
    I didn’t know what to think. I’ve always thought LA was and is known for super gang affiliated activity. Thank you for this teachable moment. My mind immediately went to the negative however YOUR comment ejected those thoughts right out the window. Thank you!

    Auntie S always do a great job. Thank you too auntie. ??

  • C Mack

    Sandra didn’t make that up. Even LA cops reported data about increased violence

  • dontgetblocked

    I'm rather shocked! But I don't live that ghetto life!

  • dru and neil

    Maybe employers understood the day of mourning? Well, I send prayers to that man’s mama. She’s not getting the attention she deserves. Everybody worried about the girlfriends. This woman just lost a child.

  • Dowoop

    She was replying to my posts last night and I was like nope... Not letting this demon into my house tonight.

  • Tlowe89

    Sometimes it’s jusf to hard to speak at a funeral for someone you love so dearly. Some people can’t handle all those emotions when speaking at a funeral, it can be hard to produce words because the grief and pain. Perhaps Wayne’s son spoke maybe because Nipsey was like or was another father figure for him.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Yeh see heathens want to promote this as the black experience and culture but this is nothing more than the pathway to destruction!!!

  • Wile E. Coli

    Seems a bit counterproductive.

  • Jethro

    Moving on to more productive and positive aspects of life...black life.

    Then you got Nipsey's message. ????

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    You promoting and glorifying gangs and thuggism you also have blood on your hands

  • dru and neil

    He appeared to be a good man with a past.

  • Karen Brady

    Girl where the hell are they coming from??? Like ROACHES

  • XoXo

    I understand why you would be conflicted. However, a situation that happened to me years ago opened my eyes to see the situation from a different perspective. It was when my son was born ill & I had to stop working for a year to care for my son. It was either I care for him, or pay a nurse to do it, and I didn’t have the funds for that. I fell into hard times. I was a church member, faithfully paying my tithes. My church said they will pay the minimum monthly fee on one of my credit cards. The drug dealer in my neighborhood, a someone I have known since high school asked me “what I needed to cover a month of my total expenses?” Ever since that, I view it differently. God can use anyone he chooses to carry out His work. Anyway, hope this helps. God bless!

    And I so dislike the title of this post. But what can I say? It’s not my page. I just look at Wendy Williams and all she’s going through, and it has helped me to at least try to tame my mouth. God does not like ugly.

  • Jethro

    More than saw tRump's inaugural procession? ? He's gonna be pissed! Expect a tweetstorm when he finds out.

  • Soda

    This procession has become a tangled mess.

  • Jethro

    Blood? That's a different gang.

  • GuestSTAR

    Perhaps. Those that eulogized him at the Celebration of Life acknowledged his mother & father as well.

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Can I ask why do you think that this funeral was a "gang" funeral?

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    My tears falling listening to Lil Wayne's son, just beautiful. Nothing like the innocent of a child!!!

  • Jethro

    "Clinically retarded" sounds good... Clireta for short.

  • dru and neil

    I can’t watch the funeral. Funerals make me very sad ever since my mom passed. I just avoid it.

  • Summer

    You always post a comment under a story about him. Why if you don't like man?
    Keep your negativity to yourself and comment under other stories you like or approve of.

  • What???

    $100 bucks says her next batch of baby daddies are in the audience as we speak she's a bucket.

  • dru and neil

    It did help babe. ? thanks!

  • XoXo

    Welcome!

  • GuestSTAR

    I get it. I didn't want to view my own brother in his casket.

  • Jethro

    Word. And I'm sure she was given the opportunity. I'd not have been able to get a clear sentence out had I spoke at my parents' funerals.

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Nip did something NONE of todays MAIN STREAM big name UBER WEALTHY rappers have done, heck most of our african american politicians for that matter.

    He actually put his OWN MONEY into his community, he provided jobs, and a real hands on tangible opportunity. He didnt have a sneaker deal, or an alcohol branding deal, there were no marketers from luxury companies offering him a percentage to push their over priced, marked up products to our culture.

    It was just him...

    He did it because he wanted to, for the love of our people, regardless of our destructive self hate - He set an example your favorite rappers will die never being able to live up to.......

    Listening NIP now smoking my favorite cigar..

    Rest up brother....

  • XoXo

    Oh Lord! You are so right! All hell is going to break loose if he finds out.

  • PrettyNetty28

    Thank you!

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    Lmao I can’t wit u

  • PrettyNetty28

    Tell me about it?????

  • MrsSpice1

    Yea I didnt know that about dude until after his death sadly, but i gained so much respect for him. Pac spoke real hard about that too...so sad. His Memorial was one of the best most peaceful and realest ive seen esp for a rapper. He deserved that. Peace Up Nip ?

  • Solstice

    Thank you for sharing!! Someone is cutting onions! ????

  • PrettyNetty28

    That was nice.?

