Free tickets to Nipsey Hussle’s memorial are reportedly selling online for more than $500 (£382).
It was confirmed earlier this week that the late rapper’s memory will be honoured with a memorial service at Los Angeles’ Staples Centre.
The venue will play host to a massive public service on April 11 after the rapper was gunned down outside his own clothing store last month.
Details of the service were confirmed on Nipsey’s Instagram page, alongside an angelic photo that shows him donning angel wings while wearing a white suit.
The post encouraged fans to pay their respects to the late star by obtaining free tickets to the event.
Ticket retailer AXS has now confirmed that all fan tickets have now gone, while TMZ reports that they are now being shamelessly sold for prices that begin at $500 (£382).
But AXS is reportedly cracking down on the sales by ensuring that they’re removed from the likes of eBay and Craiglist. The tickets are also strictly non-transferrable.
“Join Us for the Celebration of the Life & Legacy of Nipsey Hussle. Thursday, April 11th 2019 – Staples Center,” a poster for the event read.
It is the same venue where Michael Jackson’s family held a public memorial in 2009 – and fans based in California will be able to obtain four tickets per household. However, camera and recording equipment will not be allowed into the venue at the request of the late rapper’s family.
Last weekend, Kanye West paid tribute to Nipsey by playing a speech by the late rapper at his latest Sunday Service performance. It came after the likes of Rihanna, Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar all hailed Nipsey’s talent in the wake of his death. Drake also paid tribute on the first night of his London residency, urging Nipsey to “rest easy”.
It transpired last week that Crips, Bloods, and other gangs in LA have gathered for a “unity meeting” in the wake of his death.
Kodak Black was also forced to apologise after disrespecting Nipsey’s girlfriend Lauren London. In an Instagram Live broadcast, Black made remarks that suggested he would give London a year to grieve for Hussle before romantically pursuing her.
Last week (April 4), a suspect was charged in Hussle’s killing. Eric Holder, 29, was charged with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder. He has pled not guilty and has been placed in custody on a $5 million (£3.8 million) bail.