• Nipsey Hussle funeral to be held at Staples Center; tickets are free

    By: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    A homegoing celebration for rapper and humanitarian Nipsey Hussle will be held at the Staples Center Thursday, the late rapper’s family confirmed.

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    The service for the artist will be from 10 a.m. to noon and is a free event, but requires tickets. Only California residents were able to get tickets to the service through AXS.com,Tuesday, but KABC reported that they were sold out shortly after being made available to the public.

    More information on obtaining tickets is at the Staples Center website.

    After the service, there will be a funeral procession through the streets of South Los Angeles, traveling 25 miles and passing Hussle’s The Marathon Clothing, TMZ reported.

    Related: Nipsey Hussle's cause of death revealed

    Police suspect Hussle was shot and killed by Eric Holder, 29. Holder pleaded not guilty when he appeared in court April 4.

    Attendees are encouraged to arrive to the Staples Center early. Doors open at 8 a.m. and security will be screening guests and their bags, which have size restrictions.

    A homegoing service for rapper Nipsey Hussle will be Thursday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
    A homegoing service for rapper Nipsey Hussle will be Thursday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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    Cameras and recording devices are not allowed and attendees seen recording or taking photos will be asked to leave.

    Hussle will be buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, according to a death certificate obtained by TMZ.

     


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