Barack Obama, a former United States president has paid moving tribute to slain rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle, who was gunned down last month.
At a celebration of the late rapper’s life at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on April 12, 2019 a close friend, Karen Civil, read out a letter written by the former president in which he wrote of his admiration for Hussle’s community work and philanthropy.
Part of Obama’s tribute read:
‘While most folks look at the Crenshaw neighborhood where he grew up and see only gangs, bullets and dispair, Nipsey saw potential,’ Obama wrote. ‘He saw hope. He saw a community that even through its flaws, taught him how to keep going. He set an example for young people to follow and is a legacy worthy to follow,’