The sudden death of rapper Nipsey Hussle continues to rock Hollywood, and Tami Roman acknowledged as much before she fulfilled her duty to promote the “Love and Hip Hop Awards” on Instagram Monday.
The star of VH1’s “Basketball Wives” on April 1 posted a promo for the ceremony to her photo-sharing social media account with a huge disclaimer.
“Today is a sad day for all of us as we mourn the loss of a great one! Please understand this show was shot, the work was done already and I’m required to promote. We’d still like your support, so I’m just letting you know it airs tonight 9/8cst on @vh1 l too say & feel #RIPNipsey ,” she wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post. However, the promo video remains on her Twitter feed albeit with a different caption.
Hussle was shot and killed outside the clothing store he owned in South Los Angeles Sunday afternoon. Two others were wounded.
The rapper, who shares one of his two children with actress and girlfriend Lauren London, hoped to revive the impoverished area he grew up in starting with Marathon Clothing. The Los Angeles Police Department has since announced it’s looking for Eric Holder, who is wanted in Nipsey’s homicide.
Reflecting on that information, fans expressed appreciation for how delicately Roman treated the situation. They also vowed to support her by watching the ceremony, which she is co-hosting with DC Young Fly.
“Respect Tami. That was a cool disclaimer. Much ”
“It’s Okay, Tami we understand. We will support. And Rest In Peace Nipsey ”
“We love you, Sis and will be watching. We need this right now anyway ”
“Much love and respect to you Tami! Acknowledging that Nipsey’s death has shook us all. My heart goes out to his family and Lauren. Seeing all the videos is just heart breaking and know it was right outside the very place he worked so hard for is the saddest part of it all. …”
“@tamiroman no one scheduled that we would be mourning him… but good job ”
News first leaked about Roman’s project with DC when the two were spotted filming together in front of a green screen in March.
“We got something special coming @dcyoungfly let’s get it! @monascottyoung does it again ,” Roman teased on Instagram at the time.
By the time Monday rolled around, Roman and DC handed out awards like the “Most Memorable Music Moment” and “Most Quotable,” the former of which went to Mama Jones’s “Psychotic B—h,” and the latter was handed to franchise alum Cardi B.
Make sure you’re tuned in Monday at 9/8cst Love & Hip Hop MOST CERTIFIED hosted by me & funny man @dcyoungfly on @vh1
YO Real Talk this ish is seriously FUNNY!!!! #GetIntoIt #fawkyoumean pic.twitter.com/gP2jPRC9cu
— IG: @TamiRoman (@TamiRoman) March 30, 2019