LeBron James, others campaigning for colorful tribute in Nipsey Hussle’s name

Nipsey Hussle (Photo Credit: Splash News)

Nipsey Hussle fans are still remembering and pushing the legacy of the late rapper, community leader and family man, who passed away following a fatal shooting in March.

Fans have started a campaign to have a Crayola crayon named in his memory.

Pro basketball player LeBron James is among those who are keen for the handicraft company to rename their blue crayon in tribute to the late rapper.

In response to a 2017 Twitter post from Crayola asking for help to name a new blue crayon, LeBron tweeted: “Nipsey Blue”

Rapper Glasses Malone is also behind the idea, tweeting: “Nipsey Blue”

Others suggested, “Marathon Blue” could be a good moniker for the crayon, and “Crenshaw Blue” and “Blue Laces” were also mentioned.

Several of Hussle’s supporters have backed the campaign, but some were quick to point out that LeBron may be “too late” with his suggestion due to the original tweet being sent in 2017.

At the time, crayon fans chose “Bluetiful” as the new name, after the company retired the moniker “Dandelion.”

Hussle was said to have started laying the groundwork for a charity designed to improve the quality of life in Crenshaw, Los Angeles, before his death.

His relatives are expected to take over plans for the company — which is yet to be named — and they are said to have made it their “top priority” over the “Double Up” hitmaker’s 14 other businesses.

The late rapper was laid to rest in a private funeral earlier this month, after a huge, public memorial at The Staples Center.

Hussle’s longtime love Lauren London said her final goodbyes to the star at Forest Lawn Cemetery in LA.

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