‘Pain with Purpose’: Lauren London Honors Nipsey Hussle on the One-Year Anniversary of His Death

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Lauren London wrote a touching message about Nipsey Hussle on Tuesday on the one-year anniversary of his death.

“Time is deceptive,” she wrote on Instagram. “It’s been a year since you transitioned. The pain is as heavy today as it was a year ago. God knows I would give anything to see you again. I didn’t think I was going to survive a second of any of this. Prayers have kept me together. The kids keep me going and God’s Grace and Mercy have carried me this far.”

Lauren London posted a message about Nipsey Hussle on the one-year anniversary of his death (Photo @ laurenlondon/IG)


“As today makes a year, I stand strong because of you Because I know you wouldn’t have it any other way,” the message continues. “Because I recall every late night conversation we had about resilience and fear. Because you were my greatest teacher and because you are still with us, in spirit.”

London, who shares a son with Hussle, then made a couple of promises.

“With every breath I take I honor you,” she wrote. “I carry this pain with purpose. I promise I will make you proud. I promise to apply everything you taught me. In life and in death. Ermias Asghedom. There will never be another. Until we are together again. I love you beyond human understanding – but you know that already.”

Over 1 million people liked the post in the first 12 hours it was up, and London received a high number of well-wishes. A lot of people also said they were impressed by her fortitude.

“In ur own words babygirl u showed us strength!” read one of the comments. “God bless u and ur beautiful family always!”

“Sending cyber hugs and love to you,” wrote someone else. “You are a remarkable soul and you are teaching beyond words…. continue to Rest Ermias ‘Nipsey Hussle’ The Marathon Continues 🙏🏾🙏🏾.”

“Spoken like a true queen! God bless, he would definitely be proud of you💯💯💯💙💙💙,” another person wrote.

Hussle was shot and killed on March 31, 2019, in the Hyde Park section of Los Angeles. He was 33 years old. The man accused of pulling the trigger, Eric Holder, was arrested on April 2 in Bellflower, California.

Holder was charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder — for also allegedly shooting a man named Kerry Lathan and his nephew Shermi Villanueva — as well as one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

He’s pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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