Rapper YG paid tribute to Nipsey Hussle on the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Competition throughout his efficiency Sunday, dedicating his set to his slain pal and fellow South Los Angeles artist.
YG, who collaborated with the Grammy-nominated rapper earlier than Hussle was shot and killed exterior his clothes retailer in South Los Angeles on March 31, opened his Coachella set with a video tribute that featured footage of final week’s huge funeral procession for the slain musician. He additionally wore a vest emblazoned with a picture of Hussle, a neighborhood activist and fixture in South Los Angeles.
“Y’all know like all people else, we simply misplaced one in every of our greats, we simply misplaced one in every of our homies, our massive brothers,” the rapper told the crowd in Indio, California. “…A motherf—- legend, black mother— Jesus.”
YG mentioned Sunday the 2 had talked about acting at Coachella. His set additionally featured a creative animation of Hussle in heaven with slain LA rapper Tupac Shakur.
“We went via a lot sh– collectively tryna make it out of LA with this rap s–, ” YG said on Instagram after Hussle’s dying. “However we at all times obtained via it then talked about it & after we talked….we laughed!”
Police have arrested 29-year-old Eric Holder and charged him with homicide in Hussle’s dying. The LAPD mentioned Hussle’s capturing apparently stemmed from a private dispute.
The 33-year-old Hussle had labored to supply academic alternatives for youth, hoping to bridge the hole between deprived youngsters and Silicon Valley. He had additionally deliberate to fulfill with the Los Angeles Police Division to debate combating gang violence within the metropolis.
Hussle’s dying was met with an outpouring of grief and tributes at a “Celebration of Life” final week, the place YG additionally spoke.
The tributes continued over the weekend at Coachella from different artists together with Infantile Gambino, Child Cudi, Wiz Khalifa and Ariana Grande.
Many additionally paid tribute to Mac Miller, together with Grande, who had dated the Pittsburgh rapper earlier than he died of an unintended drug and alcohol overdose final 12 months. He was 26.