During his funeral at L.A.’s Staples Center in April 2019, Snoop delivered a tearful tribute to Nipsey. “One thing that me and Nip had was a kind spirit … we met each other [and] it was like a magnet coming together,” he said. “We had the same spirit. But what was crazy was Nip mentality was stronger than a rapper that’s been in the game for 15 years.”
Nipsey was killed in a shooting outside his Marathon Clothing store on March 31, 2019. He would have been 35 years old.