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    33-year-old US Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot dead near his clothing store in Los Angeles on 1 April. The incident happened moments after Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Ashgedom, tweeted “Having strong enemies is a blessing”.

    At least 19 people were rushed to hospital after a stampede broke out at a makeshift memorial for the slain rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles on Monday night.

    It was not immediately clear what prompted about 300 mourners to suddenly flee in all directions from the candlelight vigil in the parking lot where Hussle was gunned down on 1 April.

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    On Tuesday, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore tweeted that initial reports of shots being fired in the area were inaccurate.

    Meanwhile, many Twitter users expressed anger and consternation about the Hussle memorial stampede, writing that “there’s too much evil in this world” and that they were “so tired of the violence in this country”.

    One user bemoaned that “it's so sad that we are in a place and time where people are so quick to pull a trigger and take the life of someone else”.

    Another netizen admitted that he is ashamed of the scene of the stampede because “people [are] acting like animals”.

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    Nipsey Hussle was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Album in 2018 following the release of his first studio album "Victory Lap".

    He worked with huge names in the rap industry, such as Drake, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, Young Thug, Snoop Dogg, Chamillionaire and many others, according to TMZ.

    An array of renowned rap musicians and pop star have already paid tribute to Hussle, including Rihanna, John Legend, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Kalifa, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Meek Mill and Pharrell Williams.


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