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Nipsey Hussle's grandmother addresses his legacy: "That's uplifting that so many people loved and understood him"

Lauren London also chimed in on Nipsey's impact saying she will keep her "head high" and always represent for him to the fullest.

Nailah Howze

In the week since Nipsey Hussle was murdered outside of his Marathon store, his family has done their best to keep his legacy intact as they try to pick up the pieces.

In her first interview since Nipsey's death, his grandmother Margaret Boutte talked to CBS 2 about Nipsey's impact, how she's coping following his death, and her thoughts on his alleged killer, 29-year-old Eric Holder.

"I never knew there was so much love like I love him," the 88-year-old said. "So that's uplifting that so many people loved and understood him."

Boutte said she knew something was wrong when Nipsey's brother Samiel rushed out the home on that fatal day of March 31. "He got the call and he ran out of here so fast," she said. "He never did that in the morning. Right away, I called his mother. I said 'Angel, something must have happened.' I said 'Samiel jumped up, he didn't take his shower, he got out of here so fast."

When it comes to Nipsey's alleged killer, Boutte is taking a more forgiving approach. "I'm praying for him too. I hope he does not get killed in custody. Have enough time to ask God for forgiveness," she said. "I'm Catholic, I do believe in prayer and I'm praying for him. He was a young, ignorant situation and I'm hoping he's sorry for what he did."

Lauren London is expounding more on her late love's legacy after posting a devastating Instagram post following his death. "He was a protector and wanted us to be our best at all times. He was a truth seeker and truth speaker," she told the Los Angeles Times. "I'm going to keep my head high and always represent for my king to the fullest. He loved his kids. He was a family man. His family came first."

Nipsey's family is planning a large memorial service for the beloved rapper. Details about the service will be released on Monday, April 7.

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