Before passing, Nipsey Hussle played a huge role in both his community and the culture. To honor his efforts, the 2019 BET Awards will be awarding Nipsey with a posthumous Humanitarian Award at this year’s ceremony.
“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 BET’s Executive Vice-President, Head of Programming, Connie Orlando. “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.” She continued, “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.”
Along with the award, a Nipsey tribute performance by YG, John Legend and DJ Khaled will also be part of the programming. The 2019 BET Awards airs live 8 p.m. EST on Sunday, June 23.
The Marathon Continues…