  • dru and neil

    It all seems so surreal. Like it’s not really happening or like a nightmare you can’t wake up from, even though death is a part of life.

  • XoXo

    God is Good!

  • Solstice

    Auntie?!?!? LMAO I am screaming!!! ??I haven’t seen in forever!! ?????!! The good ole days…

  • Solstice

    Chile…? SMH

  • Solstice

    ALL THE TIME!! Even in the midst of darkness. ??

  • PrettyNetty28

    Me too??

  • Alextra Ballard

    Nah it wasn't like that...lauren gave her the mic but she was nervous and afraid to speak. Lauren even told her she didn't have to look "them" meaning the audience but she still refused to say anything.

  • Stopfoolingurself

    Correct spelling "New New"

  • PrettyNetty28

    Yea.. his sisters son.

  • Lisa Left Eye

    Screw u u don't know her

  • DroneRivers

    Awww did Lily delete her account? Who will she reappear as? I can't wait to see.

  • Trey

    The gang colors was silly...got killed by a gang member

  • Kelly Jenkins

    thats not emani mother thats nipsey sister smdh

  • Alextra Ballard

    Anotha troll bits the dust hopefully

  • Well$$Well$$?

    I blocked one poster because she told another poster and I quote "Take your black ass back to Africa" ? But claims she's black. I.Can.Not.

  • Clopretty

    Blue was Nip's favorite color wayyyyyyyy before his gang affiliation! and if you are a DAY ONE fan such as myself you'd know! He talked about it before! This was the most peaceful and beautiful way to send him off to God! He wasn't even active in the gang but he stayed true to the people who he was brought up with which was his set! He was actually trying to guide youth to not go down the road as him and get involved in gangs and things! He took his past and made a better future and tried to uplift EVERYONE on the way.

  • Soda

    Y'all seeing this crowd at Nipsey's store and beyond?!!!

  • IAmLawlessBrooks

    Who is without sin cast the first stone,whatever reason for them wearing blue that's their business. However they choose or chose to live their life or affiliate themselves with that's legit on them I love the way his mother rejoiced. You can tell he grew up with love. At the end of the day a life was still lost.

  • joel adams

    My thumbs too big and my iPhone don’t recognize slang lol. I haven’t seen that movie in years. Her name was “new new?” Lol

  • joel adams

    That’s deep. Teachable moment

  • joel adams

    Karen. You pose to be covered up in a light blanket dranking green tea with some fresh lemon. Is you feeling better or nawl

  • MorenaDelSur

    Oh my! That’s so heavy to navigate at such a young age. You’re right though. We have so much to be thankful for, why act ugly ?????

  • NeverSurprised

    Thank you!! And if anyone doesn't know how much of an investment he was making into his commumity (not just a store, a complex), the jobs he was creating, and his vision for future growth please watch:

    https://youtu.be/Zs97ggiChlQ

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Watchu mean? I look familiar? U live in LA?

  • Seldomseen

    Each one, teach one.....lots of different shades of gray

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Honey. At least 20 of em are my cousins and hell nah they dont work.

  • XoXo

    True.

  • Mr. Poopybutthole

    Awesome testimony!!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    THIS!

    RIP Nipsey??????

  • GuestSTAR

    LMAO!!

  • GuestSTAR

    Maaaan, it's right smack dab in the middle of commute hour. I wouldn't even leave work. Would find a local bar or restaurant and have me some dinner until I could make it home. That's a mess.

  • Yui

    Good to know. -skipping it-

  • Malificent

    Yup gang members can have a positive message too. Ganglife is all about family.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Lauren is beautiful and strong. His mother is a beautiful warrior. Those kids are beautiful and I love all the speeches.

    Rest easy Nipsey

  • Society has changed

    That’s not Tanisha! That’s Nipsey’s sister Samantha, her son, Emani, Lauren and her boys.... Tanisha and Lauren are a conflict of interest with one another....

  • Anji

    Blue is still a color.

  • Society has changed

    Emani was at the store when nip was shot. That baby is devastated! She saw too much! I don’t think she should’ve been put on the spot at the funeral like that!

  • Mike Larry

    You are One Dumb Bish! I Swear you look for ANY REASON to down talk black people. That Whole Family looked Beautiful.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Lol

  • PhillyFacts

    Enjoy your meal??

  • Society has changed

    That’s why I took off... work in watts and wasn’t trying it today!

  • PhillyFacts

    Nothing like love; I’m praying his inspiration unites LA and cities across the US...

  • Society has changed

    Whole lot of deleted comments! apparently some folks are putting their foot in their mouths!!! ?????

  • Wreckognize Game

    Thank you ??

  • PrettyMeka08

    The family looked good in their outfits. Beautiful. Rest in Paradise Nipsey!

  • the guest

    I thought the family was beautiful in blue and white.

