Nipsey Hussle will be honored posthumously with the humanitarian award at this year’s BET Awards.
There’s not a day that goes by that we don’t mourn the death of the great Nipsey Hussle. Hussle wasn’t just dedicated to his craft as a rapper but also to his community as an activist, servicer, and entrepreneur. Because of his prolific work, BET has decided to honor him with this year’s humanitarian award.
“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. 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,” said Connie Orlando, Executive Vice-President, Head of Programming at BET. “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 presentation, Nipsey will also be given a tribute performance by YG, John Legend, and DJ Khaled, who will perform his new track “Higher.” The BET Awards air live at 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, and will be hosted by Regina Hall.