Following a very emotional memorial service at the Staples Center for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, celebrities like Meek Mill, The Game, T.I, 2 Chainz, J.R. Smith, DeMar DeRozan, and Al Harrington turned up at Hussle’s store, The Marathon, and went on a massive shopping spree. They refused to accept anything for free and paid for the items they had selected as a gesture to help out the family of the late rapper. After their visit to the store, merchandise started to sell out fast and go out of stock.
Following that, ex-NFL star Reggie Bush uploaded a video on Twitter revealing he had started a GoFundMepage in order to raise a total of $100,000 so that Hussle’s kids will be taken care of.
Bush himself donated $10,000 to the fund and hoped to raise another $90,000 more in seven days. It is not clear how close the late rapper and basketball star were. In his twitter post, the former USC star said, “Please join us in reaching our goal of $100K this money goes directly to a trust fund set up by @LaurenLondon that directly benefits @NipseyHussle 2 kids Emani and Kross!
With the post, Bush uploaded a video where he said, “Nipsey touched a lot of lives in a positive way. He wanted to make a difference in his community, and communities like it all around the world.”
He added: “As a tribute to Nipsey, I would like to offer support to his children, and all funds from this GoFundMe will be transferred directly into a trust that was created solely for his legacy, his two children, Kross & Emani. I’m making a donation to start this off. Please join me in honoring him in this way.”
Another NFL player, Patriots wideout Phillip Dorsett, also donated $1,000 to the campaign, just an hour after the ex-NFL player uploaded it. At the time of writing, the page had collected $13,280. Bush revealed the campaign will come to an end on April 19.
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