Nipsey Hussle’s Free Memorial Programs Are Being Sold For Over $1,000
Nipsey Hussle's friends, family, and fans sold out the Staples Center to pay their final respects yesterday. Tickets for the event were free but people quickly tried to flip them on eBay for hundreds of dollars. Although the service has passed, people are still figuring out a way to capitalize off of the rapper's memorial.
TMZ reports the free memorial service programs from Nipsey's farewell at the Staples Center, which included letters from Barack Obama, Jay-Z, and Kendrick Lamar, are being sold at high prices. Programs from Nipsey's service are selling for a few hundred while others are going for over $1,000. An auction ended this morning at $500 for the program. Sellers started posting the free memorial programs just hours after the service ended.
A spokesperson from eBay has already said that they're cracking down on the auctions. "These booklets are prohibited under eBay's policies. Any items that attempt to profit from human tragedy or suffering are not allowed to be sold on eBay," the spokesperson said. Another source from eBay assured that the programs will be taken down similar to how the website handled the tickets that were being auctioned off.
Nipsey's service included eulogies from his girlfriend, Lauren London -- who recently debuted her new Nipsey tattoo -- Lauren's son, Kameron, his parents and siblings, as well as from YG and Snoop Dogg.