Nipsey Hussle and Lauren London’s son Kross turns five.
In honor of his birthday on Tuesday, his mother shared a new photo of the couple’s son, who bears a striking resemblance to his late father. Kross paid tribute to his dad by wearing a pendant with his face on it while striking a pose.
London also penned a touching tribute to her baby boy. “Kross The Boss!” she wrote in her Instagram caption. “My baby is 5. My Lighthouse My Strength Love.”
Kross, who London calls “Baby Hussle,” was born Aug. 31, 2016. When he was born, Nipsey shared a black-and-white photo of the newborn holding his mother’s hand.
London passed on taking a role in the FX series “Snowfall” in order to have her son. “Lauren was handpicked by John Singleton to do ‘Snowfall.’ She read, got the part, shot the pilot…did stunts…this was her dream role,” Nipsey told GQ in a 2019 interview. “And then she got pregnant with our son. That was a really hard decision for her to make.”
“It was the toughest decision of my career by far,” added London. “Do I choose my soul or myself? I went with my soul.”
Nipsey remained supportive of her decision. “I didn’t put any pressure on her for whatever decision she wanted to make,” he said. “I learned then that what she believes in, she really believes in.”
London also shares a 12-year-old son with Lil Wayne, Kameron, while Nipsey has a 13-year-old daughter, Emani, from his relationship with Tanisha Foster.
London can be seen in the new trailer for ATL 2. She reprises her role as Erin “New New” Garnett in the sequel to the 2006 movie, which also stars T.I., Jackie Long, Jason Weaver, and Evan Ross.