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.
Regina Daniels’ New Baby: Ex-Boyfriend, Husband’s Moroccan Wife React
Billionaire businessman, Ned Nwoko’s stunning Moroccan wife, Laila Charani has congratulated her co-wife, actress Regina Daniels, on the birth of her baby boy on June 29.
Laila Charani took to her Instagram page to share a photo of a pregnant Regina and wrote:- “Congratulation to u @regina.daniels ❤️🎉”, and Regina replied, “Thank you laila….love you ❤️❤️”
The Billionaire wives were recently spotted together aboard a private jet and Laila was one of the guests who graced Regina’s surprise baby shower.
Meanwhile, Regina’s ex-boyfriend, Somadina Adinma took to his Insta-story to congratulate his ex-girlfriend, on the birth of her child.
Reacting to the good news, Somadina congratulated the actress and tagged her to his post.
The actor wrote
“It’s a boy!! Congratulations Gina!! Proud of you.“
Regina Daniels’ brother broke the news on the photo-sharing app on Monday, stating that she has given birth to a bouncy baby boy for her husband, Ned Nwoko.
‘My Husband Doesn’t Satisfy Me in Bed So I Use Vibrator for Satisfaction’
Ghanaian actress, Beverly Afaglo, has disclosed that she has been using a dildo for her sexual satisfaction since she married her husband because her husband is not able to satisfy her.
She disclosed in a radio interview that she uses the vibrator as her helping mate for her to achieve orgasm. The actress is married to Choirmaster, a member of the defunct Praye group.
She said “So truth is, I was exposed, very exposed before marriage but my husband didn’t know. I had to present “the good girl” attitude throughout the courtship period and now marriage.”
“We have been married for 5years and I don’t remember having orgasm even one time,”
Burna Boy, Wizkid, Others Win Big at BET Awards 2020
The 20th edition of the BET Awards held yesterday via virtual media across the world due to COVID-19. The event was hosted by Amanda Seales and performers included Lil Wayne, Alicia Keys, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, Chloe X Halle, DaBaby, Jay Rock, Jennifer Hudson, Questlove, Nas, Usher, YG, and many more.
Nigerian superstars, Burna Boy and Wizkd went home with the Best International Act and BET HER Awards respectively. Sha Sha, the Zimbabwean act also won the Best New International Act Award.
The biggest winners on the night were Beyoncé, Drake, Megan Thee Stallion, Chris Brown, Roddy Ricch, DJ Khaled, Nipsey Hussle and John Legend. The won two awards each.
Here is the full list of award winners;
Album of the Year
Roddy Ricch – Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Chris Brown [Ft. Drake] – “No Guidance”
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Megan Thee Stallion
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Video of the Year
DJ Khaled [Ft. Nipsey Hussle, John Legend] – “Higher”
Video Director of the Year
Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor
Best New Artist
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Kirk Franklin – “Just for Me”
Best International Act
Best New International Act
Michael B. Jordan
Young Stars Award
Queen & Slim
Sportswoman of the Year
Sportsman of the Year
2020 Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Megan Thee Stallion [Ft. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign] – “Hot Girl Summer”
BET Her Award
Beyonce [Ft. Blue Ivy Carter, Wizkid and Saint Jhn] – “Brown Skin Girl”