Nipsey Hussle’s kids Emani and Kross took the stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday morning. They were joined by Lauren London’s son, Kameron Carter, and Hussle’s nephew.
The kids are also featured in a funeral program that was given to those attending today’s Celebration of Life, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The program features some notes and photos from those closest to Hussle.
Before the funeral started, TMZ posted a few photos of the program. On one page, there is a collection of photos that show London along with some candid shots of Hussle’s two children.
Here’s what you need to know:
Hussle’s Daughter Emani Was too Nervous to Speak
About mid-way through the funeral, Hussle’s kids, Emani and Kross, were brought on stage. London’s son Kameron was the first to speak. He told the crowd about a dream he had about “Ermias” and asked them to say “Respect” on his count of three.
When it came time for Hussle’s daughter Emani to speak, she was too nervous and upset. Instead, the mic was given to 2-year-old Kross, who babbled into the mic and received a lot of laughs from the crowd.
The Funeral Program Features a Text Message That London Sent to Hussle in January
The front of the program features Nipsey Hussle dressed in all blue, leaning against a blue car. It features his full name, Ermias Ashgedom, his date of birth (August 15, 1985) and his date of death (March 31, 2019).
On the inside pages, there are photos from Hussle’s childhood as well as messages from those closest to him. Those people include LeBron James, Snoop Dogg, James Harden, The Game, and DJ Khaled.
The aforementioned page in the funeral program with the photos of Hussle’s kids features a lengthy text message that London sent Hussle a couple of months ago.
“I’m in bed while you’re sleeping and I wanted to tell you something,” the text starts out. “I want you to know I feel real joy in my heart when I’m around you. I feel safe around you. Protected. Like a shield over me when you’re around. I am totally myself with you (which is probably why I’m annoying because I don’t wear a cool mask anymore lol). You’ve made me into more of a woman You’ve given me an opportunity to really love a man. You’ve been with me while I’ve been sick. Through my fears. You have encouraged me and inspired me to reach higher,” London continued.
The now-heartbreaking text is circulating on social media and fans are feeling even more devastated for London.
Hussle’s Family Will Speak During the Memorial
Inside the funeral program is an order of service that lists the names of people who are going to speak at the funeral. Hussle’s family, including Lauren London, his kids, his mother, father, brother, and sister, are all in attendance. All of them are expected to speak.
Additionally, several celebrities have already arrived for today’s event. They include G-Eazy, Big Sean, Big Boy, James Harden, DeMar DeRozan, Russell Westbrook, and Meek Mill, according to TMZ.
Following the Celebration of Life at the Staples Center, a hearse will carry Hussle’s casket through parts of Los Angeles, making a stop at his store, The Marathon Clothing.