Lauren London is recovering after Nipsey Hussle’s sudden death from shooting at 33 years old. The couple had one child together.
London appeared for an interview with Los Angeles Times with Hussle’s family to talk about how they are coping after the rapper’s passing.
His girlfriend Lauren said, “I’m going to keep my head high and always represent for my king to the fullest”. She said that she will always remember her boyfriend of six years as an upstanding guy, saying, “He was a protector and wanted us to be our best at all times. He was a truth seeker and truth speaker… He loved his kids. He was a family man. His family came first.”
His mother, Angelique Smith, has already said that she is at “perfect peace”. His father Dawit Asghedom said, “[God] sent him to send a message. It looks like, ‘Your time is up because you have completed what I sent you to do.’ We all have a plan, but God has his own plan. So he had completed what he needed to be doing and he did it early so [God] probably want to take him early too.”
His mother added that rather than his murder story, she wants her son, whose real name is Ermias Joseph Asghedom, to be remembered as “humble, spirited, respectful man who had, since his childhood, had an extraordinary and unlimited intellectual capacity.”
His father encouraged mourners to remember that the rapper was meant to “bring us together”. He added, “It was like he was sent by God to give some love to bring us together because that’s what his lyrics were saying, always.”
Hussle brother, Samiel Asghedom, said, “There’s a lot of politics within the area that we grew up in, but he stayed the course and showed what he was about. He made something work in an area that was run-down, that people were scared to come to, and he turned it into a landmark.”
Hussle was shot in Los Angeles on March 31.