Obama Praises Nipsey Hussle At Public Memorial

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Published on April 11, 2019 - Duration: 00:48s

Obama Praises Nipsey Hussle At Public Memorial

Reuters reports former U.S. President Barack Obama praised the legacy of Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle on Thursday, a few weeks after the rapper was tragically shot and killed.

In a letter read by Karen Civil during a public memorial, the former president praised Hussleโ€™s work revitalizing the neighborhood where he was raised, which is known for gang violence.

Obama's letter said, โ€œWhile most folks look at the Crenshaw neighborhood where he grew up and see only gangs, bullets and despair, Nipsey saw potential.

He saw hope." He added, "To build a skills-training center and a co-working space in Crenshaw; to lift up the Eritrean-American community; to set an example for young people to follow โ€” is a legacy worthy of celebration." The 33 year old singer's life was celebrated and remembered in the 21,000-person-capacity Staples Center, which was packed.

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