ET Is Streaming Nipsey Hussle's Memorial Service Live

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A private burial was held for the rapper at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles on Friday.
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Nipsey Hussle's memorial service is being held on Thursday at Los Angeles' Staples Center, and ET is streaming it live.

Hussle's Celebration of Life is set to begin at 10 a.m. PT and will end at 12 p.m. Following the service, there will be a processional and the late rapper will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn cemetery in L.A.

On Tuesday, complimentary tickets to the memorial service were made available at 10 a.m. and were almost instantly sold out. While it’s not clear how many tickets were available for the service, the Staples Center can hold as many as 21,000 people.

No speakers have been announced at Hussle's memorial service, but the rapper -- whose real name is Ermias Asghedom -- is survived by 34-year-old model and actress Lauren London, whom he had been dating since 2013. The couple shared a 2-year-old son Kross together, and he also had a 7-year-old daughter named Emani from a previous relationship. London spoke to The New York Times on Tuesday and said she would always "represent" for him.

"He was a protector and wanted us to be our best at all times," London said. "He was a truth seeker and truth speaker."

"I'm going to keep my head high and always represent for my king to the fullest," she continued. "He loved his kids. He was a family man. His family came first."

Hussle was fatally shot on March 31 outside his clothing store in South Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced on April 4 that Eric Ronald Holder Jr. was charged with fatally shooting Hussle and wounding two others in Los Angeles. The two other men survived.

Since Hussle's tragic death at just 33 years old, countless of artists have been mourning the late rapper, including Drake, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, The Game, Meek Mill, Chance the Rapper and more.

And Hussle clearly had a big impact on the community as well as the music industry. South Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson announced last Thursday that the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Slauson Avenue would be named Ermias "Nipsey Hussle" Asghedom Square. A petition to have the intersection named in his honor circulated online shortly after his death, and garnered over 500,000 signatures.

The rapper's mother, Angelique Smith, also spoke out about his death in a video posted to Facebook last Thursday.

"I have perfect peace and I have strength, and I want to lift you up," she said. "Please do not stay down, do not stay stuck, do not mourn, because Nipsey is The Great."

"He is The Great, and now he is even greater, because he has no bounds and no limits," she continued. "His energy is everywhere. He's there with you now, and he's here with me now."

For more on Hussle's death, watch the video below:

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