Nipsey Hussle’s funeral at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California on April 12, 2019 was an emotional service where family and friends celebrated the life of the late rapper.
One person who amazed viewers and guests with how well she handled the funeral was Nip’s longtime partner Lauren London. The actress gave a moving speech and held her own behind a pair of sunglasses and a white outfit.
During the debut episode of Angie Martinez’s new In Real Life podcast, London reflected on Nipsey’s funeral and recalled receiving a pep talk from Diddy before she spoke to the audience.
“Somebody pulled me aside,” she said. Puff, Puff pulled me aside and was like, ‘Look, Boog, you have showed everybody what it looks like to hold a man down and to love him. Now show them what it looks like when it all crumbles. That’s your responsibility.’”
She added of the funeral, “I just felt like it was surreal. I can honestly say God was carrying me through that cause I didn’t even want to get dressed. I was going to wear sweats.”
Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his Marathon Clothing store on March 31, 2019. After a lengthy court process, Eric Holder was found guilty of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter relating to the shooting earlier this month.
Lauren London hase’t given many interviews since Nipsey’s death, which makes her appearance fitting for the launch of Angie Martinez’s new podcast. The legendary radio host announced the IRL podcast earlier this month and revealed the idea came about after she questioned the meaning of life following a 2019 car accident.
“So we’re framing it around life — it’s called the Angie Martinez IRL podcast — but it’s about life, legacy, mortality, and purpose,” she told Complex. “Everything that really matters. We get so caught up. We’re all so busy. We’re all chasing things. We’re all trying to get money, whatever you’re chasing.”
Angie added, “In a way, hopefully, what I’m trying to create is a safe space and in a way that people could really be vulnerable and really offer real-life experiences and some real-life anecdotes.”
The podcast is scheduled to have six weekly episodes, with guests such as Mary J. Blige and Joe Budden stopping by to chat with Angie Martinez. Listen to the first episode below.