  • HoneyHitchcock

    I’m not very familiar with the gang culture, but looking at the boys I didn’t think gang colors, I thought little boys. I have a young son and I always dress him in blue, just because he is a little boy. For a celebration of life I wouldn’t dress the boys in black, I wouldn’t dress them in white because it would get dirty too easily, so blue seems like an appropriate choice for such young boys. Just my opinion

  • the guest

    That beautiful little boy loved his stepdad and he honored him beautifully.

  • the guest

    AMEN!

  • the guest

    Amen!

  • the guest

    Lauren was soothing and encouraging Emani to speak. His little girl didn't want to speak. I didn't expect her to speak. Baby girl looked completely brokenhearted.

  • the guest

    He's two years old.

  • the guest

    Cameron is a child of wealth and privilege. He attends private school paid for by his wealthy dad and he spends summers with his white maternal grandmother and family. Lauren is an upper middle class biracial Cali woman. Of course her son is articulate.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Mine too.

  • imright

    im going to save my real thoughts til after hes in the ground. RIP NIP???

  • 11pink123

    Welcs!!???

  • ClaireHuxtable

    How did he get the name Nipsey Hustle?

  • Naomi

    It's a play off the name of a comedian Nipsey Rusell

  • Nina Ross

    She likes hood guys

  • Lady_Elle

    I think they ALL looked fine!
    It's a funeral and Sandra... you are doing the most! :-(

  • Nina Ross

    After comedian Nipsey Russel

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Thanks. I just read somewhere that said he got it from friends who said it was because he hustled.

  • Nina Ross

    Amen

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I was trying to figure out Why that name, but I just found the answer.

  • chan chan

    Everyone looked beautiful

  • NipseyHusslewasatrueKing

    You're hypocrite! Your negative statement cancels out the last sentence you made. You only come out to troll with the hopes of getting replies because you're a seeking for a friend(s), who would agree with you. You don't believe in black life or black anything. You need attention and this is the only way you can get it.

    "Don't let your bad outweigh your good." "Blessing and cursing cannot be in the same mouth." This young man turn his life around and made a difference within his home and his community.

    Instead of coming up with a way to tear his name down, since he isn't hear to defend himself, why don't you go into your lavish, all caucasian community and make a change. Show them how you're set apart from the rest the black community.

    "Everybody can't come."
    ~Nispsey

    Rest with the angel, Nipsey.

  • NipseyHusslewasatrueKing

    Okay, you're not an American. You're not even an African, but you have an South Asian dialect. I can tell from your writing. I used to work for an Pan Asian company, this is how I know.

    You chose this name, because you haven came out of the closet and you're afraid to. I used to work with a guy from So. Asia and he was the same way.

    Interesting...

  • Solstice

    She’ll reappear ?

  • Dez Nuts

    Well said ??

  • Topic Influencer

    Towlit

  • Topic Influencer

    Man shut up

  • Solstice

    ??????!!!

  • Harley

    THAT IS NIPSEYS SISTER AND NOTTTTT HIS BABYMAMA

  • Dez Nuts

    The service was beautiful..super positive energy and just a lot of love in the building..no fights or niccas cutting up lol..let’s celebrate the legacy he left here on earth..this whole write up about “gang colors” at the end of the day is just YOUR opinion..the man is gone & ppl still want to bring up his past to discredit him or something..let him RIP

  • Harley

    Right like how you reporting the news and I mean this type of misfortune but purposefully still tryna stir up some gossip. Sandra knows

  • Harley

    ???????

  • IamAllnatural

    Thanks, I’m learning more and more each day. He seemed like a great guy doing great things!

  • devonia

    Thank you C Mack. It was crystal clear why Baby Girl didn't speak. And Lauren did an excellent job.

  • Harley

    I don’t think anyone cares for gang culture but it’s here. The police are one of the biggest gangs. Italian mafia who are worshipped in movies and culture are gangs. Black gangs started off being for the community and rebuilding before the government ( the biggest game) infiltrated like they did the black panther party and anyone that tries to Unite our people.

    CRIP stood for COMMUNITY REVOLUTION IN PROGRESS

    BLOOD stood for BROTHERLY LOVE OVERCOMING OPRESSION AND DESTRUCTION

    THESE WERE WHAT GANGS HERE IN CALI WERE ABOUT BIRTHED BY THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY. These gangs got infiltrated just like the panthers. You can watch documentaries now on how they put crack in the communities. They want us sleep and divided and when poorer people form gangs all the sudden they are “bad and evil”

    Nip was changing the narrative and rebuilding his community. The police gang don’t like clean streets because then they can’t do their own dirty deeds. When gangs fight the police and government can move as they please because of the distraction. With peace comes change the biggest gangs don’t want because it takes from them and brings attention to their dirty deeds

  • IamAllnatural

    Although we believe his murder was senseless, I truly believe everything happens for a reason. Nipsey’s death has brought a lot of people together and educated so many of us who didn’t know much about him. He was doing great things and hopefully other celebrities will follow in his footsteps to give back to their communities. May he RIP!

