Nipsey Hussle‘s family is searching for a venue large enough to accommodate the massive crowd expected for his upcoming funeral.
Relatives are looking at spaces that can hold an upwards of 15,000 people and have passed on smaller, 2,000-seat venues, TMZ reported on Friday.
They could be eyeing hosting his funeral at the Staples Center, where Hussle’s beloved Los Angeles Lakers play, or at concert venues like The Forum or Hollywood Bowl.
Michael Jackson’s funeral was held at the Staples Center in 2009.
The 33-year-old Grammy nominee and community activist was shot and killed outside his Marathon Clothing store in the Hyde Park neighborhood.
Man charged with killing Nipsey Hussle pleads not guilty. The man charged with killing rapper Nipsey Hussle was ordered held on $5 million bail after pleading not guilty Thursday to murder and attempted murder charges.
Eric R. Holder Jr., 29, making his first court appearance after Sunday’s shooting and subsequent two-day manhunt, spoke only to say “yeah” to Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Teresa Sullivan’s questions.
His attorney, Christopher Darden, did not dispute the bail amount, which the prosecution requested. Darden declined comment after the hearing.
Holder is charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder in connection with the attack outside Hussle’s The Marathon clothing store on Sunday that left the rapper dead and two other men wounded.
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Eric Holder, the 29-year-old aspiring rapper who is accused of fatally shooting Nipsey Hussle on Sunday, was charged during a court appearance Thursday afternoon with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.
His attorney, Chris Darden, entered a plea of not guilty in the tightly packed, heavily guarded downtown courtroom. Holder, clad in a light blue jail shirt and pants and shackled at the wrists, stood in a glassed enclosure and was flanked by several deputies. He leaned back slightly with his chin up, exposing an array of neck tattoos, and frequently glanced at onlookers. Holder has received numerous social media threats, and deputies noticeably scrutinized the courtroom. Rapper Nipsey Hussle dead at 33
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The Bible teaches that when a person dies they do not go to heaven or hell. They are sleep in the grave and are awaiting the resurrection.