YG Coachella Set Dedicated to Nipsey Hussle

YG Coachella Set Dedicated to Nipsey Hussle

YG, born Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson, dedicated his Coachella to Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed outside his clothing store The Marathon.

The “Big Bank” rapper opened his set with clips of Nipsey Hussle over the years talking about helping his community and making things better. Read on to see highlights from YG’s Coachella set…

CelebNMusic247.com YG states that he is only able to do this set because he drank a lot of Tequilla. He has been going through it since the death of his friend Nipsey Hussle.

YG Dedicates Coachella Set to Nipsey Hussle

While wearing a vest emblazoned with an image of Hussle, a community activist and fixture in South Los Angeles YG stated to Bochella:

Y’all know like everybody else, we just lost one of our greats, we just lost one of our homies, our big brothers…A motherf—- legend, black mother— Jesus.

During his set, YG also announced that his new album is out May 3. In the wake of Nipsey’s death, YG announced that he had postponed plans to surprise-release a new album.

The West Coast rapper performed hits including “FDT,” “Get Low,” “You Broke,” and “Toot It and Boot It.” He also brought out DJ Mustard, 2 Chainz and Big Sean joined him for “Big Bank,” and Tyga jumped onstage for “Bitches Ain’t Shit.” Tyga also sang his hit “Taste.”

YG said on Instagram after Hussle’s death:

We went thru so much sh– together tryna make it out of LA with this rap s–. But we always got thru it then talked about it & after we talked….we laughed!

The 33-year-old Hussle had worked to provide educational opportunities for youth, hoping to bridge the gap between disadvantaged kids and Silicon Valley. He planned to meet with LAPD to discuss fighting gang violence in the city. He died at the hand of 29-year-old Eric Holder who was arrested and charged him with murder in Hussle’s death a day before the meeting.

Since his death, Hussle’s death was met with an outpouring of grief and tributes at a “Celebration of Life.” The Marathon continues…

Photo: Scott Dudelson

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