  • Mrs Mary

    EXACTLY. Now all of a sudden they were "engaged"? Then who gives a baby a microphone?! Smh...silliness and Lauren is gutter trash!

  • leapyearpisces

    I AGREE!!! When I was about 7 or 8, my great-grandmother (who died at 104), went into her room, and when she came back, she had a hymn book, and she open up that hymn book, and told me that one day she wanted me to sing her these 2 songs. The first was" Amazing Grace", and the second one (that I was drawn to more), was a song called, "May the Work I've Done Speak for Me". One of the lines in the song goes something like, "when I'm resting in my grave, there''s nothing that can be said, let the work I've done speak for me".
    I say all this to say some of yall need to give the ole "he was in a gang", give it a rest already because clearly the work he done spoke for him! I mean even Aretha didn't have that big of a venue. I mean some of yall just need to shut it if you can't say rest in peace...this man like all of us, had a past, we all at one time was "a I was this", and we grew and transcended. As far as him still being gang affiliated, and still a member of the rolling 60's, why wouldn't he still be affilated? I say this because I am sure as backwards as it seems, his gang affilation allowed him access to do his work, because people TRUSTED him. I doubt he would have been able to do what he did if he wasn't still gang affilated, TRUST the gangs would have blocked his hand. I am sure to Nipsey, staying gang affiliated, while not active, showed LOYALTY, and once people know you are loyal, they TRUST you. I believe by him still being affilated, made people listen to him more, and therefore they TRUSTED him and SUPPORTED the POSITIVE changes he was making in the community. For all the non-sinners sitting on your high horse of judgement, did you all miss the stories of how all the gangs have called a temporary truce and decided to stand unified out of respect for this man???
    I guess I could have saved my long rant, by simply saying, "get off this deceased man's nuts".

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    She could have at least worn her natural hair

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    He died believing in that foolishness

  • Harley

    All of this!! You stated it so welll!

    Plus people want to demean black and brown gangs yet uplift the mafia in movies and cultures. And forget the police and government are and have the biggest gangs. The blood and crip gangs in Cali were formed for community development but were infiltrated like Edgar Hoover infiltrated the black panthers

  • JENNYJONES1

    GANG CULTURE WASN'T BEING GLORIFIED THIS MAN'S REAL LIFE WAS AND YOU'RE USE TO PEOPLE SUGAR COATING WHO PEOPLE REALLY WERE AT FUNERALS. THE FAMILIES AND PREACHERS FAKING ISH. HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS KNEW WHO HE WAS AND LET HIS GOOD WORKS OUT WEIGH ANY BAD IN HIS LIFE OR PAST. I APPRECIATE THE HONESTY AND THAT ARENA BEING PACKED SHOWS EVERYONE THERE DID TOO. LIKE IT OR HATE IT WHAT YOU SAW WAS NIPSEY..........JENNY JONES!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    PREACH!!! THANKS FOR THE KNOWLEDGE IT IS SOOOO NEEDED!!!............JENNY JONES!!!

  • Sweetness

    This young man was more than the color blue. He was a King in disguise. And when his mother honored the ancestors by doing libations, I knew it was bigger than a gang, bigger than LA, bigger than a thug gunning him down in cold blood.

    I believe he was placed in LA on Crenshaw and Slauson as hope, love, peace, and understanding. ESPECIALLY for the gangs in LA. His work did speak for him.

    And as the preacher said in his service, he was able to do amazing things in such a short period of time because they knew this day would com.

    His body of work showed up today through every gang, people he loved, and those who needed him for this very moment.

    Thank you King for sacrificing your life to free the minds of your people. Salute and ASHE?????????

  • leapyearpisces

    Yes! Come through with the knowledge!!!! I never knew that about Hoover and the Black Panthers, thank you for the education because I will be looking /researching that more as I am sincerely intrigued. To your point; yes, the Mafiaso (the mob) is the biggest gang known to this country, but it's always romanticezed (roll's eyes). The damn mafia is SUPPOSEDLY why we have freaking insurance!!!!!.

  • KcoolMuziq

    This day was so emotional for me. But we all came together as one & it was beautiful..

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Soooooooooooooooo BEAUTIFULLY stated!

    I feel so blessed for taking the time to view the totally unexpected!

    I was deeply moved, and walked away with more understanding and acceptance of death!

    Yes, this was far bigger than a gang or a ruthless, reckless death, but an awareness that money can’t buy, and about an individual with a divine assignment and appointment!

  • Sweetness

    ???

  • Rhyme and Reason

    This is huge!!!

