Lauren London, 34-year-old actress who dated the late rapper Nipsey Hussle for years before his untimely death last month, paid tribute to him during a memorial held in Hussle's honor on Thursday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
London, who gave birth to their son Kross in 2016, took the podium and said "Never was I prepared for anything like this,"
London then read a text message she had sent to her beau in January. "Ermias, I'm in bed with you while you're sleeping and I wanted to tell u something. I want you to know I feel real Joy in my heart when I'm around you. I feel safe around you.
"You've made me into more of a woman. You've given me an opportunity to really love a man. You've been with me while I've been sick. Through my fears . U have encouraged me and inspired me to reach higher. I've learned so much more about myself with you. You've been my turn up and my church. I wouldn't want to go thru this journey with anyone but you. I look up to you in a lot of ways and strive to educate myself more like you have. And when we're at odds….i feel defeated and sad, knowing we are so much better than that."
She concluded saying, "I just want you to know that you've been the greatest boyfriend to me. You aren't perfect but I would never ask you to be. You and I work. We fit. And you're still the coolest guy in the world to me. Still! I love you so much. Unconditionally. My truth is this. I'm never going to give up on you. My loyalty and devotion is to you."