The late rapper’s family is putting a stop to crowdfunding efforts to raise money for his two children, saying that he took steps to ensure their financial security, according to TMZ.
Known for his business acumen, the rapper is said to have owned all of his recording masters along with his Marathon clothing store, and set up multiple trusts in his children’s names.
In the two weeks since Nipsey Hussle’s death, multiple crowdsourcing campaigns have been set up to help his family, including one, started by former NFL star Reggie Bush, that raised over $100,000. TMZ reports that while his family is thankful for the outpouring of support from fans and well-wishers, they’re well-off financially.
Nipsey Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was shot and killed outside his Hyde Park clothing store on the afternoon of March 31. The 33-year-old is survived by his girlfriend, Lauren London, and two children.
The rapper’s memorial service was held at the Staples Center on Thursday morning. Following the event, his casket was taken on a 25.5-mile funeral procession through the South Los Angeles community that was such an important part of his life.