Former US President Barack Obama, legendary singer, Stevie Wonder and rapper, Snoop Dogg eulogised slain rapper, Nipsey Hussle in a very emotional memorial in Los Angeles on Thursday.
Obama wrote a letter to the family, which was read by Karen Civil, Hussle’s friend and business partner, where he praised Hussle’s attempts to revitalise the gang-plagued neighbourhood where he was raised, and where he was gunned down in March.
“While most folks look at the Crenshaw neighbourhood where he grew up and see only gangs, bullets and despair, Nipsey saw potential. He saw hope,” Obama’s letter said, referencing his efforts to build a skills-training centre and a co-working space.
The memorial was held at the 21,000-capacity Staples Center, a sports and pop concert venue, which was packed with fans wearing white and blue for the three-hour memorial.
The ceremony was followed by a 25-mile (40-km) procession through the streets of south Los Angeles.
Fellow California rapper, Snoop Dogg, recalled Hussle’s former connections with the notorious Crips gang that the musician later parlayed into efforts to combat gang violence.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave us a good Crip, the late great neighbourhood Nip. Rest in peace,” Snoop Dogg said.
He called the Grammy-nominated singer “a peace advocate” because of his work with all members of the community.
Wonder played his 1980 hit Rocket Love and a version of Eric Clapton’s Tears in Heaven to pay respects to Hussle.
Also, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said Hussle has become “to hip hop and rap what Bob Marley was to reggae.”
“He lived the gang life but he didn’t stay there. He lived the life of the ‘hood but he rose above the pull of gravity,” Farrakhan said in a speech.
Hussle’s two-year-old son, dressed in a blue suit, was brought on stage in the arms of the musician’s girlfriend, model Lauren London.
Hussle, 33, was shot on March 31 outside a clothing store he owned in south Los Angeles. Shortly after, a stampede erupted at a local vigil for Hussle after reports of a gunman in the crowd.
A 29-year-old man on April 9 pleaded not guilty to murder charges.
Police said Hussle’s shooting was motivated by a personal dispute, although it took place in a surge of gang-related violence in south Los Angeles in March.
Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was Grammy-nominated earlier this year for his debut studio album Victory Lap.
Evicted Saskay Says She Feels Relieved Leaving Big Brother House, Mute on JayPaul
Tsakute Jonah, popularly known as Saskay, has been evicted from the ongoing Big Brother Naija reality television show.
The 22-year-old was the second housemate to be evicted at the live eviction show on Sunday, in addition to Yousef.
Saskay is the second richest housemate in the Season 6 of the reality TV show with a total of N5m winnings, following Liquorose who holds the number one spot, having won N5.3m so far.
The bulk of her earnings in the house comes from the N1.55m grand prize won as she emerged as the first position in one of the arena games sponsored by Piggyvest.
Prior to joining the show, the ex-housemate was a model.
Speaking to the host of the show, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Saskay expressed relief at leaving the house.
She said, “I was a little tired of the whole reality TV show thing. Though I knew what I was signing up for, but it is not enough knowing; experiencing it is a whole different thing.”
When asked about her plans after leaving the BBNaija house, she said, “First I would focus on is my lip gloss brand, followed by my retirement homes plan. Those are my major plans for now.”
BBN 6: I’ll Marry Angel If…, Says Sammie
Ex-BBNaija 2021 Shine Ya Eye housemate, Sammie has revealed his intention to marry female housemate, Angel if things go well after the show.
While speaking on Fun Buzz show on Naijaloaded TV, Sammie revealed that he is attracted to Angel and he is open to a serious relationship with her once she comes out of the BBNaija house.
Sammie who is now pursuing his career in film making now also talked about how the show has helped him gather lots of fan base to grow his film-making brand.
While motivating young Nigerians to dream big, Sammie spoke about how he learned script writing, screenwriting on YouTube and how he started movie making in Zaria before he got called up for big brother.
No doubt, Sammie’s story before and after Big Brother Naija is a huge motivation for young Nigerians with passion to succeed.
You Don’t Need to Beat a Woman to Punish Her, Just Do These Three Things
No matter how much a man and a woman love themselves, there is still a possibility of having misunderstandings.
In fact, what keeps most relationships and marriages together is the ability to settle problems not really because there are no problems.
Women are very dramatic creatures, if you’re not creatively smart as a guy, they can make you move mad to the extent that you’d want to tear them slap. Yes! Women can be that annoying and provocative.
In today’s world, only weak and dumb men hit their women. Instead of beating a woman, there are other ways you can punish her and it will even get to her more than using violence.
Below Are The Ways You Can Punish You Woman Without Hitting Her:-
1. Taking Away Your Attention
Firstly, what is attention, being attentive is simply our way to show our partner we care and make them feel important and special, when a man doesn’t create time for their woman it hurts them.
If you’re not been caring to them anymore, or you stop giving them attention all of a sudden.
These things hurt most women and in most cases, they are the ones who will do everything to get your attention back.
2. Deny Her Some Things
This is one of the ways you can punish a woman. Denying her certain things that you normally give her for her own benefit will make her realize her mistakes.
You can decide not to give her money to do her own hair or to buy cloth, depending on what she asked you or what you normally do for her.
This is not saying that you should deny your responsibility as a man. Ensure you provide food for the family and every other thing you are expected to do as a married man.
3. Deny Her Intimacy
In any relationship, intimacy is what keeps the relationship alive. Denying your woman intimacy is another way of letting your woman know what she did was wrong.
If she really wants to be intimate with you, she will apologize and you guys will have apology sex.
These methods are more preferable when you want to punish a woman that offended you. Domestic violence is a crime against womanhood and humanity.
Don’t lay your hands on a woman when you have problems, instead use any of these methods.
Aside from all these, the best way of settling a misunderstanding is through discussion.
If your woman does something that you don’t like, sit her down and tell her what she did you don’t like it instead of you laying your hands on her.