Last Thursday, BET announced that they will honour late rapper Nipsey Hussle with a “posthumous humanitarian award” three months after his tragic passing.
Head of BET programming, Connie Orlando said, “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”.
Connie continued to say that the death of Nipsey Hussle was a “tremendous loss” to the entertainment industry and black culture: “We will continue to remember his advocacy and be inspired by the groundwork he set forth and his dire commitment to social change”.
Connie added, “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.”
As well as receiving this year’s Humanitarian Award, BET plan to dedicate a tribute performance to the late rapper which features DJ Khaled, YG and John Legend.
The BET Awards will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday the 23rd of June.
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