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Nipsey Hussle’s impact in the neighborhood he lived in is going to be celebrated at the 2019 BET Awards.
The network announced that the late rapper will receive this year’s Humanitarian Award as they spotlight his activism, philantropy, and introducing opportunities in his community.
“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 Orlando, Executive Vice-President, Head of Programming at BET wrote. “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.”
There will also be a tribute to the rapper during the show by YG, John Legend, and DJ Khaled.
You can check it all out Sunday, June 23 at 8 P.M. EST on BET.