    I find it hard to believe he wasn’t vetted for this honor, as well as others like Prez Obama sending a letter!

    I grew up in the hood and fully understand the affiliation thing, it’s how many navigate through hood, which can be treacherous, it’s also a form of protection without actually participating, similar to a fraternity (lifelong membership) of sorts sans the subsequent violence of gangs in general!

    I agree, he wouldn’t have been able to do as much as he did. I’ve worked with after-school programs in high-needs hood, and it’s can be very difficult to have a measurable and lasting impact!

  • Eileen

    ya know what black folks tend to think if whitey does it then its ok but its not because if you are wrong you are wrong period the difference between us and whitey is that whitey will always have a fail- safe we dont have that so dont do the deed period!

  • Eileen

    at the end of the day he died by the hands f another black man. smh, sad

  • DroneRivers

    He/she will be back. As a matter of fact, I already have a suspicion about who their alt is.

  • leapyearpisces

    Right, and GOD bless you, because I know dealing with the denfrenchised cannot be easy. I am sure you have went home with a "heavy heart" many days. Also, you are right, people don't understand their is alot that comes with gangs, and you can't just drop them like a bad relationship, but I think Nipsey chose to stay affiliated for the reasons I stated, at any rate GOD bless you for helping and trying to make a "hands-on" change.

  • Ladyshopper

    ???

  • Ladyshopper

    RIGHT!!

  • Parent

    I stayed up very late watching this. At first I was skeptical about this memorial being a circus, however, this was done right. I loved hearing from his family especially his brother Sam. I felt his pain and love for his bro. Marshia and Anthony Hamilton gave me chills. My favorite was seeing and hearing from Cameron Carter. He is so precious. He is such a sweet version of Dwayne. Warmed me. I thought Kross looked liked
    Lauren but seeing pics of Nipsey as a child, he is his daddy.

    It's really sucks that this man was taken. Wasn't even a fan. I rarely listen to todays rap music because I dont understand it. Im an rnb head anyway. My hubby listens to his music. I truly feel like he empowers black men not only through his lyrics but through his actions. We can only pray that his soul is at rest.

  • Parent

    Air em out!

  • the guest

    Your comment made me cry, again. At this tragic loss of young promising life. I felt every word.

  • the guest

    This I know:

    Dwayne Carter will see to it that Cameron's brother and his brother's sister will always have and never be without in this lifetime. Cameron Carter's eloquence showed that this family loves their children.

    I haven't seen or heard a comment from Lil Wayne but he doesn't have to because it's beautifully clear that he raised his son to love and respect his stepdad.

    I love this family.

  • free

    awwwwwwww!!! i wanna see emani speak. she is soooo gorgeous and i know this is tough for her.

  • free

    ironic that, despite all of his good deeds and leaving the past behind, he died like 99% of all gang members die. i have seen this in my own home town--dudes move on, build businesses, have families, but everybody don't move with them. shyt be YEARS later. nevertheless, nipsey left an imprint on his community and i hope after all this worshipping, that community will continue his legacy of building.

  • free

    ok, i tried to watch cameron and i couldn't even get to 40 seconds without feeling emotional. had to turn it off. whew!! tough.

  • Shenanigans1

    I didn’t know his work either but I remember seeing him years ago on this bet movie and I got a crush on him. I just saw him around on social media a lot. When he died my heart broke into a thousand pieces for his kids and Lauren. They will never be the same. I hope they go on to do amazing things in his name for years to come. From all the reports and footage that has come out about him he seemed like a remarkable human and he’s truly made an impact on everyone he came into contact with.

  • Ayeola George

    Dont it? why she couldnt say they matched the beautiful floral decor? and what if blue was his favourite colour????

  • Ayeola George

    well I guess both ... makes sense :-)

  • Shenanigans1

    That story he told was devastating. These children...

  • Shenanigans1

    Right we wore my aunt and uncles fave color to their respective funerals. Blue genuinely could have been it for him despite his affiliation.

  • Topic Influencer

    Homie of mine last night said that we never hear Wayne say not a WORD against the men the women go on to be with whom he fathered children with prior. It speaks to his character. Reginae posted the most beautiful thing last night about Nip and thanked him for accepting Lauren and Cam as a package. Said she could tell from her brothers words that he was very loved by the man who lived in the home he is being raised in. *throat lump and pre-onion cutting from my eyes*

  • Parent

    People can say what they want about Lil Wayne but I truly feel like he is a stand up guy. None of his ex's speak ill of him. I have so much respect for him

  • Parent

    Just finished watching the rest this morning. Boy Stevie took me out. They gave this man a beautiful home going.

  • Parent

    I whole heartedly think he has changed the minds of some young black men especially crips and bloods. That instead of committing acts of violence to commit acts of love. Nipsey made a true impact.

