South Los Angeles Intersection Named After Nipsey Hussle
It’s been a rough couple of weeks for family, friends and fans of Nipsey Hussle since his untimely passing last month, but the love hasn’t stopped pouring in. On Tuesday, Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson announced that the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Slauson Avenue in South L.A. will now be named “Nipsey Hussle Square”.
Harris-Dawson said in a statement:
“Ermias Asghedom known as “Nipsey Hussle” was an icon and West Coast hero. Nipsey’s genuine nature allowed him to be a light to everyone he interacted with from family, friends, fans, and his larger community. As a father, brother, and son, Nipsey was a rock helping to build an empire that will continue through generations. Nipsey will always be remembered for delivering a pure, authentic Los Angeles sound, his numerous philanthropic efforts, his innovative, community-focused business mindset, and his humble heart.”
A petition to have he intersection named in his honor started circulating just hours after Nipsey’s passing, and gained over 500,000 signatures to date. Fortunately, fans no longer have to wait for their wish to be granted. The councilman will make a motion on Friday to rename the intersection.
Nipsey would be proud.