Tickets for Nipsey Hussle memorial at Staples Center available Tuesday
A celebration of life for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle is set for 10 a.m. Thursday, April 11, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Free tickets for the public memorial will be available at 10 a.m. Tuesday only to California residents, according to organizers. Tickets will be available at axs.com. There is a four-ticket limit per household and a ZIP code is necessary.
The 33-year-old rapper — whose real name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom — was fatally shot March 31 in front of The Marathon Clothing store he owned in the 3400 block of West Slauson Avenue in Los Angeles.
In the days since Hussle was gunned down in the Hyde Park area of Los Angeles fans have gathered to mourn and to honor the rapper, who was recently nominated for a Grammy for best rap album.
Doors to Staples Center will open at 8 a.m. Thursday. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, organizers said. Guests will be subject to metal-detector screening and other searches. No backpacks of any size will be allowed, and no bags larger than 14-by-14-by-6 inches will be permitted.
No cameras or recording devices will be permitted, according to organizers, and anyone seen taking photos or recording may be asked to leave. Cell phones are permitted, but those who are seen using them will be asked to leave, according to the Staples Center Box Office.
Details are available online at www.staplescenter.com/events/detail/nipseyhussle.
The suspect in the fatal shooting, 29-year-old Eric Ronald Holder Jr. pleaded not guilty last week to one count each of murder and possession of a firearm by a felon, along with two counts of attempted murder. The charges include an allegation that Holder personally and intentionally discharged a handgun.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Teresa Sullivan ordered Holder to be jailed in lieu of $5 million bail while awaiting his next court appearance May 10.
Holder, an aspiring rapper, could face a potential life prison sentence if convicted as charged, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.