Nipsey Hussle’s mother, Angelique Smith has revealed the last conversation she had with her son via text message before he was murdered in Los Angeles.
She made this known during before a crowd of about 21,000 people at the memorial service held for her son at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.
While keeping her composure as she dressed in an all-white gown and matching ruffled hat, Nipsey Hussle’s mother told the crowd:
“My heart feels as if there’s possibly heaviness in your heart and soul”.
She recalled texting Nipsey Hussle on March 30 — the day before has gunned down.
“Ermias says, ‘No mom. I’m A-1.’ That’s what he would always tell me,” Smith recalled,
“Ever since he was a boy, pain did not faze him. He took it like a champ.”
The rapper followed up with another message to his mom.
“I’m grateful I have a studio again. I’m just happy and ready to work,” he told her.
Exhaling deeply, she said:
“I’m very proud of my son. My son, Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was a great man.”
young nephew Khalil Kimble had the audience at the packed Staples
Center holding back tears as he recalled a dream on April 2.
was in paradise and I was playing in the ocean water when Ermias popped
up right behind me. He said, ‘What’s up, kiddo?’ because that’s my
nickname to him,” Khalil told the crowd as a pin with his uncle’s face
gleamed on his suit jacket.
“I told my mom about the dream and … I realized that Ermias told me what heaven was like. He told me it was paradise.”