Two days after Nipsey Hussle’s death, his sister, Samantha Smith, took to Instagram to share a heartbreaking and tear-inducing message to the late rapper, as her family keeps mourning their loss. “I need you I need you please let me hold you again,” Smith pleaded in her post.
Nipsey Hussle's death deeply affected people in the music industry, Hollywood, and the black community; but those closest to the late rapper are now starting to break the silence after his senseless murder.
On Tuesday, Nipsey’s younger sister, Samantha Smith, took to Instagram in an emotional post to share a pic alongside the rapper and his son, as they all smiled in delight and embraced each other.
“You are my heart. You are my strength my wisdom my joy my balance. You are my Superhero. Invincible to me,” Samantha started her heartbreaking tribute. And added:
“I feel so safe with you. I feel so covered and protected. Imperfections do not exist with you because you are flawless. I need you I need you please let me hold you again. You are my baby. To the world you are the strongest man and to me you are the most vulnerable innocent child. Your heart is pure they don’t know you like we know you. Your love is expansive.”
“Talk to me again,” she continued. “You’ve taught me so much. You hold me down through everything.”
Smith went on to promise that she will take care of Nipsey’s loved ones: Lauren London, his longtime girlfriend, his children, Emani and Kross, their little brother Sam, and their mother and grandparents.
“You gave me so many tools. You gave me so much insight. We will talk every second of everyday and I am here to carry out your vision,” Samantha promised. And concluded:
“Ermias God Will Rise. I love you forever and I will cry forever. You are my lifeline as long as I am here you are too.”
Samantha’s post came hours after Lauren London also took to social media to share her own tribute to the late father of her son Kross.
The actress shared a series of pics of Nipsey and with him, including one where the rapper is throwing their son in the air as the kid giggled in delight. It's the first time London shares her son’s face on social media.
“I am completely lost. I’ve lost my best friend. My sanctuary. My protector. My soul....I’m lost without you. We are lost without you babe. I have no words,” London added in her caption.
Lauren and Nipsey had been dating since 2015 and they shared a blended family alongside Lauren’s son Cameron, whom she shares with Lil’ Wayne, and Nipsey’s daughter Emani, from a previous relationship.
Nipsey Hussle was shot to death outside of his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles on Sunday. First responders efforts to save the rapper’s life were in vain, and he was pronounced dead at the hospital.
LAPD identified Eric Holder as the suspected shooter and asked the community to be on the lookout for the man. A few hours later, police arrested Holder, 29, in the Bellflower neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Chief Michel R. Moore from the LAPD explained on a press conference that Holder and Hussle were involved in a personal dispute minutes before the shooting took place.
“Mr. Holder walked up on multiple occasions and engaged in a conversation with Nipsey and the others that were there,” said Moore. And added:
“He left and subsequently came back armed with a handgun and purposefully and repeatedly fired, striking and killing Nipsey Hussle.”
Ironically, Nipsey had a scheduled meeting with law enforcement officials on Monday to discuss ways to end gang violence.
LAPD Commissioner Steve Soboroff revealed they would go ahead with the meeting alongside with Roc Nation’s representatives and Nipsey’s family member to honor the rapper’s wish and memory.
Rest in peace, Nipsey.