Lauren London visited Jay Shetty’s podcast On Purpose on Tuesday and during the interview, she opened up about how she’s coped with life’s trials and tribulations, almost three years since the death of rapper Nipsey Hussle.
The actress said:
“When you have this plan for your life, as you should, if or when that gets derailed, and you have plan B now to go off that you didn’t plan on, it is the ultimate test of surrender.”
“Because at the end of the day as much control as we think we have, we do not.”
“It’s actually very powerful to surrender — we think that it’s a weakness, but it’s so much power in letting go and flowing with the river because life is going to do what it’s going to do,” she said.
“We are all going to get chin-checked by life one way or another — so I might as well focus on my enlightenment and roll with the river and not fight with the rocks.”
According to People London and Hussle dated for five years and welcomed son Kross Ermias, 5, in 2016 before the rapper’s death in 2019. She is also mother to 12-year-old son Kameron Samuel Ari, whom she shares with ex-fiancé Lil Wayne.
On Aug. 15, London marked what would have been Hussle’s 36th birthday, and shared a heartfelt tribute on Instagram.
“Happy Birthday My King! I Love You Today and Forever Missing you is just apart [sic] of my DNA and I wear it with honor,” she wrote at the time, adding, “Kross reminded me that you are ’36’ like me. ?✨ 1 of 1 Hussle The Great there will never ever be another.”
In April, London returned to her first acting project since his death, the film Without Remorse, to set an example for her children.
“Michael reached out to me as a friend and he was so unsure if I was even going to ever work again,” the mom of two told Entertainment Tonight of costar Michael B. Jordan. “And he was like, ‘Look, I’m unsure if this is what you want to do, but I have to follow my intuition, I have to ask you if can you just read the script.’ ”
Thinking of her children, she said, “We can’t stop, you know? We do have a purpose, all of us, and it’s important for my sons to see me moving forward with grief, not just curling up in a ball, because I curled up in a ball for a long time.”