Written by Raven Gaines
The Marathon continues!
The late Nipsey Hussle’s humanitarian work will be celebrated at the 2019 BET Awards. As an activist, philanthropist, and businessman, Neighborhood Nip dedicated years of work to helping his South Los Angeles community, and was also a devoted son, brother, father, partner, and friend.
“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 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.”
Additionally, DJ Khaled, YG, and John Legend will perform a tribute to the beloved MC, who is also being nominated for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist at the awards. Alongside Meek Mill, Drake, 21 Savage and more.
The 2019 BET Awards will air live from Los Angeles on Sunday, June 23, at 8 pm eastern featuring performances from Cardi B, Migos, H.E.R., Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lizzo, Mustard, and more.