  • Parent

    He tweeted RIP to Nipsey

  • Toni Bazley

    Always a negative comment from someone.....Nip was more than just the color blue.....

  • Crazy tee

    Lil Wayne’s son did an amazing job reflecting on his time with Nipsey...I thought the service was beautiful

  • Dee

    Because she is really a middle-aged White MAN?

  • Brown Sugar Babe ?

    Imagine if we were as one like this everyday. The world would be such a beautiful and peaceful place. Praying it doesn’t end... the marathon of love.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Why she take it back like that tho!!! LOLOLOL

  • missmiami305

    Ignorant. Gangs are whack and so 80’s.
    Lauren simply has a type and hasn’t learned her lesson. Didn’t watch.

  • free

    * tears *

  • missmiami305

    Lmao! Inquiring minds wanna know...well I do.

  • free

    even when birdman was blocking his bread wayne still took care of his family. his mom said that in one of his records.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Not only the world But the Black Race!!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Thank you!

    Oh, I agree he stayed for the reasons you cited, which is quite evident!

  • Parent

    He is a great son!

  • Vonda K

    This was so beautiful and heartfelt to see. This is how you blend a family.

    Makes me have zero respect men like Gucci Mane even more.
    The whole service was beautiful. What a beautiful family inside and out.

  • free

    yall clowning SR but i just saw lauren throwing up gang signs from the funeral car lol.

  • MoneyMillz

    ASHE

  • Snooky419

    Now Sandra KNOWS DAMN WELL that was NOT Nipsey Hussle's daughter Emani Mother up their with Lauren. It was his sister, Sam. Stop being Messy, Auntie!?

  • onelove

    me either...she better keep those hands because she needs to go back to work...they were together for a long time..i wonder why he didn't marry her.........

  • Parent

    uh uh. Lord. And his sister hanging out the car window with that white dress on.

  • Parent

    I wonder if she was there though. I be nosy.

  • Parent

    But inquiring minds want to know if she was there. Shoot I know I do.

  • Parent

    Thanks for your post. Didn't know Crip and Blood were even acronyms. Very insightful! Appreciate it.

  • MS.LILDIVA DA STAR

    I wonder how Nipsey assests will be divided ...One thing although His mother is an Angel..she didnt mention his kids or Lauren in her speech EVER...she only KEPT referencing his fans ..If Lauren had been his WIFE...She couldve called all the shots and made all the decisions ..but Im sure this wouldn't have turned out the same as PRIVATE as she is...oh btw ..i..is it me or do KAREN CIVIL just be doing TOO DAMN MUCH...She was sleeping with Nipsey ALLEGEDLY....and manager or not she was TOO close to him in my opinion..all at the courtside games with him...up in the pics at his sons birthday..she is TRULY OPPORTUNISTIC ..She doesn't have STAR quality so she works with stars..to be relevant...its obvious she wanted to be famous...As far as Lil Wayne..RIP NIP on the day of the funeral was beyond tasteless ...especially since his son was being raised by the man ..he couldve given a more concete farewell...Wayne might look like he dont care about these other men involved with his kids BUT his actions are very real behind the scenes...just ask Reginae what he thought about MEMPHITZ ... Wayne dont want these women but dont want other rappers to be with them either...Wayne has sent out DEEP CONDOLENCES before to other people on his IG...I bet 10 times out of 10...he didnt like his son giving that speech about NIP #FACTS https://media3.giphy.com/media/x2JMoEdwvNDvW/giphy.gif

  • LadyDujour

    Nip and Lauren WERE married..

  • Parent

    That little girl was probably too traumatized and nervous. Wayne's son has a totally different personality. This is not the last time we will here from Little Cameron Carter.

  • Parent

    I agree. Poor thing.

  • MS.LILDIVA DA STAR

    Ummm I DONT THINK SO ..Tell that to the coroner who filled out his death certificate...better yet do some homework...NOT SURE where YOU were when it was CONFIRMED that they in FACT WERE NOT MARRIED ...but if you missed it ..try GOOGLE

  • the guest

    Reginae posted the most beautiful thing last night about Nip and thanked him for accepting Lauren and Cam as a package. Said she could tell from her brothers words that he was very loved by the man who lived in the home he is being raised in. *throat lump and pre-onion cutting from my eyes*

    ****

    Thank you for sharing this @Topic@disqus_wWEwvYzy2i:disqus. We are both now moved to tears. I love this family even more! Look at Lil Wayne going to be a patriarch for all these children even Reginae's baby sister. It says a lot about his character. By his son, you know Wayne regarded Nipsey with utmost respect.

  • Telley

    The colors for Nipsey's Funeral for family and close friends were blue and white. Just because Nipsey was associated with a gang does NOT mean that Lauren dressed the kids in gang colors. Yes Crips associate themselves with the color blue HOWEVER blue is just a color. If you were blue are you dressed in gang colors or are they not considered gang colors because you do not associate yourself with a gang? P.S. Nipsey and Lauren were actually married and that was NOT his BM that was his sister Sam. Don't be messy Sandra not when it comes to Nipsey.

