Stevie Wonder Calls For Better Gun Control Laws At Nipsey Hussle’s Memorial

Written by on April 12, 2019

Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Stevie Wonder called for better gun control in the United States during Nipsey Hussle’s memorial service in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Wonder was the Staples Center to give his eulogy to Hussle, who died at the age of 33 after being fatally shot outside his clothing store, Marathon Clothing, in March. He shared about the “heartbreak” of losing Hussle and how his killing was “so unnecessary.” He then called on to lawmakers to create better laws on gun control throughout the country.

“We, to be a civilized nation, civilized world, we still are living in a time where ego, anger, jealousy is controlling our lives,” Wonder said. “It is so painful to know that we don’t have enough people taking a position that says: ‘Listen, we must have stronger gun laws. It’s unacceptable.'”

The 68-year-old award-winning artist also sang ‘Rocket Love’ and Eric Clapton’s ‘Tears in Heaven’, Fox reported.

Other celebrities also joined the memorial for the Grammy-nominated rapper, including Snoop Dogg, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Russell Westbrook, Cassie, and Hussle’s longtime girlfriend Lauren London.

Born Ermias Asghedom, Nipsey Hussle was remembered by friends, colleagues, and fans not just for his music but also for his contributions to society. Representative Karen Bass even recognized him for his efforts by entering his contributions to South Los Angeles into the Congressional Board.

“Nipsey Hussle used the platform he created with his music to lift our community as he climbed,” Bass said. “His business ventures, his investments, his philanthropy, his community engagement – every step of the way, he had a sole purpose of bettering the community he came from.”

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