President Obama Writes Tribute Letter To Nipsey Hussle
Neighborhood Nip just got remembered in an epic way.
A letter from President Barack Obama was read by Karen Civil at Nipsey Hussle’s funeral. In it, the President said while he’d never met Nipsey he was familiar with him because of Sasha and Malia.
He also praised the late rapper for investing in his Crenshaw neighborhood and leaving a legacy.
“I’d never met Nipsey Hussle, but I’d heard some of his music through my daughters, and after his passing, I had the chance to learn more about his transformation and his community work,” Obama begins in the letter.
“While most folks look at the Crenshaw neighborhood where he grew up and see only gangs, bullets, and despair, Nipsey saw potential,” he continued. “He saw hope. He saw a community that, even through its flaws, taught him to always keep going.”
“His choice to invest in that community rather than ignore it — to build a skills training center, and a co-working space in Crenshaw; to lift up the Eritrean-American community; to set an example for young people to follow — is a legacy worthy of celebration,” Obama wrote.
“I hope his memory inspires more good work in Crenshaw and communities like it,” he added.
Karen also uploaded the letter to her social media.
How beautiful is it that our forever POTUS is reflecting on Nipsey?
R.I.P. Neighborhood Nip.