In Photos: Nipsey Hussle’s Celebration of Life at Staples Center

More than 21,000 people gathered Thursday in downtown Los Angeles to remember Grammy-nominated rapper and philanthropist Nipsey Hussle. Nipsey, 33, was fatally shot outside the clothing store he owned in South Los Angeles on March 31.

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Signage is seen on the side of the STAPLES Center prior to Nipsey Hussle's Celebration of Life at STAPLES Center on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing, on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
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Fans of rapper Nipsey Hussle wait in line to attend a public memorial at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, April 11, 2019. Hussle was killed in a shooting outside his Marathon Clothing store in south Los Angeles on March 31. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
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Guests begin to arrive at Nipsey Hussle's Celebration of Life at STAPLES Center on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing, on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
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Flower displays are seen outside of the STAPLES Center prior to Nipsey Hussle's Celebration of Life at STAPLES Center on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing, on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
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Artist Gift Davis works on a portrait of rapper Nipsey Hussle as fans wait in line to attend a public memorial at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, April 11, 2019. Hussle was killed in a shooting outside his Marathon Clothing store in south Los Angeles on March 31. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
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Jennifer Jones, of New Orleans, dances as fans of rapper Nipsey Hussle wait in line to attend a public memorial at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, April 11, 2019. Hussle was killed in a shooting outside his Marathon Clothing store in south Los Angeles on March 31. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
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Guests pose outside of the STAPLES Center prior to Nipsey Hussle's Celebration of Life at STAPLES Center on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing, on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
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General view outside the Nipsey Hussle memorial at the Staples Center on April 11, 2019, in Los Angeles, California.
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People gather outside a memorial celebration for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle at the STAPLES Center arena on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing, on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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People from Eritrea attend a memorial celebration for fellow countryman, slain rapper Nipsey Hussle at the Staples Center arena on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. The Grammy-nominated artist was gunned down in broad daylight in front of The Marathon Clothing store he founded in the Hyde Park neighborhood on the day he was scheduled to meet with Los Angeles Police Department brass to discuss ways of stopping gang violence. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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The hearse carrying the remains of rapper Nipsey Hussle departs the Staples Center on a 25 mile procession through Los Angeles after the Celebration of Life memorial service for rapper recording artist and social activist Nipsey Hussle, April 11, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. Hussle, born Ermias Ashgedom, was fatally shot outside his Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles on March 31, 2019.
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Attendees exit the Staples Center after the Celebration of Life memorial service for rapper recording artist and social activist Nipsey Hussle, April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Hussle, born Ermias Ashgedom, was fatally shot outside his Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles on March 31, 2019.
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An airplane pulls a sign against violence over the Staples Center during the Celebration of Life memorial service for rapper recording artist and social activist Nipsey Hussle, April 11, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. Hussle, born Ermias Ashgedom, was fatally shot outside his Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles on March 31, 2019.
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Fans and community members gather along the procession route for Nipsey Hussle following his memorial at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, April 11, 2019. The Grammy-nominated artist was killed in front of The Marathon Clothing store he founded in 2017.
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