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An old classmate of Nipsey Hussle recently shared photos from the Los Angeles rapper’s elementary school yearbook, as well as old poems that he wrote.

A Twitter user by the name of @TrashBoyLA, who claims that he is a former friend of the slain rapper shared some yearbook photos of a young Nipsey Hussle on Twitter.

“So it turns out that @NipseyHussle was my friend Ermias from elementary school. Sad we lost touch and even sadder to learn of his tragic passing. Here are some yearbook pics and a short essay he wrote on the meaning of friendship at age 9,” they wrote.

“Here are some short stories and a poem from that I also found in old yearbooks. Nip was just 7, 8, and 10 years old when he wrote these. Already a great wordsmith,” they also tweeted.

In the class photo below you can see a young Nipsey Hussle in the top row third from left.

Nipsey Hussle, born Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was fatally shot on Mar. 31 outside of his apparel store Marathon Clothing in South Los Angeles. Hussle’s homegoing service took place yesterday (Apr. 11) in Los Angles at the Staples Center where over 20,000 people attended.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter

 

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.