Drake poured out a beer in honor of the late Nipsey Hussle in an Instagram clip on Tuesday.
The Mob Ties rapper, 32, made his memorial gesture after the singer – whose real name was Ermias Asghedom – was fatally shot at the age of 33 in front of his South Los Angeles store Sunday.
the clip, the Toronto, Canada native, whose full name is Aubrey Drake Graham, was heard saying: ‘Exactly, exactly, that’s easy, the whole thing, like that,‘ as he emptied the bottle in memory of his fallen peer.
The In My Feelings performer on Sunday had opened up on his relationship with Hussle – who he had past collaborated with on Nipsey’s 2010 track Killer.
‘F***. My whole energy is just at a low right now hearing this,’ he wrote. ‘We just linked for the first time in years and said we were gonna do a new song this summer cause it had been too long.
‘You were having the best run and I was so happy watching from distance fam nobody ever talks down on your name you were a real one to your people and to the rest of us. I’m only doing this here cause I want the world to know I saw you as a man of respect and a don. Rest easy my g.’
Rihanna was also back on social media Tuesday paying homage to the late rapper, playing a clip from the video from his 2008 track Hussle In The House with an emotional message conveying her deep grief over her colleague’s premature passing.
I ‘still can’t think about anything else…can’t believe someone would rob us of you @nipseyhussle,’ she wrote in a caption.
Others who have paid memorial to Nipsey include artists such as Beyonce, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, J. Cole and Nas, as well as prominent names in the sports world including Colin Kaepernick, Steph Curry, LeBron James and Tristan Thompson.