Nipsey Hussle followers are at the moment pushing for Crayola to rename a blue crayon after the late rap and philantthropy icon. LeBron James began the decision to motion after he commented on a virtually 2-year-old tweet from Vice’s arts and tradition Twitter profile, @CreatorsProjects, on April 25.
It did not take lengthy for LeBron’s suggestion to realize traction and it instantly trended on Twitter. Followers chimed in with a mess of ideas.
The petitioning of Crayola is simply one of many newest measures undertaken by followers and shut buddies of the late rapper to protect his legacy. Instantly following his demise, the town of Los Angeles Metropolis formally renamed the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Slauson Avenue to “Ermias ‘Nipsey Hussle’ Asghedom Sq..” Lauren London, his lifetime companion and mom of his son, Kross, immortalized him in a tattoo she obtained inked after his funeral.
Hip-hops greatest names gave their condolences and paid their respects to the Slauson-born rapper as effectively, together with Jay-Z, who penned a letter for his funeral obituary. Lil Wayne additionally paid his respects in a tweet, whereas GOOD Music rapper Child Cudi devoted his Coachella efficiency to Nipsey and one other beloved rapper and producer angel, the late Mac Miller.
James paid tribute to Nipsey two weeks in the past, donning a black shirt bearing the Grammy-nominated rapper’s face earlier than the sport on April 4. The Lakers additionally revealed a jersey with Hussle’s identify and the number one signed by members of workforce.
There’s only one catch. The crayon in query was named two years in the past.
Crayola picked the identify “Bluetiful” in September 2017 after followers voted for it out of 90,000 submissions in a web-based vote. The crayon was picked to switch a yellow crayon known as Dandelion.