Lauren London Cries at Nipsey Hussle Memorial: 'I've Never Felt This Type of Pain Before'
Lauren London paid tribute to Nipsey Hussle on Thursday at his memorial service, breaking down in tears as she remembered the late rapper.
The 34-year-old actress and model had been dating Hussle since 2013. The two shared a 2-year-old son together, Kross. London began her speech by reading a heartfelt text she wrote him in January, expressing how much she loved him. The text was included in the memorial program.
"I've never felt this type of pain before, but I know God is alive," London said, clearly emotional.
She also praised Hussle, whom she called the love of her life.
"His soul was majestic, he was a gentle father, a divine light, a patient leader ... I'm so honored and blessed to have experienced such a man," she said.
London was in tears again as she talked about their son together.
"My pain is for my 2-year-old son who probably won't remember how much his dad loved him," she said.
Later, London had a special message for the city of Los Angeles.
"This pain is really ours," she said. "We know what Nip meant to us, we lost an incredible soul ... we lost a real one, and we won't ever be the same," she said.
Lastly, she addressed Hussle himself.
"My heart hears you," she said. "I feel you everywhere. I love you beyond this earth and until we meet again, the marathon continues."
London appeared onstage earlier during the memorial at Staples Center, when she led his kids, including his 7-year-old daughter, Emani, from a previous relationship, in a heartfelt tribute to him. But it was her 9-year-old son, Kameron, whom she shares with rapper Lil Wayne, that stole the show reminiscing about their own special relationship.
Hussle was fatally shot on March 31 outside his clothing store in South Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced on April 4 that Eric Ronald Holder Jr. was charged with fatally shooting Hussle and wounding two others in Los Angeles. The two other men survived.
Since Hussle's tragic death at just 33 years old, countless artists have been mourning the late rapper, including Drake, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, The Game, Meek Mill, Chance the Rapper and more.
Watch the video below for more on the memorial: