Written by Amanda Mills | March 10, 2023
Kross Ermias Asghedom is the beloved son of the late American rapper, entrepreneur, and activist Nipsey Hussle (also known as Airmiess Joseph Asghedom). His father was renowned for his soulful mixtapes like Bullets Ain’t Got No Name series, The Marathon, The Marathon Continues, and Crenshaw. Hussle was also a passionate community activist who sought to end gun violence through his music.
Besides his father, Kross’ mother Lauren London is a celebrated Hollywood actress. The couple began their relationship in 2013 and remained together until Nipsey’s tragic murder in 2019. But how did this beloved father pass away? What had happened?
We delve into the life of celebrity child Kross Ermias Asghedom, uncovering his family, formative years and education in this article. Unfolding every detail like a cinematic story, journey with us to discover the fascinating life of Kross.
Kross Ermias Asghedom was born on August 31, 2016, in the United States to parents Nipsey Hussle and Lauren London. He is currently 6 years old and was born under the astrological sign of Virgo. During the first three years of his life, Kross was raised by both his parents. However, after his father’s untimely death, Kross was raised solely by his mother, alongside his siblings. Kross is of African-American descent and holds American citizenship.
Kross may be an only child, but his parents’ past relationships have blessed him with two siblings: an older sister Emani Asghedom and an older brother Kameron Carter.
Emani is the daughter of Kross’s father Nipsey and his ex-girlfriend Tanisha Foster, born on November 9th 2008 – that makes her fourteen come 2023. His brother Kameron was born to his mother from her relationship with rapper and singer Lil Wayne on September 9th 2009; come 2023, he will be thirteen.
On the fateful day of March 31, 2019, Kross’ father, the beloved Nipsey Hussle was struck down by a barrage of bullets outside his Marathon clothing store in Los Angeles. Despite his many efforts to utilize his music and influence to speak out against gun violence, this tragic irony was not to be denied. Just one day prior, he had been due to meet with L.A. police alongside Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company to discuss gang and gun violence prevention. But instead, the universe had other plans for him.
The world was robbed of a great musician and Kross was left behind without his father – who never returned from the hospital after being declared dead. Four years have now passed since Nipsey’s passing and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Crisis Response Team still remembers, “Today we lost a great musician”.
Kross Ermias’ parents, Nipsey and Lauren London, were together for six years—a love story that began in 2013 when the two first crossed paths on Instagram. At the time, Nipsey was rising to fame with his mixtape ‘Crenshaw’—each of its 1,000 copies sold for a hundred dollars. She was one among many of the rapper’s listeners, and soon enough she found herself following him—and him following her back.
The couple fell in love, and for almost six years their relationship flourished until Nipsey’s untimely death in 2019 brought an end to it.
Lauren was lost in a sea of sorrow and grief after her partner’s untimely death, yet she managed to find strength to raise their son Kross. The pain of Hussle’s absence still lingers in her heart with each passing day, but on his birth anniversary of August 15, 2022, Lauren found solace in sharing a picture of him with the caption: “From 60th Street to a Star in Hollywood – Happy Heavenly Birthday Hussle Man. Love You Beyond”.
Lauren London is a multifaceted actress and model from California who has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry. Her journey in the limelight began with modeling in music videos, and she soon transitioned to television with her debut in the 2006 sitcom Everybody Hates Chris, in an episode titled Everybody Hates Funerals.
Since then, London has worked on various movies and TV series, including memorable performances in ATL, I Love You, Beth Cooper, Entourage, Rebel, and many more. Some of her most notable works include Big Happy Family, Games People Play, Baggage Claim, and Without Remorse, which earned her a nomination for the Black Movie Award in 2006. Lauren London is a gifted actress who continues to inspire with her talent and dedication to her craft.
As of now, Kross, the son of Baggage Claim actress Lauren, is living a life of love alongside his beautiful mother and half-brother Kameron. She often shares photos of her beloved son on her Instagram account. On Kross’ fifth birthday celebrations this August 31st, 2021, Lauren posted a heartwarming photograph of the young boy with the words:
“Kross The Boss! 🏁
My baby is 5.
At his current age, it can be assumed that Asghedom will be attending an elementary school in 2023.
Kross, still a child, has yet to accumulate his own wealth. However, he is destined to inherit his father’s riches, an estimated $8 million fortune left behind after his passing.
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