Thousands expected at Nipsey Hussle's LA memorial


The "Last Time That I Checc'd" rapper's funeral will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. ABC 7 will also offer a live stream on its website and app. You can also watch the stream via BET on their Facebook page here. "Nipsey is part of the BET family and first appeared on the Network in 2009 in a Hip Hop Awards cypher, we share this loss with his millions of fans around the world", Connie Orlando, the network's head of original programming, said in a statement released Thursday. A South LA city council member has proposed renaming the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Slauson Avenue as "Ermias "Nipsey Hussle" Asghedom Square".

As fans know, the move came after complimentary tickets for the service sold out in minutes.

The celebrated rapper and activist's friends and family shared the details of his memorial service on Monday (April 8).

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The Nipsey Hussle Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at the 21,000-seat downtown arena at 10 a.m. Thursday.

A 25-mile procession of Hussle's casket through the streets of Los Angeles will follow the service.

Sources told the entertainment news site, "Nipsey's family wanted to make sure the community got an opportunity to pay respects along the route because most people won't be able to attend the memorial".