A memorial service for Nipsey Hussle will be held Thursday at the 21,000-capacity Staples Center in the rapper’s hometown of Los Angeles. The event sold out within 20 mins, now ticket holders are re-selling tickets on Craigslist & other sites for a quick flip.
Fans started snapping up the complimentary seats as soon as they became available at 10 a.m. By 10:20am they where completely sold out.
The venue will have to mobilize quickly for the service, as the final game of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team takes place there the day before. Hussle was a dedicated Los Angeles Lakers fan and was a frequent courtside presence at their games. Lakers player LeBron James honored Hussle before Thursday’s game by wearing a shirt imprinted with an illustration of his face.
Nipsey’s casket will be driven across the city of Los Angeles, a 25-mile stretch following the memorial at the Staples Center. This will be his last touring of the streets before he’s laid to rest.