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Ava DuVernay Will Direct Netflix Documentary On Late Rapper Nipsey Hussle

Ava DuVernay Will Direct Netflix Documentary On Late Rapper Nipsey Hussle
February 11, 2020 - 19:15 / Amanda Stanford

After his tragic passing in 2019, Nipsey Hussle will have his legacy carried on by Ava DuVernay, as she will direct a new Netflix documentary featuring the late rapper.

Nipsey Hussle will never be forgotten

Ava DuVernay has directed some of the most memorable movies in the last few years, including Selma, A Wrinkle in Time, and When They See Us.

Ava DuVernay speaks onstage during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards.

DuVernay released information that she will direct and produce a feature-length documentary on Hussle for Netflix.

According to Deadline, Nipsey’s estate reached out to DuVernay to direct the film.

DuVernay tweeted a racing flag emoji, which fans have used to symbolize "the race continues', meaning his legacy will live on.

Nipsey Hussle performs onstage at the Warner Music Pre-Grammy Party at the NoMad Hotel.

Nipsey Hussle was gunned down outside of his Los Angeles clothing store Marathon Clothing Company in March 2019. He was only 33.

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The late rap icon, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, posthumously won his first Grammy for best rap performance for “Racks in the Middle,” which also features Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy.

Nipsey Hussle attends the Warner Music Pre-Grammy Party at the NoMad Hotel.

Hussle is survived by his 3-year-old son Kross Ermias with his longtime girlfriend, actress Lauren London, and his 11-year-old daughter Emani from a previous relationship.