"I realized that Ermias told me what heaven was like, he told me it was paradise," Cameron Carter said about Hussle, as he stood next to his mother during the funeral.
After breaking her silence following the tragic death of her longtime boyfriend Nipsey Hussle, Lauren London accompanied their children and his younger relatives on stage at the slain rapper’s memorial in L.A. on Thursday.
Hussle’s daughter Emani Asghedom, London’s son Cameron Carter, Hussle’s nephew Khalil Kimble and Hussle and London’s son Kross Asgehdom all walked on stage together as Cameron spoke in front of an estimated 21,000 people at the Staples Center downtown.
Calling Hussle by his given name Ermias Asghedom, 9-year-old Carter (the son of London and rapper Lil Wayne) spoke calmly and recalled a recent dream he had about Hussle.
“On the night of April 2, I had a dream. I was in a paradise and I was playing in the ocean water when Ermias popped up right behind me. He said, ‘What up killa,’ ‘cuz that’s my nickname to him. I turned around and I yelled his name and gave him a hug. Shortly he was gone but it was still cool I guess,” he said.
“I told my mom about the dream and after I told her I was thinking about it. And I realized that Ermias told me what heaven was like. He told me it was paradise,” Cameron continued before leading the crowd to all say, “Respect,” out loud.
Following his big brother, the couple’s 2-year-old Kross adorably took the mic and murmured into it as the crowd responded with cheers. London spoke briefly, telling the crowd: “Give the kids some love, they’re a little nervous.”
One week after Hussle, 33, was gunned down outside of his clothing store in Los Angeles on March 31, the late star’s family gathered with London — whom Hussle dated for nearly six years and shared 2½-year-old son Kross with — at his grandmother’s home to share memories and comfort one another.
“I’m going to keep my head high and always represent for my king to the fullest,” she said, according to the Los Angeles Times. “He loved his kids. He was a family man. His family came first.”
London paid tribute to Hussle on Instagram last week, sharing a slideshow of photos of the couple together with their family. Among the pictures posted, London included a sweet image of Hussle throwing their son in the air.
“I am completely lost,” London wrote. “I’ve lost my best friend, my sanctuary, my protector, my soul. We are lost without you babe — I have no words.”
Hussle died from gunshot wounds of both the head and torso, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed last Monday. “Paramedics were called and [Hussle who was born Ermias Joseph Asghedom] was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m.,” the coroner said, in a statement obtained by PEOPLE.
Eric Holder, 29, has since been charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, according to a release from the Los Angeles County’s District Attorney’s Office.
On April 4, he entered a plea of not guilty in court. The aspiring rapper could face a maximum sentence of life in state prison if convicted.