Grammy-nominated 33-year-old was shot three times in the head and chest by a gunman who delivered a final kick to the lifeless rapper before fleeing to a waiting car driven by a female accomplice.
Nipsey was a well-loved figure in the community and his philanthropy and advocacy won praise from fellow entertainers and public officials.
Community leader Big U told TMZ that in the wake of his death, various gang leaders began contacting him and others with the idea of a ceasefire and rally to pay tribute.
The ceasefire was the first since 1992, when the gangs called a truce during riots that ensued when police officers were acquitted of beating black driver Rodney King.
The peace march was set in motion on Thursday evening when gang leaders from Watts, Compton, and Inglewood all met up to discuss a cease-fire.
It took place the next day and started in a grocery store in the Crenshaw neighborhood and moved towards The Marathon, where a makeshift memorial has sprung up.
Big U told TMZ: “We’re having a gang truce and a gang rally so all the different gangs from LA can get together and celebrate the life and the gift of Nipsey.
Nipsey Hussle was reportedly scheduled to meet with the LAPD to discuss gang violence hours after he was fatally shot. As a key figure in his community of South Los Angeles, Nipsey often used his resources to invest in local businesses and spearhead humanitarian efforts. The rapper was also a member of the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips Los Angeles gang, an identity he often referenced to urge others to find alternative paths to streetgangs.
Los Angeles promoter and businessowner Marquis Diamond took to Instagram Friday to document a “unity meeting” between numerous Los Angeles gang leaders who were inspired by Nipsey’s leadership in the community and sought to honor his memory.
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