Nipsey Hussle To Be Posthumously Honored At The BET Awards


Nipsey Hussle will be honored with the Humanitarian Award at the upcoming BET Awards. According to Rap-Up, the rapper will be posthumously honored for his acts as an activist, philanthropist and businessman. Additionally, DJ Khaled, YG and John Legend will perform a tribute to Nipsey, who is nominated for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist at the awards.

Connie Orlando, Executive Vice-President, Head of Programming at BET, said about the late rapper, "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. 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."

The BET Awards, which will be hosted by Regina Hall, will air live from Los Angeles on Sunday, June 23rd.