Lauren London is the actress wife of deceased rapper, Nipsey Hussle –real name Ermias Davidson Asghedom.
Lauren’s life partner was killed in a shooting over the weekend while outside of his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles. The rapper and businessman was only 33-years-old. Nipsey was best known for the Bullets Ain’t Got No Name mixtape series. He also collaborated with a number of artists, including Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Childish Gambino among others.
Asghedom who was of Eritrean ancestry, was nominated for a Grammy in 2018 and is being lauded for his activism and community engagement.
He is survived by wife and baby mama Lauren and two children, daughter Emani and a son, Kross Asghedom. It was revealed after his death, that the two were in fact married.
Lauren Nicole London is a Los Angeles native born December 5, 1984; she and Nipsey had been in a relationship since 2013, after getting in touch through Instagram. Reports say Lauren and Nipsey became husband and wife in a private ceremony last summer.
She gave birth to the couple’s first and only child together son Kross, in 2016.
Lauren who was previously in a relationship with another rapper, Lil Wayne –is also the mother of the couple’s son Kameron, born in 2009. The two were in an off and on relationship for years and were even briefly engaged.
The mom of two has been in the industry for years, having started her career as a model. She was a spokesmodel for Sean John’s women collection in 2007 and simultaneously appeared in music videos for rappers like Tyrese, Ludacris, JAY-Z and Pharrell.
From music videos she jumped to TV and movies. Lauren London landed her breakout role in an episode of Everybody Loves Chris in 2006. She also played T.I’s love interest in the movie, ATL, that same year. From there, she appeared on shows like Entourage and 90210. She can also be seen on The Game and upcoming projects include BET’s 2019 series, Games People Play.
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