Nipsey Hussle Reportedly Set up Trust Funds for His Kids
Nipsey Hussle's family is shutting down all fundraising efforts set up for the late rapper's kids who already have a trust fund thanks to their dad.
The family of Hussle, real name Ermias Asghedom, is making it clear that while they appreciate the generosity of those who care, they simply do not need financial help for Hussle's kids, reported TMZ.
The rapper left behind two children, Emani and Kross Aghedom. He shared son Kross with girlfriend Lauren London. Before he died, however, Hussle made sure that his children would not need any handouts.
Members of the public, including celebrities like former NFC star Reggie Bush, opened crowdfunding pages in hopes of raising money for the kids. Bush's goal was a whopping $100,000.
He and his wife Lilit Avagyan started off by donating $10,000 from their own pockets. They created a video encouraging others to donate. At one point Bush said that London had "empowered" them to start the initiative.
The page was reportedly taken down along with all others directed towards collecting donations for the kids. According to the family, the children are financially secure thanks to a trust fund their father opened in their names.
Hussle was a businessman in addition to being a rapper. He opened numerous businesses in his community and owned all the recording masters for his music.
On March 31, the 33-year-old was shot and killed outside one of his stores, called the Marathon Clothing Store, located in Hyde Park. In addition to the unauthorized campaigns that recently came up, people were selling tickets to Hussle's memorial service which took place last week.
The family made it clear that tickets would be made available online strictly to California residents and a limit of four per household was put. The tickets were given free, but some persons obtained them and then attempted to sell them for exorbitant amounts online.
The memorial service for the rapper took place on Thursday, April 11 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Attendees were required to undergo a security check in order to avoid a repeat of the stampede that occurred during a vigil for Hussle in which 19 people got injured.
Due to his reputation not just among other celebrities but also within his community where he was known for helping others, Hussle' memorial service was streamed live for thousands to be able to watch. It comes as no surprise that such a dedicated and giving man made sure his family was provided for before he left this earth.