Nipsey Hussle's Memorial Service Will Be Held At Los Angeles' 21,000-Seat Staples Center
The beloved rapper's family is reportedly still hammering out details.
April 08, 2019 at 5:10 pm
After declining smaller venues, the family of Nipsey Hussle will have a memorial service for the late rapper at the Staples Center.
TMZ reports the family of the Grammy-nominated artist struggled to find an adequate venue to accommodate mourners. Places with the capacity to hold about 2,000 were reportedly too small.
Staples Center, the home of the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers, is a 21,000-seat venue and the service will take place Thursday.
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Logistical issues remain a problem for the venue. The Clippers will have their final regular season game on Wednesday, April 10.
Officials representing Staples Center said the venue would have to be set up for the service within 24 hours. Security and other infrastructural details are still a concern. Ushers were told to reserve the day, and staging equipment companies are being contacted.
According to Complex, the family met with the arena and the Los Angeles Police Department Wednesday, April 3, to discuss the pressing concerns. The meeting seemed to be a success, giving the family the go-ahead.
In 2009, the Staples Center hosted the farewell service to King of Pop, Michael Jackson. So, this will not be the first time the venue has accommodated a considerable crowd of this nature.
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