Today, thousands of people gathered to pay their respects to Nipsey Hussle at his funeral in downtown Los Angeles. The 31-year-old rapper, entrepreneur, and philanthropist was fatally shot in front of his clothing store on March 31.
In the wake of the funeral, Lauren revealed a freshly inked portrait tattoo of her slain partner on Instagram. “Real Love Never Dies,” she wrote. “When you see me, you will always see him #LoveYouHussle #TMC.”
The two had been in a serious relationship since 2013, after initially connecting on Instagram. “Our stories are very different,” Lauren teased during a February GQ interview. “I did not slide into his DMs. My homeboy did….”
Lauren’s love for Nipsey was felt throughout the funeral, including the physical program, which contained a personal text message she’d sent him earlier this year…
…and the poignant, powerful eulogy she delivered: “To Ermias, the love of my life. You know what it is. Grief is the final act of love. My heart hears you, I feel you everywhere. I’m so grateful that I had you. I love you beyond this Earth. Until we meet again, the Marathon continues.”