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Nipsey Hussle Fatally Shot Outside His Los Angeles Store: Report

Hussle was one of three people who suffered numerous gunshot wounds.

Update: 8:08 PM EST (March 31, 2019) - NBC News has confirmed that Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, has died. He was 33. The two other men are reportedly in critical condition. The suspect(s) is still at large. 

Update: 10:32 pm EST (March 31, 2019) - The LAPD tweeted the following: "The suspect in the shooting is described as a male black & LAPD South Bureau Homicide is conducting an investigation to locate him and anyone else involved."

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Rapper Nipsey Hussle has been shot outside of his store, The Marathon Clothing in Los Angeles, TMZ reports. According to eyewitnesses, multiple shots were fired on Sunday afternoon (March 31). Hussle is said to be one of three people injured and hit as many as six times.

One witness was able to capture the following video after the shooting, which occurred near the intersection of Crenshaw and Slauson:

It's reported that prior to the shooting, Hussle tweeted, "Having strong enemies is a blessing." It's unknown what brought the rapper, born Ermias Asghedom, to his store in South Central L.A.

The 33-year-old rapper opened The Marathon Clothing store, in partnership with Adam Andebrhan and Stephen Donelson back in 2017.  in hopes of opening the first "smart store" for customers to purchase merch and preview exclusive content from the West Coast rapper via an app.

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After previewing his album in New York, Detroit, Chicago and taking Sunday Service to Jamaica this past weekend, Kanye West will bring his traveling musical sermon back to Los Angeles for a special listening session and film screening.

West is expected to preview his forthcoming Jesus Is King album and accompanying IMAX film, at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Wednesday (Oct. 23). The Nick Knight-directed documentary, which was shot over the summer, brings the Chicago native’s “famed Sunday Service to life in the Roden Crater,” artist James Turrell's  never-before-seen installation created in Arizona's Painted Desert.

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Jesus Is King is slated to drop on Oct. 25.

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Future To Honor Atlanta Senior Citizens At 8th Annual Golden Wishes Gala

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Future founded FreeWishes along with his mother Stephanie Jester and his sister Tia Wilburn-Anderson to "deliver a message of hope, perseverance and resilience to our community by lending support and making dreams come alive." Along with the annual gala, FreeWishes served more than 700 seniors from Metro Atlanta for the FreeWishes Senior Fitness Day, and presented scholarships at each stop of Future's Legendary Nights Tour earlier this year.

Visit FreeWishes.org to register for the gala, or email [email protected] for sponsorships and donations.

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Michael Jai White Expresses Concern Over Possible ‘Spawn’ Reboot

After playing Spawn in the 1997 film of the same name, actor Michael Jai White has expressed hesitancy over the movie’s reported reboot. According to ComicBook.com, White recognized the character’s creator and artist Todd McFarlane on his pursuit of getting the film off the ground, but he’s unsure as to what impact Spawn will have.

"I don't know anything about it. He's been talking about a reboot of Spawn for 20 years," White said. "I think he will continue talking about it, because people listen. I don't understand it, personally. I wish him the best of luck. But, Todd explained to me that this will be a character that you didn't see. You never see the character. It's just a character that's scarcely on film. Personally, I don't get it.”

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