A public memorial service for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle is tentatively set for Thursday at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, a source familiar with the plans said Saturday.
The service is being planned as a ticketed event with non-transferable tickets, the source said. No other details were available.
A celebrated rapper and activist, Hussle was gunned down outside his clothing store on Slauson Avenue last Sunday. The 33-year-old musician and Grammy-nominated artist was a pillar in his South L.A. neighborhood and praised for helping others in the community.
Hussle’s shooting came a day before a scheduled meeting with LAPD Chief Michel Moore and Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff to talk about ways he could help stop gang violence.
Hussle had two children, a son with his girlfriend, Lauren London, and a daughter from a prior relationship.
Representatives for the city of Los Angeles didn’t respond to request for comment Saturday about Thursday’s planned memorial service.
Staples Center was also the site of a public memorial in 2009 for the late singer Michael Jackson.