Three months after his untimely death, Nipsey Hussle‘s life and legacy will be honored at the 2019 BET Awards.
The late California rapper will posthumously receive the Humanitarian Award for his work as an entrepreneur, musician and tireless effort of building several businesses, including his Marathon Clothing store, in the Crenshaw District of South Los Angeles.
“As a prolific artist and leader, Nipsey Hussle was zealous about driving change for the betterment of his community, empowering and employing those in need and being an influential and highly respected leader,” said Connie Orlando, Executive Vice-President, Head of Programming at BET, in a press release.
“His passing was a tremendous loss to the entertainment industry and to the culture. We will continue to remember his advocacy and be inspired by the groundwork he set forth and his dire commitment to social change. We are forever grateful, humbled and honored to have experienced his presence and we are invested in doing our part to ensure that the marathon will indeed continue. It is an immense honor for us to recognize him with this year’s Humanitarian Award.”
In addition, DJ Khaled, YG and John Legend will perform a special tribute to Neighborhood Nip, which will go down as one of the most memorable performances of the night.
The 19th annual BET Awards will air live from Nip’s hometown of Los Angeles on June 23 at 8 p.m. ET.
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