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Watch an Eritrean Priest Read Scripture in Tigrinya at Nipsey Hussle's Memorial in LA

Father Thomas Uwal reads scripture in Tigrinya, Nipsey Hussle's native language.

At a star studded memorial for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, born Ermias Joseph Asghedom, father Thomas Uwal read scripture in Tigrinya and repeated Nelson Mandela's famous line:

"If people can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite"

Watch the rest of his sermon, and the whole memorial service above.


Hussle's father Dawit Asghedom also spoke, as did his mother Angelique Smith and the rapper Snoop Dogg among others. While the event had numerous performances, none was as heartfelt as Stevie Wonder's who said, "We are still living in a time where ego, anger, jealousy, is controlling our lives. It is so painful to know that we don't have enough people taking a position that say, 'Listen, we must have stronger gun laws.' It's unacceptable."

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