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Nipsey Hussle to Receive a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 2 Years after His Death

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Jun 18, 2021
09:05 A.M.
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Two years after his tragic death, the late rapper and social activist Nipsey Hussle will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in honor of his legacy.


The late hip-hop star Nipsey Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom, will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Hussle, who was shot and killed in front of his clothing store in Los Angeles, California in March 2019, is one of the 38 celebrities chosen by the Walk of Fame Selection Panel to receive a star.

Nipsey Hussle during the PUMA x Nipsey Hussle 2019 Grammy Nomination Party at The Peppermint Club on January 16, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images


Walk of Fame Selection Panel chair and radio personality Ellen K said her team did a great job choosing celebrities fit to be part of the world's most famous walkway. She added:

"We can't wait to see each honoree's reaction..."

The organization noted Hussle and his fellow honorees as part of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2022. The late rapper's posthumous award is under the recording category.


Besides Hussle, the Walk of Fame awardees under the recording category are George E. Clinton Jr., DJ Khaled, Avril Lavigne, Ashanti Douglas, Los Huracanes Del Norte, and Martha Reeves.

Although the Walk of Fame Selection Panel has named the complete list of the star-studded honorees, the organization has yet to provide a final schedule for the ceremony.

A few months ago, London penned a heartwarming tribute to Hussle and spoke highly of her late boyfriend.


Hussle was an iconic figure known for his talent and determination. He gained prominence in the music scene when he released his hit song "Hussle in the House" in October 2009.

The "Mailbox Music" hitmaker was also a community activist and a successful businessman. His love of business led him to become the voice of young independent entrepreneurs.

Hussle was more than just a career man; he was also a loving father to Emani, 13, and Kross 4. He shares his daughter Emani with his ex-partner Tanisha Foster and his son Kross with actress Lauren London.


A few months ago, London penned a heartwarming tribute to Hussle and spoke highly of her late boyfriend. She wrote that she and their little son miss him deeply.

She added that she will love Hussle eternally. Throughout her journey toward healing and acceptance, the "Games" star noted the connection between grief and pain.

London has returned to acting on the big screen. Her latest appearance was in the recently released crime-drama film, "Without Remorse," with actor Michael B. Jordan.

She and Jordan filmed the movie the same year Hussle died. Despite her reluctance, London decided to participate in the film to move forward from her heartbreak.