Not only will Los Angeles’ Staples Center be packed for Nipsey Hussle’s memorial Thursday, but throngs are also expected to line the streets to bid him farewell.
Called “A Celebration of Life” by organizers, the massive gathering for the slain musician and community advocate is set for 10 a.m. local time. Tickets were made available free of charge to California residents earlier this week, and they were gone in 30 minutes.
The Staples Center accommodates about 21,000 people. The venue was last used for a memorial service for Michael Jackson in July 2009.
Organizers have announced a procession following the service that will run 20 to 25 miles through the streets of Los Angeles and encompass places that were important to the rapper.