Late-rapper Nipsey Hussle will be honored on Thursday, April 11 at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. A special memorial service will be held with tickets to the public being made available on Tuesday, April 9. Tickets will be available for free, and they are expected to go fast.
The tickets will be available beginning at 10:00 a.m. PT.
There is one catch, however, with tickets only being available to California residents.
Nipsey Hussle’s memorial has been dubbed: “Nipsey Hussle’s Celebration of Life.” The Crenshaw rapper was just 33-years-old at the time of his untimely death.
The logistics for Thursday’s event — which has been dubbed “Nipsey Hussle’s Celebration of Life” — are up on Staples Center’s website, and it breaks down how to gain entry to the ceremony. Complimentary tickets will be available Tuesday at 10 AM PT via AXS.com. A big caveat … tickets will be reserved for California residents only — and each household gets 4 max.
No backpacks are allowed, nor are bags larger than 14″ x 14″ x 6″. Out of respect for Nipsey’s family, cameras and recording devices won’t be allowed inside the venue either. Non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks will be available for purchase inside.
Nipsey was recently honored at the Staples Center with the Los Angeles Lakers paying tribute to late-rapper Nipsey Hussle on Thursday, April 4 ahead of their game against the Golden State Warriors. Nipsey was gunned down in broad daylight outside of his clothing store in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 31. The suspect in his murder, Eric Holder, has since been arrested and charged with murder.
To honor the Crenshaw native, the Lakers played a video tribute on the scoreboard, his music during pre-game warmups, and LeBron James even sported a Nipsey Hussle t-shirt on the bench.