  • Parent

    Can't lie I wish we could go back to the old rose garden when you needed to sign up with a work email

  • the guest

    Yes his is!

    He takes care of the babies. He's a man. No circumstance or feelings come between him and taking care of the children he sired and those in his life. Eminem is another one like this, takes care of all the children in his life. People must put babies first like all these men.

  • the guest

    I didn't see it. But even if he didn't tweet, Wayne's respect and honor for Nipsey was all in the spirit and representation of his son. Made me cry. The family unity.

  • MS.LILDIVA DA STAR

    If yall wanna CONTINUE to BELIEVE they were married ..help YOURSELF...it wont change the FACT ...that they are NOT ...LMAO...PLUS where in the memorial OR INTERNET or HIS FAMILY did you even HEAR THE WORD WIFE ???? I will wait ....They were just rumors... As PRIVATE as Lauren is ...dont you think if she had the COURAGE to show us photos of her kids openly after his death...she WOULDNT SCREAM TO THE WORLD that she was his WIFE plus its on his OFFICIAL DEATH CERTIFICATE that he was NOT married at the time of death ...use common sense...its FREE

  • the guest

    Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

  • Parent

    Hood marriage. (Word life, You don't need a ring to be my wife, just be there for me and I'm a make sure we be, living in the f*cking lap of luxury...)

  • Parent

    What kind of marriage, a hood marriage? Because Lauren herself referred to him as her boyfriend. What does it matter anyway?

  • Parent

    New POSTS!!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Yes, I took it back to the old days in the Garden. ?

  • Ni Ni

    A hot mess!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I was not posting a lie. Another reader said it was his daughter's mom. I actually asked for confirmation.

  • MS.LILDIVA DA STAR

    Exactly !! That's the same thing I said LMAO. ...???

  • Queen B

    They were engaged but some ppl say they were already married

  • PetiteButterScotch

    Eric Holder, now the racist church arsonsit “Holden” eerily close ijs dnt let the media trick you.

  • PetiteButterScotch

    They supposedly got married in mexico in a private ceremony

  • MS.LILDIVA DA STAR

    AGAIN .They are NOT LEGALLY MARRIED ...

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Why?

    All these weaves being worn today. Atleast you do see her real hair.

  • Shenanigans1

    It was beautifully devastating. All that love and sadness. When someone dies because they are sick you have time to grieve before they pass. But something so sudden and heinous like this makes it that much worse.

  • TBeezy

    I'm confused he has said things especially to Kodak Black who was disrespecting Lauren. Guess he feels like his connection is Lauren not Nipsey. Maybe he didn't want to take away from his moment by saying anything?

  • stav

    It's a new day Sandra, leave it alone....Geesh!

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    I saw that too smh

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    The baby didn't want to she turned away to the casket and kept her back to the audience when it came her turn. Tramatized and heartbroken is what she is poor baby and even though they gave her encouragement to speak she couldn't do it and it's understandable.

  • Melanated Goddess??

    Who said that?! The fcuk! Why sandra letting the troglodytes run around in here? Soon enough her reagulars will flee the blog and all she'll be left with are trolls. Smh.

  • Melanated Goddess??

    Wow lol. Now you see why. He's a sick twisted sack of garbage.

  • Melanated Goddess??

    Stop gaslighting you passive aggressive cunt.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    2016 is when they really ran in here during the election season ain't been sane oops the same since

  • SpeshalGift

    it may of been a spiritual ceremony but if they never filed for a marriage certificate they arent "legally" married

  • Ridingfinest

    Y'all are some petty mf's in these comments! Damn she can dress her children in any color that she want so what some people associate blue as a gang color. That man said he was still in the Gang he just didn't Gang Bang no more! Rest Easy Nip! And who's to say they weren't married they could have gotten married in another country Y'all too blasted nosey!

  • the guest

    No disrespect to Nipsey's great an triumphant life. I have followed his music since the early BET Cyphers. He was radiant. He was upstanding.

    Which, does make me ask why even the most upstanding and progressive brothers don't get married?

  • Clopretty

    Or he died with YOU believing that's what his message was.

  • Chocolate

    Ikr- it’s so bizarre how ppl refuse to believe that was her bf. Maybe bc she is being respected as if she was his wife and a lot of bm aren’t?
    Idk, weird vibes tho

  • Chocolate

    Whoa! That’s deep

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Ok but why do you seem pressed?

  • Solstice

    LMMFAO!! Girl she snipped that post quick! ???

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks hun. I'm glad you appreciated my efforts. ?

