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Countless Fans Await To Pay Last Respects To Nipsey

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Apr. 11 2019, Updated 5:13 p.m. ET

With Nipsey Hussle‘s funeral minutes away, fans lined up to celebrate his life the way they celebrated his words before passing.

The doors opened at 8AM and fans were lined up ready to wish their final farewells:

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The only other time the Staples Center held a memorial this massive was in 2009 for Michael Jackson‘s funeral.

Nipsey‘s loyal fanbase was moved by his deep rooted efforts for the community’s progression. He wasn’t around for the fame and the fortune, he was in it for the people. He wanted to see everyone succeed, not because of him, but with him.

One fan on twitter, @ashleymanyou quoted his lines:

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But I know you still great in spite of your mistakes
Before you run your race you gotta find a pace
Just make sure you cross the line, and fuck the time it takes -Nipsey Hussle

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But I know you still great in spite of your mistakes
Before you run your race you gotta find a pace
Just make sure you cross the line, and fuck the time it takes -Nipsey Hussle #RIP

Even cops were moved by his impact to the community.

A Police Department in Mount Vernon, NY honored his memory with a projection of him on their building while they blasted his music.

Thousands paid their respects in cities across the country from the West coast to the East coast.

As reported by The New York Times, Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti expressed his condolences:

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“He represented redemption and hope. He had come from the world of gangs and gotten out. This is devastating shock to the stomach. He was really ambitious — he wanted to get African Americans into tech, on top of his music game, on top of his businesses.”

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“He represented redemption and hope. He had come from the world of gangs and gotten out. This is devastating shock to the stomach. He was really ambitious — he wanted to get African Americans into tech, on top of his music game, on top of his businesses.”

His music is timeless, and his work to the community is much more so.

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