Scammers Sell Tickets To Nipsey Hussle’s Free Memorial Service
The city of Los Angeles knew they needed to find a venue large enough to accommodate the scads of people who would be interested in attending the late Nipsey Hussle’s memorial service on Thursday.
And after the Staples Center was listed as the venue, the city announced that they would be issuing tickets to California residents only, who would like to attend. When tickets were distributed earlier today, via an online system, they were gone within minutes.
Sadly, people who did manage to get tickets or scammers are now attempting to sell what were free passes into the Staples Center.
Someone shared this Craig’s List posting on social media.
It’s pretty low down, attempting to make a dollar off of a man’s death. But this is the world in which we live.
Thankfully, people are calling this behavior out for what it is, exploitative and slimy.
According to Fox 5, the memorial service will begin at 8 a.m. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Afterward, there will be a procession for fans who were unable to procure tickets but want to pay their respects. Details have not been confirmed entirely but TMZ reported that the procession will travel 25 miles from the Staples Center through South Los Angeles, including past Hussle’s The Marathon Clothing store, where he was killed. It will end at a Crenshaw area funeral home.
On Friday, City Council members are set to adjourn their regular meeting in honor of Hussle. Before that though, Councilman Macqueece Harris-Dawson, a friend of Hussle’s, will introduce a motion to rename the intersection of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard as “Ermias ‘Nipsey Hussle’ Asghedom Square.”
You can learn more about Nipsey’s memorial service, here.