In the days following the tragic death of Nipsey Hussle, a number of artists have decided to push back anticipated releases to respect the late rapper.
YG took to Twitter on Wednesday (April 3) to reveal that he was going to drop a surprise album on April 12, but will be postponing the release to next month to “deal with Big bro goin to heaven.”
“LONG LIVE @NipseyHussle my brother from the other color!” he wrote.
I was dropping a Surprise album April 12th
But man. Now that we gotta deal with Big bro goin to heaven I will not drop the album this month. Pushing it to May, Sorry! LONG LIVE @NipseyHussle my brother from the other color!
— STAY DANGEROUS (@YG) April 3, 2019
Just a day after Machine Gun Kelly announced that his fourth studio album is called Hotel Diablo, the rapper also revealed that the first single was expected to drop on Friday (April 5). “Out of respect for Nip, we’re gonna stay silent this week,” MGK explained.
we were dropping first song off the album Friday, but out of respect for Nip, we’re gonna stay silent this week. —- respect to @carlchery for inspiring that action. —
— colson (@machinegunkelly) April 3, 2019
The 33-year-old Grammy-nominated rapper, whose real name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was gunned down on Sunday (Mar. 31) around 4 p.m., according to police and the coroner’s office.