Gidey said the rapper's work ethic and his choice to stay in his south Los Angeles neighbourhood and help give back to his community was hugely inspirational to her and other young people.
"I ain't trying to shoot [my shot] at her".
Nipsey was shot dead outside his clothing store in Los Angeles on Sunday and is survived by Lauren and their two-year-old son Kross as well as his daughter Emani, from a previous relationship.
Black continued: "I ain't trying to shoot (my shot) at her ..." I'll try to be like the friend if you need to holler or a shoulder to lean on.
Surveillance video of the March 31 shooting shows Hussle raising his head after the initial shot. "She can call my line".
The harshest criticism came from those who questioned why the celebrated Kenyan rapper was paying tribute to an American rapper.
According to TMZ, the funeral service of the slain rapper will be held on Thursday, April 11, at the Los Angeles Staples Center, a 21,000 seat venue.
The service is being planned as a ticketed event with non-transferable tickets, the source said. He died at the hospital.
However, a graceful yet somber moment took place when Cole, while seated on a bar stool, performed "Love Yourz" in honor of Nipsey Hussle. We just linked for the first time in years and said we were gonna do a new song this summer cause it had been too long.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Nipsey's family was looking for a venue large enough to accommodate his massive fan base and had considered The Forum in Inglewood before deciding on Staples, where Michael Jackson's memorial was held in 2009.