Congresswoman Karen Bass was a fan and advocate of Nipsey Hussle, and she intends to make sure he’s long remembered.
The Democratic politician, who represents California’s 37th District, which includes Los Angeles, has pledged to enter the late rapper’s social contributions into the Congressional Record, where they would live on in perpetuity.
She tweeted, “I will be heading to the House Floor next week to formally enter Nipsey Hussle’s contributions to South Los Angeles into the Congressional Record where it will be a part of United States history forever.”
I will be heading to the House Floor next week to formally enter Nipsey Hussle’s contributions to South Los Angeles into the Congressional Record where it will be a part of United States history forever.
— Congressmember Bass (@RepKarenBass) April 4, 2019
When Hussle (born Ermias Asghedom) was gunned down Sunday (March 31) outside his Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles, Bass (D-Calif.) was quick to praise the hip-hop star, not just for his art but for his work with local communities.
“Nipsey loved his community and it showed,” she explained in a statement issued Sunday. “He was involved in many programs and projects to give back to South L.A., including Destination Crenshaw, which he worked on with Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson and others to honor our community with celebration and service. Nipsey’s legacy will live on in all of those who continue to uplift, those who continue to inspire, and those who continue to lift as they climb. My heart goes out to his family and the community that loved and admired him. Nipsey Hussle’s legacy will live forever in Crenshaw.”
LAPD have since apprehended the prime suspect in the murder, Eric Holder, whose bail has reportedly been set at more than $7 million. Holder was captured and taken into police custody on Tuesday after police asked for the public’s assistance in finding him.