After a day filled with heart-wrenching emotion, Lauren London showed that she will forever hold the memory of her lost love Nipsey Hussle by revealing a tattoo of his face on the inside of her forearm.
“Real Love Never Dies When you see me, you will alway see him #LoveYouHussle #TMC,” London wrote as the caption to the photo on Instagram.
Prior to showing the tattoo, the usually private actress was on one of several family members who shared endearing recollections at the rapper’s memorial service on Thursday. Tributes and tears fell from several of Hussle’s family members, including his mother, father and siblings. Speakers also included rappers Snoop Dogg, YG and musical performances from Stevie Wonder, Anthony Hamilton and Jhene Aiko.
Before London spoke she graced the stage with her sons, Cameron and Kross, along with Hussle’s daughter, Emani. While Hussle’s children could not find the words to speak, Cameron, London’s son with rapper Lil Wayne, took the mic and shared that Hussle had visited him in a dream days after his death.
London returned to the stage moments later to read a private text message that she sent to Hussle one morning as she watched him sleep. Her message was also included in the obituary that supporters who attended the funeral received.
“Ermias, I’m in bed with you while you’re sleeping and I wanted to tell u something. I want you to know I feel real Joy in my heart when I’m around you. I feel safe around you. Protected. Like a shield over me when you’re around,” she began.
“I just want you to know that you’ve been the greatest boyfriend to me. You aren’t perfect but I would never ask you to be. You and I work. We fit. And you’re still the coolest guy in the world to me. Still! I love you so much. Unconditionally. My truth is this. I’m never going to give up on you. My loyalty and devotion is to you,” she concluded.
“Grief is the final act of love…I’m so grateful that I had you. I love you beyond this Earth,” she said.
London exited the stage with a resounding, “The Marathon Continues,” one of the resounding phrases synonymous with Hussle.
London exhibited true strength and courage by sharing something so intimate with Hussle’s fans and supporters.
We continue to pray for her and his family as they mourn the loss of the enigmatic entrepreneur and rapper.