Harris commemorates slain rapper Nipsey Hussle: 'An inspiration'

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisButtigieg defends appearing on Fox News: Many Americans don't hear Dems' message De Blasio pitches himself as tough New Yorker who can take on 'Don the con' Buttigieg condemns 'voices on Fox' for spreading 'fear' and 'lies' ahead of town hall appearance MORE (D-Calif.) tweeted Monday in remembrance of Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was killed in South Los Angeles Sunday, calling him “an inspiration.”

Harris, a Democratic candidate for president, responded to the news Monday morning, writing that Hussle’s “activism, leadership and dedication to community was an inspiration for Californians and beyond.”

“His senseless death leaves us worse off,” Harris added.

Hussle was shot several times in the parking lot of his store, Marathon Clothing, on Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Two other people were also wounded in the shooting, which police told the Times they believe to be gang-related.

Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, was a Grammy nominee for his 2018 debut album “Victory Lap,” and owned several businesses on the block where he was shot, including the clothing store, a burger restaurant and a barbershop.

He was known for his commitment to the community and his efforts to improve conditions for its residents, according to the Times.