The Los Angeles City Council is expected to rename the intersection
of Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue to “Nipsey Hussle Square.”
Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson said he will officially submit a
motion on Friday to change the name of the South L.A. intersection in
honour of the slain rapper.
Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson tweeted: “This week, I will officially submit a motion to name the intersection of #Crenshaw and #Slauson as “Nipsey Hussle Square”. #NipseyHussle”.
Nipsey Hussle, whose real name is Ermias Asghedom, had a song
called “Crenshaw and Slauson (True Story)”. The video for the song
features real people from the Crenshaw neighborhood, where Nipsey Hussle
grew up. His store, Marathon Clothing, where he was shot, is also
located at this intersection.
The call to change the name began with fans of the rapper.
They started a Change.org petition to urge the city council to submit
the motion. So far, the petition has nearly reached its goal of 500,000
signatures, and got the councilman’s attention.