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‘Nips in Paradise’ ~ Scenes from the Nipsey Hussle Victory Lap Procession Through South L.A.

9:50 AM PDT on April 12, 2019

    Los Angeles, CA – April 11: People hang on top of a Los Angeles police car parked on Slauson Avenue as the procession for Nipsey Hussle passes on April 11, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)

    [dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]t was compared by many in the crowd and around Los Angeles to the burial of a king. It sure seemed that way at times, as thousands of people came out to pay their respects and say farewell to Nipsey Hussle, whose legacy of activism, artistry, and of investing in his own community will surely live on.

    Since his death, parts of Los Angeles have been in mourning. But Thursday, the city came together to honor a native son and champion, and in doing so, healed some. "Y’all from L.A. stand up, because this pain is really ours," Lauren London, Nipsey's girlfriend told a capacity crowd at Staples Center about an hour before the streets would fill for “victory lap,” from downtown to Watts, Inglewood, and finally Crenshaw.

    These are scenes from that procession, one last victory lap for a father, a son, an icon, and an L.A. king.

    Nipsey Hussle’s brother Samiel Asghedom walks with the procession for Nipsey Hussle along Slauson Avenue on April 11, 2019. All photos by Brian Feinzimer
    Los Angeles, CA - April 11: Nipsey Hussle’s brother Samiel Asghedom walks with the procession for Nipsey Hussle along Slauson Avenue on April 11, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)
    People stand on the roof of Slauson Donuts to view the funeral procession of Nipsey Hussle on April 11, 2019.
    Los Angeles, CA - April 11: People stand on the roof of Slauson Donuts to view the funeral procession of Nipsey Hussle on April 11, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)
    People along Slauson Avenue to view the funeral procession of Nipsey Hussle on April 11, 2019.
    Los Angeles, CA - April 11: People along Slauson Avenue to view the funeral procession of Nipsey Hussle on April 11, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)
    The funeral procession for Nipsey Hussle travels along Slauson Avenue on April 11, 2019.
    Los Angeles, CA - April 11: The funeral procession for Nipsey Hussle travels along Slauson Avenue on April 11, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)
    The funeral procession for Nipsey Hussle travels along Slauson Avenue on April 11, 2019.
    Los Angeles, CA - April 11: The funeral procession for Nipsey Hussle travels along Slauson Avenue on April 11, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)
    People smoking during the procession for Nipsey Hussle along Slauson Avenue on April 11, 2019.
    Los Angeles, CA - April 11: People smoking during the procession for Nipsey Hussle along Slauson Avenue on April 11, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)
    People hang on top of a Los Angeles police car parked on Slauson Avenue as the procession for Nipsey Hussle passes on April 11, 2019.
    Los Angeles, CA - April 11: People hang on top of a Los Angeles police car parked on Slauson Avenue as the procession for Nipsey Hussle passes on April 11, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)

    RELATED: Following Nipsey Hussle Day in Los Angeles ~ Crowds Line Route for Slain Artist on 'Victory Lap' Procession [Updated]

    Chris poses for a photo during the funeral procession for Nipsey Hussle along Slauson Avenue on April 11, 2019.
    Los Angeles, CA - April 11: Chris poses for a photo during the funeral procession for Nipsey Hussle along Slauson Avenue on April 11, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)
    People viewing the procession for Nipsey Hussle along Slauson Avenue on April 11, 2019.
    Los Angeles, CA - April 11: People viewing the procession for Nipsey Hussle along Slauson Avenue on April 11, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)
    Barbara White viewing the memorial for Nipsey Hussle outside The Marathon Clothing on Slauson Avenue on April 11, 2019.
    Los Angeles, CA - April 11: Barbara White viewing the memorial for Nipsey Hussle outside The Marathon Clothing on Slauson Avenue on April 11, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)
    The memorial for Nipsey Hussle outside The Marathon Clothing on Slauson Avenue on April 11, 2019.
    Los Angeles, CA - April 11: The memorial for Nipsey Hussle outside The Marathon Clothing on Slauson Avenue on April 11, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)
    Los Angeles Parmelettes Drumline performing at the memorial for Nipsey Hussle outside The Marathon Clothing on Slauson Avenue on April 11, 2019.
    Los Angeles, CA - April 11: Los Angeles Parmelettes Durmline performing at the memorial for Nipsey Hussle outside The Marathon Clothing on Slauson Avenue on April 11, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)
    A man leads two horses along Slauson Avenue during the memorial for Nipsey Hussle on April 11, 2019.
    Los Angeles, CA - April 11: A man leads two horses along Slauson Avenue during the memorial for Nipsey Hussle on April 11, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)
    Quinisha and Thaeyn during the memorial for Nipsey Hussle along Slauson Avenue on April 11, 2019.
    Los Angeles, CA - April 11: Quinisha and Thaeyn during the memorial for Nipsey Hussle along Slauson Avenue on April 11, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)
    Mourners embrace on Slauson Avenue during the procession for Nipsey Hussle on April 11, 2019.
    Los Angeles, CA - April 11: Mourners embrace on Slauson Avenue during the procession for Nipsy Hustle on April 11, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)
    The funeral procession for Nipsey Hussle travels along Slauson Avenue on April 11, 2019.
    Los Angeles, CA - April 11: The funeral procession for Nipsey Hussle travels along Slauson Avenue on April 11, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)
    People on the roof of a home flash a W while watching the funeral procession for Nipsey Hussle along Slauson Avenue on April 11, 2019.
    Los Angeles, CA - April 11: People on the roof of a home flash a W while watching the funeral procession for Nipsey Hussle along Slauson Avenue on April 11, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)
    A man poses during the memorial for Nipsey Hussle along Slauson Avenue on April 11, 2019.
    Los Angeles, CA - April 11: A man poses during the memorial for Nipsey Hussle along Slauson Avenue on April 11, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)

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