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Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Nas, Nicki Minaj, & More Mourn Loss Of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, renowned freedom fighter, passed away at the age of 95 on Thursday afternoon (December 5th). Mandela, who spent 27 years in prison on charges for conspiracy to overthrow the government before becoming the president of South Africa, had been dealing with a respiratory infection for quite some time now and finally lost the battle at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa. From celebrities to President Barack Obama, many took to social media outlets to pay their respects shortly after the announcement of his death.

Nelson Mandela influenced various amounts of people all across the world and the music industry was no exception. Names such as Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Nas, Jay Z, Nicki Minaj, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, R. Kelly, Ludacris, Kendrick Lamar, Talib Kweli, Q-Tip, and many others all took to social media outlets like Twitter and Instagram to pay their respects and send blessings to Mandela's family.

Nelson Mandela's funeral is set to take place in mid-December in his ancestral hometown of Qunu. Before that there will be a public service memorial at Johannesburg soccer stadium. Take a look at how the music world reacted to his passing below. Props to MissInfo.

Justin Timberlake: Nas: Rihanna: Ludacris: Donald Faison: Russell Simmons: Mike Tyson: Talib Kweli: John Legend: Busta Rhymes: LL Cool J: Kelly Rowland: Q-Tip:
Nicki Minaj: R. Kelly: Kendrick Lamar: Lady Gaga: 50 Cent: Styles P:
By on December 6, 2013
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