According to Karen Civil, tickets for "Nipsey Hussle's Celebration Of Life" sold out in under half an hour.
The Staples Center is arguably the only place big enough in the Los Angeles area to host Nipsey Hussle's memorial service but apparently, it's still not big enough. According to Karen Civil, the tickets for "Nipsey Hussle's Celebration Of Life," which was available for free to California residents, sold out in less than half an hour. Karen Civil said the tickets sold out in 20 minutes but other people on Twitter suggested it may have been less than that. One user said that it sold out in eight minutes while someone else said it sold out in five.
Prior to announcing details about the rapper's memorial service, reports surfaced that Nipsey's family was searching for a venue that would be large enough for the public to attend. They reportedly passed on venues that were limited to 2,000 and were searching for something upwards of a 15,000 capacity. The Staples Center seats roughly 21,000 people and was the same place where Michael Jackson's public memorial service was held.
Since Nipsey's passing, the rapper's peers and friends have paid tribute to him in various ways. Rick Ross and JR Smith paid tribute to the Crenshaw rapper with tattoos while fellow West Coast artists, Jhene Aiko, YG and ScHoolboy Q, pushed back the release of upcoming music out of respect for Nipsey and his family.