LOS ANGELES (FOX 11) - “Nipsey Hussle's Celebration of Life” on Thursday at Staples Center brought thousands of mourners to honor the life of the rapper, along with speakers and performers.
He was shot and killed in front of a South Los Angeles clothing store he owned in a community he was committed to changing for the better.
Minister Reid Rich will lead the service with a scripture, following another one from Pastor Shep Crawford.
A selection with Frank Sinatra's “My Way” will come after the pair of scriptures. Crawford will then lead a prayer and deliver the eulogy.
Adam Andebrhan, co-owner of Marathon Clothing, will give the obituary.
Performances include Marsha Ambrosius' “Fly Like a Bird,” Anthony Hamilton's “Do You Feel Me” and Jhene Aiko's “Eternal Sunshine.”
Friend and business partner Karen Civil will give acknowledgements and resolutions.
Minister Louis Farrakhan, the national representative of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam, will offer words during the service, as well as a scripture from Father Thomas Uwal.
There will be kid tributes from Emani Asghedom, Kameron Carter, Khalil Kimble and Kross Asghedom.
A video presentation and "family tributes" were also planned, featuring Angelique Smith, Samuel Asghedom, Lauren London, Samantha Smith, Dawit Asghedom, Aenon Bowie, Jorge Peniche, Isaias Thomas, Steven Carless, Keenon Jackson, Jade Lesley, Shanae Franklin, Margaret Boutte, James Simpson, Snoop Dogg and Big Boy.
The event is the first of its kind since Michael Jackson’s memorial service in 2009.