  • Harley

    Haha she is on ig chynahussle

  • Harley

    Thanks please research this and how they dismantle any black people building. Like the book the spook who sat by the door!! It’s a good read! They always try and get another black man to infiltrate and cause dissention! That’s so interesting about the mafia and insurance! I will read up on that too!

  • Harley

    ??????

  • mamidearest50

    They were not married !!!!! Geeshh

  • mamidearest50

    They weren't married and yes she can dress them the way she pleases. Mofos always taking shit outta context. The only way i can deal with ignorant comments is to think that the ones making the comments are kids who don't know any better. But if I think theyrth adults I can't deal with them . Many kids and teens be on some shit they know nothing about. R.I.P NIPSEY

  • MS.LILDIVA DA STAR

    Lmao I agree ?

  • missmiami305

    Chile NuNu you got a Picasso in yo house. You can have the piss in the hallway????????

  • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/1829528780653319/ Pat Williams

    F
    I hope the positive way they spoke on Nipsy will inspire some of the gang members to remember his words and even more of the positive things he did in his community. I hope they will strive to keep up and even better yet 5 yhemsurpass his good will for their community and their children. He admitted that he was a gang member but to hear the good he did seemed like he wanted to give back a lot of what was taken from his community by area gangs. Though I never met them it's Really sad to see him taken from his loved ones including his children when he was doing so much good. It brought me to tears when his brother spoke on him and when they mentioned the street names where he grew up being the same streets where he was cruelly murdered. I hope his family(children included) as well as his fiancee get some justice and hopefully find some Peace. I remember seeing a picture of him a few years back and saying he was handsome,his nose gave his face character. Both of his babies look Exactly like him and they are Beautiful children. I wish nothing but good things for his fiancee and their son and his daughter and her mother. SIP

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Just think about how they go ALL OUT when someone dies

  • Dez Nuts

    ?????? Loved this
    Your grandma was very wise !

  • Chocolate

    I think she had something to do with his murder
    He was infectious, had other women, and she said herself he told her people can’t own people. Told her multiple times .. obviously bc he had to.
    I think her crazy, watch him while he’s sleeping then send him a long ass text when he’s sitting right there ass was on some if I can’t be his one and only, no one will have him crazy woman shit.
    People that send long texts and message u when u are nxt to them are crazy and obsessed.
    Look at his first bm- using his last name but they were never married.
    Cool ass dudes like that are crazy chick magnets.
    She’s a 2x bm for a reason

  • PetiteButterScotch

    Lower your tone. Thanks. Tf

  • PetiteButterScotch

    And not everybody believes in that bullshit business arrangement that’s called marriage. They were too educated and spiritual for that shit. Who gives af abt “legal” marriage. Either way wtf does it matter

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    What in the ghetto hell!

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  • IChosetheBrownDollbaby

    I agree with all that you said except for them being married. Death certificate said he didn't have a spouse.

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  • Nikki Moore

    The suggestion of "gang colors" is so beneath a professional journalist to write. At this point everyone following his story knows his affiliation. But consider for a moment, this was his favorite color. These are the same colors we wore for my godfather when he passed at 60+ years old from a long fought battle with a lung disease. It was his favorite color too; he was not gang affiliated. It was his highschool color, which he still gave back to and supported. Why not say EVERYONE, including the children represented him by wearing his favorite color(s)? I know it's not as salacious as your current title, but it would have shown more class for the deceased that you are getting energy from by posting this.

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  • Nita Pie

    Sandra why would that be you title. Yea he was a crip and all but drssing his kids in nice Blue suits to honor their dad is has nothing to do with his gang affiliation. That was ignorant to say and if anyone had anything to say about it is ignorant. The children are not sure of what it means to wear blue , they just know their and his friends like blue. Damn Sandra I be riding with but when you come out with these ignorant ass headlines Im not sure If I can follow you. It may not mean anything to you because I do see you got your followers but I have to stand for something

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  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    ? Thanks for standing for what you believe in.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    When you live in the hood, you are a part of the hood. My nephews grew up in the projects in Los Angeles. I used to be afraid to visit my sister. The police would round up young black men, take their pictures, and place them in the gang register whether they were gang bangers or not. They told me the police actually left an open boxcar full of guns on the railroad tracks. I didn’t believe it until I saw a documentary about it. Some of our people don’t get to live in a Better Home and Garden type neighborhood. Not all of our parents were college graduates. So, sadly we do have the gang culture amongst some of our people, too many, but I haven’t read about any recent gang activity from blacks or Latinos so Nipsey Hussle’s supposed gang affiliation was cultural. We had clubs and so called harmless gangs when we were kids. We gave our groups names and colors. I believe his continued association with the color blue, and any gang talk was repping his hood. And by the way, my nieces and nephews wore blue to their moms funeral.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Is that Loki? He's my favorite cause he's bad.

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  • MS.LILDIVA DA STAR

    Yes its Loki