Lauren London’s text message to Nipsey Hussle was shown during his memorial service.
Nipsey Hussle’s Celebration of Life is live-streaming around the nation right now as we mourn the loss of Ermias Asghedom, a man that contributed so much to his community. In a letter that Barack Obama wrote, the former President of the United States said that instead of seeing his Crenshaw neighborhood as a violent place, he recognized it as an area with lots of potential. At the beginning of the memorial, plenty of touching photos and messages were displayed on the big screen at the Staples Center but the most heartbreaking one came from Lauren London. People were moved to tears when reading a text message that Lauren sent her boyfriend as they laid in bed one night in January.
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“I’m in bed with you while you’re sleeping and I wanted to tell u something,” wrote Lauren, opting not to wake up her man. “I want you to know I feel real joy in my heart when I’m around you. I feel safe around you. Protected. Like a shield over me when you’re around. I am totally myself with you (which is prob why I’m annoying) because I don’t wear a cool mask anymore lol. You’ve made me into more of a woman. You’ve given me an opportunity to really love a man. You’ve been with me while I’ve been sick. Through my fears. U have encouraged me, and inspired me to reach higher. I’ve learned so much more about myself with you. You’ve been my turn up and my church. I wouldn’t want to go thru this journey with anyone but you. I look up to you in a lot of ways and strive to educate myself more like you have. And when we’re at odds… I feel defeated and sad, knowing we are so much better than that. I just want you to know that you’ve been the greatest boyfriend to me. You aren’t perfect but I would never ask you to be. You and I work. We fit. And…. you’re still the coolest guy in the world to me. Still! I love you so much. Unconditionally. My truth is this. I’m never going to give up on you. My loyalty and devotion is to you.”
If you want to watch the live-stream as it happens, click here to find out how. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lauren London and Nipsey’s entire family.