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Actress Lauren London is 8 weeks pregnant by her deceased rapper/activist husband Nipsey Hussle, according to online reports. Nipsey was shot and killed last week in front of his South Central Los Angeles retail store - in what many are calling an assassination.

Now social media is flooded with reports that Lauren is pregnant. According to dozens of reports - which purport to come from Lauren's girlfriends - the actress is 8 weeks pregnant, and was expecting to announce her pregnancy next month.

Nipsey's widow Lauren has been out of the spotlight ever since her husband was killed. She posted once on social media, but has otherwise been silent. 

Fans expect that Lauren will play a prominent role in Nipsey's funeral - which will be held at the Staples Center next week.

Lauren and Nipsey have spoken openly about adding to their family. In a recent interview, Nipsey said that he wanted more kids with Lauren. He did not specify his timetable for family-building to the interviewer, however.

Nipsey had two children, a son Kross (3) and a daughter Emani (10). And he served as step-father to Lauren's other son Cameron (10). Cameron's father is rapper Lil Wayne.

According to the Hollywood Reporter Nipsey's family is dealing with tremendous grief, "I would like for him to be remembered as a humble, spirited, respectful man who had, since his childhood, had an extraordinary and unlimited intellectual capacity," the rapper’s mother Angelique Smith told the Times of her son (real name Ermias Joseph Asghedom).

Smith also said that her son was always aware of his talents and "capability" that would lead him to have a successful music career: "He recognized at an early age his own capability. His own potential. He has always known."

Despite grieving herself, Smith said that she finds herself comforting mourners and "chasing away the spirit of fear and grief ... retaliation and anger." "I’ve been at perfect peace," she said.