Nipsey Hussle’s longtime girlfriend Lauren London broke her silence following his shooting death, just hours after authorities arrested the rapper’s suspected killer.
London, an actress and the mother of Nipsey’s 2-year-old son, shared a heartbreaking message on Instagram.
“I am completely lost. I’ve lost my best friend,” the mom wrote. “My sanctuary, my protector, my soul. I am completely lost without you. We are lost without you babe. I have no words.”
She shared numerous images of the rapper and their blended family, including their 2-year-old son Kross, to the platform.
Nipsey, who was born as Ermias Asghedom, also has a daughter, Emani, while London has a 9-year-old son, Cameron, with rapper Lil Wayne.
The couple was known for being extremely private about their family life. London and Nipsey, 33, began dating in 2013, and London gave birth to their son in 2016.
Hundreds of messages of support poured in for London, and many celebrities and fans offered their prayers.
Nipsey's sister Samantha Smith also posted an emotional message for her sibling on Instagram.
"You are my heart. You are my strength my wisdom my joy my balance. You are my Superhero. Invincible to me," she wrote, adding that she vows to take care of his family now that he's gone.
"I got Lauren. I got Emani. I got Kross. ... I got mommy and Granny and Pop. You gave me so many tools. You gave me so much insight. We will talk every second of everyday and I am here to carry out your vision."
Earlier on Tuesday, Nipsey’s suspected killer, Eric Holder, 29, was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into custody in Bellflower, California, 20 miles from where Nipsey was gunned down. It is not clear how he was found.
The rapper was shot outside of his store, the Marathon Clothing, in the Crenshaw area of Los Angeles on Sunday and died from gunshot wounds to the head and torso. Two other people were also injured in the shooting.
In surveillance video of the shooting, the suspect can be seen walking up to Nipsey as he stands in the parking lot of a strip mall on West Slauson Avenue and opening fire. The suspect then allegedly ran to a getaway car, driven by an unidentified woman.
The woman turned herself into police on Tuesday and claimed she had no knowledge that Holder had shot Nipsey and he didn’t mention it when he got back in the car, according to authorities. She was later released.