Nipsey Hussle's Mother Says She Is At 'Perfect Peace' A Week On From Son's Death
Nipsey Hussle's family and his partner, Lauren London, have spoken out about the rapper a week after his murder.
Speaking from his grandmother's home in South Los Angeles, Nipsey Hussle's family comforted one another and reminisced about fond memories they had of late muso Nipsey Hussle -- real name Ermias Asghedom -- in an interview with the LA Times.
His mother Angelique Smith recalled her son's early years, describing her pride over her son's precociousness and book smarts.
"He recognised at an early age his own capability,” she said of her son. "His own potential. He has always known.”
Smith continued, saying that she hoped Hussle would be “remembered as a humble, spirited, respectful man who, since his childhood, had an extraordinary and unlimited intellectual capacity.”
Despite the grisly nature of his death -- Hussle was shot and killed outside his clothing store over a 'personal dispute' -- she revealed she was at "perfect peace" following her son's passing.
His father, Dawit Asghedom, added, “It was like he was sent by God to give some love to bring us together because that’s what his lyrics were saying, always. He’s not shy, to tell the truth even though it might not look good. He wasn’t scared of anything.”
He continued, "[God] sent him to send a message. It looks like, ‘Your time is up
because you have completed what I sent you to do.' We all have a plan, but God has his own plan," "So he had completed what he needed to be doing and he did it early so [God] probably want to take him early too."
Hussle's longterm partner Lauren London, who is the mother of their 2-year-old son Kross, also spoke about how she’s coping following the loss of her "best friend" and partner of five years.
"I'm going to keep my head high and always represent for my king to the fullest," she said.
"He was a protector and wanted us to be our best at all times," she added. "He was a truth seeker and truth speaker... He loved his kids. He was a family man. His family came first."
Hussle died from gunshot wounds to the head and torso, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed last Monday.
“Paramedics were called and [Hussle who was born Ermias Joseph Asghedom] was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m.,” the coroner said in a statement to PEOPLE.
Eric Holder, 29, has been charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, according to a release from the Los Angeles County’s District Attorney’s Office.