Fans already saddened by the untimely loss of Nipsey Hussle were even more so upon learning the rapper’s Staples Center-hosted memorial “sold out” in mere minutes.
On Tuesday morning (April 9), complimentary tickets to the rapper’s memorial service on Thursday were made available at 10 a.m. and were almost instantly snapped up.
Soon after, fans received a message from the venue: “All tickets for the Nipsey Hussle’s Celebration of Life have been distributed and no additional tickets will be available,” per the New York Daily News.
Although it’s not clear how many tickets were available for the service, the arena can hold as many as 21,000 people.
Fans unable to get into the event but still hoping to say their farewells still have a chance to say a final goodbye as a procession through the streets of Los Angeles will follow the Thursday service. Hussle (born Ermias Asghedom) will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.