Nipsey Hussle Memorial to Be Held at Staples Center in Los Angeles

Nipsey Hussle (Credit: Shutterstock)

A memorial service for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle will take place Thursday at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.

A source confirmed to Variety that the facility, which holds 21,000 seats, has been selected as the site for the service.

TMZ, which first reported details of the memorial, said Hussle’s family met with Staples Center management this week to work out the details. It’s unclear if the gathering will be televised or stream online.

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In 2009, Michael Jackson’s memorial service was held at Staples and carried live by several media outlets.

Tickets for Hussle’s memorial will be available on a yet to be announced website, and only ticket holders will be admitted into the venue. The LAPD is said to be involved in the planning of logistics and security for the gathering.

Hussle, real name Ermias Asghedom, was fatally shot on March 31, outside his Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles. Two other men were wounded in the attack.

Prosecutors have charged Eric Holder, 29, with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon in connection with the shooting.

Holder pleaded not guilty Thursday in a packed Los Angeles courtroom. He is being held on $5 million bail.