Nipsey Hussle's funeral will be held at the Staples center - and thousands of his fans and loved ones will be invited to his home going. But one woman is being asked to stay away from the funeral.

A beautiful model that is believed to have been Nipsey's side chick, has been asked not to come to the rappers funeral, MTO News has learned.

For purposes of privacy, and to protect the model from public ridicule  - MTO News is not naming the woman.

But the model's friend reached out to us to explain how she's being blocked from attending the rapper's funeral.

Her pal explained, "[Model] was kicking it with Nipsey a few years ago. I don't know if he was on break with Lauren, or whether [model] was the side piece." 

She continued, "When she reached out to Nipsey's family and friends [after the rapper's death], everyone ignored her. They Nipsey's cousin told her that she's not to show up to the funeral or any of the public events honoring Nipsey."

The friend added, "Whatever happened with [model and Nipsey] was a long time ago. [Model] just wants to celebrate his life just like the other people who loved him."

She ended by telling MTO News, "It's messed up, but she will abide by Nipsey's family wishes."

Nipsey was married to Lauren London last summer, long after his fling with model ended.

The 33-year-old Grammy nominee and community activist was shot and killed outside his Marathon Clothing store in the Hyde Park neighborhood.

Michael Jackson’s funeral was held at the Staples Center in 2009.